After trying the track, DK Metcalf Seahawks will stick with football
You can’t fault Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf for trying something new. Last month, Metcalf gave it their all in the 100 meters at the USA Track & Field Golden Games in California. While he finished at the back of the pack with a time of 10.36 seconds, he still learned a few things.
“They are fast human beings,” Metcalf told reporters after the OTAs on Tuesday. “They are very quick and very good at what they do, and I’ll stick to football for now.”
Metcalf was a high school sprinter but has since focused his attention on football. He only has respect for those who train for their individual sport.
“Track athletes, they prepare their whole lives for events like this,” Metcalf said of his fellow runners. “It was a really good experience to be there with those kinds of athletes and to test my speed against them. They are not talked about in the world of sports, and I think they should be only because of the way they train and their state of mind. Just going out and warming up against them is very different from football; they are all locked in and very focused on their technique. So that’s what I liked about track athletes.
Metcalf hopes to shine on the football field this season and the next stop is the mandatory minicamp next month.