Good morning, 12s. Another Monday means another week closer to football! Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Aug. 24 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
NFL Network Analyst Predicts DK Metcalf Will Make Biggest Leap Among Second-Year WRs
DK Metcalf was among the most impressive rookie wide receivers last season, but could he be even better in 2020? According to NFL Network's Peter Schrager, the answer is an obvious "yes." On last Friday's "Good Morning Football," Schrager picked Metcalf as the second-year receiver who will make the biggest leap this season.
"I've got a hobby this August, this entire month," Schrager said. "It's looking at Seattle beat reporters' Twitter feeds so I can get grainy footage of DK Metcalf 'Mossing' dudes every day in practice.
"DK Metcalf is only going to get better. Russell Wilson has been raving about him. I promise if you go to some of these Seahawks-specific Twitter handles, like Joe Fann is the NBC Sports Seahawks reporter, he's got great videos of what Metcalf is doing on a daily basis. Guys, I love Chris Carson, I love Russell Wilson, but this might be the year of DK Metcalf in Seattle."
It's easy to fall in love with Metcalf – on and off the field. As a rookie, he amassed 58 catches for 900 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season. He had the most targets of any rookie (100), along with the second-most receptions and third-most receiving yards.
He may have been among the best rookie wideouts in the regular season, but he was the undisputed best rookie wideout in the postseason. In his playoff debut against the Eagles, Metcalf broke the NFL rookie record with 160 receiving yards. Over his two starts last postseason, Metcalf totaled 11 receptions for 219 yards and a touchdown.
Off the field, Metcalf has proved to be an all-around professional. Earlier this offseason, he donated $50,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Seattle and in his hometown of Oxford, Miss. Metcalf also donated all the money from his "Decaf Metcalf" coffee Prison Fellowship, the same organization he honored with his My Cause, My Cleats.
All in all, Metcalf has been a perfect fit in Seattle with the Seahawks. The scary thing is that the best might be yet to come.
Seahawks Players Remember The Late Kobe Bryant On His Birthday
Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter and seven others, tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020. Yesterday, Aug. 23, would have been Bryant's 42nd birthday. As you can expect, the outpouring of love and support for Bryant on social media was incredible.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star clearly touched the lives of many, including a large number of Seahawks players.
Rest in peace, Kobe.
Social Post Of The Day
There were no fans, no other team and no win or loss, but boy was it great to see the Seahawks run out onto CenturyLink Field on Saturday for their scrimmage.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle gives you his six takeaways from the Seahawks' first scrimmage on Saturday.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times gives an update on Branden Jackson, who was injured in Saturday's mock game.
Matt Calkins of The Seattle Times wrote about how much the Seahawks will miss having fans at CenturyLink Field.
The News Tribune's Gregg Bell has more on Chris Carson being away from the team and how DeeJay Dallas is stepping up in his absence.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest discussed Quinton Dunbar’s comments that DK Metcalf “looks like Julio Jones” at practice.