It was a rare play, one which ranks traditionally with no less than two others, by Darrell Inexperienced and Ben Watson.
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll, vulnerable to excitability, advised NBC that it was “the play of the century.” In his postgame video convention he referred to as it “probably the greatest soccer performs I’ve ever seen. It was an inspiring play. … I’ve by no means seen one fairly like that.”
After the Cardinals’ 37-34 victory in additional time, Kliff Kingsbury admitted that he thought Baker had a landing “till that massive stallion of a human got here galloping out of nowhere. D.Ok. Metcalf is an absolute freak.”
Even Baker was impressed by DeKaylin Zecharius Metcalf, who performed in faculty at Ole Miss and was a second-round draft decide in 2019 after an attention-getting NFL Mix efficiency that included a time of 4.33 seconds within the 40-yard sprint. “DK HAWKED MY A– … #RESPECT,” Baker tweeted.
NFL NextGen Stats had Baker’s quickest pace at 21.27 mph, however Metcalf hit a high pace of 22.64 mph, which it stated was the second-fastest pursuit within the league this season. Metcalf reached his high pace on the Seattle 47-yard line, at level at which Baker was at 20.5 mph. He nonetheless trailed Baker by 3.76 yards at that time.
If that’s not spectacular sufficient, how about this? NextGen figures that Metcalf lined 114.eight yards on the play.
“As quickly as Budda caught the ball, D.Ok. took off and D.Ok. is … man, that’s one quick younger man proper there, I inform you,” the Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson stated. “I used to be on my horses making an attempt to get in entrance of him to assist Budda get to the tip zone, however I’m 10 years in — he’s two, so he’s a little bit bit more energizing than me.”
The Web went wild, after all.
However let’s keep in mind that Metcalf has some sterling firm on the subject of “nice rundowns in NFL historical past.” As an illustration, there was the time in 1983 when Darrell Inexperienced of Washington’s workforce caught Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys.
For good measure, there was additionally this Inexperienced second:
In a 2005 playoff recreation, Patriots tight finish Ben Watson ran down Champ Bailey of the Broncos.