Doug Baldwin on New Wide Receivers and the Locker Room
Not to be left out, Doug Baldwin took to the podium after the Seahawks OTAs. He had a lot to say about the rookie wide receivers. He had even more insight on the former LSU speedster Cyril Grayson. And of course, he was asked about the turmoil in the locker room.
Doug Baldwin on the rookie wide receivers
"“I think this group specifically speaks to the type of player we like in our receiving room, and that’s the hard-nosed guys who don’t come in with a lot of hype around them. They just go out there and they do what they have to do. They’re the tunnel workers, if you will. I appreciate the guys we got in because they work hard.”"
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Did Cyril Grayson need extra attention during OTAs?
"“To be completely honest with you, he hasn’t really needed much attention. He’s done a fantastic job of learning the playbook so he knows the concepts really well right now. What I’m really impressed by is he’s picked up our two minute signals already. He knows the route concepts. He knows how to run routes. And he’s extremely fast as we all know. I’m really excited to see what he can do when we get against real competition, because he’s got a lot of talent and I think he can help us for sure.”"
How accurate was the offseason talk about a rift in the team?
"“As accurate or inaccurate as you want to make it. My answer would be it’s the nature of the business. It’s the offseason, predraft time, so there’s always going to be conversations about these drastic moves, about things going on in locker rooms, because we have to create buzz. It’s a lull time in the media for the NFL, so you have to create stories. If I’m speaking candidly, yes, do we have issues in our locker room, do we have arguments and disagreements. Of course. Every locker room does. What I think makes our locker room so great is that we are transparent. We are upfront with each other. We do hold each other to a high standard of accountability. Sometimes from the outside it doesn’t look healthy. I think that’s why we’ve been so successful. Again, it’s a story about nothing.”"
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