Doug Baldwin Says Seahawks Have Locker Room Issues but 'Always Come Back'

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2017

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin talks to reporters following NFL football practice, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

Doug Baldwin isn't concerned about the Seattle Seahawks infighting in the locker room. 

"We always come back," the veteran receiver said, per Gregg Bell of the News Tribune. "We always come back to center."

In May, ESPN's Seth Wickersham described a rift between the offense and the defense that took place last season, most notably between Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson.

Baldwin didn't deny there were problems but believes the issues are overblown.

"If I am speaking candidly, yes, do we have issues in our locker room? Do we have arguments and disagreements? Of course. Every locker room does," he explained.

"What I think makes our locker room so great is that we are transparent, is that we are upfront with each other. We do hold each other to a high standard of accountability."

The 28-year-old receiver has spent all six years of his career with the Seahawks, helping the team grow from a 7-9 squad into Super Bowl champions. However, the team hasn't been quite as dominant the last two years and lost in the divisional round each season.

As the losses built up, so did the emotion from key players. Sherman made headlines in December for an outburst on the sideline, which was just one example of the unrest within the team. Despite incidents like this, Baldwin believes in what the team has built together.

"It's just a family dynamic that we have in our locker room. It truly is special."

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