‘Lost the Fire Power’- Seahawks Wideout DK Metcalf Addresses His Late Season Woes

Published 05/22/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
Sep 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) participates in a pregame warmup drill against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


The 2020 NFL season was an interesting one for DK Metcalf. The wide receiver drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2019, burst onto the scene in his second year with the franchise. 

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Making big-time plays, the wide receiver ended last season with over 1,300 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns to his name. Enough to grant him his first Pro-Bowl call-up. 

But despite his stellar showing, the wide receiver faltered towards the end of the season. In his last 6 regular-season games, the wide receiver could manage only a solitary touchdown. 

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This, of course, was a far cry from the performances one came to expect from Metcalf. His poor form towards the end didn’t help the Seahawks’ fortunes either.

Crashing out in the Wild Card Round to division rivals LA Rams, Metcalf did manage to get 2 touchdowns, but even he knew he wasn’t playing quite up to the standards associated with him.

DK Metcalf still looking for answers   

Appearing on Victory The Podcast, Metcalf was asked about his late-season woes. But it seems like the wide receiver himself is still in search of answers. 

“My best explanation on that is I have no idea. I really don’t,” he said.

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Metcalf maintained that despite his dip in form, the team continued to win games. But even that winning streak came to an end when the Playoffs rolled around.

“We were still winning games, and so that’s the most important thing is winning football games. So that’s what we were doing, just trying to stay efficient and execute at a high level. And then we kind of lost the firepower going into the playoffs.’’

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Dec 13, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates with wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) following a second quarter touchdown pass against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Talking about his relationship with Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll, the wideout emphasized the role he played in helping him settle into the side.

“I love his energy,’’ Metcalf said. “He lets me be myself. I can come in with a different color hair every week and he’s not going to call me out.”

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The Seahawks were caught in the soup when rumors about star QB Russell Wilson wanting to leave circulated. But with that now behind them, one can expect Metcalf to have another stellar season in 2021 with Wilson supplying him some dimes. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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