Regardless of Russell Wilson being the highest-paid participant within the NFL, Fox Sports activities’ Colin Cowherd believes the quarterback is being underappreciated by the Seattle Seahawks. Cowherd cited the current commerce rumors and the Seahawks’ silence as an indication of disrespect.
“Right here was a chief instance – there was a rumor that Cam was going to go to the Steelers,” Cowherd defined to ESPN 710 Seattle. “An hour later, Kevin Colbert, the (Pittsburgh) GM, got here out and stated, ‘Not true, Ben (Roethlisberger) is our man, zero likelihood it’s occurring.’ That factor floated out with Russell Wilson. (There) wasn’t a single particular person for the Seahawks that stated, ‘That’s silly, it’s not occurring.’ I don’t suppose they get Russell, I don’t suppose they admire him. They are saying they do, their actions inform me they don’t. …I simply don’t suppose they respect Russell Wilson. I by no means have… I simply don’t suppose they perceive what they’ve.”
NBC Sports activities’ Chris Simms reported that the Seahawks mentioned buying and selling Wilson to the Browns for the No. 1 choose again in 2018. Cowherd pointed to the Seahawks’ offense as one other level of rigidity to look at between Wilson and the franchise.
Cowherd Desires the Seahawks to Open up the Offense to Take Benefit of Wilson’s Expertise
Cowherd praised Pete Carroll however admitted he needs to see the coach relinquish a few of his management of the offense to Wilson. He famous that Wilson must have a “better say in [the] offense.”
“They at all times win so that they’re coexisting,” Cowherd stated throughout his interview with ESPN 710 Seattle. “And I do consider Pete is listening to – behind the scenes, it’s not completed publicly – however I do suppose Pete is aware of Russell needs a better affect on the offense and I feel Russell ought to have it. And I do suppose Pete this yr, there are tales that they’re going to alter some issues up, and they should. Something can coexist. A wedding might be in bother and enhance if everybody turns into a greater listener. …I like Pete. I’d vote him into the Corridor of Fame, first poll, I feel he’s nice. However I do suppose to ensure that he and Russell Wilson to develop, I feel Pete has to permit Russell a better say in [the] offense.”
The Seahawks Have Been Displaying Indicators That They Plan to Open Up the Offense
The excellent news is the Seahawks have proven indicators that we may see a extra aggressive offensive gameplan in 2020. NFL Community’s Omar Ruiz reported that the Seahawks are “exploring methods to run that uptempo fashion of offense” subsequent season.
“They’re exploring methods to run that uptempo fashion of offense extra typically throughout video games with out altering their id, which is likely one of the causes they created a cross sport coordinator, selling former quarterbacks coach David Canales to that spot and selling former offensive assistant and former Seahawks and Rams quarterback Austin Davis to the quarterbacks coach spot,” Ruiz famous, per ESPN 710 Seattle.
As for Cowherd’s criticism, the Seahawks don’t often touch upon rumors, even people who contain their franchise quarterback. The Seahawks broke the financial institution to signal Wilson to a long-term extension final offseason. Seattle is at all times going to discover methods to enhance their roster, however that doesn’t imply Wilson goes anyplace.