SEATTLE -- One yard.
We have ALL been obsessed with just ONE YARD for the entire month of February.
But what about Russell Wilson? Has he been thinking as obsessively about that single yard as we have?
“One yard. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been thinking about that one yard for the past 17 days. Everyone wants to know how I feel. Well … it’s complicated,” Wilson wrote in a first person account titled Call Me Crazy.
Wilson said he couldn’t fit his thoughts into a 30-second Instagram video.”So, after the Players’ Tribune roundtable event on Saturday, I had the camera crew stick around so I could talk it out,” wrote Wilson. “Sorry if it’s not perfect. There was no script here. I just wanted to talk directly to the 12s. This is for you.”
He makes his emotions known quickly in this powerful video.
"Boom," Wilson says. "It hits me. And it's a tough feeling. It's a tough feeling of losing."
Wilson goes on to describe how the feeling of losing the game, Super Bowl XLIX against the Patriots, overwhelmed him. All the work he and the team put in over the year, all the workouts and comebacks, all came to an end.
"All the great games," he says. "All the comeback wins all the things come down to that one moment and it feels like its lost."
But Wilson immediately makes his thought process clear: He takes full responsibility for the interception. And he'll be remembered for something different.
"I'm the one that threw the pass," he says. "I know that I'll throw another one and hopefully I'll be remembered for something different."
Wilson talks about his goals with the team. His drive to be better and bring another championship to Seattle.
"I'm going to continue to wake up every morning with this passion, with this fire," he says. "The belief that I'm going to get there again... that belief is never going to change."
Wilson also thanks the 12s. He says he will continue to bring himself, his team, and the 12s greatness.
"There's a difference between being successful and being significant," he says. "My goal is to be significant. My gaols is to make a difference and my goal is to do it better than anybody's ever done it."
SEATTLE -- One yard.