July 27, 2012; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin (89) takes a break during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Yesterday on 610 Sports I talked Jon Baldwin with Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison. I made the argument that the narrative with Baldwin is starting to change as he continues to say very little and put up impressive catches on a seemingly daily basis at KC Chiefs training camp.
Parkins interviewed Baldwin after yesterday's practice talking about the 1:30 a.m. workout video, practicing circus catches, his best catch and why he's not on Twitter any more, among other things.
I jotted down a few highlights of the interview and posted it below. 610Sports.com
should podcast the interview soon as well.
"I just did it just because...just because I wanted to do it, to show the fans I was working hard and looking forward to the upcoming season."
Baldwin noted that the fans usually only get to see the players during training and at times during the season, so he wanted to let the fans know he was working hard to prepare for the season.
Does he practice those circus catches?
"To give you an example, you think about golfers. Goflers enjoy their time, they're not just practicing driving, shooting shots out of the sand, so I try to practice the hard catches and the catches that seem routine so when it comes time to do that it doesn't seem as hard."
"To tell you the truth," Baldwin said, "that was instincts. I don't know how I caught it. I was really excited. I was really in shock after I caught it so it was crazy."
Of course, we now remember that catch as a great one that didn't count.
The perception of him coming out of Pitt by some was "mistaken"
"I was always a hard working guy," Baldwin said of his pre-draft reputation. "That's the main thing. People made the mistake that I wasn't."
Quote you can expect to hear often: "Last year's over. This is a new year."
Why did he get off Twitter?
"It's something where I'm 100 percent focused on doing something for the team. I might get my Twitter back after the season."