WR Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
HT: 5-10, WT: 189, Born: 9-21-1988, College: Stanford, Drafted: ---
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|1||at Carolina Panthers|
|2||San Francisco 49ers|
|4||at Houston Texans|
|5||at Indianapolis Colts|
|7||at Arizona Cardinals|
|8||at St. Louis Rams|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|10||at Atlanta Falcons|
|13||New Orleans Saints|
|14||at San Francisco 49ers|
|15||at New York Giants|
|17||St. Louis Rams|
2012 Game Summaries
Week 1 - It was a very rough day for Baldwin who had just two catches for five yards through the first 3 1/2 quarters, and then it got worse. Baldwin dropped two passes on the Seahawks final drive including one that would have put them in the lead. He left the game after the second drop but it looked as though he just had the wind knocked out of him, his pride was probably hurt more than anything.
Week 2 - The passing game as a whole was essentially non-existent, thus Doug Baldwin had no impact on the game. However, his one catch was a red zone target.
Week 4 - The slot machine for Seattle saw less action in this game as he was frequently subbed out for TE heavy packages as the Seahawks deployed a run-heavy strategy all afternoon. Playing in 3 WR only sets, he finished the game with 1 reception for 10 yards and is clearly not over his hamstring issue that plagued him in the offseason. Even in come back mode, Baldwin was sparsely on the field and was not a primary read for Wilson.
Week 5 - Doug Baldwin became a safety blanket for Russell Wilson early on as a slot weapon, catching a pass on a hitch route in the red zone and later hauling in a pass on a crossing route off play action. Baldwin was not a fixture of the offense as they stayed mostly in ‘21’ personnel and ‘12’ personnel.
Week 6 - Slot machine Doug Baldwin had himself his best game of the young season racking up 74 yards on just 2 catches, including a highlight reel TD with Patriots CB Kyle Arrington draped all over him. He had the knack for the big play in this game, gaining 50 yards on what seemed to be miscommunication in the Patriots secondary, to go along with his 24 yard TD. Like Hernandez for the Patriots, he did not play a full complement of snaps, playing only in 3-wide sets, however should continue to see his role increase as he gets closer and closer to 100%
Week 7 - Baldwin's first target went for a first down as he made a good reception despite being well covered by Patrick Willis. Caught a high pass from Russell Wilson open underneath against off coverage on third and 13. Baldwin evaded a defender to move forward for eight yards.
Week 9 - After a bad drop at the beginning of the game, Baldwin saw his targets largely disappear. He was able to catch one ball from a scrambling Wilson, and made a good adjustment to keep his feet inbounds. On another play later in the game, Baldwin was wide open as an outlet receiver, but Wilson bounced the pass short of Baldwin.
Week 10 - Baldwin was the recipient of Russell Wilson’s first completion. Working against Kyle Wilson, Baldwin ran an out-route and secured an 18-yard gain. During his team’s ninth drive, Baldwin ran a crossing route over the middle of the field for a 11 yard gain. Baldwin showed toughness by running over the middle of the field and taking a big hit. However, Baldwin limped off the field after the play and did not return.
Week 12 - Baldwin did not have much success against the Dolphins. He finished the afternoon with one catch on four targets for fourteen receiving yards. One of his targets came on a deep go route, which is an encouraging sign that Seattle wants to use Baldwin as a field-stretcher.
Week 13 - Baldwin is more of a possession receiver for the Seahawks now, but he still had a few solid receptions in this game. His first catch didn’t come until almost halftime, but on that drive he had a quick catch and run for 20 yards on 3rd and 4 to keep the drive alive. He didn’t receive another target until the 4th quarter, and he also had an 11 yard catch on 3rd and 14 on the final drive of regulation for Seattle.
Week 14 - Baldwin had the potential for a much better fantasy day against Arizona. Two of his targets could have been touchdowns, both from Matt Flynn in the second half. On one, Baldwin broke free on a corner route into the end zone where Flynn overthrew him. On another, Baldwin came wide open and caught a crossing route and nearly scored in the red zone.
Week 15 - Baldwin was targeted three times, but only registered one catch for eight yards. Baldwin just missed what could have been a TD as he ran a post route. Wilson delivered a great ball, but the pass was just knocked out by a great defensive play from DB Justin Rogers.
Week 16 - Both of Doug Baldwin’s touchdown catches were great plays between Wilson and the receiver. On the first, Baldwin ran a corner route in the back right of the end zone. Wilson threw a fade above Baldwin’s head and the receiver was able to elevate and catch the ball while dragging both feet in bounds with barely any margin for error. The second touchdown catch, Baldwin hit the press coverage and cut inside. Wilson led Baldwin far on the slant, but the receiver fully extended his arms and was able to make a great catch on the difficult ball. Baldwin also made a slapstick catch on a deep throw from Wilson in 1st quarter, beating his one-on-one coverage and stopping short to adjust to the throw. As Baldwin attempted to catch the ball he bobbled it, and then kicked the ball back up in to his hands for a 43 yard gain. Wilson also threw deep to a double covered Baldwin in the end zone, but the coverage was tight enough to deflect the ball away.
Week 17 - Baldwin caught both targets for 19 yards, including a long of 12 yards. However, Baldwin’s biggest “catch” was wiped out by a holding penalty on the Seahawk’s 2nd to last drive. Wilson threw a jump ball deep down the field to Baldwin. Both Baldwin and the DB were flatfooted, and stopped waiting for the throw to arrive. Baldwin was able to perfectly high point the ball and come down with what could have been a 49-yard gain. However, a holding penalty wiped the spectacular catch out.
Week 18 - Baldwin snagged two passes for thirty-nine yards, including one thirty-three yard catch-and-run that saw no Redskins receiver within remote distance of Baldwin when he made the reception. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson targeted Baldwin twice in the end zone – once on a short pass defensed by Redskins safety Reed Doughty, the other on an overthrown ball while Baldwin ran a go route into the end zone – but the two Seahawks could not connect.
Week 19 - Baldwin recorded one catch against the Falcons off a six-yard out route as the Seahawks moved the ball down the field in the game’s waning seconds. Baldwin was the intended receiver on quarterback Russell Wilson’s Hail Mary pass, which Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones intercepted to end the game. Wilson targeted Baldwin three times in the divisional matchup with the Seahawks.