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Seahawks’ DK Metcalf ‘not going to change the way I play’ despite penalties

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf received his fifth penalty of the season on Sunday when he was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Metcalf shoved Bengals defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt down the field, drawing the flag. 

DK Metcalf goes for a catch

Cincinnati Bengals’ Cam Taylor-Britt, #29, breaks up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf, #14, during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

On Wednesday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about Metcalf’s propensity for being flagged, with the Super Bowl-winning coach saying his wideout was aware of the issue.

DK Metcalf and Pete Carroll speak with officials

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, #14, and head coach Pete Carroll talk to side judge Jim Quirk, #5, during the game against the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 15, 2023, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. (Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“That’s all I nail it down to. Nobody’s perfect. I’m my own person. I’m a competitive person. So, I’m not going to shy away because he put a penalty board on the screen. I’m just going to continue to be me.”

Despite the penalties, Metcalf is leading Seattle in receiving yards this year, hauling in 22 catches for 337 yards and two touchdowns. 

The Seahawks are 3-2 as they prepare for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7. 

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.

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