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« on: November 14, 2017, 10:07:03 AM »
PHOENIX  People at Super Bowl XLIX are once again trying to point out the Seahawks' wide receivers as a weakne s. That just comes from ignoring the real strength of their offense.Given what the Seahawks do with their running game  they average 4.7 yards per carry with Marshawn Lynch leading the league's top overall rushing offense their receivers have the right mindset:Block before catch.MORE: Super Bowl rings through the years | Celebrity picks | Marshawn Lynch speaks, frustratedOur goal in every game is to make Marshawn the MVP, because if we do that, we feel like were doing our job," wide receiver Doug Baldwin told Sporting News. "Its amentalityyou have to acquire, but at the same  Jonathan Stewart Jersey time, were anxious to do it because we know how good our running back is.Baldwin and the rest of Seattle's receivingcorps get fired up to do the dirty work for Lynch, but they also know how to do so without overexerting themselves so they can stayready to make big catches.Theres a balance to it," Baldwin said."You dont want to get too physical, get too overhyped so when the ball gets to you, you dont mi s the opportunity.Baldwin is the Seahawks'best blocker at the position. Hines Ward, the former Steelers great turned NBC analyst,is consideredto be the best blocking wideout of the modern era.Ward also played in a run-heavy offense for many years in Pittsburgh. and Mike Adams Jersey  prided himself on alsothinking run first."When I was playing with Jerome Bettis for so many years, we might pa s the ball 20 to 25 times  not a lot of opportunities," Ward told Sporting News."So Itried to get involved in the running game. It made me get into the feel and the flow of the football game. It kind of made me angry to get after somebody and get going."MORE: No mystery to Marshawn |Lynch, Gronk play Mortal Kombat with Conan | Lynch: 'You know why  Shaq Thompson Jersey I'm here' | Thomas still on mendThat helped keep Ward warm and ready to make a big play in the pa sing game when his number finally was called, which he did often in his Hall of Fame-worthy career."Your first pa s may not come until the second quarter," Ward said."If you're not in the flow, your nerves are there.You may turn your hands this way or that way and try to catch it with your body. If you have a dropped pa s in a Super Bowl, you may not get another opportunity."Seahawks wide receivers coachKippy Brown is proud of how his group has embraced blocking as its primary duty.We know on this football team things Ed Dickson Jersey  start with No. 24 (Lynch)," Brown told SN. "Our guys get really excited to be part of that, being able to throw blocks all the way down the field. They understand how this thing works. Theyre unselfish and theyre tough."The results have been so good that gaudyrushing yards and victories are more rewarding statistics than any individual's receptions.If you want to catch 15 balls a game or even get targeted 15 times, this is probably not the place for you," Brown said."They are capable of doing that if we needed that, but Marshawn is how we do busine s. Theyre just willing to do whatever ittakes to win.