Doug Baldwin: Seahawks have best receiving corps in the NFL

AP

The Seahawks are widely regarded as the best team in the NFL right now, but few people would name their wide receivers as a major reason for that. Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks’ No. 1 receiver, has just 663 receiving yards this season, ranking 33rd in the NFL. Wide receiver isn’t a major strength of Seattle.

Or is it? Baldwin says, contrary to what people think, that himself, Golden Tate, Jermaine Kearse, Ricardo Lockette and Percy Harvin comprise the best group of wide receivers in the NFL.

“I would have to tell you, honestly, that this is probably the best receiving corps in the NFL from the top down,” Baldwin told the team’s website. “Some would probably look at me like I’m crazy, because nobody has 1,000 yards.”

Yes, some would look at that as crazy. Certainly people in Denver, where Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker all have better stats than Baldwin, would say it’s crazy. People in Chicago, where Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall are both in the Top 10 in receiving yards, would say it’s crazy.

But Baldwin makes a good case when he points out that the Seahawks’ receivers don’t get as many opportunities as receivers on a lot of other teams.

“We don’t throw the ball often enough to get 1,000 yards,” he said.

Not that Baldwin is complaining.

“We have elite receivers – and yes, I said elite receivers – on this roster that are capable of doing so much more,” Baldwin said. “But we’re winning games, and that’s all that matters.”

Being the best team in the NFL is what really matters. And right now the Seahawks are that.

145 responses to “Doug Baldwin: Seahawks have best receiving corps in the NFL

  1. In the 21 regular season games since the Seahawks’ loss last year at SF, Russell Wilson has highest passer rating in NFL at 111.9.

    I wonder if his WR’s helped him out with that at all?

    OR WAS IT THE PED’S, TROLLS????

  2. hahahahahhahahaha… the peds and meds team are having their hallucinations. Get the pee cups!!!

  3. Notice how there were no Seahawk fans to be found before Russell Wilson joined the team?

    Now they post on every article, making it seem like they are diehard fans.

    What a delusional fanbase.

    #Cheaters
    #TheyAllTakePEDS

  4. Great for the same reasons Russell Wilson is great. The numbers aren’t gawdy if you want to look at total yardage, but if you look at how proficient they are and how meaningful the yards are with the limited attempts they get it’s impressive.

  5. I am sick of hearing about the Seahawks!!! I would take the receivers of at least teams over theirs…Broncos, Packers (when healthy), 49ers, Falcons (also when healthy), Bears

  6. They feed the Beast so much, the receivers don’t get a lot of opportunities for sparkling stats.

    But one thing that truly separates them: they seldom drop perfect passes, something that used to be a problem in Seattle for years.

    Heck, Seattle has a couple of guys on defense who are pretty good receivers…

  7. Um, a week ago most of the experts were saying New Orleans was the best. A month or so ago some said it was Indy. Point is, within a week or two people may be wondering whats up with Seattle, how’d they lose like that on the road?

    If they win a Super Bowl, we can consider them the best. I think thats fair.

  8. If you put Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin and Randy Moss on the same team and then ran the ball 60% of the time, people would think they are average WRs because there would not be enough passes to get big yardage. All five Seahawks WRs average 14-17 yards per pass and they rarely drop the ball. That is what an elite WR group does.

  9. thepftpoet says:
    Dec 5, 2013 7:30 PM
    Notice how there were no Seahawk fans to be found before Russell Wilson joined the team?

    Now they post on every article, making it seem like they are diehard fans.

    What a delusional fanbase.

    #Cheaters
    #TheyAllTakePEDS
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    Well, not ALL of the fans take PEDs…not that we have much opportunity to cheat, either.

  10. Ok I will dismiss this statement if he is in anyway related to Alec Baldwin. Maybe he just forgot to take his medicine or check into a mental facility or something.

    Other than that…the Seachickens WRs are irrelevant.

  11. thepftpoet says:
    Dec 5, 2013 7:31 PM
    The most important personnel on the Seahawks team is the waterboy..

