DK Metcalf looking to improve drops after strong rookie season

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DK Metcalf put together one of the best seasons by a rookie wide receiver in Seahawks franchise history. However, he is looking to improve a certain area of his game as he prepares for year two in Seattle.

According to Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest, Metcalf wants to address some of his ball security problems.

Mainly my drops,” Metcalf said. “I had way too many drops in my opinion. Some of those drops could have changed the outcome of the game. I’m just working on those drops, man.”

Metcalf caught 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns during his rookie campaign in Seattle. Only Joey Galloway had more receptions (67) and yards (1,039) as a rookie for Seattle while Daryl Turner (10) and Brian Blades (8) were the only rookies with more receiving touchdowns.

However, he did have seven drops last season, which ranked tied for 11th most in the league. Metcalf also lost all three fumbles he had during the season as well.

Metcalf quickly became a trusted target for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and came through with several highly impactful plays during his first season in the NFL. Now Metcalf wants to clean up some of the few rough edges that will allow him to take another stride forward.

“I think I did pretty good, but there’s always something I can work on,” Metcalf said. “That’s going to be my main focus during the offseason is just working on the things I saw as flaws during my rookie season and just build on that.”

14 responses to “DK Metcalf looking to improve drops after strong rookie season

  1. “Mainly my drops,” Metcalf said. “I had way too many drops in my opinion.

    WR Jerry Rice use to lay on his back in bed and just play catch with a football by throwing it up in the air where it almost hit the ceiling and then catching it with his hands to improve grip strength. 🏈

  2. Drops & fumbles hurt him this year, I agree. However, His performance was great and his upside is Fantastic. Impressive that he recognizes his need to improve. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a long and productive HOF career.

  3. Remember all you you that said he could only run a fly route and would always be injured? That he would be a bust? Crickets, crickets, crickets….

  4. Knowing that usually it takes two to three years for a receiver to start making a significant impact, it seems like the future is very bright indeed.

    Stay humble

  5. Says a lot about this young lad’s maturity and drive that he isn’t happy to just rest on laurels after a great rookie season, he recognises there are improvements he can make, and wants to get even better. This bodes well for him and the team.

  6. Metcalf is on the cusp of a HOF career. I hope he gets the right training, but in Seattle that probably wont happen as there is zero player support.

  7. His improvement from game 1 to game 18 in January was very impressive.. Imagine if Carroll had actually got him the ball more in the Packer game like the 9ers do with Deebo Samuel’s jet sweeps and how Rodgers targeted Adams 12-14 times in the Packers win…Seahawks wouldn’t have been digging out of a 28-10 hole late into the 3rd quarter-

  8. omniscient48 says:
    February 6, 2020 at 2:44 am
    By “improve” do you mean have more drops or less drops?
    ============

    Hey you’re back.

    I was worried.

    Sorry about the Super Bowl dude.

    Must hurt bad!

  9. He only caught 58% of the passes thrown to him. Compared to about 75.5% for Tyler Lockett. The yards per reception stats of both are about the same. That means Lockett is not getting shorter, easier to catch passes to boost his stat. Mr. Universe does have quite a bit of room for improvement.

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