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Seahawks vs. Browns: Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, Kris Richard presser notes

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, WR Doug Baldwin, and DC Kris Richard spoke to the media Thursday afternoon. I took notes.

Russell Wilson:
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  • Gonna be a tough battle, the Browns played well last week. They have a lot of talented players and they are making plays. The key is preparation and noticing what they do well and how we can attack them.

  • Will be running the ball with guys we are familiar with.

  • Doesn't take long to get a feel for a defense and see what they are trying to do. You get a feel going into the game from watching film and then in the game you grasp an understanding and trust your game-plan.

  • What makes Doug Baldwin a great receiver is he catches it. Along with his ability to get open, he is so quick and explosive. He is really smart too, he understands the system and the game and loves talking about football. That receiver room is a lot of fun to be in.

  • Russell says he heard about the Mike Pettine comments. He says it comes down to winning, he ignores the noise.

  • Winning comes down to "GAP" plays (Game-Altering-Plays). Those didn't happen earlier in the season and have lately (Kam Chancellor knocking the ball out, Doug taking the ball to the end zone 80 yards, Jermaine Kearse catching a TD vs the 9ers, etc).

Doug Baldwin:

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  • Thinks everybody hears the noise, would be lying if he said it didn't affect him at some point in his career, but he has a job to do.

  • Has been blessed with as many targets in the last four games as he has in any stretch in his career, is trying to be as efficient as possible.

  • Goes back to three years prior to the Super Bowl, talking to Chris Carter telling him we are the most efficient receiving corp, did the same with Deion Sanders, and this year again we are the most efficient receiving corps. Just have more opportunities.

  • Great preparation and scouting report goes into making a defender fall down in the end zone. Was told by Jermaine during the game that he saw a tendency and Doug took advantage.

  • Said something to Pete Carroll about his thinking the toe drag TD that wasn't called was a TD but Pete said he didn't think so.

  • Has looked at the historical place the receivers are at right now, but is just trying to help the team the best way he can. It doesn't mean much to him, is just trying to reach the Super Bowl again. Yes blessed with the targets and success lately but is leveraging that success to help his team the best way he can. Gave up on the critics last year. At the end of the day you gotta control what you can control and be the best that you can be. That is all he is focusing on right now.

  • Gave up caring about the critics after the Super Bowl.

  • Tyler Lockett is a phenomenal talent, he is very versatile. He can play in a number of different positions and he attracts attention. But it isn't just Tyler, we've got Jermaine and Luke Willson that can make plays and have continuously done so.

  • Tyler's mindset, his mental approach to the game is what impresses Doug the most. He will tell you that he came from a system where he'd get the ball at least 12 times a game in college. He handles not getting that.

  • Looks at the tape and Russell is doing everything right. It is fun to watch, it is like a video game.

  • Had 124 consecutive catches until that dropped pass, but says he could care less. Had to let it go.

  • Doesn't think about the Pettine comments. Russell will continue to play on Sundays, we will see happens when it is all said and done.

  • The joy they have for each other is how they can continue to win even through the injuries. The support they have for each other. If a talented guy goes down the next guy goes in and he doesn't want to let the guys down who he is going in for and who are across from him. There is a standard they expect for each other.

  • It would be a huge honor to be selected to the Pro Bowl, but his plans are to not be able to participate in it. Is worried about the season right now.

Kris Richard:
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  • Kelcie McCray did a really good job, even while maintaining his role on ST. He is a true professional in regards to the fact he is always preparing like he is a starter. Kelcie has great range, really good speed and plays really good in space. When he puts his body on people he tackles really well and they go down.

  • The Browns established the run against the 49ers, and that will most likely be their main focal point playing us. They also have a good QB, in and out of the pocket. Gotta keep him contained so he doesn't make anything happen outside of the pocket.

  • In the first couple of weeks Kelcie to fit in, it was mainly terminology he had to get caught up on.

  • Jeremy Lane is getting better and better, each and every single day. The more he can play the better shape he is in. Pleasure to have him back out there.

Seahawks Practice Report:


  • Marshawn Lynch (abdomen)

Did Not Participate:

  • Anthony McCoy (knee/ankle)
  • Kam Chancellor (pelvis)
  • Jordan Hill (toe)
  • Cliff Avril (NIR)

Limited Participation:

  • DeShawn Shead (ankle)
  • Michael Bennett (toe)

Full Participation:

  • Luke Willson (rib)
  • Demarcus Dobbs (concussion)