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Pete Carroll Takes Subtle Shot at Russell Wilson While Praising Geno Smith

Tyler Maher
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll take a jab at Russell Wilson while praising Geno Smith.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll take a jab at Russell Wilson while praising Geno Smith. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Ever since Russell Wilson went from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos, this season has been an exercise in Wilson's former teammates trashing him every chance they get.

Wilson's former coach didn't miss an opportunity, either, going out of his way to take a shot at his former signal-caller.

While praising Wilson's replacement, Geno Smith, Pete Carroll believes part of Smith's success this year stems from wearing a wristband to assist with play-calling. Carroll noted that "there was resistance" from his previous quarterback, as Wilson refused to wear one.

The difference between Seattle's offense last year and this year has been night and day. After ranking 16th in points per game and 20th in yards per game in 2021, the Seahawks ranks fourth and 11th in those same categories in 2022.

Meanwhile, Wilson has struggled mightily in his first season with the Broncos, as Denver ranks 30th in points per game and 20th in yards per game. Maybe he should consider wearing a wristband.

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