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A third-string tight end in training camp, Seattle's Luke Willson has developed a chemistry with Russell Wilson and become one of the team's most important offensive chess pieces. Danny Kelly breaks down why Willson is so valuable to the Seahawks.
The cliche "next man up" gets thrown around a lot when it comes to NFL teams fighting the battle of injury attrition over the course of a season, but for theSeahawks, it's an expression that's been uttered far too frequently in 2014. Seattle has 17 players on their injured reserve lists heading into Super Bowl 49, and Zach Miller is by far the most important offensive piece the Seahawks have missed on gamedays.
"If I could take any guy in the league, on the last play to win a game -- whether it's a run or a pass or you need a guy to protect -- I'd take Zach," Seahawks tight ends coach Pat McPherson said recently. "Zach can do it all."
But, Miller went out Week 3 with an ankle injury that would eventually require surgery, and after starting the season without backup tight end Anthony McCoy (who tore his Achilles tendon in training camp for the second straight year), the Seahawks were quickly down to their third- and fourth-string players at that spot. Second-year pro Luke Willson, a fifth-round pick out of Rice who caught nine passes in his college career, was the heir apparent to Miller.
For a club that relies heavily on their tight ends in the run game and in pass blocking, it was going to be interesting to see how they could adapt.
"It's a big loss," Pete Carroll said of losing their high-caliber tight end early in the year. "Zach does everything really well. We've not really been able to replace that. Zach does a lot more stuff than we do now: for us in the backfield, fullback stuff that he could play for us. He's done so many things in his background that we could call on things for him to do and he was just really good at it."
Next man up: Luke Willson.
"This is really a great opportunity for him to step up," Carroll said at the time. "He's improved in every area. He's one of those young guys that really has gotten a ton better. He's tougher and faster than he was a year ago because of the off-season. So in every way he has improved. But this is a lot to ask of him. This is the first time he'll have this kind of duty. But it's his turn to step up."
And, step up he has. Over the Seahawks' last eight games -- all wins -- Willson has scored a team-high three touchdowns, is tied for second on the team in receptions with 17, behind only Doug Baldwin, and is third in receiving yards behind Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse.
Willson's real breakout game was Week 16, against the rival Cardinals, where he went into Super Bowl 49 site Glendale and had three huge catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns. His most impressive play may have been when he caught a post-seam route over the middle and then beat safety Rashad Johnson the final 60-odd yards downfield.
Willson's somewhat unique skill set had shown up. A big part of the reason the Seahawks liked the little-known player out of Rice was he ran a solid 4.5-second 40 in pre-draft testing, all at 6'5, 255 pounds.
The chemistry between Russell Wilson and Willson -- quarterback and tight end -- was finally on display.
"The work that they've put in, the time they've spent together, Luke is really coming alive," said Carroll recently. "They are creating a chemistry that makes a difference. Luke is a big man that runs real fast. If you get the ball in his hands, you saw him break the tackles and go."
Again against the Cardinals, Wilson saw a coverage at the line that he really liked and he threw off his back foot up the seam for Willson, well before he'd come open over the top of the linebacker. He trusted his tight end to go get it. That's chemistry.
Same deal below, as Wilson hit Willson for a touchdown over the top. Willson's separation at the top of the route is what's striking about this play, to me.
"He's a heckuva football player," said Carroll of his second-year tight end. "So, that's something that's really exciting. It's coming on, and you're right, it's getting better as we're finishing up this season. It really bodes well for the future and those guys working together. "
Willson had a quiet day against the Rams in Week 17 -- a game in which he dropped two catchable passes -- but bounced back when the Seahawks needed him against thePanthers. Leading 17-10 with under 12 minutes remaining in the game, Wilson went to his athletic tight end twice on the drive that helped put the game away.
His first was a hitch route connection that's becoming more commonplace for the two. Willson found a soft spot in the defense, sat down at the sticks, and Wilson got the ball out to him quickly.
His second was similar -- he ran a shallow slant into a soft spot in the Panthers' zone coverage, reverse pivoted without giving up any momentum, then turned on the jets to beat Roman Harper to the end zone.
