RENTON, Wash. – Most of the Seattle Seahawks’ elite players returned to the team’s headquarters this week after missing a large number of voluntary offseason programs.
For DK Metcalf, that meant returning to his daily work after he turned his back on the pitch and pitch. The Pro Bowl wide receiver ran 10.37 in the 100 meters at last month’s USA Track and Field event, a better-than-expected performance. But not good enough to achieve the goal of qualifying for the Olympics.
In his first comments to reporters since the post-match interview, Metcalf hinted that he might try again.
“My goal is to try to qualify for the Olympics. But who knows what my future will be,” he said on Tuesday. “I live day by day and now I’m just focusing on football and OTAs.”
Metcalf said he follows USA Track and Field on Twitter and will keep an eye on upcoming trials. His interest in the event was sparked when the USATF account tweeted a casual invitation. For NFL players to test their speed “Compared to real speed” in the Olympics The tweet came a day after Metcalf immediately pursued the famous Arizona Cardinals’ Budda Baker last October.
“When they sent out a tweet I thought it was an open invitation for me to accept it. And I went with it,” Metcalf said.
Metcalf spoke to new offensive coordinator Pete Carroll and new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron at least once a week leading up to joining the USATF Golden Games and the Distance Open, adding that the Seahawks were “100 percent” behind him, deputy linebacker Bobby Wagner. Mo Kelly’s president of player engagement and equipment director Erik Kennedy attended the event in Walnut, Calif.
“I think it’s a huge challenge that DK has done,” Carroll said last month. “DK is a very special person and it takes someone special to think about it.”
The commonly cited time that Metcalf will have to run to qualify for the Olympic trials is 10.2 or better, but Metcalf’s time of 10.37 is generally impressive. Because he is much bigger (6-4,235 pounds) and less experienced than the professional sprinter he competes with.
What’s the most surprising thing Metcalf has learned from his running efforts?
“That’s a nimble human being,” he said. “They are very fast and do very well at what they do. And now I will hold onto football.”
Metcalf, Wagner and quarterback Russell Wilson were among several Seahawks reported Monday for the team’s seventh out of 10 OTAs. voluntarily in this era But with compulsory mini-camps scheduled for next week. The leader of the team has decided to appear in the last week of OTAs..
A number of veteran players – including safety defenders Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs, tackle from Duane Brown, running back Chris Carson, receiver Tyler Lockett and defender Carlos Dunlap – were not seen at the OTA on Tuesday, Metcalf said the players will arrive this week