Don’t Forget About Me
After becoming the first player in NFL history to lead his team in receiving yards and catches as an undrafted free agent rookie last year, Doug Baldwin has been off to a slow start in his sophomore year for the Seahawks.
Golden Tate is finally showing off what we all were expecting when he got drafted in 2010.
Baldwin has also missed one game this year due to injury and chipped a tooth while attempting a diving catch on the second to last play of the week one lose to Arizona.
So Seahawk fans, don’t forget about Dougie and fantasy owners don’t sleep on him because this is what he’s capable of!
Eventual receiver of the Russell Wilson pass Doug Baldwin was lined up in his usual slot position on the right side. He was flanked by Ben Obomanu and Golden Tate was lined up on the left in his usual split end spot.
At the snap, Marshawn Lynch wades through the line and breaks into the flat and actually gets a look from Wilson as pressure mounds, before Wilson scrambles outside the pocket.
Golden Tate and Ben Obomanu both run streak routes and draw man coverage. Zach Miller runs a post into the middle of the endzone.
Doug Baldwin’s route is a difficult one to judge. It looked to be a streak, but as he got jammed he fell down and it became more of a seam route towards the middle rather than a straight path to the endzone.
Baldwin getting shoved down mistimed the play and Wilson has to step out of the pocket to avoid the rush which gives Doug Baldwin time to catch up to where he should be.
Wilson steps up to throw and delivers an absolute dime!
As mentioned, Baldwin falls which mistimed the route poorly, but as the ball is delivered he does an excellent job of regaining body position and jumps into the air to catch it with his entire body and keeps control while falling to the ground.
He then celebrates with Blitz, the mascot. Badass.
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