Seahawks coach Pete Carroll speaks out on the impressive recent play from DK Metcalf
The Seattle Seahawks came away with a big win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, winning 40-34 in an overtime thriller that pushed the team to 7-2. Following the game, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised the team but specifically mentioned how well rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf has been playing.
Speaking to the media (via the Seahawks website) after the game, Carroll was asked about some of the catches that Metcalf made in the fourth quarter and overtime. According to Carroll, Metcalf is just getting started, and he plans on the young receiver being a big part of the team as the Seahawks continue down the stretch.
“Yes, a great catch down the sideline. I didn’t know what happened, I was waiting for the flag,” he said regarding some of Metcalf’s plays. “It was a terrific catch. DK played great today. It was his best game he’s had. You know when he catches the ball on the crossing route, he’s gone. That was really exciting to see that. He’s going to be a big factor when we go down the stretch here.”
Metcalf continued to shine for the Seahawks, finishing Sunday’s game with six receptions on nine targets, hauling in 123 yards and a touchdown as well. Metcalf’s longest reception – a 53-yard catch from Wilson – was the longest Seahawk reception fo the day, and he continues to be a big-play threat that many thought he would be coming out of college.
While DK Metcalf might not be the number one threat on the Seahawks, he’s quickly become an incredible second option for Wilson, and as long as the Seahawks quarterback is continuing to look and play like an MVP, Metcalf will continue to shine. If his play keeps up in Pete Carroll’s offense, perhaps a Rookie of the Year trophy is even in his future.