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Heaps: What was so impressive about Seahawks WR DK Metcalf’s 2 TDs

Oct 30, 2019, 11:28 AM

Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is putting together a nice rookie season in the NFL.

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The second-round draft pick has 402 yards and four touchdowns on 23 receptions, an average of 17.5 yards per catch. Two of his touchdowns came last Sunday in a 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons, which is where former NCAA and NFL quarterback Jake Heaps focuses his attention in his latest Seahawks video breakdown for 710Sports.com.

Heaps, who now co-hosts Tom, Jake and Stacy on 710 ESPN Seattle, takes a close look at both of Metcalf’s touchdown receptions from Russell Wilson in Atlanta in the attached video. Here are some details on the plays in question:

• Play No. 1: Metcalf catches a 4-yard pass from Wilson with 11:47 to go in the second quarter.

• Play No. 2: Metcalf catches a 2-yard pass from Wilson with 27 seconds remaining before halftime.

The presence of Metcalf is perhaps more important now than earlier in the season for the Seahawks. His 6-foot-4, 229-pound frame already made for a nice, big target in red zone situations, but that’s even more apparent after tight end Will Dissly suffered a season-ending Achilles injury two games prior in Cleveland.

Metcalf and the 6-2 Seahawks will return to action this Sunday in a 1:05 p.m. contest against the 2-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game will air on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, with coverage beginning at 10 a.m. on the pregame show.

For more video breakdowns from the Seahawks season, click any of the links below:

Week 8

Wyman: How LB Mychal Kendricks made right read on INT

Week 7

Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seattle time and again on 3rd down
Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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