TE Chris Baker - Seattle Seahawks
|6-3, 258||Born: 11-18-1979||College: Michigan State||Drafted: Round 3, pick|
2010 Week 10 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 51 / 0 rec)
Baker showed soft hands on a catch over the middle, as Hasselbeck got it to him in stride for a 44 yard gain. He had another short pickup, but was mainly used as a blocker.
2010 Week 12 vs KC (1 / 1 / 13 / 1 rec)
Chris Baker got into the end zone on a short catch over the middle against zone coverage which he duly took in for a 13 yard score, but that was his only catch of the day.
2009 Week 1 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Baker was supposed to be the #1 TE for the Pats, but he only had one target and catch, and Ben Watson got the important snaps in crunch time.
2009 Week 2 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Baker had only one target even though he was on the field almost as much as Ben Watson.
2009 Week 3 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 42 / 1 rec)
Baker got open deep and Brady dropped it in perfectly for the Pats only TD through the air on the day. He is still second to Ben Watson in prominence among the TEs in the passing game.
2009 Week 4 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Baker's only target on the day came on a botched fake FG attempt that might not have even converted the first down.
2009 Week 5 vs DEN (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He was used primarily as a blocker because the Patriots were very concerned about the Broncos pass rush. Baker helped Matt Light block outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil on the left side, and did a good job of stopping him for the most part. Baker did have a 3-yard reception, but it was reviewed and deemed incomplete as the ball hit the ground before he could maintain control.
2009 Week 10 vs IND (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Backup tight end Chris Baker grabbed two short passes in Week 10 against the Colts for six and seven yards, respectively. Neither was that significant and his fantasy value is next to none.
2009 Week 16 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 32 / 1 rec)
They don't call him Chris Baker the TD maker for nothing. Baker, the 2nd string TE, was the recipient of a 26-yard TD pass from Tom Brady as the offense cashed in on a 57-yard interception return to end the first quarter.
2008 Week 1 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Baker saw only two targets on the day bringing both of them in for 34 total yards.
2008 Week 3 vs SD (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Baker had three catches for 26 yards in the game.
2008 Week 6 vs CIN (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Baker saw one target on the day as he managed to come down with the catch for a six yard gain.
2008 Week 7 vs OAK (7 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Baker also saw nine targets in total on the night, turning in five catches for 42 yards as he once again developed a nice rapport with Favre. He was relied on heavily and was used extensively to get positive gains and extend drives downfield. Two of his five receptions were good for first downs and all of his catches were good for 12 yards or less.
2008 Week 11 vs NE (4 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
Baker made three catches that were all short gains. It was apparent that Baker is more of a short yardage type of receiver and Keller is used more in medium to deep routes.
2008 Week 14 vs SF (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Baker took a short pass and ran straight ahead for a first down on his only target.
2007 Week 1 vs NE (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Baker saw three targets on the day, hauling in two of them for a total of twenty nine yards. He was used mainly as a check down option for quarterback Chad Pennington, who had to hit Baker once, as he was scrambling out of the pocket.
2007 Week 2 vs BAL (1 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Baker made the most of his only target, tiptoeing into the right side of the end zone for New York's only touchdown, midway through the fourth quarter.
2007 Week 3 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
With :02 left in the first half, Pennington threw a high pass toward the back of the end zone. Baker reached up with his right hand, knocked the ball back to himself, grabbed it with both hands and got both feet down before tumbling over the end line. The touchdown staked New York to a 21 - 13 halftime lead. It was his only target and it was a great catch.
2007 Week 4 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Baker caught a season high three passes for 24 yards. His final reception came on a short sideline route. On the play, Baker dragged a Bills' defender and was able to reach the ball to get out of bounds and stop the clock. Earlier, he was guilty of a false start penalty.
2007 Week 5 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)
Baker saw five total targets go his way, bringing in three of the five for 52 yards. His long reception for the day was an 18 yard strike from Chad Pennington.
2007 Week 6 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Baker caught both of his targets for 12 yards.
2007 Week 8 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Baker was targeted three times and managed to bring in only one ball for 11 total yards.
2007 Week 9 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Baker had one of his better games of the season. His six targets were the most he had since Week 13 of 2006, and his 42 yards were the second best of the 2007 season. Baker seemed to be a bit mixed up with Clemens on a couple of throws that didn't connect. Either Baker or Clemens thought a different route was being run on these miscues.
2007 Week 11 vs PIT (6 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
Baker scored the only touchdown for New York and could become a favorite target for the inexperienced Clemens.
2007 Week 12 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Baker was used primarily as the outlet receiver and showed an ability to get open on shorter routes. Three of his targets were thrown out of his reach, including one in the end zone. He caught the last pass of the day and was tackled inches outside the end zone.
2007 Week 13 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Baker had a quiet day as he brought in two of his three targets for ten yards.
2007 Week 14 vs CLE (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Baker provided an option for Kellen Clemens when he released off the line as the linebackers seemed intent on blitzing and keeping the Jets running backs from making long gains on screen passes, catching half of the targets thrown his way.
2007 Week 15 vs NE (10 / 8 / 66 / 0 rec)
Baker saw double digit targets, as he was able to bring in eight balls for 66 yards. He was consistently open in the middle of the field and was an integral part of sustaining drives for the Jets. He was clearly a favorite option for quarterback Chad Pennington as he provided a valuable safety valve when down field coverage was tight.
2007 Week 16 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Baker was again a go to weapon for Pennington and the Jets, bringing in four of his five targets for 40 yards. He was an open in inside and sideline routes and was even used as a deep threat, hooking up with Pennington on gains of 17 and 18 yards respectively.
