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DK Metcalf enjoyed his offseason diversions, but now he’s focused on football

Mike Florio and Chris Simms break down what DK Metcalf’s remarks actually mean, suggesting there may be more rules to follow offensively, and why Russell Wilson needs more freedom in order to stick around.

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf made headlines this season with some non-football activities. He’s back to focusing on making headlines with his exploits on a football field.

He dabbled in track, running the 100-meter dash at the USA Track and Field Golden Games. While finishing last, he nevertheless generated a respectable 10.37 seconds.

“It was fun,” Metcalf told reporters on Monday. “Not just focusing on football for twelve months out of the year. I can go do other things and just take my mind off all of this. So when I do get to come back and play football It’s that much more fun and, I get to do this for a living.”

It’s good that he doesn’t play baseball for a living, given his performance at the celebrity softball game held in conjunction with the MLB All-Star Game. Metcalf struck out. In slow-pitch softball.

“I swore I wasn’t going to answer no questions about softball,” Metcalf said. “No, I was trying to kill it though. I went out there, I wanted to hit a home run.”

So what’s the next challenge for the multi-sport athlete?

“The Colts is the next challenge,” Metcalf said, referring to the team’s Week One opponent.

For Seahawks fans, that’s the best answer Metcalf could give.