Russell Wilson: Seahawks offense needs to stay focused on the present

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The Seattle Seahawks are going through a rough patch, to say the least. Seattle sits at the bottom of the NFC West with a 3-7 record and only the slimmest of chances to make it into the playoffs this year.

But starting quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t going to stay focused on the first half of the season

“I think what our offense needs to do is forget about the past,” Wilson said on Friday. “Stay focused on the present. Stay focused on what we’re doing right now. All the talk, all this and that. We’ve got great players, we’ve got a great line, we’ve got great playmakers. We’ve got a great play caller in Shane (Waldron). We’ve got a pretty decent quarterback.”

Wilson himself is making a fresh start of sorts after missing the first games of his professional career as he battled back from finger surgery.

“We don’t need to do anything else but forget about the past and stay focused on the moment,” Wilson explained. “We get to go on the road, a tough environment in Washington, I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be my birthday too, so that’ll be fun. Just go play ball. This game is a gift. It’s a gift. We can’t let all the distractions and anything else be a hindrance to the gift. I think that’s where our focus is right now.”

The Seahawks head east to face the Washington Football Team in primetime Week 12, with kick-off set for 5:15 p.m. PT on Monday night.

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