DK Metcalf on the cusp of making NFL history in the playoffs
The Seattle Seahawks have a fight in their hands as they prepare to square off against the San Francisco 49ers. However, they are confident about their chances of winning with their offense. DK Metcalf has been a revelation as he was a key player in their Wild Card win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
In fact, he’s on pace to set another impressive playoff record if he manages to have another solid game against the Niners. According to Seahawks Wire’s Andy Patton, Metcalf would only need 83 yards in order to grab the record for most receiving yards by a rookie wide receiver in a single playoff run. The record is held by Torry Holt, who holds the record during his stellar playoff campaign for the St. Louis Rams in 1999.
Given the way he performed against the Eagles, there’s no question that the Niners defense will take special attention to how DK Metcalf will play. He hasn’t topped 83 yards a lot this season, but he definitely has the physical size and skills to have such a game.
Pete Carroll will definitely design plays to make use of his giant 6’4″ frame, and he’s confident that he’ll be able to perform against the Niners.
“He’s real long,” coach Pete Carroll said of King. “He’s real fast. Good hands. Good competitor and all that. We really liked him. He’s exactly like the guys we like to look at. 4.4 flat, which is fast, fast. All the length that he has, too.”
It will be a tough game for the Seahawks, but they’ll be confident that they’ll get the dub as they have one of the most exciting rookie wideouts in recent memory. Even against a difficult matchup, there is plenty of reason to be confident in DK Metcalf continuing to carry his recent momentum.