NY columnist issues mea culpa after writing: ‘Even before getting hurt, Russell Wilson wasn’t great’

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Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs off the field after the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 2, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

If there’s one thing everyone learned on Sunday, it’s this:

Never. Doubt. Russell. Wilson.

Among them, a sports writer for the New York Daily News who, on Thursday, wrote an article called Even before getting hurt, Russell Wilson wasn’t great; Jets have nothing to fear.

Columnist Manish Mehta went on to say:

“A one-legged Russell Wilson is as useful as a right-handed Jim Zorn, which basically means Pete Carroll’s offense is screwed if the Seahawks quarterback doesn’t magically heal in the next few days.

Wilson isn’t nearly as awesome as his Puget Sound loyalists believe, so it’s ludicrous to think that he’ll be able to hobble into MetLife Stadium on a gimpy left knee and right ankle on Sunday and have his way with the Jets.

Strip away the myth and here’s the unvarnished truth about the Seattle signal caller: He’s very good, not great. He can’t touch Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and a few others.

Wilson is a nice second-tier quarterback with occasional improvisational superpowers. He’s much closer to Batman than Superman.”

But on Monday, Mehta issued a “mea culpa” with a fresh article called Jets dig themselves in deep hole with embarrassing loss to Seahawks.

“Todd Bowles didn’t drop any expletives one week after his profanity-laced post-game assessment in Kansas City, so let me do the honors:

The Jets were sh**ty. Again.

They should be embarrassed after a one-legged quarterback took a supposedly elite defense to the woodshed. They should be ashamed of an offense that laid another egg. They should figure out what the heck is going on with a secondary that couldn’t cover Del Boca Vista residents these days.

The Jets were the punchline of a 27-17 joke of a loss to the Seahawks and their wounded leader Sunday in front of ticked-off paying customers, who emptied out of MetLife Stadium long before this ugliness became official.”

By the way, QB Russell Wilson looked as strong as ever Sunday during the Seahawks’ convincing 27-17 win over the New York Jets. The win takes the Hawks to 3-1 on the season and has the team on the right track heading into a much-needed bye week.

On hobbled ankles and a bum knee, Wilson looked confident. He connected with nine different receivers for 309 yards. Jimmy Graham led the team as the standout pass catcher, with six catches for 113 yards.

We’ll leave you with this:

H/T 710 ESPN Seattle