DK Metcalf is known for his enthusiasm on the field, but found himself on the wrong end of an unsportsmanlike penalty in Week 6. The Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver bulldozed Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt, resulting in a penalty and a possible league-wide performance.
NFL legend Tom Brady appears to be on Metcalf’s side. I questioned the punishment on a recent episode of the “Let’s Go” podcast. Brady said he didn’t understand why officials raised the flag on this game:
“I would actually like to see less violations. Focus on the important things and give up some things. I saw DK Metcalf getting punished for being unnecessarily rough. I don’t know if that was necessary, but I Just know the defender had every right to counter DK, but he didn’t. So DK threw them to the ground.”
“They threw a flag. I was like, I don’t understand what the flag is. This is football. This is not contact football, this is real football. I think people really enjoy the physicality and I certainly enjoy that too.” Think we shouldn’t lose this. “
In the Seahawks’ 17-13 loss to the Bengals in Week 6, DK Metcalf had four catches for 69 yards. He was targeted 10 times by quarterback Geno Smith in the game, the most in any game this season. Metcalf left the game in the third quarter with a hip injury but later returned to the game.
DK Metcalf and his career of penalty kicks
The penalty against Metcalf in Week 6 is a pattern Seattle fans and coach Pete Carroll have seen time and time again. This season, he has been fouled four times in five games, the most of any player at his position.
Metcalf took eight penalties last season, seven of which were accepted. This is also the most wide receivers in the NFL. DK Metcalf is expected to surpass that mark from the 2022 season this season.
In 2021, he was reported and ejected from a game against the Green Bay Packers following an altercation. We’ll see if the 25-year-old can reduce his criticism this season.