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Doug Baldwin: Seahawks’ locker room is different, that makes us great

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The Seahawks’ locker room has recently been portrayed as divided, but one of the players in that locker room says that’s not quite right.

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said on PFT Live that although there are disputes within the locker room, that’s about healthy competition, which makes the team better.

“I know that our locker room is different,” Baldwin said. “We have a lot of vibrant personalities that are not hesitant to share their emotions and their opinions, but that’s what makes us great. And Pete Carroll has embraced that environment, he’s made that environment. We celebrate individuality and he’s done a great job of handling those different personalities and giving us a platform to express ourselves because ultimately he feels that in doing so, that’s how we become the best version of ourselves on the football field.”

Baldwin said the ESPN article that portrayed problems between quarterback Russell Wilson and players on the defense hadn’t caused any problems on the team.

“There was no issues with the article because we’re a family. Yeah, we do argue, we do have disagreements, but at the end of the day, we know what we’re fighting for, we know we’re going in the same direction,” he said.

With reports about an attempt to trade Richard Sherman, the decision not to sign Colin Kaepernick and a possible rift in the locker room, all eyes have been on Seattle this offseason. But Baldwin says there’s nothing to see here.

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35 Responses to “Doug Baldwin: Seahawks’ locker room is different, that makes us great”
  1. factschecker says: Jun 6, 2017 8:24 AM

    Yeah, we do argue, we do have disagreements, but at the end of the day, we know what we’re fighting for, we know we’re going in the same direction,” he said.
    ——-
    We Americans have lost sight of this. We have become a nation of name calling spoiled brats that only fight for themselves.

  2. collectordude says: Jun 6, 2017 8:47 AM

    Without a decent offensive line, you’re not going back to the Super Bowl anytime soon.

  3. ricko1112 says: Jun 6, 2017 8:55 AM

    That locker room is the reason the Seahawks’ championship window has slammed shut and been boarded up. They haven’t recovered from the interception.

  4. dlw492 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:01 AM

    Still a DAMN good team, just needs to let go of the past

  5. pastabelly says: Jun 6, 2017 9:12 AM

    It will be interesting to see if the way Pete Carroll runs an organization is sustainable. The lack of control with inmates running the asylum may work well when things are going well, but we have seen peaks of the bubble bursting when things don’t go so well. Not much is made of opening games of the NFL season, but let’s see what happens if they go into Green Bay (Bennett brothers show down) and get blown out. It could get ugly in the emerald city.

  6. nhpats says: Jun 6, 2017 9:16 AM

    dlw492 says:
    Jun 6, 2017 9:01 AM
    Still a DAMN good team, just needs to let go of the past

    —————

    No doubt. Seattle is one of the few teams that can regularly compete with the Pats.

  7. patriots123456 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:17 AM

    This is Pete Carroll’s style of coaching.

  8. boiler72 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:18 AM

    Who cares? Seattle is a city that hates America. They should all move to Syria.

  9. mikeytoth says: Jun 6, 2017 9:18 AM

    So much for that “Dynasty”. All talk and no action make Seahawks look foolish and dumb.

  10. chinahand11 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:19 AM

    “We Americans have lost sight of this. We have become a nation of name calling spoiled brats that only fight for themselves.”

    Totally agree with this Factschecker. It used to be we could agree to disagree, more of a light-hearted “oh yeah?” back and forth. Nowadays if someone is on the other side, roots for the opponent, or doesn’t see eye to eye, it is “you go to hell you idiot!”

    Remember those guys who used to dress up at the Cowboy v Redskin games, one for each side? They always sat with each other and had a good time. Ah, where have you gone, America?

  11. LoCoSu@%s says: Jun 6, 2017 9:26 AM

    All that matters is results
    Anything else is just talk

  12. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:26 AM

    I’m certain the Seahawks’ locker room is different than that of the Stanford Cardinal and Gulf Breeze HS. I’m not sure how he could compare others without experience. The locker room in Seattle has been characterized in somewhat different ways in the media so I guess it could be the case.

  13. paastahtroy says: Jun 6, 2017 9:43 AM

    Championship window closed? Haha… Seahawks are one of only 3 teams to win a playoff game the last 5 years straight and the only team to beat Tom Brady last year and beat the Falcons as well…. yah, sure sounds like the window has closed…Keep wishing haters.