    He’s the one who slips the PEDs to the players during the games.

    ————————————–

    You are literally the biggest douche in the world.

  12. Wow!! Quite the statement. Pete Carroll really does have his whole team on roids. I can name at least 25 other NFL teams that have a better group of WR’s than the Seahawks. Wow!!

  13. thepftpoet says:
    Dec 5, 2013 7:30 PM
    Notice how there were no Seahawk fans to be found before Russell Wilson joined the team?

    Now they post on every article, making it seem like they are diehard fans.

    What a delusional fanbase.

    #Cheaters
    #TheyAllTakePEDS

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    Man, all this Seahawks stuff has gotta be killing you 9er fans… lol

    11-1…

    Yes, we are a delusional fanbase… theres no possible way Seattle completely embarrased the 9ers in their last 2 games… it was a dream, no a delusion…

    and yes, you caught them.. they all take drugs, every single one.. and yes, they cheat, every down…. if it makes you feel better…

    The pounding is coming Whiners… bring your tissues.

  14. Unbelievably dumb statement to make before a divisional game against one of the NFL’s best secondary. I guess the receiving corp is taking advantage of Washington’s marijuana laws…

  15. That’s what I love about this team. They aren’t afraid to say what other teams/players are scared to say. It may not be true, but its this kind of confidence that gets you places.

  16. legionofboom88 says: Dec 5, 2013 7:27 PM

    In the 21 regular season games since the Seahawks’ loss last year at SF, Russell Wilson has highest passer rating in NFL at 111.9.

    I wonder if his WR’s helped him out with that at all?

    OR WAS IT THE PED’S, TROLLS????
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    TROLLS eh…im sure YOU of all people don’t troll any 49er articles. Sit down and take your meds.

    #cheaters
    #peds
    #norings
    #onlyteamtomketheplayoffwithalosingrecord
    #DANMCGWIRE hahahahah

  17. Hey Pftpoet:

    Make some words rhyme dude, you spend way too much time posting comments about the seahawks (kinda like the fat kid who would pick on the hot girl cause he knew he didn’t have a chance) in the most non-climatic anti-entertaining way. The least you could do is live up to your name. #rhymebiatch

  18. Yeah pftpoet because PEDs kick in right away lol. I wonder what your day job is? I know your night job is probably working the street corners.

  19. Baldwin has been saying this all year… but now that the O-line is back to give RW time and the Seahawks are 11-2… the nation starts to pay attention.

  20. PFTPOET: Have you noticed how not nearly as many trolls such as yourself go out of their way to hate on the Hawks since before 2012? That’s a 2 way street bro. Of course Baldwin thinks that, just as any other talented receiver should about their team. Keep bringing up the same regurgitated senseless material day in and day out. Quite a poet to be so original.

  21. A Seattle story? Queue the trolls with the Cheat Carroll and PED cuts. #Noimagination #Needanewschtick

  22. logicalvoicesays says:
    Dec 5, 2013 7:28 PM
    Zero Superbowls. #SeattladerallCheakhawks

    Wow copy and paste still works!!!!

    I guess if my team was as disappointing as the hate mongers and my defense let retired running backs rush for 150yds I would live 23 years in the past also. Keep clinging to a strike year Super Bowl!! It garners so much respect!!!

    Hey creepyvoice let us all know how your next few 1st rounders work out.

    #worstownerinprosports

  23. Jim Harbaugh scouted, signed and developed Baldwin and the world’s biggest sociopath – Richard Sherman. They wouldn’t be in the NFL without JH.

    In Harbaugh we trust. Can’t wait to see the look on Pete the Cheat’s face when the clock strikes zero Sunday and the Niners come out on top! Vegas is smarter than the Seatrolls and has the right team favored!

  24. Ok, next, no seahawk wideout is on my fantasy squad and that should tell you somin Dougie..Correction Golden Tate once, but dropped him like a sack when Gordon came back.

