Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin leads the team in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. So naturally, the Seahawks decided to have him try to throw for one on Sunday in their dominant 26-15 win over the Eagles.
The play call worked, and Baldwin tossed a perfect spiral to Russell Wilson to give the team a 23-7 lead in the third quarter. However, Baldwin wasn’t exactly happy with the decision. He made sure to give his offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell the one finger salute on the way out of the huddle after he got the play call.
As for why? Well, Doug wants to catch the touchdowns in the red zone, not throw them. “We’re in the f***ing red zone, and you want me to throw the ball?” Baldwin said to ESPN. “Throw me the ball.”
It was all in good fun though, as Baldwin said him flipping the bird is just his way of returning the favor to Bevell.
“It’s more funny than it is anything,” Baldwin said. “(Bevell) knows that when we get in the red zone, I want the ball thrown to me. I want to score touchdowns. And so, it’s like in that situation, him flipping the bird to me because now he’s got me throwing the ball to somebody else.
And for his coach’s reaction? Well, he didn’t seem to mind much. “He just looked at me and laughed. Nothing could be said. It worked out perfectly, right?”
The Seahawks, it seems, have a penchant for the middle finger. Everybody’s favorite turquoise donning player Marshawn Lynch even tossed the gesture towards Bevell during a game in 2013 when he – get this – called a pass play on 3rd-and-1.
The Seahawks going with a pass in an obvious run situation? No way! Maybe we all should have seen the team’s final offensive play in Super Bowl XLIX coming.