Shelby Harris, a Seahawks defensive lineman, was part of the blockbuster deal that made Russell Wilson a Bronco. Harris got the final laugh on Monday after his team defeated Denver in a 17-16 thriller. He recently mocked the star quarterback with his viral “let’s ride” slogan.
Harris, who played five seasons with the Broncos, stated during a postgame interview that he hasn’t forgotten about being sent to Seattle to make room for Russ. “That’s what happens when you trade one of your D-linemen to the other team,” Harris told NFL Network reporter James Palmer.
We sit here and make plays, all of us. That’s what happens when you get two goal-line stops, right there, a win. Can’t draw it up any better than that, man.
Russ was traded from the Seahawks to the Broncos in March in exchange for Harris, Drew Lock, Noah Fant, and some first- and second-rounders in the upcoming drafts. Harris acknowledged that playing against his former team and their new $245 million man provided him with added drive, and he took joy in defeating Russ, who was booed heavily on his return to Lumen Field.
We come out here, everyone doubted us, everyone made this about Russ. We made about the Seattle Seahawks. We came out here, played good ball for four quarters, come out with the W.
“Nobody expected us to win except for us. It’s always going to be us,” he continued. Shelby is right the Seahawks, led by Russ’ former backup Geno Smith, were massive underdogs against the Broncos. In the end, rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett’s dubious decision to attempt a 64-yard field goal instead of going for it on fourth and fifth cost Broncos the game.
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