  25. Pftpoet, notice how there was no Niner fans 3 years ago when they were terrible year after year and Seattle won the west year after year? The fans are always there, but there isn’t much reason to talk when your team isn’t doing so great. That’s why you don’t see Jaguar and Buccaneer fans say much. But believe me they’re still there.

  26. What would u know poet? I’ve never seen your name till A.P went off last season. Ive been on pft since day one, and been a seahawk fan before kitna was our qb.
    Stop being a hating azz troll.
    11-1
    #jealousymakesyouugly

  27. I scroll down to the comments just to see what idiots like logicalvoicesays type. The same way I turn around and laugh at a gnarly duece after I take one. You’re a troll buddy.

  28. In the modern NFL… if you have HIGH QUALITY DEPTH in the wide receiver position… you may proceed staking claim of having a TOP receiving corps.

    Unfortunately…. “my” Bengals do not have HIGH QUALITY DEPTH in the wide receiver position… but… it could be worse.

    When comparing #2 wr, #3 wr, and TE of AFC North teams… this is the stink…

    Bengals #2-#3 wr and rookie TE:
    122 receptions – 1206 yards
    100 yards per game avg.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Browns #2-#3 wr and TE:
    136 receptions – 1407 yards
    117 yards per game avg.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    steelers #2-#3 wr and TE:
    136 receptions – 1581 yards
    131 yards per game avg.

    *The ravens stats are not included due to “ELITE” joe flacco being terrible.

  29. Seattle is the best team in Football…

    That being said…they don’t even have the best recieving corps in the Division…that goes to Arizona.

  30. It would be hard to argue that anyone has a better core of WRs than the Denver Broncos.

    Demaryius Thomas 1,061 yds, 10 tds
    Eric Decker 971 yds, 7 tds
    Julius Thomas 590 yds, 10 tds
    Wes Welker 717 yds, 9 tds

    And that’s with having a top 10 RB with 842 yds rushing, 414 yrds recieving, 4.2 ypc, 9 rushing tds and 2 recieving tds.

    Just saying, how do you not say they have the best core of WRs right now? Who else? Chicago? Dallas? Arizona? Who???

  31. Having the 3rd ranked RUSH Offense in the NFL is Seattle’s strength… NOT their 22nd ranked PASS Offense.

  32. There’s that legal Seattle weed talking…

    It is a nice collection for Russell Wilson. Not touching the Bears (seriously… who’s their QB again?) or Broncos WRs right now.

    Add a legit TE as a receiving threat and Seattle’s O would be beyond nasty. Wilson is the real deal and that Oline and Lynch combo makes defenses play them honest.

  33. Confidence is high when all is going well…..
    I think he was talking about the “potential” stats if thrown more and that talent-wise the players themselves are near the top of the league. Not yet proven………hope he is right and the numbers start reflecting something to back up that statement.

    Go Hawks!

  34. Seahawk and niner fans are obsessed with each other. We’re rivals of course. If you say it’s one sided than you’re oblivious.
    Niners rams game 1…what were the niner fans chanting? Just saying. Both sides do questionable things. #lovetherivalry #gohawks

  35. I saw the headline and was all fired up to write an indignant comment about how the Broncos and Bears might disagree with Baldwin. But MDS already did it.

    Sigh.

    Seriously though, here’s how it goes:

    -The Broncos have the best corps, with Thomas, Decker, other Thomas and Welker.

    -The Bears probably have next best group (and I’m a homer here) with Marshall, Jeffrey and The Black Unicorn.

    -The Lions have the best WR on earth.

    -The Jets have …Stephen Hill. TROLLED.

  36. Oh my! Sacrilege!!! The nerds will find you and bully you mercilessly if you dare to flaunt the all-mighty mathematics.

    Ever since the nerds were invited in with fairy tale football, and ESPN jumped the shark—you can’t find anyone using much more than ape-logic analysis of subjective numbers pumped up by rule changes (That really just reflect the greed of the league).

    They wanted the women and the casual sports fan and the nerd. Now they have them. G/L NFL.

