Seahawks WR ‘Angry Doug’ Baldwin slays Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin’s irritation was clear earlier in the week.

Baldwin, cerebral and fiery, has earned the nickname “Angry Doug” for his tenacious temperament.

Midweek, he used social media to express his dissatisfaction with a USA Today story that suggested the Seahawks receivers would be the reason the team can’t win the Super Bowl.

The article quoted an unnamed personnel executive as saying, “That’s the thing I’d worry about.”

Baldwin was not pleased. With potent and not printable language, he questioned the author, the research and the conclusion.

“Who the (expletive) wrote this article, didn’t put any stats in it, then obviously didn’t watch any tape, because if they would have saw the tape, they would see that we’re making plays all over the (expletive) field?,” Baldwin wrote.

“We’re the most efficient receiving corps in the NFL and we’re one of the tops in big plays and we don’t throw the ball that much. We’re one of the last teams in the NFL to throw the ball, but yet we’re in the top in explosives. C’mon. Somebody’s got to say something. Somebody’s got to do some research here. I can’t do it for you.”

Sunday, Baldwin zipped around the field to catch six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks’ run-dominated offense.

Baldwin, who has 49 catches for 770 yards is on his way toward a career-high in catches and yards. Baldwin had 51 catches for 788 yards in 2011.

After Sidney Rice’s season-ending ACL tear, Seattle has moved Baldwin from being predominantly a slot receiver, to lining him up inside and outside.

His average of 15.7 yards per catch is tied for 11th in the league. Baldwin has played one more game than Denver’s Wes Welker, but has been targeted 51 fewer times. Yet, he has more “explosive” plays, gains of 20 yards or more, on the season.

He grumbles about articles that underestimate him and the other receivers. He’s also thankful for the articles. It just shovels coal into his game-day furnace.

“It’s always in my head,” Baldwin said. “I play with that tenacity because of the fact that there’s so much negativity out there pertaining to our receiving corps.”

That’s something he is positive about.

More in Sports

RPI has changed way hoops coaches approach non-league games

The implementation of RPI for state-tourney seeding has local basketball coaches thinking differently.

Everett’s Akash Bains leaps over Prince George’s Josh Maser during a game Dec. 16, 2017, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Sivertips bounce back, rout Cougars 4-0

Dustin Wolf notches his first career shutout as Everett rebounds from a loss to beat Prince George.

How might NHL team in Seattle impact Silvertips?

A look at local reaction to the possibility of the NHL coming to Seattle.

Seahawks ditch ‘every game is the same’ mantra for Rams showdown

Seattle hosts first-place Los Angeles in what is essentially the NFC West championship game on Sunday.

Freshmen contributing for UW men’s basketball team

Mike Hopkins likes what he’s seen from his freshmen through… Continue reading

Saturday’s prep scores, recaps

BOYS BASKETBALL Neah Bay 61, Darrington 55 Bellingham 77, Sultan 55 Interlake… Continue reading

Saturday’s stars of the night

Peter Kim, Anthony Armad, Kamiak wrestling Kim and Armad, both seniors, helped… Continue reading

Friday’s prep basketball scores, recaps

Girls teams get defensive in decisive victories.

Glacier Peak’s Makayla Guerra attempts a shot past Jackson’s Sydney Carter Friday night at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on December 15, 2017. Glacier Peak won 63-46. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
New-look Glacier Peak girls basketball beats Jackson 63-46

The Grizzlies are starting to find their footing after losing three stars to graduation from last season.

Most Read