Pete Carroll expects Doug Baldwin to push to play next week

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When Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin scaled back his practice work in early August, the word from Seattle was that the team was managing his sore knee in hopes of having Baldwin ready to go for the start of the regular season.

It appears that effort has been a successful one. Baldwin has started to ramp up his physical activity and head coach Pete Carroll said that he expects Baldwin to push for playing time in next week’s final preseason game.

“He’s doing really well,” Carroll said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “He’s really excited about coming back. He’s running. He’ll want to play next week. We’ll just get back out here and make that determination next week.”

Whether Baldwin gets the green light to play in the preseason or not, Carroll said the wideout is “going to be there for the opener” against the Broncos on September 9.

3 responses to “Pete Carroll expects Doug Baldwin to push to play next week

  1. They will need him because the Broncos have Case Keenum, who has beaten Seattle before when he was a St. Louis Lambs QB. OTOH, Von Miller is going to give RT Germain Ifedi or George Fant problems because he plays on the left side or Seattle’s right side. Russell Wilson needs to get rid of the ball quickly to avoid sacks, and Doug Baldwin is very elusive and he can get open quickly off the line for short passes.

  2. Good thing Pete the Cheat Carroll has never forced a star player to play through a knee injury and lie about the severity of that injury before.

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