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A Contrast in Leadership - Wilson and Kaepernick

I was scanning the NFL post-game shows following the week 10 Sunday afternoon games, looking for nuggets related to anything Seahawks. Like the rest of you Seahawk die-hards, I'm starving to see what the national media has to say about our beloved Hawks. While in full surf-mode, I stumbled across Colin Kaepernick's post-game press conference after the Niner's loss to the Panthers. What I observed was an almost appalling lack of professionalism. A sore-loser imagery. Downright pouting. Take a look and you will no doubt agree with my sentiments on this:

http://www.49ers.com/video/videos/Colin_Kaepernick_We_Have_To_Execute_Better/02b0a506-6af3-4461-b872-12135c498795

In Kaepernick's defense, it was a day when nothing went right for the Niners offense. It was eerily similar to the bruising the Seahawks offense took on that Monday night against the Rams just a couple weeks ago. The Niners are in the middle of an outright war with the Seahawks to win the NFC West. Every game has to be considered a must-win at this point for the other NFC West teams because of the lead the Seahawks have established in the Division. It was a tough loss for the Niners. It was fresh.

But it got me thinking about how fortunate the Seahawks are to have a different kind of leader at the quarterback position. In fact it made me think so much that I decided to go find Russell Wilson's post-game press conference following the Hawks' only loss at Indianapolis earlier this year. I was sure I had seen it. I was sure his demeanor was different from what I had just witnessed from Kaepernick. You've got to see this:

http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Russell-Wilson-Press-Conference-vs-Colts/fa92259d-0831-4c35-a27f-374e68949e1e

Now I'm sure Kaepernick is a good person and I'm not questioning his character - I don't know the man. He is a tough competitor and I'm sure that he hates to lose. I cut him some slack because I think to some degree he has taken on the persona of his head coach.

Count your blessings fellow Hawks fans. The stark contrast in these two men following a tough loss makes me even more thankful we have our guy and they have theirs. The videos speak for themselves.

First name Russell. Last name Wilson. I'm proud to be a fan. Go Hawks!

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