Doug Baldwin, left toothless on Sunday

Talk about a tough break for Doug Baldwin.

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver did something that is commonplace in professional hockey but awful hard to find in the NFL. Baldwin suffered two broken teeth when he dove for a ball and landed face first near the end of the loss Sunday in Arizona.

Two teeth? Yes. With a helmet, facemask and mouthguard in place Baldwin still managed to bust two top teeth and he bit through his lip.

I bit through my lip,” Baldwin said, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “All the way through it, broke both top teeth. When I roll over, you can see the blood on my shield on the inside of my helmet.” Read more…

Doug Baldwin raves about T.O.

Doug Baldwin

38-year-old receiver Terrell Owens has yet to officially arrive at Seahawks camp.  But that hasn’t stopped 23-year-old receiver Doug Baldwin from raving about his new teammate.

“Terrell Owens is an unbelievable talent,” Baldwin said, via Mike Sando of  “They brought him in because that’s what Pete Carroll believes in is competition.  He’s going to come in immediately and compete for a job, and that’s what we’re all about here.”

Baldwin, who likely will be one of the starting receivers when the real games start, doesn’t sound interested in racing Owens.

“That’s faster than my pro day, and he’s 38 years old,” Baldwin said regarding the 4.45-second 40-yard dash Owens supposedly ran on Monday.

Yeah, I said “supposedly.”  Because the Seahawks had every reason to hit the button a little bit early in order to provide cover for an out-of-the-blue decision to sign a player that no one wanted. Read more here…

Fights breaking out at Seahawks camp

Earl Thomas

Temperatures are cooler in Seattle than in most of the cities with NFL teams having Organized Team Activities this week, but things are getting heated between the Seahawks’ wide receivers and defensive backs.
The Tacoma News Tribune reports that a skirmish broke out including several players in the two position groups.
It started when receiver Ben Obomanu and cornerback Jeremy Lane were tussling after the whistle blew on a play and had to be separated. Then safety Earl Thomas jumped in to help Lane, taking a swing at Obomanu. That led to receivers Doug Baldwinand Mike Williams jumping in to help Obomanu. (In the picture, wide receiverDeon Butler is pulling Thomas away from the fight.)