NFC West Notes: Doug Baldwin, Seahawks, Rams

Doug Baldwin

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said he was not prepared to have just one pass target in Week 5 and he is not okay with the lack of balls thrown his way. However, he admitted that he’ll do what is best for the team.

I know you guys could tell after the game, I mean there’s a mixture obviously of being upset about the loss but then also only being targeted one time in the game,” said Baldwin, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “As a receiver, I’m not worth my salt if I wouldn’t have a problem with that. I think every receiver across the league if they’re being honest and truthful with you would say they’re not OK with getting one target. But obviously, the course of the game, it was a shootout, we had to do what we had to do. There were a couple of times when I was getting double covered, so that opened things up for David Moore and for Tyler Lockett. So you gotta do what’s best for the offense and for the team. It’s frustrating because I want to be more a part of it. I want to be part of the party, too, I want to be the one jumping in the jump rope, not the one holding the jump rope, but yeah, it happens like that sometimes. It’s part of football.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said that Baldwin’s knee injury from Week 1 had “nothing to do with” his lack of targets in Week 5.

[Baldwin’s injury] had nothing to do with it. It just didn’t go to him. We just didn’t get the ball there,” said Carroll.

Seahawks

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters that first-round RB Rashaad Penny is “frustrated and that’s exactly what I want.

He’s handling it but he’s frustrated and that’s exactly what I want,” Carroll said, via Pro Football Talk. “I want him to be frustrated, I want him to be anxious to get out there, I want him to be unsatisfied with what’s going on right now. That’s fine. I think that’s the only way he should be. He’s classy and he’s for the team and every time he would say anything, he would always talk about the team first so he’s got his priorities in line and I expect him to keep battling.”

“He’s just looking for his opportunity, he’s dying to get in there,” Carroll added. “He’s just scratching, clawing to get back out there and get more turns. There just wasn’t enough [opportunities], but this is a long season, there’s a lot of carries, there’s a lot of running to be done. I can’t wait to see him get in there and get going too. He’s done nothing but good stuff for us.

Rams

  • Rams HC Sean McVay said Wednesday that K Greg Zuerlein is “probably another week away” from returning from his groin injury. (Myles Simmons)
  • McVay mentioned that WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp did not practice on Wednesday, but did participate in the walk-thru and are progressing well in the concussion protocol. (Myles Simmons)

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