Baldwin Says He Flipped off Seahawks OC Before TD Pass: ‘You Want Me To Throw in The F*cking Red Zone’
After huddling up and hearing the play call from QB Russell Wilson that would require him to throw a TD pass rather than catch one, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin turned to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and gave him a middle finger salute.
Doug Baldwin with a nice gesture. pic.twitter.com/La40RcxL6R
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After the game, Baldwin stated the middle finger wasn’t meant to be taken serious as he just wanted Bevell to know he wanted to catch a pass, not throw one.
“We’re in the f—ing red zone, and you want me to throw the ball?” Baldwin said afterwards with a laugh, according to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “Throw me the ball.”
“It’s more funny than it is anything,” he added. “(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.”
Asked what Bevell’s reaction was to being flipped off, Baldwin said, “He just looked at me and laughed. Nothing could be said. It worked out perfectly, right?”
“They doubted my arm ability,” he added. “They doubted that I could make the throw, so I’m glad I could prove them wrong.”