Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin wants to be known as far more than just ‘angry’

Nov 21, 2014, 12:29 PM | Updated: 1:42 pm


After several years being known as “Angry Doug,” Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin wants you to know there’s a lot more to him.

In a visit with 710 ESPN Seattle’s The Barbershop Show, Baldwin pointed out he wasn’t angry the referees failed to call pass interference after getting pushed in the end zone on a critical play in the waning moments of Sunday’s loss to Kansas City – a call the NFL said Thursday should have been made.

“I think angry is preposterous in this instance,” he said. “I would call myself passionate. I was very passionate about not getting that call in the moment.”

So you can add “Passionate Doug” to his moniker. And you might as well throw in “Domestic Doug.”

“To be honest with you, I like to throw down in the kitchen. I’m not the best cook. I’m not going to say I’m the best cook in the world, but I do like to cook what I can cook,” he said.

In a stunning admission, it turns out you can call him “Lonely Doug,” too.

“I’ll be honest with you all, I’m just a single, lonely man cooking for myself, just doing what I can,” he said.

But that’s not all. What about “Defensive Back Doug?” Since he already goes by DB Fresh, the guys wondered if he could jump to the other side of the ball. After all, his teammate and fellow Stanford alum Richard Sherman told reporters this week he thought he could be a good receiver.

“I think I could go out there and handle my own. But I know it’s a very difficult position,” Baldwin said. “I recognize how much work it would take.”

So perhaps we can add “Humble Doug” to the list, too.

And we might as well throw in “Routine Doug.” He told the guys he has a pretty specific routine before every game that starts with finding a quiet spot and putting on his headphones to get focused.

“I listen to the same music, I watch my highlight tape from college because our sports doctor, Dr. Mike Gervais, tells us about giving ourselves positive imagery before we go out there on the field,” Baldwin said.

Then it’s out to the field where he always tosses the ball around with Sherman before gathering with the rest of the offense for team-specific warm ups.

Speaking of Sherman, add “Diplomatic Doug” to the list. When asked about Sherman’s claims he could be a “pretty good receiver,” Baldwin would only point out that Sherman started as a receiver at Stanford, but didn’t end up there.

“For whatever reason, he had to go over to the defensive side of the ball. So I’m just going to leave it up for interpretation,” he laughed.


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