Deshaun Watson REALLY impressed the Seahawks

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Richard Sherman has seen a lot in his seven NFL seasons, and he’s usually pretty candid about whatever he sees, on or off the field. So when Sherman says Deshaun Watson’s performance in Sunday’s thriller in Seattle was the “best game any quarterback has ever played against” the Seahawks and the Legion of Boom, that means something.

Sherman relayed those comments to Peter King who asked what he said to the Houston Texans rookie sensation after the game.

‘You played the best game any quarterback has ever played against us, and we’ve played all the legends. I respect how you hung in there and kept battling and battling.’”

Watson’s performance in a 41-38 loss, a game that seesawed from big play to AMAZING play and back to big play, was everything on Sunday, and it’s already in the history books. He’s the first player with 400-plus passing yards, four touchdowns, and 50-plus rushing yards in a single game. And he would’ve come away with a win too, if it hadn’t been for his head coach, Bill O’Brien, making some terrible decisions when the game was on the line in the final minutes of play.

The stats only tell part of the story. Watson was unshakable. Sherman praised his ability to fearlessly make plays even with Seattle’s defense bearing down on him “butt naked, scott-free.”

Russell Wilson was ready to hand his counterpart the Rookie of the Year award after that performance. And with a record 19 touchdowns through his first seven games, Watson has done everything he can possibly do to have the hardware locked down with half a season left to play.

The stats should be there next week too when the Texans host the hapless Colts.

If any of this looks or sounds familiar to you, it should. As Sherman also pointed out, Watson and the Texans’ effort felt a lot like the Seahawks when they’re rolling — "We know how other teams feel now."

If the rest of the team can borrow Seattle’s look too, the Texans have the potential to be a lot of fun to watch and a threat to roll over the rest of the league for years to come.

Watson’s play was especially important this weekend and a reminder in the face of team owner Bob McNair’s dumb “inmates” comment that professional football can still be a helluva lot of fun in spite of terrible people like McNair.


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Impressed the Seahawks...?

Impressed the Seahawks’ Fans !

Massive Props, Kudos, Accolades, and Sincere Congratulations for your organization, and fanbase !

I have been off of SBNation for a year or two, and had to write an email to reset a lost password. I felt compelled enough, that I rejoined just to come here and send well wishes. Here is to my newest favorite non-hawk NFL team. What an amazing game yesterday that I was sure Seattle had lost.

Please come to field gulls next time our teams play. There are good folks there.

Watson and McNair

Watson is fabulous. Been a big fan for years. But, "in spite of terrible people like McNair"… stop. Just stop. He used a very old and often used idiom that was highly inappropriate in the context and insanely dumb. But Bob McNair is NOT a terrible person, and this kind of character assassination that is so common these days is just wrong.

Agreed

However, allegorical thinking is difficult for some/many folks…

It does show that, as an owner, he prefers a more autocratic approach to the management of this issue,… I see no wrongdoing there,… poor judgement in use of the term in this venue perhaps ?… I subjectively say "Yes",…

I see no other, nor any significant wrongdoing worthy of at least my own personal interest, and would respectfully request that we please move on, and stop kicking this proverbial beehive hoping for a larger than needed reaction.

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