Russell Wilson - the new face of the NFL?

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Russell Wilson - a new face of the NFL?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Augmented. Zone Supporter

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    Seems like he's a gift sent down to the NFL, everything they want in a face of the NFL in the mold of Brady and Manning, mild-mannered, gives back to the community, good-looking and an exceptional player. Is he going to join the rarefied ranks of Manning, Brady, Brees, Peterson, C.Johnson and Rodgers as faces of the NFL? I'd say with a win he does.
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  2. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    He has some growing to do as a QB, but he is a likable guy. I can see him getting more face time with a SB win ( though I'll personally be rooting for Manning )
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  3. snapper

    snapper Active Member

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    Until he starts dating Miley Cyrus.
  4. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Fire Garrett

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    The NFL could do worse but he has a way to go as a QB before he can be mentioned with the others you named.
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  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Any QB headed to the Super Bowl is a face of the league...though that can certainly be fleeting. Those guys originally mentioned all have years and years of record-breaking success under their belts.
  6. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Augmented. Zone Supporter

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    I just feel like the NFL marketing team is going to push him at the forefront of every outlet with a win, they've likely been salivating at the idea of an ethnic QB they can put front-and-center. No intent to invoke race but that clearly plays a role in marketing nowadays and Wilson is one of the most likable guys in the NFL right now.
  7. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    They've already done that with Vick and RGIII

    They'd rather have a guy in a major market. He'll disappear if they start to lose games.
  8. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Augmented. Zone Supporter

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    Seattle isn't exactly a small market, rivals NOLA and Green Bay with the ultra passionate fanbase. I'd argue passion > size. Look at how irrelevant San Diego Chargers, NYJ & NYG are in down years. That never happens in Green Bay and will not happen in Seattle for a long time.
  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The NFL does not give one rip about passion. If it did, they would never talk about Buffalo leaving for Toronto. I don't really get the NY references, they are always covered, regardless of how crappy they are. Dallas has been the epitome of average over the last, what, 15 years? They are still on TV more than anybody. Seattle is just a hot team right now, like ATL was with the "Dirty Bird" or when the Rams were the "hottest show on turf" or whatever. Teams like that come and go.

    And not for nothing, but I don't buy this whole "Seattle is passionate" nonsense for one second. The noise is their things, its kind of what they do. Its the same way for freaking Sounders games in the MLS. Seattle sports fans are a different breed...loud just for the sake of being loud. In terms of passion for winning and losing, they are just middle of the road.
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  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    No. Even if the Hawks win I don't see it. The face (or faces) of the NFL have more skins on the wall.
  11. johnson2

    johnson2 Active Member

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    the guy is hardly above average qb. his defense on the other hand....
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  12. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    not impressed at all . Hasnt done much of anything lately.
  13. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    The NFL is going to market this game as the old school QB vs. the new school QB.

    If Seattle wins, it will be portrayed as a "changing of the guard" at the QB position. If Denver wins, it will be portrayed as "new guys not quite ready for prime time".

    But the QB's will both be front and center during the hype to the game itself.
  14. JoeyBoy718

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    The fascination with the mild-mannered, clean-cut QB annoys me. I'm personally a big fan of Phillip Rivers. He has an old school feel about him. Very scrappy, passionate, not afraid of anything, and always seems like he's having fun. But I agree, Wilson will probably be a star. He plays for a passionate fan base, he's black, he's good looking, well spoken, seems to be a good leader, he overcame the odds and tribulations of the short QB. I like Kaepernick better. He has a lot more upside and he comes off as just one of the guys. But I guess it's good when a QB comes off as more than just a player (i.e. Peyton, Brady, Brees).
  15. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Wilson better hope that his defense stays top-notch; otherwise, he won't be the "face" for long. If he played for Tampa, JAX, Buffalo, etc, etc.....he would barely make the news.

    He appears to be a nice guy and maybe a role-model for young fans, but he is far from being a great QB.
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  16. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Yea, but that's not really any different than any other Super Bowl...
  17. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    He must be great -- he has a career QB rating of over 100.

    Stats don't lie my friend.

  18. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    hes a winner, probably a future HoF
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    He averaged just over 150 YPG in the playoffs and 200 YPG in the regular season. He's a bus driver, not a top tier QB.
  20. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    Russell is a born leader. The Seahawks will love this guy for 10+ years.
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