Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he will continue to do his thing after a bad performance against the Los Angeles Rams as he is determined to return to his early-season form. In Week 10, Wilson went 22-of-37 for 248 yards, threw zero touchdown passes and had two interceptions as the Rams beat the Seahawks 23-16.
"You may slip and fall a little bit," Wilson said, per ESPN. "You've got to just keep climbing. I think Vince Lombardi said something about that one time. I think he talked about the man who's on top of the mountain didn't just get there.
It's so true. I think that as a team, there's always challenges ... The guys that can keep getting up and keep swinging, those are the players and those are the teams that keep overcoming. What I do know about myself is I'm an overcomer.
I've been doubted before. One thing about me is I'm going to keep swinging." Wilson had an outstanding start to the season as he led the Seahawks to a 5-0 record, before he threw three interceptions in Week 6 and his team suffered their first loss of the season to the Arizona Cardinals.
Wilson emerged as a strong candidate for the NFL MVP award but that talk has cooled off after his recent performances. "I think that I've just got to make clearer decisions," Wilson said. "I don't want to overcomplicate it."
Seahawks offensive coordinator says Wilson has got to play better
On Thursday Night Football, the Seahawks will host the Cardinals and Wilson will certainly be extremely motivated to have a big bounce back performance.
"He needs to play better," Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. "He knows that. We can't turn the ball over." Wilson, who is considered as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, holds himself to a high standard and throwing interceptions isn't something that he is accustomed to.
"The turnovers, he knows he has to be better with that," Schottenheimer said. "He knows that. We coach him no different than everybody else. It's nonnegotiable. You have to take care of the football. There's big momentum swings.
We always want to be one of the top teams in the league at taking care of the football. He's always going to be a guy that's been that way. He's normally a single-digit interception guy. He understands that."