Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin created a stir with his post-game rant directed at media following Sunday’s NFC title game.
Wednesday, Baldwin said he regretted the tone an that it took away some attention from the team’s success — words similar to what teammate Richard Sherman said a year ago after his interview with Erin Andrews blew up — but that he stood by his comments.
“Obviously I wish I would have handled things a little bit differently in that moment,” said Baldwin, who said he was just caught up in the emotion of the win. “I felt like I was taking away from everything that happened that the team should be celebrating. That’s what I felt like, that I was taking away from the team aspect of it.
“But ultimately I wouldn’t take anything back. I meant what I said and I felt very strongly about out, obviously. But if I could go back and do anything I would handle it in a different way. I felt like I was taking away from the team.”
Baldwin said emotions he regrets later expression “sometimes happens that way because of the mentality that I have.”
Baldwin said that he is continually searching for things to motivate himself and has thrived in finding doubters to drive him.
“The motivation that I have deep down inside of me is never going to change,” he said. “I try to add stuff every once in a while to add some flair to it.”’