This was one of my favorite games ever.
Jermaine Kearse is a guy I really liked in college, his senior slump not withstanding. He's getting regular snaps now, and he's getting some balls thrown his way. Unfortunately, he's developed a bit of a bad pattern. It seems like every game he has a nice catch followed up by a frustrating drop, and then is never seen from again. The Niner game was another example of that. Hopefully he'll be able to get more consistent as he gains more experience, because the talent is there. He feels really close to earning a solid role on this team.
With Kearse's potential teasing, and Baldwin reminding us why we all fell in love with him last year, I wonder where the Q/PM rank WR in their offseason priority list.
I keep saying this, but I love love love Wilson's definition of open. It's not what most quarterbacks call open, and it sets his receivers up for spectacular plays. Baldwin's first touchdown is yet another example of this. Baldwin gains separation, but the defender is still between him and Wilson and he has precious little real estate in the corner of the end zone. Wilson compensates for this by putting the ball well high but still catchable, letting Baldwin do the rest. The catch is breath taking and I hate to take anything away from Baldwin's effort, but Wilson allows it all to happen. It's a very special trait that he's demonstrated time and time again. Love it.
Go Hawks, and Superb Owl.