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DK Metcalf pulled what was almost certainly the dirtiest move of week one during a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Seattle star receiver for seemingly no reason blindsided Rams DB Ahkello Witherspoon, despite not being anywhere near the action.
You can watch the unbelievably dirty play below.
DK Metcalf gets away with dirty play against the Rams.
What the hell was Metcalf thinking when he pulled this move? Why did he think this was a smart idea? He’s lucky he didn’t get ejected.
While he didn’t get tossed, he can probably bet the house there’s a fine coming his way from the league.
The NFL offices simply aren’t going to let a play like this fly. He later claimed he was just trying to block hard.
“Well, I was blocking. I guess I blocked him a little too hard and pushed him to the ground and he got up mad because he felt like I blocked him in the back. But I mean, that’s just how I play. I block every play when I don’t have the ball and I’m never taking a play off or jogging, trying to take a play off. So that’s what transpired,” Metcalf said after the game (via NBC Sports).
Witherspoon wasn’t even engaged with Metcalf and the Seahawks receiver just decided to push him into the ground.
Football is a physical game, but the league also cares more now than ever about player safety. Blindsiding a DB not paying attention or locked up with you is the definition of a dirty move.
Something tells me the Rams won’t forget about this when the teams meet again November 11. If you want to pull a dirty move, then you better be ready to keep your head on a swivel moving forward.
It was simply a bonehead and idiotic thing for DK Metcalf to do. Completely unnecessary.