Post Game Quotes: DK Metcalf

After a catching just one pass in first half second receiver DK Metcalf erupted for five receptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns including the game winner . Here is what he said after the game.

(On what it was like on the final game-winning drive)

“It was like we were one team out there. We’ve been in that situation all last year. With the quarterback we have, there’s no doubt in our minds that we’re not going to go down here and score. Any time we’re in a that moment it’s easy for us to just go out there and play our football because we know we’ve got a quarterback that can make anything possible, anything can happen. He can deliver when the game is on the line.”

(On when his bond with Russell Wilson became strong enough to be trusted in critical moments of the game)

“When I first got here, the way he brought me under his wing. It’s just a blessing to be around this organization with players, with teammates like Russ [Wilson]. Bobby [Wagner] did the same thing, Duane [Brown] did the same thing, Tyler [Lockett], D-Mo [David Moore]. I can go on and on with the people who have taken me under their wing and pulled me to the side. They’re friends, they’re not teammates. It makes it easier to go out there and lay my life on the line and lay my body on the line for these boys every play.”

(On what was going through his mind on his first fourth down conversion)

“I just saw it hanging in there air and my only thought was to go get the ball, don’t let it come down when I hit the ground. Russ keeps harping on ‘there’s going to be a game changer, when the ball is in the air it’s always mine’. That was my thought process the entire drive.”

(On if he views himself as one of the best receivers in the NFL)

“It’s a blessing to be in a category like that or for that question to even pop up. In my mind I feel like I’m getting to that point. There are still people in this league that I look up to like Deandre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Mike Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr. They’re still great players in this league. Just to be up there with them, I know my work ethic and how I am as a player. I believe I’m in that realm, but I’ve still got a lot of work to do.”

(On where he was and what he was doing when the final play of the drive was being discussed)

“I was talking to coach Nate [Carroll] and coach Sanjay. They were wiping my arms off because I was a little dirty. I really wasn’t in the play call, they were just trying to tell me to stay poised and stay calm, and whatever play was called- just run it like I am getting the ball. Russ called the last play and the rest is history. We came out on top.”

(On what happened in practice and how it impacted the team at halftime)

“We were a little undisciplined at times, a little sloppy with our technique, and how we were getting in and out of the huddle. Coach just brought us up and said, ‘we’ve got to stay poised and stay focused’. It just so happened that on Sunday we weren’t clicking on all cylinders in the first half. Coach brought us up and said, ‘the first half is done. It’s only 13 points.’ We came out firing. The defense got a stop, we scored three touchdowns in about three minutes. That shows what kind of team we have. That we can basically take over a game when we want to.”

(On how much he wants the ball in clutch moments to try and make a play for his team)

“I know God has blessed me to be in so many positions, and just the type of person I am. The great ones don’t shy away from big opportunities. Great players make great plays in big time moments, you always hear that. I want to be considered one of the greatest. In order to do that, I’ve got to have a lot of weight on my shoulders in the big time moments. I want the ball to come to me because if I make the play, I know I can stay poised. But if I don’t make the play I know I can figure out what I did wrong and I can make the next one.”

(On how working with his father helped his mental fortitude to make plays in big moments)

“My pops always taught me to be a dog and to not let anything stop me, no matter what it is. Whether it’s in the weight room or on the field. I’m always going to be a dog on the field whether it’s blocking or running routes and not letting anybody stop me. My dad always told me to ‘be your own person because there’s only one you.’ From anyone I heard of or anybody that I have been around, they always told me how big, strong, and intimidating I look, so why not just act like it? He created a monster.”

(On if Russell Wilson called the game winning play)

“I don’t know if it was him or Schotty [Brian Schottenheimer]. I meant to say Russ told us the play.”

On how much the workouts in Mexico and in extreme heat contributed to his performance tonight)

“It shows the connection that we have. My entire thought process while we were on the sideline, I just wanted to tell Russ, ‘let’s just go back to San Diego, let’s just go back to Mexico. Let’s do what we know how to do, and how to win.’ That was my thought process and what was going through my mind and it looks like all of the hard work paid

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