Willson had a quiet day against the Packers -- the Seahawks whole passing offense was quiet, really, until the final four minutes -- but he did catch an absolutely crucial two-point conversion on a prayer of a throw by Wilson. After blocking the blind-side on a Wilson sprint out to the right, Willson realized that play was dead and released to the open side of the field to give his quarterback an option. Again, chemistry at play. Also, a little luck.
Willson figures to be a bigger part of the gameplan against a Patriots team that has a very strong secondary and will make things hard on Seattle's outside receivers with Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in coverage. It's a matchup up the seam and over the middle that the Seahawks may want to really feature.
"Luke has been a bigger factor," Carroll said. "Luke has gotten downfield and caused some problems for opponents -- big plays, because he's a big, fast kid. He can really get downfield and stretch it out, and Russell has a great sense for him now. It just looks like the chemistry has really connected in the last month or six weeks or so.
"So it's a big deal. It's a big deal to have another weapon that can strike you like that."
"The way Luke Willson is playing out there out of nowhere, give credit to Russell Wilsonand the offensive coordinator for putting him in the game plan," said Tony Gonzalez, a former Falcons' and Chiefs' tight end and future Hall of Famer. "They're going to bring him from every different angle you can think of, line him up everywhere on the field like a Rob Gronkowski. He's bigger, faster, stronger than most people who are going to be on the other side of him."
"Some of the glimpses we saw at Rice is something we're seeing every time he touches the ball," said Willson's former tight ends coach at Rice, David Sloan, who is a former Pro Bowl tight end for the Detroit Lions. "If he stays healthy, he'll be one of the elite tight ends in the NFL. Everyone will know his name, not just in Seattle."
Willson may not need to wait until he's "one of the elite tight ends in the NFL" for everyone to know his name, though. He'll get his shot to put his name out there next week in Glendale, on the biggest NFL stage there is. The way he's been catching the ball and putting up yards after the catch, it wouldn't be surprising for the Seahawks to look to Willson early and often.
Luke Willson proves his value for Seahawks in playoff victory
BY JIM MOORE, 710 ESPN Seattle | January 10, 2015 @ 10:40 pm
Tight end Luke Willson hauled in a 25-yard touchdown and caught a team-high four passes in Seattle's win. (AP)
Jermaine Kearse had a one-handed catch and the most spectacular touchdown of the game, and it was also the longest pass play in Seahawks' playoff history.
But Luke Willson came up with the most receptions and the game-breaking touchdown as the Seahawks advanced to the NFC Championship Game with a 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.
For the second time this season, Willson made a pivotal scoring grab against the Panthers. On Oct. 26 at Carolina, Willson's 23-yard touchdown reception with 47 seconds left gave the Seahawks a 13-9 win.
Saturday night, he scored on a 25-yard pass from Russell Wilson that put the Seahawks in front 24-10, snuffing most of Carolina's hopes until Kam Chancellor extinguished them altogether with a 90-yard pick-six.
Russell Wilson found Willson on two receptions that covered 46 of the 58 yards on the Seahawks' next-to-last drive of the game, and both came on third down.
Facing a third-and-five from the Seattle 46-yard line, Willson caught a pass and broke tackles, knocking over a pair of Panthers and rumbling to the Carolina 25-yard line.
"I'm not sure what happened there," Willson said when asked about his tackle-breaking run.
Then on 3rd-and-9, Wilson initially looked toward Marshawn Lynch but found Willson down the seam for the 25-yard touchdown with 10:26 remaining.
"I looked to the flat to make guys move a little bit," Wilson said. "(With) how fast he is, you can see the types of plays he can make."
Willson finished with four catches for 68 yards, one reception off of his career high set against Jacksonville last year.
The Seahawks have cobbled together an effective tight end corps most of the season after Zach Miller underwent ankle surgery in late September.
Cooper Helfet missed four of the last five games and returned Saturday night while Tony Moeaki was on the inactive list.
