Heading into the Seahawks’ matchup against the 费城老鹰队 在星期一晚上足球, Metcalf knew that his hometown Eagles passed on him during the 2019 NFL选秀, 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, “所以, 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. 它是 the second-most receiving yards against a single defender this season, The leader is 坦帕湾海盗 cornerback Carlton Davis, who allowed 211 yards to 堪萨斯城酋长 wideout Tyreek Hill 在周 12.
Metcalf leads the 美国橄榄球联盟 与 1,039 receiving yards, and he’s tied for fifth with nine touchdown receptions.