Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has openly admitted that he is frustrated by the amount of times he has been hit. Wilson, who led the Seahawks to a 5-0 start to the season, couldn't keep up his early-season and Seattle ended up losing in the wild-card round to Los Angeles Rams.
"Like any player, you never want to get hit," Wilson told reporters via Zoom, per ESPN. "That's the reality of playing this position. Ask any quarterback who wants to play this game. But at the same time, it's part of the job and everything else.
I think that the reality is that I've definitely been hit. I've been sacked almost 400 times, so we've got to get better. I've got to find ways to get better, too." Wilson underlined that he is not frustrated with the Seahawks as an organization but only by the amounts of hits he has taken.
"I'm frustrated [about] getting hit too much. I'm frustrated with that part of it. At the end of the day, you want to win."
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"I think that sometimes you hold onto it a little bit just because you're looking for that play and you find it, but also so many of those times it turns into touchdowns, too," he said.
"But you never want to be sacked that many times. Four-hundred times basically is way too many, 400 too many. So I think that's a big thing that we've got to fix. That's got to be fixed and has to be at the end of the day because my goal is to play 10 to 15 more years."
Also, Wilson thinks new Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron is going to do just fine. "I think Shane's going to be a great coach," Wilson said. "He's got great knowledge of the game. He's a good person.
You could tell he just has that kind of it factor and wants to be great. We can't talk ball and can't do all that really. That's the one thing we're not really able to do as much because of the rules and all that stuff.
But I think he's going to be a great offensive coordinator. He's got everything you would want in terms of his knowledge of the game, his experience, especially being with Sean McVay and Sean having so much experience in that tree and everything else. He's got some good stuff to him."