"It's a great group," Helfet said. "It's a fun room with a lot of jokes. It's a long season so we make sure to have fun all the time. We play for each other."
Of Willson, Helfet said: "He's doing a hell of a job. He's all about being positive. His play-making is coming alive. He's a big, fast, strong dude. He's a dangerous weapon. It's fun to be out there with him.
"It's all about taking advantage of your opportunities, and he's been doing a great job of that."
It was his second-best game of the season; Willson had three catches for 139 yards and two TDs in a 35-6 win over the Cardinals on Dec. 21.
He said a playoff TD doesn't feel any different than a regular-season TD because of the Seahawks' approach of treating each game the same as all of the rest.
Willson distributed praise to his teammates, saying: "We have a lot of play-makers on this team. We're not one-dimensional, and we showed that today."
When the Packers and Cowboys play Sunday morning in Green Bay, Willson won't be watching. He'll watch film of the winning team on Monday.
If it's Green Bay, there is sure to be praise for Jordy Nelson. If it's Dallas, there will be plenty of stories written about Dez Bryant.
But Seattle's tight ends will play an important role as receivers, especially if the knee injury that knocked Paul Richardson out in the first half of Saturday's game keeps him out of the NFC Championship Game.
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Seahawks Tight End Luke WiLLson helped the Seahawks to the 35-6 win over division rival Arizona Cardinals Sunday night. WiLLson delivered a career night with 139 yards receiving and 2 Touchdown catches. The 2nd year tight end shared the Sunday Night Football game ball with teammates Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch.
Lucia Greenlake Executive Chef Cathy, former NFL Receiver and Restaurateur Nate Burleson along with Seahawks Tight End Luke WiLLson tape the very first episode of Cheflebrity at Lucia Greenlake. Chef Cathy Shyne showing the X and O's of cooking perfect pasta.
Nate, Kathy and Luke
Luke WiLLson is dropping the ceremonial puck at the upcoming Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Victoria Royals game on December 16th at ShoWare center. Listen to the podcast of the TBirds coaches show from 1090 The Fan and hear Luke talk playing hockey as a kid growing up in LaSalle.
206 Sports Group is proud to announce that Kyu Lee will be joining our management team as Vice President of International Athlete Marketing. Kyu is a seasoned veteran in both domestic and international marketing for the entertainment and sports world.
Kyu Lee Bio:
Kyu "Q" Lee brings 15 plus years of domestic and international sports and entertainment marketing to 206 Sports Group. Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. He moved to the US when he was 2 years old and was raised in Mercer Island, WA, a suburb just outside of Seattle, WA. Upon Graduating in 3 years from the University of Washington with a degree in Business and Drama, Lee began his career at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Lee's career at Sony started as an assistant and quickly rose to through the ranks to become Executive Assistant to both the Vice Chairman of SPE and Chairman of Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group from 2003-2007.
Lee’s relationship with the Korean Entertainment Industry began when he became the primary marketer and distributor for the theatrical and home entertainment acquisition of the 2005 Korean Box-Office hit “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War” to the US market.
Lee joined Sony Korea in 2009 and supervised the launching of key figures of the Korean Entertainment Industry into Hollywood, including Jang Dong Gun, Lee Byung Hun, Jun Ji Hyun, Kwon Sang Woo and Big Bang’s TOP.
In 2012, Lee was at the forefront in globalizing PSY’s hit song “Gangnam Style.” Lee is responsible for introducing PSY to Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and spearheaded PSY’s activities in the US, resulting in PSY’s worldwide success and becoming the #1 most viewed video in YouTube History.
In 2009, Lee co-founded the multicultural girl group “Blush” who are praised as the Spice Girls of Asia. Lee currently co-produces and promotes Blush together with FarWest Entertainment. Blush announced in February 2013 that they have signed with legendary music producer Quincy Jones and distribution by Capitol Records.
Lee was the first Korean-American to play football for the University of Washington Huskies in 1999-2000.
In 2009, Lee was the Korean National Baseball Team Liaison for the World Baseball Classic.
