Pete Carroll on when DK Metcalf will return for Seahawks after knee surgery
The Seattle Seahawks have terrible luck when it comes to injuries. The last in a long list, wide receiver DK Metcalf went down with a knee injury. Metcalf had minor knee surgery, and his Week 1 status is up in the air. When head coach Pete Carroll was asked, he didn’t have much of a definitive answer.
Carroll when asked about DK Metcalf being ready week one says was it and see. Making progress, etc. but still can’t set an ETA.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 28, 2019
This news is concerning, but not surprising. Throughout his college career at Ole Miss, Metcalf seemed like he was made of glass. He went through a series of injuries, the worst of which was a season-ending neck injury. He never made it through a full season, and his rookie campaign in the NFL likely won’t be a full one either.
When Metcalf does get healthy, he could be a deadly offensive weapon. Standing at 6-foot-4 and running a 4.3 40-yard dash, the former Rebel looks like the perfect combination of height and speed. Combined with dynamic deep threat Tyler Lockett, Seattle could have a fantastic deep passing attack. Quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the best deep throwers in the NFL, so giving him these wideouts will only improve his abilities.
While many people see the Seahawks as a rebuilding team, they have playoff aspirations again. The offense revitalized its identity last year, relying on power running to get them down the field. If the defense can take a step forward, Seattle will be able to hang around with anyone in football. In the competitive NFC West, don’t be surprised if the Seahawks dethrone the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams.