4 key observations from DK Metcalf’s performance versus 49ers Week 2
By Lee Vowell
DK Metcalf kept his composure
While DK Metcalf is a physical freak who is likely faster and bigger and stronger than anyone on your friends list on Facebook, one of the things that has made him a great receiver is his passion on the field. Metcalf sometimes lets his emotions get the best of him but at the same time it is clear that he wants to be great and his drive to be many times comes out in his body language.
That said, Metcalf would have every right to be very frustrated with his lack of explosive plays so far in 2022. He likely had gotten used to going deep and making cornerbacks look foolish through his first three years. One of Russell Wilson’s strengths was that he threw one of the best deep passes any human has ever thrown. Metcalf benefited from that.
Current Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is either incapable of throwing deep well or isn’t be asked to and this is affecting the way Seattle is using Metcalf. For a receiver of Metcalf’s size and speed to go through the first two weeks of an NFL season and have a reception no longer than 15 yards is criminal.
In previous seasons, most notably in the playoffs against the Rams in 2020, Metcalf displayed his frustration with not getting the ball. Versus the Rams, this basically forced Wilson to throw a pick-six. But Metcalf has kept his cool with his teammates through two games. At least, for now he has.