Bears can't be fooled by good ole Mr. Wilson


Bears can't be fooled by good ole Mr. Wilson

By anyones standards, Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson is having an overall successful season.

Wilson is coming off his best performance of the season against the Dolphins where he finished 21-27 for 227 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

There was one span during the game where Wilson completed 16 consecutive passes. It was one completion shy of the Seahawks' team record set by Warren Moon against the Oakland Raiders in 1998, but it is an NFL record for a rookie.

According to head coach Pete Carroll, Wilson seems to accomplish a lot of firsts almost weekly during his rookie season.

Wilsons early season struggles have been on the road where all of his interceptions (8) have been thrown. It is also where the Seahawks' record has suffered with all five losses coming on the road.

Now, Carroll and the Seahawks are hoping Wilson can build from last weeks performance when facing the Bears.

It was a good performance for him," Carroll said. "First off, take away a couple of throw-a-ways and he was almost perfect for the day against the Dolphinsand it wasnt all just on rhythm stuff. He had to move to get his spacing and he did a fantastic job of using everybody. He used the running backs really well. He just moved very effectively and ran for 38 yards in the game as well.

Carroll is encouraged by Wilsons recent play, which he credits him with "now being comfortable with the rhythm of what were doing and what were asking him to do. Hes put together three straight games of a QB rating of 125-plus and thats the first time anybody has ever done that. He continues to do first time things in almost a spectacular way that we are really excited about.

Despite his quarterback faces early struggles on the road, Carroll doesn't believe the issues were a result of Wilson's play.

I dont have any problem on the road, but we, I would say, were not playing that well on the road around Wilson," Carrol said. "I think he just continues to grow and I do not know how long he can keep this pace up, but hes going to go for it here again against Chicago and they are going to make it hard on him for sure.

Lets hope the Bears' defense doesnt take Wilson lightly like they did San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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