DK Metcalf doesn’t like missing snaps. That’s part of the reason that he has played over 82 percent of Seattle’s offensive plays so far during the 2021 NFL season.
It’s also part of the reason that he tried to get on the field in the final minute of the Seahawks’ game against the Packers despite being ejected.
Yes, Metcalf was tossed in the final minute of Seattle’s 17-0 loss at Green Bay. He got into a spat with a few Packers — Henry Black, Adrian Amos and Eric Stokes — and grabbed both Black and Stokes by their facemasks. He also appeared to throw a punch at Stokes.
The game had already virtually been decided, so the refs threw three penalty flags and tossed Metcalf from the game. He tried to stealthily get back into the game, but the officials picked up on it immediately and sent him back to the locker room.
After the game, Metcalf explained what was going through his head when he was ejected.
“I’m tired of losing,” he said to reporters after the game.
Metcalf’s frustration is understandable. The Seahawks have lost four of their last five games, and the offense hasn’t played consistently since Russell Wilson suffered a finger injury in Week 5.
Wilson made his return from that injury on Sunday against the Packers, but he had his share of issues throwing the ball. Metcalf had a tough time getting involved in the Seahawks’ lifeless offense as a result.
Metcalf saw eight targets during the game but caught just three passes for 26 yards as a result. It marked his lowest receiving yardage total of the 2021 season and the sixth-lowest total in 41 career games.
“I think as an offense, we just struggled to get the ball moving,” Metcalf said. “I had a couple key drops that I shoul’ve caught. We’ve gotta make plays. . . and when Russ puts it in our area, we gotta catch it.”
Metcalf should have a chance to make more plays moving forward. Wilson returned from his injury ahead of schedule, so he should get better as he draws nearer to the six- to eight-week recovery timeline that he initially faced.
That will likely help the Seahawks offense — which had never been shut out with Wilson at the helm before Sunday’s game against the Packers — and alleviate Metcalf’s frustrations.
That said, he’ll need to be a bit cooler-headed on the field moving forward. The NFL could choose to remind him of that with a fine ahead of Week 11.