Russell Wilson: We need to get DK Metcalf the football

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Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf caught just one pass on Monday Night Football, and quarterback Russell Wilson acknowledged afterward what a failure that was for the Seahawks’ offense.

Wilson said Metcalf’s lack of catches wasn’t about the Seahawks’ game plan, but it was just about the way Washington’s defense adjusted, sometimes pressuring Wilson when he needed time to let Metcalf get open deep, and other times doubling Metcalf when the Seahawks wanted to get him the ball.

“Obviously we need to get DK the football,” Wilson said. “We called several plays for him. He had a sweet deep cross that he was gonna be wide open, maybe for a touchdown, that I had to move. . . . That was unfortunate. . . . We called some other stuff and they doubled him. We called two plays in a row for him and they doubled him on those. . . . He’s one of the best football players in the world. We got to get him the football. We got to find ways to do it. We got to move him around maybe. We’ve got to study it and find out what we can do.”

Metcalf’s one catch for 13 yards was his least-productive game in both catches and yardage since his rookie year. And it was one reason the Seahawks fell short in their 17-15 loss.

49 responses to “Russell Wilson: We need to get DK Metcalf the football

  1. His QB not air mailing passes would be a start but DK is overhyped, he’s not a top 10 WR nevermind one of the best players in the NFL.

  2. Strange that since the Hawks decided to build their roster on the Hero QB model they have sucked. The Legion of Boom won Seattle a Super Bowl and their reward was Wilson getting paid mega bucks. DK on the other hand has the juice. That’s all he needs. Beefcake.

  3. Maybe DK could dye his hair a different color next week so Russell can see him better. Oh, and did he throw a childish hissy fit again after this loss?

  4. If only there was someone Russell Wilson could talk to about throwing more passes to DK Metcalf….

  5. Watch the replay of his only catch. He clearly only got one foot down. I’m surprised the announcers didn’t notice it last night.

  6. How about trade DK metcalf to the Eagles for Jalen Reagor and a second round draft pick.

  7. You are the guy who distributes the ball Russ. This is on you to make that happen with DK. On the flip side though, if teams want to take your favorite outlet away with a double, you may want to find that open man because there is one. Once again, it’s on you Russ to make that happen as the top QB that you are.

  8. Wilson is the QB, so it’s his job to get DK Metcalf the ball, right? Everyone wanted Carroll to “Let Russ Cook”…how’s that working out? So far his cooking isn’t fit for the local McDonald’s.

  9. Wilson decides who he will throw to pre-snap and either throws it there or scrambles. No progression thru reads. And when he scrambles he doesnt look for receivers. After finger injury he is afraid to finish throws. He has become a 2nd rate QB.

  10. Rodgers + DK would = Megatron

    Its embarrassing watching Seattle waste his talent.

    Russ should be ashamed.

  11. When you run 4 routes only due to a low football IQ, this is what happens to one trick pony WRs.

    This was teams’ fears.

  12. Hmmm… how to get DK the ball? Quick slants, drag routes, reverses, etc. etc. Not everything has to be 15+ yards. For some real inspiration take a peek at Shanahan’s use of Debo. Last time I heard DBS don’t like tackling 240lb players that can run. This team needs a reset from the OL to the coaching.

  13. When you run 4 routes only due to a low football IQ, this is what happens to one trick pony WRs.

    This was teams’ fears.
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    Cork it.

    If he was in New England, we’d never hear the end of it..

  14. Too little too late now.Besides Wilson is whats wrong with Seattle. His running and escaping tacklers with speed ended and now he is trying to be that drop back QB and it works and doesnt work at times. This O line looks confused by this and should be.

  15. On track to finish 5-12 and last place, with NO first round draft pick next year because of some awful front office moves. Russ likely to be cooking in a different apron next year.

    So tell us 12’s, are John Schneider and Pete Carroll still the greatest duo in sports management history?

  16. So tell us 12’s, are John Schneider and Pete Carroll still the greatest duo in sports management history?
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    Too bad he didn’t hand it to Beast Mode.

