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Matt Flynn and Doug Baldwin are getting to know each other

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In 2011, Doug Baldwin became the first undrafted rookie since 1960 to lead his team in receptions and receiving yards.

That’s a remarkable accomplishment during any season, but it was especially impressive since Baldwin didn’t have any offseason workouts to get acquainted with the offense before he became the Seahawks’ go-to guy. There’s a full offseason this time around and Baldwin is using it to make sure that he builds on his surprisingly strong rookie year.

Baldwin worked out with quarterback Matt Flynn in Pensacola, Florida this week, a move that could pay off for him if Flynn is named the starting quarterback this summer. Flynn sounded impressed by what he’s seen from Baldwin since coming to Seattle.

“Last year, Doug being undrafted, obviously, I’m sure he had something to prove coming in, a chip on his shoulder, and he more than proved he belongs on the field,” said Flynn, via the Pensacola News Journal. “He broke the record last year and he’s a very dynamic guy. I’ve been throwing to him for only two months but I can already see how he’s a special player and will be around for a long time.”

The Seahawks would probably prefer to see Sidney Rice atop the statistical rankings this season, but Baldwin should be an important part of the offense whether he’s working out of the slot or if he wins the other starting receiver job. Baldwin and Tarvaris Jackson worked well together last season, so his date with Flynn should help ensure he stays in the picture regardless of who wins the starting job.

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7 Responses to “Matt Flynn and Doug Baldwin are getting to know each other”
  1. norcalmafia says: Jul 11, 2012 3:09 PM

    Wow…thats a combo that really scares oppossing teams..lol…Seattle fans keep thinking there some kind of powerhouse..truth is theyre head coach is mediocre and so is that team…hello 7 & 9..

  2. schmitty2 says: Jul 11, 2012 3:11 PM

    Next Flynn can get to know Golden Tate. He can show him all the great donut shops in Seattle

  3. wrathofgodzilla says: Jul 11, 2012 3:16 PM

    Seahawks D will make the offense shine if they can get down the field.

  4. lionsdraftguy says: Jul 11, 2012 3:46 PM

    norcalmafia says:
    Jul 11, 2012 3:09 PM
    Wow…thats a combo that really scares oppossing teams..lol…Seattle fans keep thinking there some kind of powerhouse..truth is theyre head coach is mediocre and so is that team…hello 7 & 9..

    You must be a 49ers fan, cuz you sure sound like one.

  5. savannahrose44 says: Jul 11, 2012 7:15 PM

    Whoever throws him the ball Baldwin is a stud and he’s in for a very good year.

  6. chillyball says: Jul 11, 2012 10:12 PM

    this is tavaris jackson and you’re listening to The Fan.

  7. ibboydb says: Jul 12, 2012 10:49 AM

    Wow…thats a combo that really scares oppossing teams..lol…Seattle fans keep thinking there some kind of powerhouse..truth is theyre head coach is mediocre and so is that team…hello 7 & 9..

    Seattle may not be a powerhouse, but their fans don’t cruise other teams sites, like a pervert from say,, the gay bay!!

    The niners are a one year wonder and look for them to be 8-8 or worse…

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