  37. If you prorate the difference in passing attempts from Wilson to Manning, you get 4212 yards to Mannings 4125, if you spread out those 1540 yards among the ‘Hawk receivers, their numbers would be comparable to Thomas, Decker, Welker. And this is even though Seattle played without 3/5ths of starting offensive line for much of the year so far.

    The difference is that Marshawn Lynch allows them to control games and eat up the clock, requiring less passing to win. It is a winning formula, as Wilson will soon hold the NFL record for most wins in his first two years in the league. A feat that none of the older franchises who won their rings years ago can claim.

  38. Again, the nfl allows test ratios of 4:1, which are only attainable through peds. Meaning the whole league is allowed to juice up to those levels, and they do. So stop bringing up adderrall, its a non factor compared to roids.

    I don’t agree they have the best corps, but baldwin is one of the best jus watch him play, he can makes some insane catches.

  39. Have a feeling they wont make it to the superbowl great in regular season but fall short in postseason

  40. Classic. More really loud talk. Broncos have the best receivers by a longshot. When you toss in the slot and the TE it’s not even comparable. Without Wilson, who is a stud, those guys wouldn’t be ranked in the top 25.

  41. It is ridicules that people keep posting and inferring that the Seahawks owe their success this season to cheating with PEDs or have issues with substance abuse, exclusively. Substance Abuse/PEDs are a system wide NFL problem. Just look at week 5 when this same site noted the player(s) set to return after suspensions for PED/substance abuse violations involved the following teams: Arizona, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New York Jets, New York Giants, Oakland, Washington(2), St. Louis Rams and Seattle.

    The problem is not Seattle’s. It is the NFL’s.

  42. Baldwin is right. Can’t wait to watch Seattle’s receivers play with Denver’s secondary. Should be fun also watching the Legion of Boom destroy Peyton’s air game, if he ever gets a pass off.

  43. Doug admitted that we don’t have the receiving stats that other teams do The Hawks are a “run first” team. The primary reason that we don’t have individual high numbers, is that we have others; Mike Robinson, Marshawn Lynch, Zach Miller, to name a few, who pull down the short yardage passes. Then for the long yardage situations there are the receivers, 5 or 6 of them. There simply can’t be enough throws to ensure that any of them can put up high numbers. But RW’s high passer rating tells you that he is connecting with them more often than not. Whether we have the best receiving corps or not, we do have the best record in the NFL, and isn’t that what every team would most like to have?

  44. “broncosllbuckya says: Dec 5, 2013 8:01 PM

    Classic. More really loud talk. Broncos have the best receivers by a longshot. When you toss in the slot and the TE it’s not even comparable. Without Wilson, who is a stud, those guys wouldn’t be ranked in the top 25.”

    By that token, you’re saying the Broncos receivers would rack up all those stats without Manning??

    Good luck with that…

  45. jason9696 says:
    Dec 5, 2013 7:58 PM
    The Shehawks are so arrogant it’s sickening. Especially for a team that has NEVER won a damn thing. Hopefully that trend continues.

    ——————————————

    Won those last 2 games against those Whiners… oh wait, let me guess…. those don’t count…. lol

  46. People on the internet are generally good at reactions that lack thoughtful analysis, so I understand some of these comments.

    But think, what would Denver’s WRs look like on the Seahawks? They would have middling stats, but still be great. The Seahawks WRs have middling stats, but they would be leading the league, statistically, if they had Peyton Manning throwing 40 passes per game to them.

    This isn’t a statistical comparison. Evaluate WRs based on what they look like on the field. Use your eyes because the Seahawks WR corps has made some sick receptions this year. They may or may not be the best, but they are a top 10 receiving corps.

  47. Perhaps not the best overall, but given the team’s production he’s allowed to have some confidence.

    Especially being that 3/5 of those receivers went undrafted, it’s a deserved chip on the shoulder.

