July 27, 2021

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Jim Schwartz claims intent to compliment DK…

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DK Metcalf had a sensational performance in the Seattle Seahawks’ 23-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles with 10 receptions for 177 receiving yards after being told by Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz that his level of play is not on the same caliber as famed wide receiver Calvin Johnson yet.

Metcalf stated in his postgame press conference that Schwartz’s comments motivated him to show out on Monday night. Schwartz later claimed that he meant to compliment Metcalf with his statement instead of insult him.

“Anytime you even speak somebody’s name in the same sentence as Calvin Johnson, I don’t know how you can take offense to that,” Schwartz said during his Wednesday press conference. “I tried to pay the guy a compliment. I said I read his story, knew he had overcome an injury, heard he was a hard worker, and said he reminded me a little bit of Calvin and congratulated him after the game.”

Regardless of what Schwartz actually meant, he helped Metcalf reach his career-high in receiving yards and perhaps fuel his desire to consistently be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.

“If anybody wants to take offense to being compared to who I think is one of the greatest players in the history of the National Football League, then, yeah, if you get your motivation that way, then fine, but we’re not going to worry too much about that,” Schwartz said.

Well, perhaps he should have on Monday, as Metcalf was a significant factor in Seattle’s victory. Thank you, Mr. Schwartz.

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