Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf continues to receive praise from his teammates and coaches as he heads into his sophomore season in the NFL.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has already given Metcalf the green light to critique and mentor some of his fellow players on offense and stated that he has earned the right to do so after his stellar rookie season.
”He’s earned the right to speak up more,” Schottenheimer told the Associated Press. ”Our guys on offense respect him and he’s earned that right to call guys out, and try to bring them along. And if the tempo is maybe down in practice he’s earned that right. We need his voice in that regard. That’s how much I respect him as a football player, and as a worker.”
Schottenheimer went on to commend Metcalf’s work ethic, stating that he takes something away from every single shortcoming and uses it to improve his game to be the best player he can possibly be.
”He’s obviously tremendously talented, but I mean this guy is an unbelievable worker,” Schottenheimer said. “He wants to be great. I mean he wants to be one of the best of all time. He doesn’t win every matchup. But when he doesn’t win the matchup, he takes it personally and he doesn’t shy away, he wants to jump back up there.”
Metcalf was often overlooked prior to his rookie season, but soon quelled doubts about his route-running. He now has expectations on him to make a second-year jump as one of the key cogs in the Seahawks offense in 2020. Time will tell if he will answer the call, but it will certainly be exciting to watch.