Against the San Francisco 49ers in the Bay Area this week, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will perhaps face his toughest challenge yet. Wilson said in a media conference call that getting rid of the ball quickly will be key in avoiding sacks and moving the ball against a defense known for its pass rush.
Wilson also addressed his height, downplaying his 5'11 stature as being a disadvantage:
"My height's not a factor at all. My height does not define my skill set. I try to have a high, quick release, throw the ball on time. Sometimes I may have to find a lane just like any quarterback who might be 6'2. Some of these guys are 6'7 on the other side of the ball, so sometimes you've just got to make a play and find ways to be on time with the football. You know where your guys are and where they're going – you just have to deliver the ball accurately and on time."