The Seattle Seahawks dropped their first game of the season Sunday night in overtime to the Arizona Cardinals but coach Pete Carroll was still able to witness one of the best football plays ever from one of his own.
After Cardinals safety Budda Baker picked off quarterback Russell Wilson he took off at top speed for what looked like a potential Arizona touchdown. However, Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf wasn’t about to let that happen. Metcalf turned on the heat and eventually stopped Baker to prevent the score.
“That was one of the best football plays I’ve ever seen,” Carroll said after the game. “It was just remarkable. You saw him realize what was happening, the opportunity, and he just used all that marvelous skill that he had and will to go run the guy down. And it was such an incredible play because of what happened afterwards. The defense followed and rallied, got out of there on four downs and took the ball off them, the offense goes (97) yards with the drive and scores.”
“I just think that it was an inspiring play, nobody could miss it,” Carroll continued. “Everybody that was watching that play, whether you like football or not, you can see that was something extraordinary. I’ve just never seen one quite like that, and the follow-up, because of the inspirational moment was extraordinarily well done, so really a great play for all time.”