Originally posted on Seahawks Blog  |  Last updated 12/13/11
Three things we learned There's a fine line between headstrong and foolhardy.Seattle's starting cornerbacks are trying to ride a bike right down the middle of that fine line, which leaves them vulnerable of veering off on either side. The Seahawks were penalized nine times for Monday's game. Five were against the starting cornerbacks, including four against Richard Sherman, who must find a way to avoid penalties while retaining that physical and aggressive style. The easiest starting point? When you make a play on a guy in the end zone on third down, don't stand over him and woof at him until the official feels obligated to throw a flag for taunting. That's what we call an "avoidable penalty." Doug Baldwin might just have an 'S' on that chest.Not only has he caught 45 passes -- which is third-most among all rookies -- but in the first 5 minutes of Monday's game he a) returned the opening kickoff 37 yards on a reverse handoff from Leon Washington, b) downed a punt at the St. Louis ...
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