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DK Metcalf Shares Brutally Honest Quote About Seahawks' Offensive Implosion

By michael obermuller
DK Metcalf's reasoning for the Seahawks drop-off in offensive production this season.
DK Metcalf's reasoning for the Seahawks drop-off in offensive production this season. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks had one of the best offenses in football during the first half of the 2020 season. Russell Wilson was an MVP favorite, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett were making highlight reel receptions week after week, and Chris Carson was a battering ram.

Then all of a sudden, everything that was clicking just stopped working. Michael-Shawn Dugar caught up with Metcalf himself on why the sudden change in production occurred.

"Teams just started to figure us out," answered Metcalf bluntly. He also noted the emphasis on the play-action deep ball, saying that teams started to plan for it (and stop it).

A very simple answer for what was really a much more complex problem. Chris Carson's injury definitely played a role in the offense's slump. Without him, the balance provided through the run game was often lacking, but even when the half-back returned the issues persisted.

Perhaps another party at fault was playcaller Brian Schottenheimer, who was axed after their playoff loss. The offensive coordinator had worked for the Seahawks the past three seasons, and his gameplan was beginning to get a little stale (according to Metcalf at least).

Wilson must share a portion of the blame as well. Although his offensive line is never quite up to par, his decision-making did falter down the stretch, throwing 11 interceptions (including postseason) after Seattle's Week 6 bye. Speaking of offensive line, even GM John Schneider deserves criticism for the severe holes he's left on this roster from year to year.

In the end, a simple and direct answer by Metcalf is diplomatic, but any fan of the Seahawks could tell you there's a lot more to the offensive struggles than that.

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