NEW YORK – Even after the Seahawks accomplished their biggest of goals — winning a Super Bowl — the chip remained firmly planted on Doug Baldwin’s shoulder.
Baldwin, who has been tagged by some around the team with the nickname “Angry Doug Baldwin’’ for his seemingly persistent serious attitude, smiled a few times during his postgame meeting with the media.
But he also took the occasion to again lash out at those who have criticized the team’s receiving corps, particularly ESPN analyst Cris Carter, who had referred to Baldwin and teammate Jermaine Kearse as “appetizers’’ rather than main course receivers.
“For all of y’all that called our receiving corps average, pedestrian, appetizers — I’m not going to say any names but he knows who he is,’’ Baldwin said. “I respect what you did on the field, but stick to playing football because your analytical skills ain’t up to par yet. You need to slow down and go back and not do it half-assed and actually put some effort into it because you are saying some stuff that didn’t really make sense.
“So that dude who said we are appetizers, he told me to Google him and I did Google him but I didn’t see any Super Bowl appearances and I also saw two losses in the conference championships. So I have a Super Bowl ring and I would gladly show that to him. And if he doesn’t have time to come see it, tell him he can Google it.’’