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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has been in Pete Carroll’s starting lineup for three straight games now but he’s just starting to look like the player he once was. Baldwin had been suffering from MCL issues (knee) earlier in the season but he finally started to get it going against the Raiders. The former undrafted receiver (Baldwin) hauled in 91 yards in that game and that’s a big step for him. Once this guy gets back up to game shape then he’s going to be a reliable target for Russell Wilson. Make no mistake about it that will be huge for the Seahawks passing attack and should give them a real shot the rest of the way. Baldwin has recorded 6,078 yards and 44 receiving touchdowns during his time in the Emerald City. Proving he knows how to get open and that can’t be undervalued. When you plug in the tape and watch Baldwin operate a few things immediately jump out. It’s apparent that the former Stanford alum plays with attitude because he’s been overlooked for most of his career. That’s where a lot of his competitive spirit tends to come from. Which translates into a receiver who has a great set of hands. Whether it’s high pointing the football or making an extended catch away from his body. Rarely does Baldwin drop those passes and plays like that can be the difference between winning and losing games. The other thing that sets Doug Baldwin apart from a lot of the other pass catchers in the league is his ability to break tackles. Defenders can’t get a clean hit on Baldwin and he tends to slip out of people’s arms. By also being a good yards after catch player that creates offense and keeps the chains moving for Seattle. Not to mention a lot of those receptions end up in the end zone for touchdowns so you can begin to see how much of an impact this one individual can truly make.
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Return to top form: Doug Baldwin is back and that’s huge for the Seattle Seahawks.