First off, I do not like Russell Wilson at all. Not only does he make it a point to underperform specifically on the weeks that I start him in fantasy, but also he went to Wisconsin. He’s a badger… and he acts like it. Ya know, just a smug arrogance despite never winning anything. I know these are really petty reasons to dislike someone, but boy, does it feel good to not be alone. His o-line hates him too. The Seahawks’ running game has been trash all season, so it has forced Head Coach Pete Carroll to switch to a pass-heavy offense. As it turns out, Wilson’s line can’t pass block either. This begs the question, “Can’t? or Won’t?”
So far this season, Wilson has been sacked 12 times which leads the NFL, I assume. I know that they have played some stellar defenses in the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Kahlil Macks, but right now, he is on pace to be sacked 96 times this season. Also an NFL record, I assume. Being a mobile quarterback, Wilson is already much more prone to being sacked than a typical pocket passer. HOWEVVA *Stephen A. Smith voice* it has never been this bad. The most he has been sacked in a season is 45 times. Now, he’s already over a quarter of the way there in 2 games? I’m onto you, Seattle o-line. I don’t like him either, but this is your job.
So, let’s discuss why Wilson’s offensive line hates him. There have been numerous occasions when teammates of his have spoken out against the favorable treatment Wilson gets from Pete Carroll. Rodger Sherman has made that pretty clear. In fact, an article from Business Insider Sports claims, “teammates privately seem to want him exposed.” The article cites favorable treatment as one of the top reasons. Trouble in paradise? I don’t know. He’s the quarterback; of course he gets favorable treatment. I think it’s just that he’s a douche. I think it’s that badger smugness I mentioned earlier. He’s married to Ciara. Cool. He won one Superbowl riding the coattails of one of the best defenses of all time. So did Trent Dilfer, move along. Now even with a trash team, he still carries himself like a Top 5 quarterback. Wilson, I hate you and I’m glad your offensive line does too.