Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) runs with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Baldwin took umbrage with Seattle receivers being called 'appetizers'

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After finishing Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with six receptions for 106 yards, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin explained one of the bits of criticism he used as motivation. As he shared with The Seattle Post, Baldwin said he turned on ESPN in the morning before the game and heard his fellow Seattle wide receivers referred to as “appetizers.”

He didn’t much care for the characterization:

I was able to watch a special on ESPN with Keyshawn Johnson and Cris Carter. They were talking about the wide receivers for the Seattle Seahawks. They said that we’re not the main entrees. They said that we’re the appetizers. I’ll take that. We’re the appetizers. But we’re one hell of a good appetizer.

Baldwin also celebrated Seattle’s thrilling victory by joking with a reporter responsible for a USA Today piece from earlier in the year that questioned Seattle’s talent at the receiver position. Baldwin found the author in the locker room after the game and had this say: “We appreciate you being in the presence of such average and pedestrian receivers.”

My gut reaction: HOW COME BALDWIN COULDN’T SHOW MORE CLASS?!? IS THAT TYPE OF TAUNTING GOOD FOR THE GAME?! I THINK NOT! I. AM. OFFENDED!

(That’s how writing about the Seattle Seahawks works, right?)

[Source: The Seattle Post]

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