The Seattle Seahawks lost in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers largely due to a costly fumble by quarterback Geno Smith in the extra session. Seattle was pretty damn fortunate to even get to overtime after wide receiver DK Metcalf made a very risky decision to eschew going out of bounds to stop the clock, instead fighting for more yards (and perhaps looking for the end zone?) and fumbling with under 15 seconds to go. Freddie Swain was there to recover the ball in bounds, but the whole sequence screwed the Seahawks out of running any more plays other than the spike required to get the tying field goal off.
Legendary former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe, now co-host opposite Skip Bayless on the FS1 shoutfest “Undisputed,” commented on Metcalf’s gaffe and that set off a back-and-forth between the two. Buckle up because this is going to be a ride that ends with DK seemingly cooling down in the end.
What was D. K thinking? Why try to play hero in that situation?— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) October 18, 2021
Nothing to question. That was “DUMB ASS” play and your pride won’t let you admit it. “You” can’t question anything I’ve done. Pray your resume will be as complete as mine, PRAY. Enjoy the rest of your day https://t.co/hw1zuHj51l— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) October 18, 2021
From the looks of it i can wipe my with yours! Continue to gossip you washed up wanna be. https://t.co/yjLZCdPWsu— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) October 18, 2021
Sharpe may be on a show that is one of many in the oversaturated market of hot takes on sports topics, but I’m not sure “washed up wanna be” was the way to go.
The spat ended there but now we’ve got Pete Carroll weighing in late.
Asked about DK's twitter spat with Shannon Sharpe, Pete Carroll spoke in generalities regarding social media. "I don't know why anybody wants to communicate that way. You can always call people, talk to them and work things out more efficiently."— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) October 18, 2021
Yeah, this is where we are with the Seahawks right now.