WATCH: Brian Poole lays Russell Wilson out

Russell Wilson
Jan 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan (9) and Russell Wilson (3) celebrate following the overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are getting the snot beat out of them Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons. More so than Atlanta’s offense dominating a previously elite Seahawks defense, Seattle’s offensive line has been an absolute joke.

Here, on third down and long, Russell Wilson is forced to scramble in an attempt to pick up a first down. Unfortunately for Russ, it didn’t go according to plan.

The Super Bowl-winning quarterback was absolutely decked by Falcons defensive back Brian Poole.


Not too often do we see a quarterback get hit that hard without a penalty being called, but the play itself was about as clean as could be.

If Seattle indeed ends up losing this game, questions will come up regarding the team’s lack of investment on the offensive line. General manager John Schneider and Co. have made their bed, and now Wilson is paying the price. This hit is the latest example of that.