Some respect for DK Metcalf
We have written a couple of articles lately where we have discussed some issues with DK Metcalf on the field. He gets far too many unnecessary penalties for taunting, unsportsmanlike conduct, and the like. He appears to take the bait many times when a defensive player clearly is trying to antagonize him into possibly going overboard and having a flag thrown. Worse, Metcalf seemingly swiped away any concerns that the Seahawks coaching staff had when they put Metcalf's penalties on an eraser board and Metcalf told ESPN that it was "just a board" to him.
That kind of thing doesn't really scream team player, does it? But then DK Metcalf is capable of being unselfish on the field. Take, for example, his last-minute block against the Cleveland Browns which helped spring fellow receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba for a game-winning touchdown.
But Metcalf is also becoming historically good for the Seahawks. In just four-and-a-half years with Seattle, he currently ranked seventh all-time in receiving yards (4,622) and with a good chance of moving u to number six within a few games. He is fifth all-time in receiving touchdowns (37), eighth in receptions (333), and third in receiving yards per game (64.2).
He also currently leads the 2023 team in receiving yards (404) and is second in yards per reception (15.0). And to think some people in the NFL thought Metcalf might not stay consistently healthy enough to be a productive player. He has missed just one game in his career so far.