Denver Broncos’ Russell Wilson accepts the call for a 64-yard field attempt to end the game

Seattle – There are still many games to come Russell WilsonDenver Broncos career.

But in his debut with his new team as well as his first in town where he played his first 10 seasons in the NFL, the quarterback swapped five picks and three players — the team they signed for a $245 million extension earlier this month — was The second option with the season opener at stake.

Wilson’s base streak definitely looked the part in Monday night’s 17-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. He finished the emotional evening 29 of 42 passes for 340 yards and touchdowns.

But 20 seconds before play and one behind, Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett picked it up Brandon McManus He attempted a 64-yard field goal for the win rather than allowing Wilson to attempt to lead the play for fourth and fifth in the Seahawks’ 46-yard streak.

“We were right on the line [of McManus’ range]Hackett said. “…Brandon gave his best shot. …Obviously, I wish we had gotten a lot closer, we got put in that weird spot because we were in that goal range…We just made that decision and take our picture there.”

Wilson offered his opinion.

Wilson said, “We got the top scorer on the field perhaps in the match. We got there and unfortunately we didn’t get in… I believe in Coach Hackett, and I believe in who we are now. Do, I believe in everything.”

As Wilson added, “I don’t think it was a wrong decision.”

McManus’ first attempt sailed wide to the left, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called for a timeout before the snap. Hackett said he was not considering sending the foul back onto the field after the disallowed foul because “I was glad he got it out of his way. We had a lot of distance and thought we’d be able to make it.”

Carroll said he was surprised that Broncos chose the kick.

“We did not think about the field goal there,” he said. “We were thinking she was fourth and they still kept going. So it gave us a chance to win the match on that play. That was lucky there. And fortunately they didn’t take the kick. He kicked the ball out of hell.”

McManus’ second attempt also sailed wide to the left, and the Seahawks quarterback Jeno Smithwho won a training battle that ended Drew Lock To get the job as Wilson’s successor, he took his knees on three laps to seal in a sexy night all around. Luke was one of the three players the Broncos sent to the Seahawks for the March movie.

“This was a special match, just because I was able to see some of my close friends and play against them,” Wilson said.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without this place… but I didn’t play [tonight] For this game only. I have a bigger task. ”

Almost from the moment the full NFL schedule was released, the Wilson Seahawks meet has been circled around a lot of calendars. Wilson and his new teammates on the Broncos and the Seahawks all openly played another card game.

But the question of whether Wilson would be booed after 10 seasons in Seattle that included nine Pro Bowl picks, two Super Bowl trips and one Lombardy Cup was answered from the moment Wilson took the field for pre-game activities. The Seahawks’ believers booed with lust the entire time.

The crowd, as if in an attempt to show that many present had moved, even chanted “Ge-no, Ge-no, Ge-no” whenever Smith made any notable plays, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll often referred to the crowd. To increase their sound each time the Broncos got the ball, the crowd chanted Smith as the midfielder knelt on the last knee to claim the win.

“It didn’t bother me,” Wilson said, “It was a hostile environment. It always was. I didn’t expect to get a round of applause every now and then. I gave my all here every day and every day, and anyone who says anything else is totally wrong. .

Wilson and the Broncos’ offense had a soft start, as Wilson did not target a wide receiver in a pass attempt until he reached Jerry Goody On a 67-yard touchdown with 5 minutes, 34 seconds left in the first half. But overall, even as things got better, the Broncos couldn’t convert 433 yards of attack into enough points.

Denver running their back Melvin Gordon III And the Javonte Williams They each lost tripping in plays that started at the Seahawks’ 1-yard line to nullify two potential scoring attempts, and the Broncos failed to account for touchdowns on the other two runs inside the 20-yard Seattle line.

Throwed 12 penalties for the Broncos (for 106 yards) and the Seahawks won despite only 253 yards total and no points in the second half.

Hackett said of Wilson: “I think he played really well, he took care of his football, he made really good decisions, he had some explosive plays, he was able to distribute the ball all over the field. That’s what he makes. I’m really disappointed for him.” ‘

On the other hand, Smith was almost perfect in the first half. Smith completed his first 13 passes of the game and was 17 of 18 with two touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to a 17-13 advantage at the break. Bronco’s defense saved in the second half.

“We kind of got rid of the tension [in the first half]Broncos full back Bradley Chubb He said.

“When we tuned it out… we got back on track.”

As Wilson explained, “We did a lot of great plays, we threw the ball all over the field…we had a lot of great things. The truth is we didn’t get the ball in the end zone in those red zone plays.”

Wilson had hit the field on a Fashion Week-worthy ensemble several hours before kick-off, and nearly every moment was a reunion of some sort as he moved across the field and during the warm-ups.

With a handshake here and a wave there, Wilson set out to try to keep at least sticking to the script he and the rest of the Broncos had tried to maintain throughout the days and weeks leading up to Monday’s game.

Former Cornback Seahawks Richard Sherman He appeared on the stadium’s video boards 30 minutes before kick-off, to loud applause. The former is running backwards Marshawn Lynch He was another of several former Seahawks who had been touring the sidelines during warm-ups.

It all ended with McManus missing out and Seattle’s ’12s’ celebration Wilson was hoping to welcome back.

“The night was special,” Wilson said.

“It was still a special environment in a place I love.”

Leave a Comment