  17. Wilson has mentally checked out of Seattle. Was evident he wanted out when he floated that weird trade talk this off season. Since then – he’s mailing it in, barely.

  18. Maybe Russ is the problem…Can’t read defenses, never goes through progressions, bails on first inkling of pressure and lives and dies by the long bombs. Without his Houdini escape plays he is an average QB.

  19. Need to get DK the ball more? That might be hard to do when your RBs combine for 18 yards rushing.

  20. touchback6 says:
    November 30, 2021 at 9:02 am
    When you run 4 routes only due to a low football IQ, this is what happens to one trick pony WRs.

    This was teams’ fears.

    ———-

    Meanwhile N’Keal Harry can’t even figure out how to run 1 route

  21. Russ is just counting the days until he is traded to the Eagles/Giants/Raiders/Carolina/Miami/Denver.

  22. nhpats2011 says:
    November 30, 2021 at 10:25 am
    touchback6 says:
    November 30, 2021 at 9:02 am
    When you run 4 routes only due to a low football IQ, this is what happens to one trick pony WRs.

    This was teams’ fears.

    ———-

    Meanwhile N’Keal Harry can’t even figure out how to run 1 route

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    Could care less about that with his blocking. If he keeps helping them win games while Metcalf helps Seattle lose games, this means you care more about fantasy football.

    Besides, BB scored a good WR in that same draft. Undrafted and really affordable.

    Jakobi Meyers>Metcalf

    As you were told. Your IQ is brutal. Check NE’s record and consistency vs your Seahawks.

    Emabarrased yet, little guy? You should be. You were warned.

  23. Maybe if the playbook wasn’t so conservative and obvious….and you included just a little bit of deception he would be getting open. As it is now….the run/run/pass model offers little opportunity for DK to catch balls.

  24. Would getting the ball to DK = wins? Shutting him down like WFT did exposed the one dimensional thinking Seattle/Russ have. No DK = no offense. Nothing left to attack with?

  25. russ can only cook when he has a monster run game to loosen up the d. should have had a few picks last night if washington db’s could catch and that horrible PI call at the end of the game to move the sticks, come on! again it felt like refs trying to control the game.

  26. Russ is still a bit rusty since coming back from injury. But, the OC’s unimaginative & obtuse play calling & design is the true culprit. Pretty sure my childhood neighbor’s dad — the all-time QB in most of our backyard games — could draw up better plays on the palm of his hand.

  27. Since Marshon Lynch retired, the Seahawks are not the same. Their identity was a good defense and running game with Russ Wilson making splash plays with his ar and legs. But, since they have no running game to speak of. The offensive line is not good. So, the offense will definitely falter. Until they build an offensive line capable of running the ball, there will be no passes to DK!

  28. All Russ wants to do is throw the ball deep so why can’t he target DK? I mean he ultimately chooses who to throw the ball to.

  29. THe Seahawks are good when they have a good defense AND a good running game. Right now, they have neither…..and Wilson looks like he’s playing scared.

  30. Seattle is really free falling this year. Maybe it was all that talk of Wilson’s “legacy” in the off-season. Maybe it’s the injury. Maybe you it’s the paying and trading for subpar players. Either way this offense looks better with Geno Smith under center right now. Russ is just hurting his stock by coming back. He was in the top 5 QB conversation pre-injury. Now he’d be lucky to crack the top 10. If he wants out this off-season I’m not sure he’d have as many suitors as last year.

  31. Seattle is likely regretting giving next year’s first round pick to get Jamal Adams. There’s a good chance that it will be a top-5 pick…….and they have to show for it is Adams….who tends to disappear during games.

  32. Wilson looks like toast. So out of sorts. But so does Pete. I’m not a Seahawks fan so I take an unbiased approach to it. They just looked lost against WFT

  33. Seattle cannot run the football…so it really is a moot point…teams can manage coverage on Metcalf and Lockett now that Seattle’s offensive line has no push…remember when Seattle would pound the ball, control the clock, and get turnovers? Seattle’s defense is not going to win games without some success on offense….

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