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Sports Illustrated has an amazingly detailed piece on the post Super Bowl Hawaiian vacation that Russell Wilson put together to help mend the broken hearts suffered in the final minutes against the New England Patriots.

In the profile put together by SI’s Greg Bishop, Wilson, with the help of Kam Chancellor and Doug Baldwin, allowed the Seahawks offense and defense to air their grievances with one another on top of a Hawaiian cliff.

“Sometimes, you never want it to be this way, but it’s offense versus defense,” Baldwin said. “That’s natural. But, yes, there was tension. … People thinking we should have done this, we should have done that (in the Super Bowl). There were a lot of questions that needed to be answered. And a lot that needed to be asked.”

“Whatever was lingering from that game,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said, “people got it off their chest.”

In what has been described as a “come to Jesus meeting," Seattle players used the trip to Maui to get out all their grievances, mainly concerning Marshawn Lynch not getting the ball on the goal line.

“I think a lot of guys got over it at different times,” Wilson said Tuesday after practice. “I think ultimately when we got together in Maui and experienced one another, felt one another in the sense of our energy and our focus before one another and what we were gonna do – when we threw all the other stuff off the cliff kind of deal into the ocean there in Maui, and just focused on what we’re gonna do to move forward and how we’re gonna focus on each other and how we’re gonna build one another up and how we’re gonna try to win a lot of football games and continue to do the same thing. I mean, we were on the 1-yard line, you know? We don’t need to change much. So I think that’s kind of our focus.”

Only time will tell, but it’s a great piece that describes in-depth, just what kind of whirlwind offseason Russell Wilson had.

By Glenn Erby


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