Renton, WA- DK Metcalf Opponents believe he is trying to feed him and lose his composure more often than in the 2020 Pro Bowl season.
And that Seattle Seahawks Wide receivers say they have to do a better job than not chew.
“Sure,” Metcalf said Thursday when asked if the defender was holding his head and trying to get him out of the game. “They can’t stop me in any other way or stop Tyler. [Lockett] In other ways. So the best thing they can do is try to tell me something. “
Or, when asked in the third year which teams are different from him and how, as he said it more colorfully, “I’m talking — that’s it.”
Throughout the two games, Metcalf has been involved in some chippy moments with defenders, some of which continued through the whistle. He has also been flagged four times, including a provocation after a touchdown in Seattle in the second quarter of the season opener. This caused the Seahawks to retreat 15 yards on subsequent kick-offs. Indianapolis Colts Start the drive leading to touchdown at 32.
“He was really into both games early on and tried too much to influence,” said Pete Carroll. “He’s finding his way. He’s ready to go that way and he’s finding his way. He was a little outboard, so there are some costly penalties. bottom.”
Metcalf agreed with Carol’s assessment:
“He’s perfectly right,” he said. “I’m an emotional person. I play competitively and I don’t lose anything, whether it’s an argument or a route, so I’m just going to compete for the ass … Do not cross the line approaching. “
How does he do it?
“I know myself, I know they’re approaching me, and I’m trying to get me across that line,” he said. “But there’s a bigger prize at the end of the tunnel, so we don’t just know we’re trapped and playing for our team as well.”
Metcalf admitted last week that he had fallen into the trap after losing the Seahawks overtime. Tennessee Titans.. Two of these three penalties occurred in the same play when he was flagged for hold (rejection) and passed on-screen interference as follows: Chris Carson..Another hold on the screen to the receiver Freddie Swain It was rejected again.
The Seahawks penalized Tennessee for 10 at 100 yards. This is one of the reasons why he took the lead of 15 points in half time.
“He’s finding a boundary to play in,” Carroll said. “He’s so physical and sometimes overwhelming the guy, so he needs to know how the authorities call it and when he raises his hand. What he’s trying to do is okay. He is fighting. He competes with, but he must do it within the guidelines.
“Since last week, that message has been important to the club as a whole. Something that wasn’t necessary happened. It happened after the play was over and gave us a ton of yards in the situation we had to do. He was part of it. “
One of Seattle’s 10 penalties was this time another provocative foul by a cornerback. DJ lead..Carol is a new focus for the league this week Enforcement of provocation rules “I opened the worm can a little.”
Metcalf said: “The game is evolving, so we have to evolve too.”
Metcalf has 10 catches and two touchdowns on 16 targets at 113 yards. His score came in the fourth quarter of the opening round after he did the first half without a goal. Meanwhile, Rocket made three touchdowns and was ranked second in the NFL, winning 278 receive yards. This is a new record for the franchise in two games.
“I was a little frustrated when I didn’t receive the ball last year, but it’s exciting to see Tyler aim for the 200 or Freddie catch the first touchdown of the year,” said Metcalf. “As long as the team wins and we win, I don’t care. I’m trying to win the Super Bowl.”
The last of Metcalf’s 11 targets against Tennessee was Seattle’s second three-and-out play overtime.He seemed unable to play because of his knee pain and his leg was pulled too much Russell WilsonSlow.
However, Metcalf was listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice after Carroll told him that the recipient was okay. And if that wasn’t enough to alleviate concerns, Metcalfe had this answer to a reporter’s question about his knees:
“My knees are nice. Are you trying to race?”
Metcalf continued his friendly exchange, telling reporters that he would win even if he gave him a 50-yard head start in a 100-yard dash.
“That’s how good my knees are,” he said with a laugh.
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