Since the start of 2013, they've been called for 128 more penalties than their opponents, the highest margin in the league. The what-if game is a loser's lament because in all cases, playing closer to potential eliminates the relevance of good or bad officiating calls. He picked up where he left off Thursday during a 15-minute press conference, nearly the entirety of which he spent railing against the NFL.
Wilson was asked if it's been hard to hold himself back from running.
The previous time Seattle went three straight games without a win was the 2011 season - also the most recent time the Seahawks didn't make the playoffs.
The numbers speak for themselves. He doesn't always seem honest (I get it), and he sometimes speaks like a auto salesman (I get that, too).
Four other players were also listed as not participating - RB Thomas Rawls (fibula), TE Luke Willson (knee), DE Michael Bennett (knee) and CB DeAndre Elliott (hamstring). But he remains one of the toughest players in the sport, and one of its best winners, and whether you like him or not won't change either of those things. But when I asked the weekly question of how he's feeling, Wilson sounded as sure as he's been since before the opener in early September. We have a really good team, so I guess you gotta do something.
"They tried to talk to me about the idea of not playing".
A player who was a hit in training camp, 5-foot-9 RB Troymaine Pope of little Jacksonville State, rejoined the Seahawks on the practice squad after being cut Tuesday by the New York Jets.
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"All I did was made the game fun". "We understand there is still some growth that needs to go on in terms of our running game and eventually we'll get that developed and we will be all right". "They're gonna come back and apologize the next day". Their run game once the envy of the league ranks in the bottom-third of the NFL. 'Oh, that was a pick route. "Yeah, it might have cost you the game, but so what?' It's too late now".
That's annoying to a lot of fans, no doubt, and while it's probably not the only reason ratings are down this year, it's possible that it's a contributing factor. The fans can finally see it. Sometimes it's incidental. It's small.
"Too many people watching in prime time, they can't make it look that obvious".
"I think you've got to be patient with our running game because like we say, that team is very athletic", Ryan said.
"So whether they say player safety or whatever it is, they're exhausted of $20 million quarterbacks sitting on the bench or IR for the whole season, so they're going to do whatever they can to protect their investments, and that's universal".
Sherman spent the bulk of his 15 minute press conference railing against NFL officials, calling out everything from league bias to an overcomplicated rule book four days after a series of controversial non-calls in a 25-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints. It's a game. This isn't politics. This isn't justice. It's entertainment, and they are no longer allowing the players to entertain. We all know how good Seattles' defense is, but it's clear they won't be able to carry the offense all season long. They want to control the message etc. etc.