Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Thursday, January 3 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
The NFL’s relaxed rules on end-zone celebrations in 2018 led to a lot more entertaining scenes following scores this past season, and the Seattle Seahawks receiver unit was a group that took full advantage, orchestrating a series of touchdown ceremonies that reenacted clips from movies, replayed moments from sports history, and much, much more.
One of the Seahawks’ celebrations from this past season is featured in a ‘Touchdown Celebration of the Year’ elimination bracket at NFL.com, which pits two teams’ touchdown celebrations from 2018 against one another and gives fans a chance to vote for which one they like best. Each of the league’s 32 teams are represented, with the winners from each round moving on until fans decide a winner in the bracket’s final round.
In round one, the Seahawks’ party in the end-zone from the team’s Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Chargers is up against the Los Angeles Rams’ rendition of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Seattle’s celebration features Doug Baldwin, David Moore, Tyler Lockett, and Jaron Brown executing a well-choreographed routine with Brown, who scored on the play that triggered the celebration following a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Russell Wilson, emerging from the group and splitting the pack of receivers for a solo dance shuffle.
The week following that game against the Chargers, Baldwin was asked to rank his favorite celebrations of the season up to that point, and Baldwin went with the choreographed dance routine at number one, dubbing it ‘the four heartbeats,’ a reference to the 1991 musical drama film The Five Heartbeats.
“You’ve heard of The Five Heartbeats, right? No? OK,” Baldwin said when asked what “the four heartbeats” celebration was in reference to. “Really, I don’t even know. We’re on the sidelines talking through what we would do together and what would be good ideas and then we just throw it together so it’s really just us having fun as a unit.”
Asked why Wilson couldn’t join in as the fifth ‘heartbeat,’ Baldwin laughed and simply stated, “No.”