Seahawks news for Sunday includes an underappreciated DK Metcalf
By Lee Vowell
In Seattle Seahawks news for Sunday, one site says DK Metcalf is underappreciated and Tyler Lockett wins an award for being what he is: Great.
I should say when writing these news pieces, I always feel a bit like Newman on Seinfeld saying, “The mail never stops.” Only in the NFL, the news never stops. It’s year-round and that is OK.
There is nothing wrong with having a bit of fresh Seahawks news happening even when maybe the world around has real issues. At least sports allow us to get away, even for just a bit. So here are a couple of tidbits from last week.
Seahawks news for Sunday: DK not getting the love he deserves and Lockett wins awards
Tyler Lockett wins not one but two awards last week
Lockett had a good week and he served it. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature for his film, Through the Ashes: The Story of Black Wall Street. The feature is the story about his hometown, Tulsa, from when Tulsa had a highly productive economy in the early 1900s before the tragic massacre of 1921 when white residents attacked African-Americans and destroyed many homes and businesses.
Lockett also won the award for Seattle Sports Star of the Year. He did have a very good season but has developed into one of the best receivers in the league through intelligence and technique. In other words, he is a lot like Doug Baldwin, but faster.
DK Metcalf is underappreciated
NFL.com put out a list of the most underappreciated players for each team last week. For the Seahawks, Metcalf was the choice. But the criteria for which he was chosen is a bit odd. There is a fairly long explanation in the article about how being underappreciated is calculated but part of it is “(factoring) in each player’s salary by position.”
This makes Metcalf being on the list unfair to Seattle. Metcalf is still on his rookie deal and teams don’t tear up contracts in the NFL. Metcalf will likely be re-signed by Seattle and get a huge raise. If that doesn’t happen, only then can we truly say the Seahawks underappreciated Metcalf.