The Seahawks not only suffered one of their toughest regular season home losses in recent memory on Sunday, but also left two key offensive players with injury issues – wide receiver DK Metcalf with a knee problem and the starting right tackle Brandon Shell with a sprained ankle.
Metcalf limped off the field after a play where he caught a 7-yard pass with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter in the 33-30 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Metcalf returned but had just one more assist, a throw from Russell Wilson that sailed over his head in the second game of Seattle’s only overtime series.
“He was in a bit of pain, yeah,” coach Pete Carroll said after the game. “I don’t know exactly what it was. He hit his knee or something.
Metcalf also limped briefly in the season opener against the Colts, though it’s unclear if it was a similar injury. Metcalf was not on the team’s injury report this week.
The overtime pass that was aimed at him had some observers wondering if Metcalf was dealing with an injury on the play, which caused the timing to shift.
Wilson said: “I tried to throw it away because it looked like something was going on there. I don’t know exactly what.
Metcalf had six receptions for 11 targets for 53 yards with a long 16. He was also called for three penalties, two on the same play.
Metcalf had just two receptions for 21 yards in the second half as the Titans put the pincers on Seattle’s offense.
Seattle had just four active receivers for the game, with rookie Dee Eskridge ruled out with a concussion. But Carroll said on the team’s pre-game radio show that he expects Eskridge to return this week.
Shell was injured in the penultimate regulation game and was replaced at right tackle by Jamarco Jones for the rest of the game.
Shell also suffered a sprained ankle at the end of last season, although it’s unclear if that injury is related to that one.
Carroll only said of Shell that he “hasn’t received any updates. But it was a sprained ankle, that’s what it was.
The Seahawks also played the game without running back Rashaad Penny, who is out with a calf injury, and nose tackle Bryan Mone.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on the team’s pregame radio show that Mone played with a triceps injury against the Colts last week, and the hope is that he will hold it against the Titans will allow him to return next Sunday against the Vikings.
Penny is considered a weekly proposal right now, but the Seahawks haven’t put him on reserve this week, indicating they don’t expect him to miss more than the required three games if he leaves. in IR.
LB Wagner sets team tackle record in a single game
Bobby Wagner set a Seahawks franchise record with 20 tackles on Sunday.
Not that he seemed to care much later.
“I mean, it’s cool,” he said, “But, you know, we lost. So it really doesn’t matter.”
Wilson pays tribute to his friend and mentor Moawad
In a tribute to his late friend and mentor, Trevor Moawad, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wrote one of Moawad’s favorite sayings on his cleats on Sunday: “THE BEST IS AHEAD.”
Moawad died Wednesday night at age 48 after a roughly two-year battle with cancer, and Wilson found some comfort in those words again Sunday night after the Seahawks’ overtime loss to the Titans.
“You think of Trevor because he’s such a good friend, one of my best friends in the world. Losing him is devastating,” Wilson said after the game. “But I also know he’s in heaven somewhere. leaves smiling with my father. …I wrote to him on my cleats today and did some of his quotes that have always stuck with me. He will forever be with me.