Do you know how we can tell that Russell Wilson has that “it” element? Because everything he does off-season seems to spark a chain reaction on the wavelength of a butterfly causing a hurricane. It may be Pennywise Clown “It” is the factor for some, but “it” is something anyway.
After 10 seasons in Seattle, things get stale. His attack, his vibe with Pete Carroll, his porous attack line – Russ was thin. So, after a year of struggling with the idea of going forward, the Seahawks traded their star QB for the Denver Broncos. If it’s anything like the last time he was on his show on the way from NC State to Wisconsin, the Broncos will be elated by the final product. In his first season in Denver, he was a lightning rod because his overall lack of an interesting factor.
He was called because he wasn’t like suave as future and no one will ever forget him throwing a 1-yard intercept in the Super Bowl. Wilson’s choice caused the NFL’s Twitter to be unreasonably activated when he went to training camp to shake up his own jersey. The seemingly innocuous thing has sparked a heated debate on Al Gore’s internet about whether it’s appropriate to wear your own Mitchell & Ness to training camp. Conclusion? It’s okay, half of internet users just hate Russ for the same reason they corner the overworked people who are said to be “trying too hard”. The shirt decoration debate overshadowed the monster truck he rode into camp. Is he compensated for being one of the NFL’s shortest QBs? I don’t know, but, gas is like $8.00. A tank full of diesel oil probably more expensive than the truck itself.
Everything Russ touched this season went viral. Since dealing with Denver, Russ has incorporated “Let’s Ride” into the videos he appears on social media. He became obsessed with it like Vin Diesel with Fast and furious the cast becomes a real family. On a side note, it’s shocking that Vin Diesel was beaten by the brand on Russ’ “Let’s Ride”.
Russ-isms have caught on among Bronco Country, but it’s also been caricatured outside Denver as well. He’s been predictably mocked for the behind-the-scenes footage of him using multiple takes to stick the “Let’s Ride” down, which isn’t that weird, but hey that’s life as Russell Wilson. Keenan Allen, All-Pro receiver for one of Russ’ new divisional rivals, was imitated Russ’ “let’s ride.” According to my unofficial count, at least a dozen NFL and college players have done their own cover of “Let’s Ride.” Russ could make this a cameo for Fast 10.
Patient Zero, Russell Wilson is self-aware enough to appreciate the memes he created. After all, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Drew Lock’s bad game was too hard to be ridiculed without becoming a hoax. And Teddy Bridgewater is too bland to warrant mockery. Daniels and Rattler are both transferees just like Russ, so they should stick to his blueprint for a return from college football tours to franchise quarterbacks. They shouldn’t even stop there.
Last week, Wilson took another stab at lifestyle motivation when he revealed his penchant for tripling the work he was assigned to achieve success.
Mr. Triple Everything sounds more like an apropos nickname for Russell Westbrook instead of Wilson, However, it serves the additional purpose of reinforcing the perception that Russ is fake and obsessed with his public image. . When Russ got promoted, he started talking like Progressive Insurance addicts become their father. It’s not even a character, at this point people have to admit that this is who he is. No one said that about Deshaun Watson. Russ has been accused of adopting a false personality, but who will choose this handsomeness?
Russ tripled the expectations placed on him when he was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He overcame the top two picks in the first round of his draft and played in two Super Bowls, winning one. There’s nothing silly about that. If you don’t triple everything, you’re not trying.
What’s more telling is whether his touch can turn into a net this season after his retracement over the past two years in Seattle. The last time the Broncos added an All-Pro quarterback to their roster, Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a Super Bowl win. Here’s what the involved feels like. Denver has brought back the swagger and everything that comes with it. You can’t fake that.