Ross Tucker on Russell Wilson: ‘I’ve never seen a QB do what he does’
710 ESPN Seattle’s John Clayton is at radio row for Super Bowl weekend, and on Monday, spent some time talking to Ross Tucker, a former player and current sports broadcaster.
Tucker spent his rookie season with Washington, where he was coached by Marty Schottenheimer (father of new Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer). Tucker shared his thoughts on Seattle’s recent coaching hires and explained what he hopes the new staff can do for quarterback Russell Wilson.
Here are a few highlights:
• “I think because he makes a spectacular play so often, he likes it and thinks he can do it all the time, which is sort of the gifted persons’ curse … and it makes it really hard to criticize him when you’re a fan there because you see the amazing things he does … I was born in ’79, I’m 38 years old, I have never seen a quarterback do what he does.”
• “Nobody likes Russell Wilson more than me. Let me just say that. If I could have one quarterback for the next 10 years, it would be Russell Wilson. Does anyone ever criticize him though in Seattle? Because the one thing I’ve noticed: there are some easy throws early in the down that he just doesn’t make for some reason. I think maybe he can’t see them. I don’t know what it is.”
• “My rookie year was Marty Schottenheimer, and so I know Brian and like him well. When Pete made the moves he made, I guess I was expecting more. And I sure that’s the reaction of a lot of people there. When he makes those moves you think, ‘Oh, he’s going to make a big-time hire,’ and that doesn’t necessarily feel like an upgrade to me.”