Heading into the Seahawks’ matchup against the 필라델피아 이글스 on Monday Night Football, Metcalf knew that his hometown Eagles passed on him during the 2019 NFL Draft, and selected J.J. Arcega-Whiteside with the No. 57 pick instead.
As if that wasn’t enough to motivate Metcalf, the Eagles found a way to make him even more fired up prior to their game.
“One of the defensive coaches came up to me and it kinda made me mad that he was like, ‘I was in Detroit with Megatron but you’re not there yet’,” Metcalf said in the postgame press conference. He later confirmed that the Eagles’ coach was defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, former head coach of the Detroit Lions.
“In my mind, I’m not trying to be Megatron. I’m trying to be me,” said Metcalf, “그래서, I had a little chip on my shoulder the whole game.”
Metcalf ended up hauling in 10 receptions for a career-high 177 yards in Seattle’s 23-17 win over the Eagles.
Philadelphia cornerback Darius Slay allowed 141 receiving yards to Metcalf. It was the second-most receiving yards against a single defender this season, The leader is Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis, who allowed 211 yards to Kansas City Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill 주 12.
Metcalf leads the NFL 와 1,039 receiving yards, and he’s tied for fifth with nine touchdown receptions.