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Come meet Seahawks Tight End Luke WiLLson tonight, December 4th 7pm-8pm at Northwest Sports Cards in University Place, WA. For more information on Luke's appearance go to www.NW-sportscards.com
Seahawks practice at VMAC for week 14 Match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles. @LWillson_82 @PeteCarroll @DangeRussWilson @Seahawks. photos courtesy seattle seahawks seahawks.com
This game may set the stage for a first round bye in the playoffs. 8-4 Seattle goes on the road to face 9-3 Philadelphia. Here is the latest from BleacherReport.com
In a matter of two weeks, the 8-4 Seattle Seahawks have gone from looking like an also-ran in the to NFC to a team on the brink of taking control of its division. The Seahawks knocked off the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers in back-to-back games by the same odd score of 19-3.
In doing so, they have now positioned themselves as the NFC's fifth-ranked team, winning tiebreakers with the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. Sitting a game behind the slumping Cardinals, the schedule doesn't get any easier this week, as the Seahawks head across the country to face the 9-3 Philadelphia Eagles.
Fresh off a big divisional win over the same Dallas Cowboys that knocked off the Seahawks in Seattle, this game has all the makings of a possible NFC Championship Game preview between two major Super Bowl contenders.
Seattle's defense is healthy and looks every bit as stout as it did a year ago, albeit in a different way. The offense continues to take strides toward becoming more efficient by utilizing their running attack to spark the passing game. Russell Wilson appears to have made it through his rough patch unscathed and is in prime form for the home stretch as well.
The Eagles are 6-0 at home, while the Seahawks have had the majority of their struggles on the road, posting a 3-3 record so far. According to Odds Shark, the opening lines for this week's matchup opened up with Seattle being 1.5-point underdogs but have since shifted to pick 'em.
Seahawks and Eagles NFL Ranks
Seattle Seahawks /Category /Philadelphia Eagles
361.0 (13th) /Total Offense / 416.2 (4th)
24.8 (11th) / Scoring Offense / 31.3 (4th)
192.4 (29th) / Passing Offense / 286.0 (5th)
7.4 (13th) / Yards Per Attempt / 7.3 (15th)
168.6 (1st) / Rushing Offense / 130.2 (6th)
5.3 (1st) / Yards Per Attempt / 4.2 (12th)
40.6 (19th) / 3rd-Down Percentage / 43.7 (11th)
285.8 (1st) / Total Defense / 366.3 (24th)
18.4 (3rd) / Scoring Defense / 23.8 (t-19th)
199.4 (3rd) / Passing Defense2 / 58.6 (26th)
6.5 (6th) / Yards Per Attempt / 7.6 (24th)
86.3 (5th) / Rushing Defense / 107.7 (12th)
3.5 (4th) / Yards Per Attempt / 3.9 (8th)
40.9 (15th) / 3rd-Down Percentage / 38.1 (10th) NFL.com
There were a lot of Mark Sanchez skeptics when third-year quarterback Nick Foles suffered a broken collarbone, but an Eagles offense that averaged 29.6 points per game only got better under the former New York Jets first-round draft pick.
The Seahawks have dealt with injuries along the offensive line all season, giving them something in common with their Week 14 opponent.
As the Eagles offensive line has healed up, the team's running game has improved significantly, and LeSean McCoy has rushed for 289 yards over the last two weeks.
Though the Seahawks run defense has been perhaps the team's greatest strength throughout the year, they face a difficult challenge in stopping Philadelphia's improving run game. The pace at which the Eagles offense plays will put significant strain on the Seahawks' thin defensive rotation.
None of the team's current defensive tackles has played more than 41 snaps in a game, with two of the three members seeing their highest totals in the loss to Dallas. The Cowboys ran 77 plays against Seattle; the Eagles have averaged 79 offensive snaps per game over the last five weeks.
The Seahawks will need to put added strain on the Legion of Boom to stop the passing game while stacking the box to crush the Eagles run and screen game. Darren Sproles and McCoy present significant threats in the passing game, too.
Oft-injured starting center Max Unger has missed the majority of the season for Seattle but could make another return to the lineup this week. Seattle's offensive line has been better of late, especially in the run-blocking department, but the pass protection is still hit-or-miss most of the time.
