The Seahawks and Russell Wilson appear to be sleepless in Seattle these days.
There is a bit of drama swelling between the Seahawks and Wilson, if recent reports are to be believed. Former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who spent some time with Seattle in 2018, added perspective on the situation between the two sides on Tuesday, adding that he “knows Seattle doesn’t believe in him.” .
“Russell Wilson is beyond frustration.… I know the Seahawks don’t believe in Russ bc I was there. Russ has to tell Pete Carroll exactly what he needs and wants. the two can’t come to an agreement, it’s time for Russ to move on. “- @BMarshall pic.twitter.com/YA2z5tfrJ9
– First of all (@ FTFonFS1) February 9, 2021
Some key quotes from Marshall in the clip:
- “Russell Wilson is beyond frustration. I think Russell Wilson is figuring out how to move on in a stylish way, that’s what I really believe.”
- “I don’t think they believe in Russ. I actually know they don’t believe in Russ, because I was there. Every day before practice, I would sit there with the quarterbacks, with Coach Schotty and Russell Wilson., and we were talking boutique.… There’s a huge philosophical difference in Seattle. “
- “I think Russ wants to stay there, but he knows Pete Carroll is going to keep giving him the chance.”
The smoke was first seen after Wilson’s public dissatisfaction with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s departure from Seattle in January, a move Wilson didn’t seem too happy with.
“I think it wasn’t my decision to change ‘Schotty’,” Wilson said, via ProFootballTalk. “But I think Coach Carroll made that decision. I think I trust his decision. But at the same time obviously Schotty and I have been so close. I mean he’s going to be a great coach elsewhere. “
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, teams have called for Wilson’s availability in a trade, but Seattle doesn’t seem open to trading him. La Canfora also reports that Wilson’s camp is unhappy with the how the team built an offensive line around Wilson, making him one of the most sacked QBs in the league since joining in 2012.
On “The Dan Patrick Show,” Wilson said he also wanted more commentary on Seattle staff decisions.
“I want to get involved. At the end of the day it’s your legacy, the legacy of your team.… It helps to be more involved. This dialogue should happen more often,” he said.
In January, Marshall was one of the first on the potential, burgeoning drama between the team and the quarterback, claiming the team needs to make better use of Wilson’s skills. Otherwise, Wilson should want to come out, Marshall said.
Well, a month and more than a few headlines later, things sure seem to be picking up between Wilson and the “Hawks”.