When you’re running down the list of Seahawks storylines, it takes you a minute to get to their receiving corps.
Because after you get through Richard Sherman, noise, the defense as a whole, Russell Wilson and rain, it’s easy to overlook the guys who catch the passes.
The guy who has barely played gets more attention than the ones who do, so you’ll pardon them if they’re a little salty right now.
“It irritates the hell out of me when you have guys that constantly want to talk about our receiving corps about how, ‘We’re average. We’re pedestrian,’ ” wide receiver Doug Baldwin said, via Jim Corbett of USA Today. “Well, we’re going to walk our [butts] to the Super Bowl, pedestrians.”
Baldwin had six catches for 106 yards yesterday, and also flashed on kick returns. But as long as they’re not the focal point of the plan, they know there’s only so much attention for players such as himself, Golden Tate and Jermaine Kearse (who caught the game-winning touchdown on fourth down).
“The guys we have in our receiving room, they’re very talented,” Baldwin said. “They’re unselfish players, perfectionists.
“We know in this offense we’re not going to get as many opportunities as guys who would if we were in a huge passing offense. But we also know when we get our opportunities, we’ve got to make the most of them.”
So while it’s not a group that’s talking the talk right now, they’ve earned the right to walk the walk.
All the way to New York.