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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



September 9, 2012 at 8:23 PM

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Doug Baldwin: A lesson in accountability

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Doug Baldwin didn't drop the ball.

He failed to make what would have been an incredible catch.

There's a difference there that everyone should take a minute and notice. If Baldwin had held onto the ball in the end zone for what would have been a 13-yard touchdown catch in the final minute it would have been a remarkable as Baldwin was diving, fully extended, and Russell Wilson fired a fastball.

But as Baldwin pulled the ball into his body, he lost control when he hit the ground and then landed directly on top of the ball.

"Doug's layout would have been extraordinary, spectacular," coach Pete Carroll said. "The ground won that one."

Baldwin had the wind knocked out of him, but Carroll said afterward he should be OK. Baldwin Tweeted after the game about the play, and indicated that he may need some dental work.


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The one before was a straight up drop. The diving catch was very difficult. Russ was... MORE
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