Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, May 21 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
DK Metcalf Discusses USATF Golden Games Races, Upcoming Season On "Victory The Podcast"
We're still 111 days away from the start of the 2021 NFL season on September 9, but the sports world has still been buzzing about Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf as of late. Earlier this month, Metcalf competed in the 100m dash at the USATF Golden Games and held his own against some of the best sprinters in the country, clocking a time of 10.37 seconds and prompting some serious praise from around the NFL and track and field world in the process.
The busy offseason continued this week for Metcalf, who was featured as a guest on Victory The Podcast, hosted by Entourage creator Doug Ellin and stars Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon. In the wide-ranging episode, Metcalf talks about the Golden Games race and the preparation that went into it, who he considers his toughest matchup in the NFL, his relationship with Pete Carroll, and much more. The episode is available on Google Podcasts here, and you can read some highlights below:
On the USATF Golden Games race:
"It was an amazing experience. I know I've reiterated that a thousand times, but just to be out there running against Olympic-caliber runners was an amazing experience ... I know I went through like 100 different thoughts throughout that whole 100 meter race. When I first started off, I was like, 'Oh, I'm actually keeping up with them a little bit!' I got excited a little bit."
On what he loves about playing for Pete Carroll:
"His energy, first off. And he lets me be myself. I can come in with different colored hair every weekend, he's not going to call me out or say anything like, 'What's wrong, is everything going good at home?' He's just going to let me be myself, that's one thing I really love about him."
On who the toughest DBs to play against are:
"My answer has not changed from the day I got into the league, and that's Jalen Ramsey. Just one of the best DBs I've gone against. Just because he doesn't back down from a challenge. He's strong, physical, and he's smart … Last year he didn't talk trash but my rookie year, he definitely talked trash."
A look back at some of the best photos of Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf from the 2020 season.
Seahawks To Honor 2021 High School Senior Class
The Seahawks will honor the 2021 high school senior class after one of the most challenging school years in recent memory. The team wants to celebrate the graduates and their accomplishments as they look forward to what comes next.
Last year, the Seahawks highlighted 23 local high school seniors and delivered a special video message to them with appearances by David Moore, Tyler Ott, Delano Hill, Ben Burr-Kirven and Blitz.
The Seahawks are honoring the 2021 High School Senior Class! As graduates look forward to their next chapter, we want to celebrate them and all their accomplishments. Submit a nomination for a 2021 high school graduate to be recognized.
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