The narrative that Russell Wilson is simply a game manager is being rightly squashed.
Wilson, who over the past three weeks has passed for 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions, has been unjustly labeled and pigeon-holed as a “game manager” because he plays on a team with a good defense and a great running game. I, admittedly, have downplayed Wilson in hypothetical Quarterback rankings because he doesn’t have to win by throwing the ball a lot. However, if anyone watched Wilson at Wisconsin, you know that he is completely capable of throwing effectively from the pocket.
The Ravens, missing their starting Quarterback, Runningback, top two Wide Receivers, Left Tackle, and best Defensive End, never really had a chance on Sunday at home. The Seahawks have been on a bit of a hot streak lately and the Ravens happened to be next in line for the buzzsaw. Even Thomas Rawls, who was playing in place of the injured Marshawn Lynch, broke his ankle early in the game. Nothing stopped Russell Wilson from eviscerating the Ravens’ defense for five touchdowns this past weekend.
The Ravens, now 4-9 after the 35-6 loss, will continue next week with the drudgery of this injury riddled season against the Steelers, who will likely put up 35 plus against this Ravens defense.
Between the career resurgence of DeAngelo Williams, and Ben being healthy again throwing to Antonio and Martavis and a suddenly competent Markus Wheaton. The Ravens simply don’t have the horses on defense to run with this Steelers’ offense without the competent pass rush fans have become accustomed to.
As I wrote in the Mallett piece, please join me in the #TankRavensTank movement to end up 4-12 and have a chance at Joey Bosa. *praying emoji.