After a two-week hiatus, wide receiver Doug Baldwin has the highly anticipated return of “The Fresh Files” from the team’s offseason workouts at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Wide receivers Golden Tate, Jermaine Kearse, Charly Martin and Matt Austin make an appearance, as does guard John Moffitt, quarterback Russell Wilson, and cornerback Will Blackmon. Seahawks director of player health and performance Sam Ramsden, who Baldwin dubs the “Reassuring White Guy,” gets his first camera time of 2013 and offers some wellness tips for all the viewers out there.
Until next time – stay fresh.
One day after Monday’s press conference announcing the four-year contract extension for strong safety Kam Chancellor, wide receiver Doug Baldwin caught up with the hard-hitting, fourth-year pro while he was sitting in his locker at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
“To be in a different tax bracket, it feels great,” Chancellor joked to Baldwin on Baldwin’s latest episode of The Fresh Files. “Everybody else is going to be blessed one day. Everybody gets their turn – mine was yesterday. I want to thank the Seahawks organization, I want to thank the 12s, Paul Allen, everybody – my teammates and everybody supporting me. It feels good, man.”
That feeling was reciprocated by Chancellor’s teammates and throughout the organization yesterday, as they watched one of the team’s core players get rewarded for their tireless effort.
“Everybody was excited for the man,” Baldwin said of Chancellor’s extension. “The reason why is because he’s a good dude. You want to see good guys be rewarded for all their hard work.”
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin comes at us with a family edition of “The Fresh Files” this week after his Easter holiday weekend travels back to his hometown of Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Baldwin pays a visit to S.L. Jones Christian Academy – a nonprofit school in nearby Pensacola, Florida that provides education to inner-city youth.
Some of the school’s funding failed to come through and as a result several of the school’s computer resources were taken away. Baldwin takes matters into his own hands and delivers six computers to the school himself, on what the school had dubbed, “Doug Baldwin Day.”
“God blessed me with an opportunity to play football,” Baldwin said to the students of S.L. Jones Christian Academy. “But that’s not what I’m here about. They asked me to wear my jersey – I’m not going to wear my jersey because it’s not about football, it’s about you all sitting in these chairs.
“Whatever you want to be in life – football, be a doctor, a teacher, a lawyer, a policeman, anything. Whatever you want to be, you can’t do it without education.”
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin returns with yet another episode of “The Fresh Files“, this time from his hometown of Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Baldwin takes some time to answer a few questions from his fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter, talks about his faith, outlines his goals heading into the 2013 season, and in the spirit of NCAA March Madness, gets into some one-on-one hoops action with his little brother.
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin is back with this week’s episode of “The Fresh Files“, this time coming at you from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Baldwin has teamed up to train with fellow Cardinal alum in wide receiver Griff Whalen, tight end Coby Fleener, and quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, defensive back Johnson Bademosi of the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Chris Owusu of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Jonathan “Moose” Martin of the Miami Dolphins, as well as quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson of the Minnesota Vikings.
“They work hard, they work their butt off,” the Vikings’ Bethel-Thompson said of the wide receivers training with him out on “The Farm.” “We’re running here in the hot heat at 3 p.m. and they’re getting up to 100 routes per day. We’re putting in good work, and hard work pays off.”
Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson isn’t the only one who knows his way around a video camera.
Perhaps influenced by Robinson’s accomplishments on The Real Rob Report, wide receiver Doug Baldwin has also taken to the art of video production in his spare time this offseason, generating short video blogs he dubs The Fresh Files – a complement to his Twitter display name: Dbfresh.
Like The Real Rob Report, The Fresh Files is made by the player and for the fans, as Baldwin takes requests and comments from his newly-created Facebook page into account when creating his videos. In his most recent video (featured above) Baldwin took the time to answer fan-generated questions that users submitted to his Facebook page, including “How are you and the wide receiver core looking to improve in 2013?”, “Have you ever asked another player for an autograph?”, and “Do you take a break during the offseason, or do you continue to train?”
And although he’s just 24-years-old and heading into his third season, Baldwin has life after football in mind with his latest endeavor.
“My intention is just to diversify my resume,” Baldwin said of The Fresh Files. “I wouldn’t mind doing some analysis after football, so I’m just setting it up that way.”
The Stanford alum and Seahawks’ 2011 leading receiver says he has hopes of running The Fresh Files on a weekly basis throughout the offseason, so be sure to stay socially connected to Baldwin and keep an eye on this blog for the latest from No. 89.