The relationship between Sean Payton and Russell Wilson this season is going to be under the microscope all year long.
In the past, Wilson has been accused of diva-like behavior and Payton is known as a no-nonsense coach. You would think the two would mix like oil and water.
KJ Wright seems to think that might be the case.
Wright, who is a former teammate of Wilson’s in Seattle, questions whether or not Wilson can handle Payton’s coaching style.
"After a loss, if you played bad Sean Payton will let you know loud and clear how he feels about you…"@KJ_WRIGHT34 lets us know how he thinks Russell Wilson will do with such a different coaching style pic.twitter.com/VRU8TvLLP1
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) May 25, 2023
“This is going to be a sight to see because when he was in Seattle for those 10 years, Coach Carroll did a good job of, I’m not going to say protecting Russ, but he really just shielded him in a way, like ‘Hey, the defense is going to be the lead dog, you’re going to hand the ball off to [former Seahawks running back] Marshawn Lynch,'” Wilson said Thursday on Good Morning Football.
According to Wright, Sean Payton does not play favorites when it comes to his players, something Wilson may not be used to.
“I heard how he runs his meetings. After a loss, if you played bad, Sean Payton will let you know loud and clear how he feels about you,” Wright said. “And that’s the question, can Russ handle the critiqueness, the harshness, the, ‘Hey, you got to get better and I’m calling you out in front of this entire football team.’ I’m sure Nathaniel Hackett wasn’t a Sean Payton-type personality.”
It is something that we all will be paying attention to this year.