Originally posted by qwestlove94:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Everyone overreacts during preseason!
I will be the first to say that Wilson has looked like the best QB in the division during the preseason, but until the games actually count, I have to reserve judgment. He has looked very unflappable and confident for a rookie, but so has Tannehill and Nick Foles, both of which will most likely struggle in this league.
Now guys like Andrew Luck and RGIII will dominate in the future. Both will probably have bad years, due to bad teams. But you see the skills for both of them. They are the franchises. Seattle is looking more and more like they are giving Wilson the keys to the Ferrari. It seems like the fans have bullied their way, and the coaching staff / GM really didn't have a choice. After all, Flynn didn't look that bad. This story is eerily similar to the Tebow fiasco last year. Obviously Wilson's ceiling is way higher than Tebow, but you can't teach height. I don't care what everyone says, it will be an issue. Drew Brees is amazing considering he's short (6'0") and he's an inch and a half taller than Wilson.
Arizona's defense is VERY good and a playing in Phoenix isn't easy. Campbell, Dockett, Washington, Acho, and company will be gunning for him. We're not the only team that doesn't want Wilson to succeed after all. Let's revisit this after that game. I wouldn't be surprised if Seattle wins, only because Arizona looks lost on offense, but I highly doubt Wilson lights it up against #1s who have gameplanned against him.
Honestly, I have watched them all this preaseason, Wilson looked just as good as luck and better than RG3 in my opinion.
I agree on both counts. Seattle is a better team than either the Colts or the Redskins (debatable on Redskins). But both of those guys are tall, athletic, and immediately became the franchise the second they were drafted. There was no question. Wilson had to prove he belonged, which can be a good thing, but I still think you're underestimating the height issue. O-line and D-lineman are HUGE.
We will know a lot more in 10 days.