‘We Both Play the Same Sport’ – Colts Kicker Breaks NFL Stereotype by Posing Alongside Seattle Seahawks Beast DK Metcalf

Published 09/14/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) catches a touchdown pass while Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


Rodrigo Blankenship and DK Metcalf were seen playing against each other during Sunday Night’s game between Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts. The two players with very different physical capabilities shared the same field during the game.

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Although NFL players are expected to have a heavy built with athletic super strengths. But the Colts kicker is breaking all the stereotypes by competing against players in the opposite end of the physical spectrum than him, in a professional level.

Sep 12, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) catches a touchdown pass while Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Blankenship besides DK Metcalf

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However, Blankenship sought out the Seahawks beast for a picture with him after the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Blankenship shushed all the haters by posting it on Instagram with caption, “Yes, we both play the same sport. And yes, we’re both pretty dang good at it. Best of luck this season bro. Time to go to work and bounce back! #RespectTheSpecs #WalkOnMentality” 

No matter how far away Blankenship might be in the physical spectrum with Metcalf. He stands tall with pride and courage, which DK Metcalf noticed and commented, “My Boy. Goodluck the rest of the season,” on his post.

Set aside the differences its all about the sport

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Aug 27, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Indianapolis Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship (3) celebrates with teammates after making a field goal during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Rodrigo Blankenship rocks goggles and is listed with a height of 6’1, weighing 184 pounds. Furthermore, Rodrigo has no remarkable feat in a 40 yard dash or in bench press reps. However, defying all odds the kicker made 33-of-38 field goal tries and 44-of-46 PATs.

While on the contrary, Metcalf sporting his aqua hair is listed with a height of 6’4, weighing 235 pounds. Along with the intimidating physical appearance that he has, he is also fast enough to compete against professionals in the 100- meter dash.

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Sep 12, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) celebrates his touchdown with teammates in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

In his third season with the Seahawks, Metcalf has received 18 touchdowns, including one against the Colts. Besides the huge differences that the two players boast, both share the same gridiron in a professional level. And this shows the diversity of the sport and the stereotypes that it can break.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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