  48. Seahawk fans:

    Your quarterback is a beast. Top 5 in the NFL already. Guy is legitimate and a great representative for the NFL. Your stadium is an architectural and acoustical masterpiece, but put Chiefs fans in that place and they break the Guiness record no doubt. Also calling 49er fans whiner fans is an example of why no one takes you seriously, in addition to having no rings. When you guys win one, maybe this year, you will get the credit you feel you deserve and that your team has earned. Until then, you are not the 90’s Cowboys. As a 49er fan, I respect great football and the Seahawks are playing it. Going to be at the game and hope to see a ton of you there. Going to be a hell of a game. Hope to see you at your place again in January, yes I am delusional enough to think we can still win there, hell Alex did it in 2011. Just stop acting like you’ve done something. We both have only lost Super Bowls in the 2000’s, nothing more.

  49. Yeah, take away RW and this receiving corps is nothing. Oh wait…Tarvaris Jackson has a 144.1 rating on the year with these scrubs.
    #drinkingyourtears

  50. Good one, Doug! Guess the Seattle WR corps just beat out the NY Jets WR corps for the best in the nfl

  51. denverdougz says:
    Dec 5, 2013 8:19 PM
    The problem is Seattle, they’ve had 7 players suspended in 2 years

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    Name all 7 of those players are their contributions to the team. I will wait.

  52. footballwasking says:
    Dec 5, 2013 8:46 PM
    Seahawk fans:

    Your quarterback is a beast. Top 5 in the NFL already. Guy is legitimate and a great representative for the NFL. Your stadium is an architectural and acoustical masterpiece, but put Chiefs fans in that place and they break the Guiness record no doubt. Also calling 49er fans whiner fans is an example of why no one takes you seriously, in addition to having no rings. When you guys win one, maybe this year, you will get the credit you feel you deserve and that your team has earned. Until then, you are not the 90′s Cowboys. As a 49er fan, I respect great football and the Seahawks are playing it. Going to be at the game and hope to see a ton of you there. Going to be a hell of a game. Hope to see you at your place again in January, yes I am delusional enough to think we can still win there, hell Alex did it in 2011. Just stop acting like you’ve done something. We both have only lost Super Bowls in the 2000′s, nothing more.

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    Dude, you’re clueless. Put chiefs fans there and they break the record? Lol. Are you some sort of scientist? Do you have facts to back this up? Do people from Missouri have deeper voice boxes? STUPID COMMENT. And shut up, we can talk all we want. Having more titles doesn’t give you anymore credibility to talk about a subject not even about super bowls. The 12th man is the best fans in sports. Even Magic Johnson says so you know its true !!

  53. My grandma, myself, and CJ are better than SEA’s top 3. I have good hands though so I can be effective for some sneaky 2 yard plays. That’s worth something. Grandma is a decoy and a penalty magnet.

  54. You people really ought to read the linked article, not doing so really makes you look idiotic with your hate.

  55. Say what???? Pete Carroll must have took his players off of adderall because of the heat, and discovered that Crack masks steroids just as well.

    Baldwin’s smoking something.

  56. praetorian12 says:Dec 5, 2013 7:42 PM

    Baldwin has been saying this all year… but now that the O-line is back to give RW time and the Seahawks are 11-2… the nation starts to pay attention
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    I agree with you, except for the 11-2 part. The Hawks are 11-1………………

  57. footballwasking says:
    Dec 5, 2013 8:46 PM
    Seahawk fans:

    Your quarterback is a beast. Top 5 in the NFL already. Guy is legitimate and a great representative for the NFL. Your stadium is an architectural and acoustical masterpiece, but put Chiefs fans in that place and they break the Guiness record no doubt.
    ———————————————————-
    Maybe they would, because there would be about 9,000 more people creating the noise if were Cheifs fans.

  58. footballwasking says:
    Dec 5, 2013 8:46 PM
    Seahawk fans:
    Your stadium is an architectural and acoustical masterpiece, but put Chiefs fans in that place and they break the Guiness record no doubt.

    ********************
    uhm… you can’t fit the KC fans in the CLink… doesn’t hold as many fans…
    12th man is louder with less people.

