The Seattle Seahawks may have a problem on their hands.
DK Metcalf was assessed another penalty in the Seahawks’ most recent game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
In a play that was far away from the action, Metcalf shoved Cam Taylor-Britt, one of the Bengals’ cornerbacks.
When Metcalf has been assessed similar penalties in the fact, he has quickly shown remorse, often apologizing in a public setting.
However, after this recent incident, his tone was different in the Seahawks’ press conference.
While he was discussing the situation, according to Gregg Bell’s video, Metcalf said, “I’m not going to change the way I play.”
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 18, 2023
Metcalf was viewed as one of the most physically gifted receivers in the NFL when he was drafted.
His combination of size, speed, and sheer athleticism was put on full display in college and at the combine.
He has showcased all of those attributes in his career thus far, but committing too many penalties is detrimental to the Seahawks’ potential success.
While one flag didn’t necessarily cost the Seahawks the win against the Bengals, it did not help their chances, especially late in the game.
This was Metcalf’s fourth penalty of the year, which is tied with Jakobi Meyers for the most in the league by a receiver.
Receivers are not typically among the most penalized players on the team, a direct indication of Metcalf’s indignation and frustration on the field.
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