DK Metcalf Insults Three-Time Super Bowl Winner For Questioning His Costly Mistake Against Pittsburgh

Published 10/18/2021, 11:09 AM EDT
Oct 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) runs after a pass reception as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback James Pierre (42) and cornerback Tre Norwood (21) chase during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


Seattle Seahawks lost their Week 6 fixture against the Pittsburgh Steelers after taking the game to overtime. The game was tight in the end and there was supposed to be no room for mistakes from any side. However, DK Metcalf committed to one at the end of the fourth quarter.

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The Seahawks were trailing by three points with the ball in control and just 18 seconds left on the clock at the end of the fourth quarter. That is when Geno Smith passed the ball to DK Metcalf and he chose to follow the wrong path and in the process dropped the ball instead of just running out of play, saving on some valuable seconds.

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Metcalf tried to be a ‘hero’

However, the Seahawks settled for a field goal leveling up the score at 20-20 in the end, forcing the game to overtime. The Seahawks faced an unfortunate loss in overtime after Pittsburgh Steelers scored a field goal leading the scoreboard by 23-20.

Later DK Metcalf was criticized for his immature game sense and idiotic move in the most crucial moments of the game. One critique was three-time Super Bowl winner and former Broncos and Ravens tight end, Shannon Sharpe.

The 53-year-old football pundit tweeted, What was D. K thinking? Why try to play hero in that situation?” However, after taking in criticism all day, the 23-year-old receiver did not take it well, and in turn, insulted the retired player. 

DK Metcalf refuses to accept criticism

“Stop questioning me lil boy,” Metcalf replied to his tweet hours later with a laugh-out-loud emoticon at the end of the phrase.

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DK Metcalf made fun of a retired player after making a mistake that handed the Seahawks their fourth loss of the season. However, if Metcalf had displayed this assertive attitude on the field instead of on Twitter, the Seahawks could have made something out of it.

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The receiver has certainly received much criticism for his immature play; he got agitated instead of just absorbing it. However, let’s see how self-assertive he appears to be when the Seahawks go up against the Saints in their week 7 matchup.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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