  14. inrusswetrustblog says: Jun 6, 2017 9:54 AM

    Last 4 years = 2 Super Bowl appearances, 2 Divisional rounds. One of the youngest teams in the league…window not even close to being shut.

  15. nyneal says: Jun 6, 2017 10:00 AM

    Winning Super Bowls makes you great. The last time I checked, you lost one of those because your coach spit the bit and your QB made an inexcusable mistake.

  16. nyneal says: Jun 6, 2017 10:02 AM

    paastahtroy says:
    Jun 6, 2017 9:43 AM
    Championship window closed? Haha… Seahawks are one of only 3 teams to win a playoff game the last 5 years straight and the only team to beat Tom Brady last year and beat the Falcons as well…. yah, sure sounds like the window has closed…Keep wishing haters.

    _________________________________________

    Big deal. The Falcons won the NFC and the Patriots got the Lombardi Trophy.
    Pete The Cheat Carroll will never win another SB, you can bank on it.

  17. theashleyguy says: Jun 6, 2017 10:06 AM

    Best record in the NFC over the last 5 years, 2 Super Bowl appearances, 1 Super Bowl win, and they just reloaded on defense. The QB has been in the league for 5 years and has the second best passer rating in the HISTORY of the NFL, even after playing last season through 3 terrible injuries.

    No, the offensive line has not been very good but we are improving there. If they can step up, this will continue to be an outstanding team.

    The window is open for a long time.

  18. factschecker says: Jun 6, 2017 10:06 AM

    No doubt. Seattle is one of the few teams that can regularly compete with the Pats.
    ———-
    You are absolutely right. Wilson is 2-1 vs Brady (but TB12 got the ring) and all three games have been outstanding competition that went down to the wire. There is no better match up in the NFL than Brady vs Wilson from a let them compete and may the best man win.

    Die Hard Patriots Fan.

  19. irsaysneedle says: Jun 6, 2017 10:07 AM

    seagulls…legends in their own minds…

  20. bullcharger says: Jun 6, 2017 10:11 AM

    Seahawks are a team with too many spokesmen. Just prove it on the field.

  21. maust1013 says: Jun 6, 2017 10:34 AM

    Report comment
    factschecker says:
    Jun 6, 2017 10:06 AM

    You are absolutely right. Wilson is 2-1 vs Brady (but TB12 got the ring) and all three games have been outstanding competition that went down to the wire. There is no better match up in the NFL than Brady vs Wilson from a let them compete and may the best man win.
    =============================

    You are right about the quality of the games between Seattle and New England but the match up that makes it happen is that D vs Brady and Wilson against the Pats’ D. While it may be true Wilson and the the offense failed to win that Super Bowl it was the D that lost it and that has been conveniently forgotten.

  22. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 6, 2017 10:44 AM

    factschecker says:
    Jun 6, 2017 10:06 AM

    No doubt. Seattle is one of the few teams that can regularly compete with the Pats.
    ———-
    You are absolutely right. Wilson is 2-1 vs Brady (but TB12 got the ring) and all three games have been outstanding competition that went down to the wire. There is no better match up in the NFL than Brady vs Wilson from a let them compete and may the best man win.

    Die Hard Patriots Fan.

    —————

    The competition is actually between Brady and the Seattle defense, more specific the legion of boom. Wilson is almost an afterthought in these matchups.

  23. rainponcho87 says: Jun 6, 2017 11:10 AM

    One thing I dislike about Seahawks fans is that they are constantly saying the 49ers have been irrelevant since 1994, even though SF recently had the Harbaugh run which included a super bowl appearance. But when they talk about their own team, they rattle off playoff appearances, division titles, passer ratings, record vs Patriots, etc. Uh, ok which is it? Counting up a bunch mini accomplishments or only superbowl wins, because if it’s the latter, the Seahawks have been “relevant” for exactly one year in their entire history.

  24. greenwhodat26 says: Jun 6, 2017 11:24 AM

    Most of that defense is pushing 30, or already over. The window IS closing for that team, like it or not.

  25. factschecker says: Jun 6, 2017 11:41 AM

    You are right about the quality of the games between Seattle and New England but the match up that makes it happen is that D vs Brady and Wilson against the Pats’ D.
    ———
    I can see where that would “seem” correct but when you watch the games or look at the #’s, they say something different.

