Seahawks coach Pete Carroll turns star receiver DK Metcalf into the ‘Mandalorian’ in funny photoshop
Seahawks wide receiver D.K Metcalf’s combination of size, speed, and skills can seem other-worldly — as if from a galaxy far, far away.
In fact, Metcalf’s head coach, Pete Carroll, compared the second-year wideout to other cultural sensation currently having a stellar second season: Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”
One day after Metcalf’s super-heroic, science-fiction abilities were once again put on display against the Philadelphia Eagles, Carroll — or whoever manages his Twitter account — shared a photo-shopped image of no. 14 donning the black beskar helmet of Din Djarin, the Mandalorian.
“#ThisIsTheWay #GoHawks!!” Carroll captioned, citing the hit Star Wars show’s catchphrase/hashtag.
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) December 1, 2020
The Force was certainly with Metcalf on Monday night, as he lit up All-Pro CB Darius Slay and the Eagles for 177 yards on 10 catches. The Seahawks’ 23-17 victory at Lincoln Financial Field moved Carroll’s team to 8-3 on the season, good for first place in the NFC West and no. 2 in the conference through 12 weeks.
“It’s kind of like coming home,” Metcalf said about playing in Philadelphia after the game. “A place that had a chance to draft me but didn’t, so I’ve got to make them pay.”
Additionally, Metcalf was irked by the seemingly complimentary comments made by defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz before the game. Schwartz apparently compared him to former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, but told Metcalf he had not quite reached the level of Prime Megatron, yet.
“In my mind, I’m not trying to be Megatron,” Metcalf said. “I’m trying to be me. So I had a little chip on my shoulder the whole game.”
Beyond comparing him to Mando, Carroll likened Metcalf’s competitiveness to another hyper-skilled “bounty hunter”, if you will: Michael Jordan.
“Michael always found a reason,” Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle on Tuesday. “Guys that have that mentality are always on the alert for — give me something to juice me up and let me at you. So that was a classic example of that.”
Metcalf, 22, has a league-leading 1,039 receiving yards through 11 games.