When Doug Baldwin pushed aside Tom Cable in the second quarter in New York, it was a perfectly timed expression of frustration that reflected what every Seattle fan was feeling.
Although some fans would love for Cable to be shoved out the door, Baldwin apologized for the physical move — but he also made it clear he, like all of us, was sick of how the offense was playing.
“At that moment, I was really frustrated with the offense as a whole,” Baldwin said. “Not the coaching staff — the players. Again, it goes back to our X’s and O’s. We had the play calls. We just didn’t execute. Whether it was passing the ball, blocking, catching, jumping offsides, false-starting, whatever it may be, we weren’t executing as players.”
Although Baldwin and the Seahawks came up with three touchdowns in the second half to win 24-7, the very poor first-half starts remain. And the red zone continues to be a black hole for Russell Wilson and company.
Continue reading Slow-starting offense frustrates everyone
It made too much sense for them not to try: The Seahawks reportedly are shopping Jermaine Kearse.
The Seahawks don’t want to keep more than six receivers. Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson are the other veterans. Kasen Williams has played his way onto the team this preseason, and Amara Darboh, who has struggled with injuries, figures to stick because the Hawks won’t throw away a third-round pick this early. And Tanner McEvoy is a 6-foot-6 target who can throw passes and block kicks.
Continue reading Why the Hawks are shopping Kearse
Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise “can go” vs. Oakland, but will they?
Five more Seahawks are undergoing the blood treatment K.J. Wright said made him feel “1,000 percent” better.
Doctor reviews on Regenokine are mixed, but the Seahawks are always in “relentless pursuit of a competitive edge.”
Tyler Lockett is one of the guys in the Regenokine “circle,” meaning he won’t play at all this preseason.
Doug Baldwin did not undergo Regenokine, but he did go to London for preventive stem-cell treatment.
Among the many topics Doug Baldwin covered during his stint on 710 ESPN earlier this week was the dynamic of the Seahawks’ locker room.
He talked about Russell Wilson’s growth as a leader, Richard Sherman’s ego, the overall motivation of the players to win and more. One of the most interesting things he mentioned was the trouble younger players have bonding with teammates.
Continue reading Baldwin: Social media hinders team bonding
One of the things the Seahawks absolutely must do if they are going to become a Super Bowl team again — and stop their slow but steady slide — is get their heads straight.
The last two years, they have been distracted and dysfunctional. In 2015, it was Kam Chancellor’s holdout and the residual disappointment from the Super Bowl XLIX debacle. In 2016, injuries and frustration held the Hawks back — stopped two wins short of the Super Bowl again.
Chancellor addressed the team’s misdirected angst right after the blowout loss to Atlanta in the divisional playoff, and Doug Baldwin added to those comments Tuesday on 710 ESPN, saying the team basically had run out of steam by the time it faced the Falcons.
Continue reading Baldwin: Hawks had nothing left for final game in Atlanta
Everyone’s going gaga over the resurgent rushing performance of Thomas Rawls and the offensive line in Seattle’s 26-6 win over Detroit. But the proof will be in Atlanta.
As expected, the Seahawks are headed there for a rematch with Dan Quinn’s Falcons and a chance to redeem their 2012 playoff loss. To do it, they will have to run the ball as well as they did against the Lions — when the linemen seemingly channeled former All-Pro Steve Hutchinson after he raised the 12 flag.
Yeah, the Hawks beat Atlanta 26-24 in Week 6 without a running game (Christine Michael led an attack that garnered just 76 yards). But they wouldn’t have won without Earl Thomas, who had a stellar game despite the defense’s breakdowns in the third quarter.
Thomas won’t be around to help combat Matt Ryan’s prolific offense this time, which is where the running game comes in: Seattle needs to play keepaway.
Continue reading Seahawks need to keep running it in Atlanta
The Seahawks are confident they will not repeat the disaster in Green Bay. Said Doug Baldwin: “It’s easier for us to get past, because we know that’s not normal.”
John Fassel and the Rams are trying to regroup after Jeff Fisher was fired.
Pete Carroll repeats the obvious: No, he is not interested in coaching the Rams.
Richard Sherman calls Thursday games a “poopfest” — and his graphic point is valid.
The Hawks are mostly healthy (not counting Earl Thomas, of course).