  59. The seahawks have some serious bandwagon fans.
    There sure wasn’t a guy dressed as a green hulk when Hasselbeck was the quarterback.

  60. Ricardo Lockette might be the fastest. Douggie b. might be pretty well rounded. Golden Tate is like a young hines ward. Percy if he gets playing is the best of the bunch. Kearse seems like hes capable.

    They are not the best group though. No knock on douggie cuz of course hes gonna exude confidence in his groups abilities. Thats the kinda teammate id want.

  61. I’ve never seen so many haters in all my life – not even for Yankees or Cowboys. It makes no sense at all, except I guess haters just like to hate.

    Also

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 5, 2013 7:47 PM
    Having the 3rd ranked RUSH Offense in the NFL is Seattle’s strength… NOT their 22nd ranked PASS Offense.

    _____________

    Convenient numbers, troll. Seattle ranks #1 in yds/attempt, #5 in competion percentage, and #2 in passer rating.

    They don’t have a ton of passing yards because they don’t NEED a ton of passing yards.

    Angry trolls are an absolute pleasure to watch kick and scream.

  62. Right now…the Seahawks have the best everything in the NFL. Including home field. And unless something changes, all playoff teams in the NFC will have to get past it.

  63. Teams that a good QB and depth at WR to spread the ball can be very difficult to stop.

    They might not have the eye popping personal stats – but they’re a difficult offense to stop and they win a lot of games

  64. That “having no rings” comment is so burnt.

    Most of the people who say that junk are the fans of a team who won it a decade or more ago.

    So when your team comes and plays one of us “ringless” teams this sunday… what is gonna matter that you have a dusty ol trophy somewhere? When the hawks beat you like the cops did rodney, you gonna get satisfaction knowing that your team won a Lombardi when you were in daipers?

    I have a friend whos a raider fan who says that junk all the time. It always backfires on him too…. cuz that ring doesnt matter when your team cant even win a division title. For a decade to boot.

  65. I don’t think Doug Baldwin is right, he may be wishing he was.
    I just hope someone “knocks off” those big headed Hawks, and please stop chewing the gum Coach. It’s a disgusting habit. You look like a cow chewing cud.
    Please Denver, 49ers, New England, anyone knock those people off their thrown. If they win the Super Bowl it will be unbearable.

  66. Better send that drug tester to Seattle again…..hell, they should take up permanent residence in PEDcity.

  67. The casual fan will have no understanding of what Baldwin is saying. PFT is loaded with trolls that don’t even watch the game let alone know talent.

    Doug Baldwin would be 100% right if Denver didn’t put together such a dynamic group this year. Rice, Harvin, Tate, Baldwin was our 4th receiver coming into the year, Jermaine Kearse was our 5th. Sure the injury bug hit 2 WRs but ask Green Bay how they are doing when they were considered to have some of the deepest talent at the position.

    I laugh at thinking at all this hate you fans try have towards Seattle because this team is going to be competing for Super Bowls or at least in the running for the next 5 years at least. 4th youngest roster in NFL and sitting 11-1. Go Hawks!

  68. muskyhunter2542 says:
    Dec 5, 2013 8:57 PM
    best team NEVER WINS THE SUPERBOWL!!!
    ———————————————————-
    Actually, the team that does win the Super Bowl is considered the best team. That’s kind of the point of the regular season and playoffs.

    I think what you are trying to say is that you don’t think the Seahawks will be that team. Okay, well none of us can predict the future. But right now, they look damn good!

  69. It’s pretty easy for the Seahawks to have a good receiving core. Rice can draw defensive PI by hitching a damn piggy-back ride on a defender. Golden Tate gets credit for touchdowns even when it’s really an interception.

  70. I love reading the comments in threads about my team. It’s an epic voyage of comico-tragic fail.

    Logical and pftpoet trolling as usual…it’s like seeing Chevy Chase fall at the beginning of the old Saturday Night Live….you realize it’s gotta be kinda painful for them to be prop jokes, but, what’s gotta happen has gotta happen.

