(Just about) often composed and on cue, Russell Wilson could not aim his consideration or his terms this time.
“I want you ended up here to see this,” Wilson mentioned Thursday.
He was laughing at the scene in entrance of him on the indoor apply discipline at Seahawks headquarters in Renton on Xmas Eve.
Powering the Zoom digital camera during the quarterback’s weekly Zoom contact with the media, 35-yr-previous Duane Brown and his fellow offensive linemen appeared like 9-year-olds on Xmas early morning.
They were being playing with their new bikes.
Some of the most significant, athletic gentlemen in athletics had been accomplishing their have zooming—around the discipline on the Phat Scooters Wilson acquired them for Xmas.
“These guys are all using their bikes right now. It’s hilarious,” Wilson reported. “I want you men were being below to see this.
Very hot Rod Duane Brown pulled up—and appropriate via Wilson’s press convention. With his Seahawks skull cap and his surgical mask on, the 35-yr-old Pro Bowl veteran left deal with seemed like a kid—a 320-pound kid—who just obtained his new bicycle for Christmas.
It even had each and every offensive linemen’s jersey quantity in white, block numbers on the kick board.
“Merry Christmas, all people. Pleased New Yr,” Brown reported by his mask and into the digicam, barreling toward Wilson as the laughing QB bought out of the way.
“Y’all be risk-free out listed here.”
No, Wilson, Brown and the Seahawks aren’t accurately daunted by getting to face and beat their current conquerors, the Los Angeles Rams, on Sunday at Lumen Discipline to win the NFC West for the first time because 2016.
Wilson fully commited three turnovers and received sacked 6 periods in the team’s initial conference, very last thirty day period in Inglewood, Calif. The Seahawks missing 23-16 simply because of these mistakes. Rams cornerback Darious Williams intercepted Wilson 2 times. It was the very first time because 2012, his rookie season, that Wilson had thrown numerous interceptions in consecutive games.
The Rams have gained five of the past six online games concerning these division rivals.
Wilson has two words and phrases for all that: so what.
As the impromptu Xmas Eve Phat Scooter Derby on the Seahawks’ follow discipline with the franchise quarterback’s gifts of appreciation shows, Wilson does not truly feel tension to defeat L.A. on Sunday.
“I do keep a high, significant, higher regular for myself,” Wilson mentioned, “but I really do not phone it pressure.
“I look at tension when my dad’s on his deathbed, you know,” he stated of his father Harrison dying in June 2010, at age 55, when Wilson was in college.
“I think about stress, men and women, you know, having to offer with what is going on with COVID. Pressure’s every thing that is going on in the environment right now.
“What I get to do is not real stress, you know. It is a present. It is a gift that I adore and I thank God each day for.”
Brown was so grateful and his items, he went on his Instagram page right after he obtained his new bicycle and celebrated the guy he guards each and every weekend.
“Shout out to the excellent brother Russ, man,” Brown posted in his movie.
“Likes the O-line this year for Xmas. Enjoy ya, guy.”
Wilson stated he acquired his linemen the souped-up Phat Scooter model for the reason that he has an inside link to the business that helps make them. The electric powered scooter bikes glance like mini motorcycles.
“They do appear in turbo velocity, and they’ve obtained lights on them,” Wilson mentioned. “They’ve received the significant handlebars for these guys who are so tall. …
“I got rather near to the, the fellas who personal it and stuff like that and I had them. I had them custom-make them for them and all that, and put the numbers on it. And it is rather neat.
“They’re pretty enjoyment.”
The bikes are the most current in the annual presents Wilson gives the men who give him the time to established, and this period re-established, the Seahawks document with 37 landing passes this time.
Did the guy who calls Wilson’s plays and pass-security techniques for him to toss all all those landing passes get a extravagant new scooter bike with vast manage bars, as well?
“You know, I didn’t,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer reported.
“And I’m a very little upset about that.”
He said Wilson was chatting to him all about the bikes, how cool they have been.
“So I was expecting it. I was wanting all around (for mine),” Schottenheimer explained.
“I explained to him, ‘I guess you consider care of these men who secure you on match working day, not for the person who tries to safeguard you all through the week.”
In past years Wilson has given his linemen:
— 55-inch, flat-display, UHD-6 televisions
— two spherical-excursion tickets for every player to wherever Alaska Airlines flies.
— and previous spring, right after he signed his NFL-history $140 million contract, $12,000 each in Amazon stock
What do the items symbolize for them, and for him?
“Yeah, you know, it is it is been a outrageous calendar year. COVID, everything that’s happened,” Wilson explained. “And just to provide joy to these guys, guy, they get the job done their tails off, each day. I’m grateful for them. They’ve been terrific for me all yr. They’ve been battling guys who had to phase up to as fellas have been wounded situations.
“Just, I seriously enjoy these fellas each, individually. …They all have their have personalities, but they seriously mesh truly properly collectively as a person unit. A person-entire body, one particular-head. Which is why I’m so grateful for them. Whichever I can do to shout these fellas out and just grateful for him.
“They don’t get all the praise all the time, you know. But when we rating a touchdown, it’s mainly because of all those fellas.”