DK Metcalf pulls a Leon Lett on his way to the end zone

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Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf had a touchdown . . . until he didn’t.

Metcalf badly beat Cowboys rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs for what should have been a 63-yard touchdown. Instead, Metcalf put the ball in one hand and slowed as he approached the end zone.

Diggs caught Metcalf — much like Don Beebe did to Leon Lett in the Super Bowl XXVII — and knocked the ball out of the back of the end zone. The Cowboys took over on their own 20 after Metcalf’s fumble. At 62 yards, it was the longest career reception for Metcalf . . . and one he wants to forget.

Instead of a lead, the Seahawks remain tied 9-9 with the Cowboys after the first quarter.

The Cowboys had a chance to take the lead, but Greg Zuerlein clanked the extra point off the upright after Ezekiel Elliott‘s 1-yard touchdown run with 1:40 remaining in the first quarter.

Wilson is 4-of-6 for 125 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown to Tyler Lockett, who didn’t celebrate before reaching the end zone.

19 responses to “DK Metcalf pulls a Leon Lett on his way to the end zone

  1. I’d still give you a JJAW and a 2nd round pick for him. Thank god we have the Eagles brain trust who is smarter than everyone else who was scratching their heads on draft day last year.

  2. I’ve been a football fan for a very long time. More than almost anything else, thing kind of thing is what makes the game more and more frustrating for me to watch and enjoy.
    DK Metcalf is a great athlete, and by all accounts a decent and hard-working guy. But this kind of lackadaisical, showboating, half-effort approach is unbefitting a professional, and could well end up costing Seattle the game.
    I’m not a fan of either team, but Steve Largent would never have done anything like that.
    The play isn’t over until it’s over, and a pro gives his all on every single play until it is. Here’s hoping Mr. Metcalf learns an important lesson he’ll carry with him the rest of his career.

  3. He blew his block the play before, not sure how he managed to forget about the existence of the CB he burnt on that play though. Great hustle by the corner.

  4. Pete Carroll should have sent him to the locker room, but he’s too much of a Player’s Coach … a disciplinarian like Tom Coughlin or Mike Ditka would have rightfully benched him.

  5. That was an absolutely stupid play. One of the dumbest I have got to see. Send him to the locker? Pete Carroll doesn’t coach that way and Metcalf has an example of what you want your young players to be. Save the celebrations until you make it to the end zone. Should have more of a lead in this game.

  6. a disciplinarian like Tom Coughlin or Mike Ditka would have rightfully benched him.</i?

    Ditka would have absolutely gone postal on him. You'd have seen veins popping out all over his forehead.

    What is it with these guys who do this sort of thing? Why not act like a pro and celebrate after you score instead of being a chump. I guess acting like a chump is more important than scoring a touchdown.

  7. according to Florio, the seahawks should get the ball back at the 1 yard line because it wenty out of bounds after the fumble

  8. It’d have been funny if the refs rubbed a little salt in the wound and gave him a taunting penalty too!

  9. Glad for him his mistake didn’t cost Seattle the game.
    Use the incident as a learning experience and be wiser in the future.

  10. It’s happened so many times it makes you wonder.
    Justin Jefferson showboated the last 10 yards of a TD today and was lucky it didn’t happen to him.
    Ask Amp Lee about his 96 playoff goal line fumble showboating in Dallas.
    History repeats for a reason; we are human.

  11. He made up for it with a TD later .. oh and 110+ yards.

    While showboating is funny, there is always the chance is can come back and bite you in the backside. I suspect Lockett and Russ will have a word, but it doesn’t deserve ripped a new one because he more than made up for it.

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