    A Niner fan talking about how Baldwin owes Harbaugh his career…um what? Harbaugh dumped Baldwin on the practice squad his junior year, limiting him to seven games and only four receptions. It took injuries to other WRs to get him playing time – Baldwin was actually considering quitting football when his senior mentor, a guy named Richard Sherman, helped talk him into sticking around. Baldwin made his own opportunities, took advantage of them, and told Harbaugh where he could put it when it came time to sign somewhere as a free agent. Meanwhile, the Niners have developed exactly one receiver from “home grown talent” over the past several years, #11 overall pick Michael Crabtree, while having to rely on free agency and trades for production at the position this year.

    A Bronco fan talking about Seattle drug suspensions. Wonder if he knows that one of those guys was John Moffitt, who the Broncos traded for (and who actually had a prescription, he just forgot to notify the league)? Wonder if he knows that the two suspensions from this year aren’t PEDs? Wonder if he knows that Seattle and Denver were actually tied for the “lead” in PED suspensions going into this season? Wonder if he knows his team’s best defensive player not only failed a test, but also used a nonhuman sample and tried to bribe the tester, resulting in an extra two games added to his suspension? Hi pot. Kettle here. Well met!

    Yep. Comic gold.

    As for this article…eh, maybe not the “best”. But don’t read the stats, or subject yourself to preconceived notions, watch the tape. If you do, you may be happy to know Baldwin is a free agent at the end of this season, and you’d probably be very, very happy if your team signed him. Conversely, if he winds up on a division rival, you may not be as happy.

    The Seattle Seahawks continue to be a real football team….one built on a solid power run game and dominating defense (remember what those were like?)…..in a pass-happy, big-stats-over-big-wins, fantasy football world.

  71. Footballwasking… I hear wgat you’re saying. It was intended as a truthful compliment. I’ve been a Hawk fan since the days of Jim Zorn and Steve Largent and it’s been a rough go for Seattle. You’re right, Seahawks have never won a SB sad to say… I’ve stuck it out as a fan for many years and I’m so happy for them right now!!! Russell Wilson has some serious skills and outstanding maturity for his age.
    Sure, some players have run into some trouble in their personal lives but remember people, most of these players are just young men still trying to figure their lives out and their careers.
    I will be at the game Sunday wearing my #24 Seattle jersey.
    49ers are a hell of a team when they are in the zone..,but win or lose I remain a Hawk fan!! I can’t wait for this game. It’s not a statement game, it’s just a game – let’s not forget that (a great game though)
    GO HAWKS!!!!!

  72. The fact that anyone would even consider what Baldwin said as even close to any sort of logic shows the lack of not only knowledge but the ability to be taken serious as a sports fan. Seahawk fans do themselves such a disservice by citing beating the niners twice at home lopsided as the wins may have been. Enjoy the fact that your team is playing well. If two regular season wins and being able to yell loud are the bright spots of you franchise you may need to pump your breaks a bit.

  73. Ok Seattle fans, lets play GM for a moment….

    I am the Atlanta GM and I just offered you a healthy Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Harry Douglas for a healthy Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, and Golden Tate straight up…do you accept the trade?

    Or how about, I am now the Green Bay GM and offered you a healthy Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones for a healthy same 3 SEA WR straight up…do you accept the trade?

    Or how about, I am now the Denver GM and offered you a healthy Deymarius Thomas, Wes Welker, and Eric Decker for a healthy same 3 SEA WR straight up…do you accept the trade?

    Or how about, I am now the Chicago GM and offered you a healthy Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey for a healthy Harvin and Rice, straight up…do you accept the trade?

    Or, lastly how about, I am the Detroit GM and offered you Calvin Johnson for Harvin, Rice, and Tate…do you accept the trade?

    Just curious to see who in Seattle still retains some sense of sanity (as clearly Baldwin does not).

