Bill Belichick thought of his youth when he was watching Seahawks QB Russell Wilson as the Patriots were getting ready for the Super Bowl, and pay per head services saw that the QB got some very nice compliments from the coach.
“He kind of reminds me of watching [Roger] Staubach,” said the coach. “I remember a lot of Staubach’s spectacular running plays where it looked like he was about to get tackled by three or four guys, and he would Houdini it out of there somehow. You see Wilson doing some of the same things.”
When Belichick was growing up, he watched Staubach play for Navy, where his father was a coach for many years, while later on he was following Staubach’s career from 1969 to 1979 with the Cowboys.
Regarding Wilson, the player’s ability to have the plays stretched out caught the attention of the coach and fans, and Belichick had a few things to say about him:
“[He] has an instinctiveness; he just knows where people are. It looks like he’s going to get tackled and he doesn’t,” said Belichick.
“You think that he doesn’t see them, but he sees them. He just knows they are there. He has an uncanny sense of awareness of what is around him, good or bad.
“I can’t really define it. You can’t really coach it. It’s an awareness that all great players have it, all good players have it. I think he just has it at a higher level. It’s impressive.”
For the Super Bowl, a very important part of New England’s game plan will be to limit the Seahawks’ QB both in his passing and rushing game. The QB’s regular season came to an end with 118 rushes made for 849 yards (an average of 7.2 yards-per-carry) and 6 TD’s. In his passing game, the player was 285 out of 452 for 3,475 yards (63.1%), with seven picks and 20 TD’s in the NFL’s regular season.
Wilson’s fans can see that the player is turning into one of the best QB’s that the league currently has, and many of them believe that he could very well lead the Seahawks to another Super Bowl win, unless the Patriots get very inventive with their game plan. Whatever happens when the big game gets underway, pay per head services believe that Wilson will continue to be a huge force to reckon with, and they can’t wait to see what will happen on the field on February the 1st.