Seahawks weaponize ‘Let’s Ride’ to send Russell Wilson to another dimension
The Seattle Seahawks dragged quarterback Russell Wilson into oblivion by turning his “Let’s Ride” slogan against him.
At the start of the 2022 season, no one gave the Seattle Seahawks a fighting chance against the Denver Broncos, who were led by former quarterback Russell Wilson. With Wilson on the roster, Denver has developed sky-high expectations, which include returning to the playoffs for the first time since winning Super Bowl 50.
But on Monday Night Football’s season premiere, the Seahawks beat the Broncos 17-16, after head coach Nathaniel Hackett opted against Wilson for fourth and fifth in favor of a field goal attempt. 64 yards by Brandon McManus, which was not good.
After their upset win, the Seahawks been on fire on social networks. One thing they did was troll their former quarterback using his “let’s roll” catchphrase against him.
Seahawks use Russell Wilson’s ‘let’s roll’ slogan to troll him
The social media team may have flipped the tagline, but so have the players on the roster. Most notably was defensive lineman Shelby Harris, who arrived in Seattle via the Wilson trade. While speaking with NFL Network postgame James Palmer, Harris said, “All I have to say is let’s roll.”
Former Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu and Take 12 podcast co-host Brett Davern even went so far as to parody Wilson’s catchphrase with “Let’s Riiide” t-shirts.
It wasn’t just the team that was tracking Wilson. A Twitter user overlaid Wilson saying “Bronco’s Country, let’s roll” over McManus’ 64-yard field goal attempt falling wide left.
In his first start for the Broncos, Wilson completed 29 of 42 pass attempts for 340 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Geno Smith threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns while completing 23 of 28 throws.
Seattle “climbs” high after their huge win. Now they are looking to improve their record to 2-0 with a win over rival San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.