Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll caused a stir this week after praising quarterback Geno Smith for his willingness to use a quarterback wristband during games, implying that Russell Wilson was “resistant” to the quarterback wristband.
“If you notice, Geno’s going off the wristband, and that’s a big help,” Carroll said. “It’s smoothed things out, sped things up, cleaned things up. And that’s part of it, too. We never did that before. There was resistance to that, so we didn’t do that before.”
The shade made it’s way to Denver and Russell Wilson responded to Carroll’s critique.
“I don’t know exactly what he said, but I won a lot of games there without one on the wrist,” Wilson said. “I didn’t know winning or losing mattered if you wore a wristband or not. We do whatever it takes to make sure that we’re rolling, moving and everything else. A few times, I definitely wore a wristband, depending on the game plan, what we had called, and all of that stuff.”
The Denver Broncos are struggling at 3-5 and find themselves of a disappointing season with many questioning if Wilson is the same quaterback he once was. Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks are 6-3 and sit atop the NFC West thanks to the rejuvenated Geno Smith.