    2016 Wilson 348 yards 3TD 0INT (against the #1 Defense)
    2014 Wilson 247 yards 2 TD 1 INT(SB)
    2013 Wilson 393 yards 3 TD 0INT (as a rookie making his 6th start)

    I see it as 2 great QB’s dueling on the battle field. But that’s just the way I see it.

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 6, 2017 11:45 AM

    “where have you gone, America?”

    Our politicians spent 40 years passing laws that “legalize” influence peddling and corruption that the founder specifically wrote protections against in the Constitution and our laws.

    Now those same influence peddlers who own America’s media and our politicians use it to divide us and steal the country’s wealth for a tiny minority of already ultra wealthy people.

  27. squackduckhawk says: Jun 6, 2017 11:48 AM

    Seattle does’t hate America. There are a lot of hipsters I grant you, but it is a pretty big military area as well. There is a pickup truck with a gun rack for just about every Prius on the road. I live in DC now, the city that REALLY hates America. Go Seahawks.

  28. maust1013 says: Jun 6, 2017 12:01 PM

    factschecker says:
    Jun 6, 2017 11:41 AM

    I can see where that would “seem” correct but when you watch the games or look at the #’s, they say something different.

    2016 Wilson 348 yards 3TD 0INT (against the #1 Defense)
    2014 Wilson 247 yards 2 TD 1 INT(SB)
    2013 Wilson 393 yards 3 TD 0INT (as a rookie making his 6th start)

    I see it as 2 great QB’s dueling on the battle field. But that’s just the way I see it.
    ==========================

    You actually made my point, we mean the same thing but express it differently. What Wilson and Brady do against each other’s very good defenses determines the outcome of those games, after all it’s not like they take the field against each other. patsfan4lifesbchamps on the other hand has no idea what she is talking about…again.

  29. infectorman says: Jun 6, 2017 12:17 PM

    “We celebrate individuality and he’s done a great job of handling those different personalities and giving us a platform to express ourselves because ultimately he feels that in doing so, that’s how we become the best version of ourselves on the football field.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    soooo…were you “expressing the best version of yourself on the field” when you feigned taking a dump with the football falling out yr butt in the SB?

    Another product of Pete the Cheat’s Tier 1 Coaching record
    Classy

  30. Hawknballs says: Jun 6, 2017 12:24 PM

    Only locker room issue I see with the Seahawks is that the media can’t stop talking about it.

    They’ve been talking about it since before the Seahawks crushed the Broncos in SB48 with Percy Harvin.

    They are still talking about it.

    Why? Because they like everyone else mocked Pete Carroll when he came back to the NFL, and all Carroll has done in the NFL is proven everyone wrong. The awful ending of the last SB for them sucks but this has been one of the best teams in the league consistently year after year.

    Seattle has had no problem jettisoning problem payers. Tate and Harvin for example.

  31. RegisHawk says: Jun 6, 2017 1:33 PM

    I’m not sure how he could compare others without experience.

    He talks to the FAs who come into the locker room.

    …even though SF recently had the Harbaugh run which included a super bowl appearance

    Did you win that? Then by all means, continue. If not, you can go sit with the Panthers.

  32. trubroncfan07 says: Jun 6, 2017 3:33 PM

    Goon Squad!

  33. rainponcho87 says: Jun 6, 2017 3:58 PM

    …even though SF recently had the Harbaugh run which included a super bowl appearance

    Did you win that? Then by all means, continue. If not, you can go sit with the Panthers.

    ———/
    Wow, did you read what I wrote? You can’t go on and on about Seahawk accomplishments if you are saying only super bowl WINs count. Seahawks have one win to two losses. That isn’t that amazing a record, get over yourselves,

  34. RegisHawk says: Jun 7, 2017 8:32 AM

    Yes, I can; mainly, because it’s a cyclical line of bs with you SF trolls. You want to count SB wins when comparing right up until people point out that you haven’t won one in over 20 years; then it’s all about having gotten to one that should count, when you’ve already been shut down by the fact that the Seahawks have been to 2 recently. Ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

    Get over yourselves.

  35. alphabeta49er says: Jun 9, 2017 12:28 PM

    Seahawks are *good*

    not great

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