Russell Wilson nearly says 'Go Hawks' after Broncos' loss to Seahawks – Sporting News

Old habits die hard, as Russell Wilson demonstrated on Monday.
The first-year Broncos quarterback was unable to lead Denver to a victory in his return to Seattle’s Lumen Field on Monday; the Broncos ultimately fell 17-16 to Pete Carroll, Geno Smith and Co., thanks in large part to two Broncos fumbles inside Seattle’s 5-yard line (and a curious decision to attempt a 64-yard field goal instead of a fourth-and-5 attempt).
Following the game, Wilson ended his postgame news conference with his recently acquired “Go Broncos, let’s ride” quip — but not before nearly slipping up and using his old catchphrase of “Go Hawks.”
RUSS ALMOST SLIPPED UP AND SAID GO HAWKS 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iqRuQmwode
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The near miss naturally became social media fodder, especially considering the prevalence of his “let’s ride” quip. Naturally, people trolled his catchphrase mercilessly following his team’s loss.
That’s the least of Wilson’s worries, for now. He certainly wasn’t bad in his debut for Denver, completing 29 of 42 passes for 340 yards and a 67-yard touchdown to Jerry Jeudy. Yet he was still out-played by his counterpart — and former backup — in Seattle: Smith completed 23 of 28 passes for 195 yards and two scores.
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While the two fumbles were outside Wilson’s control, he potentially could have overruled Nathaniel Hackett’s decision to attempt a game-winning, 64-yard field goal. It does seem counterproductive for Denver to trade as much as it did for Wilson to take the ball out of his hands with less than a minute and three timeouts remaining.
Consider it a learning experience for Wilson and Co. — and an opportunity for Wilson to practice his new catchphrase a little more.

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