Pete Carroll: Tyler Lockett growing into No. 1 receiver role

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson called Doug Baldwin “one of a kind” after the veteran retired this offseason and head coach Pete Carroll seems to agree with that assessment.

Carroll said the Seahawks “won’t ever replace” Baldwin, but they are getting ready for another season and Baldwin’s retirement means others will have to step up at receiver. The team is looking to Tyler Lockett as their new No. 1 wideout, which Carroll said is a role “you kind of grow into” over time.

The coach said he’s seen signs that Lockett is making that growth and the wideout said lessons he learned from Baldwin are helping him with that process.

“The biggest thing that I learned when it comes to Doug is you have to be yourself,” Lockett said, via the team’s website. “I have to be able to understand who I am as a leader and what I bring to the team as a leader. The things that he brought, I was able to learn from that and I was able to see that. But he also taught me how to be myself, because if I can’t be myself, everybody else won’t be able to accept the message that I’m trying to allow them to be able to receive. So I have to be able to speak from a willing heart.”

Lockett led the team with 57 catches, 965 yards and 10 touchdowns last year, so the on-field transition may not wind up being as big as the one he’s being asked to make in the locker room.

13 responses to “Pete Carroll: Tyler Lockett growing into No. 1 receiver role

  1. The Seahawks have one of the best organizations from top to bottom. They just systematically keep bringing in high performing guys in the middle to late rounds.

  2. One of the best organizations in the NFL? They have won the superbowl a grand total of one time, and in most years the Seahawks have been irrelevant.

  3. Has been a great organization since bringing on Carroll/Schneider. Lockett has consistently delivered since being drafted and will be fun to watch again as he moves into the No.1 receiver slot. Haters always want to underestimate the Seahawks but they just keep delivering and proving nay-sayers wrong. Funny you don’t hear that kind of skepticism from other players or people in the business who actually know the kind of quality product this organization is capable of producing year-after-year.

  4. “Lockett has consistently delivered since being drafted”

    Huh? Lockett averaged 600 yds/season his first three years in the league. That’s less than 40 yds/game. Injuries played a role in some of that lack of production, but I’m not sure that these three years would qualify as “constantly delivering”.

    Based on the comments coming out of the Seahawks’ camp and fans the NFL might as well cancel the season and just hand the Lombardi to Pete Carroll.

  5. That sounds right, in most seasons with shorty as QB, the leading receiver gets about 50 catches. They are going to emphasize the run again this season, so another 50 catch season is likely for Lockett. Once again Seattle will rank near the bottom of the league in passing yards. They were 25th last season.

  6. patswinners says:
    One of the best organizations in the NFL? They have won the superbowl a grand total of one time, and in most years the Seahawks have been irrelevant.
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    Since drafting Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have the 2nd most wins in the NFL, 6 playoff appearances, 2 Conference Championships, 1 Super Bowl (and it should have been two and you know it) and have $105 million in cap space to spend in the next two years.

    So yeah, pretty much the 2nd best organization in the NFL over the last 10 years.

  7. Ever wonder how Wilson manages to connect deep with Lockett? I mean, it’s one midget blindly chucking it to another.

  8. harrisbarton says:
    “Lockett has consistently delivered since being drafted”

    Huh? Lockett averaged 600 yds/season his first three years in the league. That’s less than 40 yds/game. Injuries played a role in some of that lack of production, but I’m not sure that these three years would qualify as “constantly delivering”.
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    7,000 yards from scrimmage and 23 touchdowns in 4 years. That’s 1,736 yards a season, not 600. So yeah, I’d say that’s “consistently delivering.” Especially against anybody the 49ers have. Have a nice 6-10 season again.

  9. It’s comical reading these posts about his numbers. All this article is saying is that Lockett is poised to take the reigns from Baldwin as Seattle’s #1 option. Video game receiving yards/catches have never been used at all to describe Pete Carroll’s Seahawks.

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