Bump: Seahawks need DK Metcalf involved more — here’s how

Sep 21, 2022, 2:10 PM

The Seahawks are still finding their footing on offense with Geno Smith at quarterback, as evidenced by the fact that Seattle hasn’t scored a point on offense in the last six of their eight quarters played thus far.

Bump’s Breakdown: How Seahawks can get more from Smith, offense

Smith has seen some success in the passing game, at least, particularly with veteran wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who hauled in nine receptions for 107 yards in a Week 2 loss to the 49ers last Sunday. Lockett is just one half of the Seahawks’ dynamic duo at receiver, however, and the other half has yet to break out this season.

DK Metcalf, who Seattle signed to a big contract extension last month, has just 71 yards receiving on 11 catches in the Hawks’ two games, and what would have been his biggest catch was called back due to a penalty last weekend.

Metcalf is a unique talent, as he’s huge (6 foot 4, 235 pounds) and possesses an impressive mix of strength and speed. He’s topped 900 yards in each of his three NFL seasons, including a Seahawks single-season record 1,303 yards in a Pro Bowl campaign in 2020. Clearly he needs to be more involved in the offense going forward. So how can Smith and the Seahawks make that happen?

That’s what former NFL receiver Michael Bumpus details in his latest Seahawks breakdown video for the Seattle Sports YouTube channel. Watch the video at the top of this post, and subscribe to the channel here so you never miss a new video.

Catch Bumpus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every weekday on Seattle Sports’ Bump and Stacy, as well as on Hawks Live every Thursday and the Seahawks Radio Network pregame and postgame shows.

The Seahawks continue play in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons at 1:25 p.m. this Sunday, with coverage starting on Seattle Sports with the pregame show at 10 a.m.

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