  74. That kind of thinking will get you immortalized in an NFL Films Classic – Memorable Divisional Playoff Upsets…

  75. As a Seahawks fan, I will say this much – while Seattle may not have the best WR corps in the NFL, they are certainly one of the deepest. The Hawks WRs are doing just fine without Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin. As stated, Golden Tate is the leading WR on the team.

    Throughout the season, we’ve seen Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Ricardo Lockette all step up to the plate. The offense is centered around the running game anyways, and Wilson spreads the ball around to everybody when he does throw it, which accounts for why none of our WRs are displaying 1000 yard seasons.

    Say what you will about whether or not the Hawks’ WR corps is the best in the NFL, but you cannot debate the depth. If Denver lost Thomas, Decker and Welker, who would step up to the plate next?

    In the meantime, let the haters continue hating.

    GO HAWKS!

  76. Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Gonzalez.
    Thomas, Decker, Welker, Thomas
    Crabtree , Boldin, Manningham, Davis
    Anyone Brees, Rodgers or Brady throws to
    Eagles
    Giants
    Then maybe Seahawks

  77. Baldwin obviously isn’t making his case based on yards. It’s about efficiency. How productive are you with the targets you get?

    By that measure, Doug Baldwin kills it. Kills.

    Let’s line up Demaryius Thomas against him, for example.

    Thomas has 67 receptions on 103 targets (65%) for 1061 yards (10.3 yards per target).

    Baldwin has 40 receptions on 55 targets (73%) for 653 yards (11.9 yards per target).

    Baldwin is 2nd in the league in passer rating (the passer rating of the quarterback when targeting the player) at 129.6. Thomas is 8th at 119.4.

    Baldwin has dropped 2 passes on 42 catchable balls, for a drop rate of 4.8%. Thomas has dropped 7 passes on 74 catchable balls for a drop rate of 9.5%.

    So yes, squeal all you like, but Baldwin knows what he’s talking about.

  78. Are there stats for dropped passes? If so, he might be right, in that the seahawks receivers probably have the lowest dropped passes. Also, they always seem to catch the wicked hard passes to catch.

  79. LOL @ these idiots! Seattle and this division hasn’t been very good for a long long time until these past two yrs! And now Seattle thinks they are the best team ever and in the best division ever LMAO, give me a break already Seattle!
    #one&done

  80. The only things the Seahawks are best at, are of course taking PED’s. As well as celebrating routine plays. Unless you want to count that lonely trophy in their trophy case. You know the one… For having a stadium designed to be loud.

  81. HAHAHAHAHA NO! They’re not even top three in their own conference when it comes to their WR Corp.

  82. The NFL should test them all for PED’s the second the season ends.

    They might not be able to filed a team for the playoffs.

  83. muskyhunter2542 says:
    Dec 5, 2013 8:57 PM

    best team NEVER WINS THE SUPERBOWL!!!
    *************
    So you started watching the NFL this year, right?

  84. Right. And Randy Moss is the greatest WR in NFL history.

    The Seahawks receiving corps may have the most raw talent, but they’re definitely not the most productive. There is a difference.

  85. I can’t think of another group that has more highlight catches dragging that foot coming back for the ball at the sideline or in the corner of the endzone. Baldwin has mastered the art and Kearse has certainly showed that he is learning the craft… If you doubt the statement trying watching a Seahawk game, the proof is right there on the field. GO HAWKS

  86. Dropped passes percentage is a totally useless stat! It doesn’t take into account the number of short passes vs long passes. A WR can catch 6 out of 7 passes 3-7 yards, another receiver can get 3 30 yard passes thrown to him, catches 2, but drops 1.
    Who’s percentage would be better?
    who had the better game?

  87. Last week, Richard Sherman and his merry band of braggers talked about how superior the Seahawks are. Even though he and the rest of the Hawks held on virtually every passing play and were actually penalized for holding only some of those times, they were beaten. Apparently, the offense has an over-inflated regard for their abilities too. It’s getting apparent that the Seahawks are cheaters who get away with lots and their fans are all-NFL obnoxious. If they didn’t have Russell Wilson, who has class, they’d still be a lottery team.

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