Doug Baldwin Gets Heated During and After Seahawks' Loss to Cowboys

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterOctober 13, 2014


Doug Baldwin cannot metabolize defeat. It’s not in his character.

The Seahawks' most fiery wide receiver could scarcely contain himself Sunday as Seattle fell 30-23 at home to a resurgent Dallas Cowboys team. After blocking a punt to put Seattle up 10-0 in the first quarter, Baldwin watched as his team frittered away the lead, and his anger eventually exploded into a sideline rant and a postgame meltdown in front of reporters. 

Cameras caught Baldwin venting his frustration at quarterback Russell Wilson. It’s unclear what was said, but an NFL Bad Lip Reading of the exchange would probably clear things up greatly.

Clearly, Wilson viewed Baldwin’s frustration as a personal problem.


Baldwin’s anger spilled over into his postgame comments to the media. The wideout launched into an expletive-laced rant in the Seattle locker room regarding the team’s offensive struggles. 

John Boyle of The Everett Herald tweeted text of Baldwin's comments. Suffice it to say, Baldwin thinks the Seahawks underperformed against Dallas.

John Boyle @johnpboyle

Well, nobody is going to accuse Doug Baldwin of taking this loss lightly: http://t.co/xEObcW0QdY

To be clear, there’s no bad blood between Wilson and Baldwin—at least according to Baldwin. He reiterated to media that he didn’t place the blame for the loss on Wilson, who completed only 50 percent of his passes and threw a calamitous interception in the final minutes of the contest.

John Boyle @johnpboyle

Since a lot was made of Baldwin's animated conversation w/ Wilson, worth noting he said "It's not on Russ... I'm not mad at Russ at all."

Rage, Doug. Rage against the loss. Do not go softly into that 3-2 record.

Despite Baldwin's seemingly pessimistic view of the Seahawks' current situation, Seattle is sitting relatively pretty. Losing at home is a body blow, but the defending Super Bowl champs aren’t falling to scrubs. 

The San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys are 5-1 squads with strong postseason potential. There’s nothing to be ashamed of here, except perhaps the language Baldwin used to express his frustration. 

Lock it up, Doug. The season is young, and you've got the sorrowful St. Louis Rams next week. Rest up for the feast. 

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