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Seahawks notes: Doug Baldwin stands by his comments

Associated Press

Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday that his heated postgame comments following the Seahawks’ loss to Dallas were understood by his teammates and he “felt like it needed to be said.”

“They know I’m going to speak my mind,” Baldwin said before Seattle’s practice. “And for the most part they know I’m going to be wise with my words. But at the end of the day, I think that if you know me, you know that I do things on purpose. So I felt like it needed to be said.”

Baldwin said he had no regrets regarding his expletive-laden comments or for being seen on the sideline during the second half having words with quarterback Russell Wilson.

Baldwin said the Seahawks’ offense “played like crap” in a win over Washington and was bailed out by Wilson’s performance when he had 201 yards passing and 122 rushing.

Seattle’s offense finished with nine first downs and just 206 total yards last Sunday.

“It kind of frustrated me that we didn’t improve. I’m a big proponent of growth week in and week out,” Baldwin said. “Even if you do fail, sometimes it is part of growth. But the way that we played last week in the Dallas game was very disappointing because I felt like we didn’t grow.”

Baldwin, who has 16 receptions in five games said he remains a proponent of being a run-first team and having the offense rely on Marshawn Lynch and that there is anxiousness going into Sunday’s game against St. Louis after the lackluster performance against the Cowboys.

Wagner out with turf toe

The Seahawks will be without middle linebacker Bobby Wagner for at least a couple of weeks because of a turf toe injury suffered last Sunday against Dallas.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said that Wagner, starting center Max Unger (foot) and starting tight end Zach Miller (ankle surgery) would miss Sunday’s game at St. Louis. Miller will miss his third game and Unger his second.

With Wagner out, the Seahawks will move outside linebacker K.J. Wright to middle linebacker. With Wright moving inside, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith will go into the starting lineup.

Carroll discusses Hayne

Carroll was peppered with questions about Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne saying any player trying to make the transition from rugby to the NFL is in for a difficult challenge.

Seattle has been linked to Hayne because of a recent visit to the Pacific Northwest during which he took in the University of Washington and took a tour of the Seahawks facility.

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