2006 Week 1 vs TEN (4 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
Baker had four catches for 34 yards and a touchdown. Two of his catches converted first downs.
2006 Week 2 vs NE (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Baker had one five yard catch.
2006 Week 3 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 15 / 1 rec)
Baker caught the Jets' only touchdown pass of the game. On the play, Baker lined up as the right end. After a perfect play action fake by Chad Pennington, Baker slipped across the line unnoticed and was wide open for an easy touchdown (his second of the season). Baker dropped one pass.
2006 Week 4 vs IND (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Baker caught one six yard pass in the game. He also returned a short kickoff for 11 yards.
2006 Week 5 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Baker was targeted twice, but did not catch any passes. He came close to making a pretty one handed catch, but could not quite reel the pass in before being tackled.
2006 Week 6 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Baker caught one pass in every quarter in Week 6. The catches ranged got shorter each quarter, starting with a 16 yard catch for a first down on the opening drive of the game. He dove and fell just short of a first down on his 12 yard catch in the second period, and then added two shorter catches in the second half. Baker caught all four of his targets against Miami.
2006 Week 7 vs DET (2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Baker caught a wide open 16 yard pass over the middle, but that was the extent of his involvement. Like the rest of the Jets, he saw very little action after halftime.
2006 Week 8 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Baker was nearly the hero of this game, seemingly making a one-handed catch on fourth down in the final minute of the game, only to be ruled out of bounds on a questionable call by the officials which could not be reviewed. Baker made a tremendous catch and held onto the ball even as he was hit hard coming across his body, though the hit drove him out of bounds. After huddling, the officials declared he failed to get his feet down, and that he would not have come down in bounds. Replays suggested he more than likely would have, however this judgment call by the officials could not be reviewed. With a successful extra point attempt, that play would have likely forced overtime on the road.
2006 Week 10 vs NE (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Baker caught just one pass for seven yards. His catch came in the first quarter. Pennington went right back to him on the next play for an incomplete pass. He didn't get another look until the final New York drive of the game. That was incomplete too.
2006 Week 11 vs CHI (4 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Baker only caught one ball for three yards. Both of Pennington's interceptions were on passes intended for Baker. Both were just poorly thrown passes and were not Baker's fault.
2006 Week 12 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 28 / 0 rec)
Baker had one target but it was a big one. Pennington hit him down the middle for 28 yards early in the third quarter. It helped set up the Jets first touchdown.
2006 Week 13 vs GB (6 / 4 / 50 / 1 rec)
Baker had a good game as he caught a lot of passes in the middle of the field and broke tackles to gain extra yards, and caught a touchdown pass on a play action pass on the goal line.
2006 Week 14 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Baker caught two of the four passes thrown his way, and led the Jets' tight ends in catches and yardage.
2006 Week 15 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Baker had four catches, all coming in the second quarter. His biggest production came in the final minute before halftime as the Vikings were in a soft pass defense, and Baker exploited the middle of the field for three catches of 11, 12 and finally six yards.
2006 Week 16 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Baker was targeted once in the second half and he made the reception for an 11 yard gain and a first down.
2006 Week 17 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)
Baker caught both of his passes, the first of which went for a one yard first quarter touchdown.
2006 Week 18 vs NE (6 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
Baker picked up the slack for a somewhat gimpy Laveranues Coles during the third quarter, when he did most of his damage. Even when Coles returned healthy, all of Baker's action came during the second half, and all of it was when the outcome of the game was yet to be decided. He showed nice hands on two plays in particular. The first was a grab he made at the New England three yard line off a deflection. He demonstrated great concentration in managing to hold onto the ball, though he came up short of the goal line. On another he reached out and plucked a ball out of the air for a 13 yard slant route early in the fourth quarter. That play came just after a big gain down the seam for 23 yards.
2005 Week 1 vs KC (8 / 7 / 124 / 1 rec)
Baker had a monster game. Sure, three of his receptions, 36 of his yards, and the touchdown grab all came with the game well in hand and Jay Fiedler in at QB. But that means Baker still had four receptions for 88 yards when the game was as-yet-undecided. Baker largely took advantage of Kansas City blitzing to sit down underneath and wait for the dump off from Chad Pennington. While it may not keep up, for one week at least, Baker was an integral part of the Jets' passing attack. He was really the only bright spot for the Jets offensively, and he's a player to keep an eye on.
2005 Week 2 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Baker very quietly slipped back into the shadows this week, as his action in the passing game was strongly negated by the need for him to become a blocker this week. With a strong unit like Miami's run defense, Curtis Martin needed all the help he could get and so Baker's role was more of the traditional blocking tight end. The fact that he only saw two passes go in his direction shows that the Jets never really planned on utilizing him very heavily in the game plan.
2005 Week 3 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Baker was the Jets' most effective receiver with three catches for 45 yards. His 30 yard catch and run on a screen pass was the key play on the Jets' only touchdown drive.
2005 Week 4 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Baker wasn't targeted until late in the game, on the Jets' second to last drive. His compatriot Doug Jolley was the target of passes earlier in the game, but whether that means anything as to their depth chart standing is dubious. He caught all three passes thrown at him and was the second-leading receiver on the day.
2005 Week 5 vs TB (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Baker only had one catch for 11 yards and was not a much of a fantasy option on Sunday.
2005 Week 6 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Baker did not have a catch in the game.
2005 Week 7 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Baker was barely involved in the passing game.
2005 Week 9 vs SD (3 / 2 / 49 / 0 rec)
Baker caught a long reception early on, beating rookie LB Shawn Merriman down the seam. He was later seen limping off the field with help, and it was reported that he had suffered a broken ankle. HC Herm Edwards said that Baker is "done", which can only be interpreted to mean his season is over.