“This Can’t Be True”: NFL World in Complete Denial on Russell Wilson “Losing His Mind” Over Seahawks News

Published 11/18/2022, 4:00 PM EST
Oct 6, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

The Denver Broncos are having a nightmarish season. The Broncos thought that their glory days will return with the coming of Russell Wilson as the quarterback. However, things haven’t quite gone according to DangerRuss and the Broncos Nation.

Nathaniel Hackett’s Broncos under Russell Wilson have been struggling and have lost four out of their last five games. Insiders close to the Broncos say that the Broncos QB is confused and does not know what he is doing.

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Russell Wilson left the Seattle Seahawks in the off-season after 9 years and a Super Bowl Ring. However, it’s been a series of disappointing results for him with the orange crush. Russell Wilson has the worst offensive start to a season, with the Broncos putting in only 131 points this season after Week 10. Wilson has only 7 touchdowns this season along with 5 interceptions. Former Broncos offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus spoke to sources inside the Broncos facilities and shared some disturbing news for the Broncos fan base.


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Polumbus talked about the QB and head coach Nathaniel Hackett having their differences over offensive play calling. However, the most shocking thing to come out was Russell Wilson’s confusing actions. “Russell is losing his mind out there. He’s losing his mind. He’s at the line of scrimmage using audibles from the Seahawks. The guys don’t know what the audibles are. He’s using code words and guys don’t know what the code words are,” Tyler said.

Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after catching a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

This is causing some major confusion with the offensive line and is one of contributing factors to Denver’s dismal performance this NFL season. Denver Broncos fans could not believe this and one comment on the Twitter thread wrote, “this can’t be true.

DangerRuss needs to bring the Seattle form to Broncos Nation

Wilson had a fifty per cent completion game in the 17-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. He did get a TD pass in his 286 yards but was also intercepted once. However, his confusing play calling affected the Broncos’ running the ball immensely. The highest rushing yards recorded in the match was a low 24 yards on 9 carries by RB Latavius Murray. Denver is 32nd in the NFL in points per game with only 14.6 PPG.

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The 3-6 Denver Broncos are up for a thrilling divisional matchup with the 2-7 Las Vegas Raider this Sunday. The two franchises are fighting to avoid the last spot in the AFC West Division. The Raiders defeated DangerRuss and the Broncos 32-23 in Week 4 during their first matchup of the season. Can Super Bowl champion Wilson forget the ghosts of Seattle and lead the Broncos Nation to a revenge victory over the Raiders?



Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Rivu Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favourites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC and Formula 1.

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