Their Dominance Waning, Seahawks Will Go as Far as Russell Wilson Can Lead Them

January 13, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Not long after the regular season ended, a Seattle Seahawks player was exchanging pleasantries with teammate Russell Wilson, when Wilson smiled and said: "It's playoff time. It's our time."
Over the past five years or so, no team outside of the New England Patriots has been more of a postseason presence, irritant, beauty and consistently steady package of playoff goodness than Wilson and the Seahawks. They are the Starship Enterprise of the postseason. They may be surrounded, warp drive failing, shields at 10 percent, but somehow, some way, you always get their best fight, especially in January.
Wilson is that Starfleet engineer who throws the switch and saves the day.
It's playoff time. It's their time. Maybe more than ever, it will have to be Wilson's time in the divisional playoff game in Atlanta on Saturday.
The characteristically stout and nasty Seahawks defense is still formidable, but it isn't the brick wall it once was. Against the Atlanta Falcons, a high-sc...

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