Slights Become Motivation for Seattle’s Receivers
Somewhere along the way, "pedestrian" became a favored word for the Seattle Seahawks' receivers.
Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Golden Tate each used the word in some fashion after the Seahawks beat San Francisco to win the NFC championship Sunday. It was their way of responding to critics who have panned Seattle's receiving corps as one of the weak points in the Seahawks roster.
Seattle's receiving crew was supposed to have more experience and be considered a strength before the season began with Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice. But both missed the majority of the season with injuries. That's left an unheralded, underappreciated group as Seattle's pass catching options. And while they despise being cast as a weak link, they also are more than happy to use those slights as motivation.