Seattle WR Doug Baldwin flips off his coach before throwing his first career touchdown pass

Doug Baldwin
Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin gets set to pass to quarterback Russell Wilson against Philadelphia on Sunday.
(Stephen Brashear / Associated Press)

No doubt you’ve already seen the video clip of this play from the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, in which receiver Doug Baldwin and quarterback Russell Wilson reverse roles for a 15-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles:

But what you may not have seen is Baldwin’s reaction to the play being called right as the huddle breaks. Instead of being overjoyed at the opportunity of being on the passing end of a touchdown for a change, Baldwin was less than thrilled and made sure offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell knew it.

He did so by giving his coach the finger. And he added a verbal expletive when talking about it following the 26-15 Seahawks win.

"We’re in the ... red zone, and you want me to throw the ball?" Baldwin said with a laugh. "Throw me the ball."

You can see the finger gesture here if you don’t mind looking at such things.

Baldwin said the situation is “more funny than it is anything” and justified his reaction by saying the play call was Bevell’s way of flipping him off.

"[Bevell] knows that when we get in the red zone, I want the ball thrown to me,” Baldwin said. “I want to score touchdowns. And so, it’s like in that situation, him flipping the bird to me because now he’s got me throwing the ball to somebody else."

But did Bevell see the humor in the situation when Baldwin returned to the sideline after throwing his first career touchdown pass?

"He just looked at me and laughed,” Bevell said. “Nothing could be said. It worked out perfectly, right?"

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