Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was just as baffled as you were on Sunday when he was instructed to throw a pass to quarterback Russell Wilson in the red zone.
The play, which required Baldwin to fake an end-around in the backfield before flinging the ball to Wilson down the left sideline, was called in by offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. After receiving the play call in the huddle, Baldwin turned around and gave Bevell a nice big middle finger.
Still, the play worked perfectly, and Wilson became the first Seahawks quarterback to have a touchdown reception. The Seahawks went on to beat the Eagles, 26-15.
Baldwin told ESPN that when he learned he was going to have to throw to Wilson he thought, “We’re in the fucking red zone, and you want me to throw the ball? Throw me the ball.”
It’s more funny than it is anything. [Bevell] knows that when we get in the red zone, I want the ball thrown to me. 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.
It’s a good thing the play led to a touchdown, otherwise Bevell might have had to face the full wrath of Angry Doug.