RENTON, Wash. (AP) Doug Baldwin was about to board the charter bus last Friday when he got word Seattle had traded Percy Harvin.
Two days later, he sat in a St. Louis locker room after one of the best games in his career answering questions about whether he was involved in a preseason scuffle with Harvin. He wasn't getting many questions about his seven receptions and the touchdown he scored against the Rams.
Baldwin and the Seahawks were clearly ready on Wednesday to put the conversation regarding Harvin's surprising trade to the New York Jets in the past. But the trade, the subsequent stories about locker room dustups involving Harvin and two straight losses for the first time since 2011 have clearly impacted the Super Bowl champs' image of stability.