At some point before the Seahawks opted to throw rather than run the ball with Marshawn Lynch, it looked like their most questionable decision of the day was one wide receiver Doug Baldwin made after scoring a touchdown to put the team ahead 24-14 in the third quarter.
After scoring, Baldwin mimed pulling down his pants and squatting as if on a commode before dropping the ball to the ground in a manner similar to the one people use to drop human waste into commodes. Baldwin was penalized on the field, although NBC cut away from bringing Baldwin’s interpretive moment to a mass audience. It will remain open to interpretation as Baldwin declined to discuss his inspiration after the contest.
“That is between me and the guy it was directed at,” Baldwin said.
Baldwin did say it wasn’t directed at Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was covering him on the touchdown play and who appeared to be the target of some mocking from Seahawks corner Richard Sherman after the play. No matter the target of the faux-defecation, Baldwin’s likely to wind up paying a fine for it before the league flushes away the 2014 season once and for all.