They will face a major test in Philadelphia, as the Eagles are second in the league with 42 sacks. The right side of the offensive line in particular will need to step up their play to keep Russell Wilson upright. Justin Britt and J.R. Sweezy have been the weakest links along the offensive line on pass plays.
Everyone will expect to see plenty of screen passes from Seattle, but any lapses in pass blocking could result in even more screens and the team's tight ends being left in to block. The Seahawks must get their league-best running game going with Wilson chipping in earlier than normal to help get the Eagles pass-rushers out of rhythm.
*All stats gathered from Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
Fresh off a trip to Levi Stadium and a 19-3 victory over NFC West rival San Francisco, Seahawks Tight End Luke WiLLson stops by the King 5 Studios on Tuesday December 2nd to talk Seahawks and more on "New Day" with Margaret Larson. You can be apart of the audience by emailing email@example.com
According to The Seattle Times a meeting between Seahawks Head Coach and his players helped get the team back on their dominating track.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and about 10 of his team's players had a meeting sometime before Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals to discuss the team's struggles this season, reports Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times.
Among the topics of discussion were the team's chemistry problems.
"Hard talks,” safety Earl Thomas about of the meeting. “Arguments. Like a family. And just like a family, we came together.”
The meeting took place before the Seahawks' 19-3 home victory over NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals. The win moved Seattle within two games of first place with five games remaining in the regular season.
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Music Motivation! Rap, R&B, Rock, Country, Top 40 ... what songs are playing in your favorite Seahawks headphones while they are getting ready for the game? Here is the playlist for some of the Hawks players for week 12 vs. the Cardinals. @LWiLLson_82
1. Lemuel Jeanpierre - I Smile - Kirk Franklin
2. Lemuel Jeanpierre - We Are Victorious - Donnie McClurkin
3. Lemuel Jeanpierre - Take My Life - Micah Stampley
4. Travian Robertson - Long Journey - Lil Boosie feat. Webbie
5. Demarcus Dobbs - Work Song - HOZIER
6. Luke Willson - House Of The Rising Sun - Five Finger Death Punch
The list is provided by seahawks.com
Hear more than just football talk from The Seahawks Luke WiLLson every Tuesday on Click 98.9 FM. Luke joins the morning show crew Jackie, Marco and Moote for "Tight End Tuesday" from 7:30am - 9am...and sometimes longer!! LaSalle's very own brings his Canadian sense of humor each and every Tuesday...There's nothing tight about "Tight End Tuesday" it's loose with @LWillson_82 @JackieNation @MootePoints @IDontKnowMarco @Click989
Marshawn Lynch punks the crew of The League and his agent. Apparently Marshawn was shooting a scene for The League and the only day Beast Mode could shoot the scene in LA was his off day on Tuesday. He told his agent he would be in LA to shoot the scene and they sent him a car that would pick him up at his hotel at 10:30 in the morning. When the morning of the shoot came, no one could get a hold of Marshawn...not his agent, not the crew...no one. Keep in mind that production was all set up and ready to shoot this one scene with Marshawn and it costs a lot of money for one day of filming for a network show. Executives from The League called Marshawn's agent asking where he was? Would he even show up? The only thing Marshawn's agent could say was I haven't heard from him. Then just as the production was ready to shut down the shoot. Beast Mode's agent called and told The League's producers he had just heard from Marshawn and that Beast Mode was in a car accident on the way to the airport and wouldn't make it to the set. This is what Marshawn told his agent...and his agent had to pass on the bad news. It turns out that Marshawn was messing with his agent...he was NEVER in a car accident and just as the crew was ready to pull the plug on shooting the scene, Marshawn walked on to the set all smiles and ready to shoot his scene. This story was told by the producers on The Rich Eisen show. Beast Mode is one funny dude. He doesn't need to talk to the media...he does all his talking on the field. But when he wants to talk...it is so memorable!! He does a brilliant job of marketing himself with very few words, until he has something to say! Here is the clip.