Russell Wilson may or may not be the Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he was the NFL’s longest-lasting rookie. The third-round pick led the Seattle Seahawks into the divisional playoffs before falling just short after an amazing comeback in Atlanta. Now, the offseason begins earlier than Wilson would have liked, but the future is clearly quite bright for him and his team.
Russell Wilson joined The Dan Patrick Show to discuss Sunday’s tough divisional playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons, their comeback attempt that fell just short and his optimistic feeling about what’s to come in Seattle.
On losing after a furious comeback Sunday in Atlanta:
“The game was such a battle. The way we came back and fought back in that game against a very good football team was pretty remarkable. We gave ourselves an opportunity to win the game and we just fell short.”
On coming back after trailing 20-0 at halftime:
“We played lights-out football, to be honest with you, in the second half. And that’s the way we need to play all the time. It was a great thing to see and that would have been probably one of the greatest comebacks of playoff history for sure. But unfortunately we didn’t come up with the win.”
On feeling upbeat going forward:
“I was disappointed for sure. I was very disappointed, obviously, in the loss. Right before I walked through the tunnel to come back into the locker room, I just completely changed and I realized we have a bright, bright future here. And obviously the only thing that helps your future is to work at it.”