KJ Wright: Accountability ‘wasn’t even’ for Seahawks early in Russell Wilson’s career

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has admitted that Monday night’s win over Russell Wilson and the Broncos was “meaningful” for him. Odds are it will go down as one of the most famous games in history – and not just for this franchise. Clearly, NFL fans found the allure of Wilson facing his former team a compelling one, as ESPN earned the highest ratings for any Monday night game since the 2009 season.

While some people may be surprised by the negative reaction Wilson received, the truth is that he’s always been a polarizing character for this team – especially when they were at their best. The crux of it seems to be the divide between Wilson when he was still developing and a defense that was the most-dominant on the planet.

Watch now-retired linebacker KJ Wright confirm the long-standing rumor that Pete Carroll’s staff coddled Wilson early in his career compared with the Legion of Boom.

It’s clear Wright’s feelings towards Wilson are not bitter the way it seems to be for some of their former teammates. That gives him more credibility when he speaks to these things.

Meanwhile, other former Seahawks like Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin clearly relished watching Wilson lose.

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