Colts: Rodrigo Blankenship’s postgame Instagram post with DK Metcalf is hilarious
By Jerry Trotta
There was no love lost between the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.
After a formidable opening drive that ended in a Rodrigio Blankenship field goal, however, the Seahawks dominated the Colts.
Whether it be in pass protection, the running game or through the air, Seattle was the better team in every facet en route to a 28-16 road win.
Perhaps the most surprising part was that DK Metcalf didn’t have much of an impact. Sure, he caught a touchdown, but four catches for 60 yards? You’ll take that if you’re the Colts … even though Tyler Lockett had a field day.
After the game, though, Metcalf met up with Blankenship at midfield to take a photo that eventually ended up on Blankenship’s Instagram.
As far as physical presences go, Metcalf and Blankenship are on opposite ends of the spectrum, and the Colts kicker poked fun at this with a hilarious caption.
Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship posted an Instagram photo with DK Metcalf after Sunday’s game.
It’s a good thing Blankenship and Metcalf are friends, because the Seahawks superstar could likely handle Blankenship with one arm tied behind his back. It’s true! Blankenship is listed at 6-foot-1 and 184 pounds soaking wet.
Metcalf, on the other hand, is 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds … of all muscle. Despite their physical differences, however, they do, in fact, play the same sport. Blankenship’s shoulder pads might look four sizes too big, but he’s a rising star at the kicker position, drilling 33-of-38 career field goal attempts and 44-of-46 extra-points.
Meanwhile, Metcalf is fresh off a career year in 2020 when finished seventh in the league in receiving yards (1,303), tied for sixth in touchdowns (10), seventh in first down conversions (63), and eighth in yards per target (10.1).
What makes this photo all the more awesome? It was seemingly a reference to a tweet that went viral right after Blankenship drilled a game-winning field goal against the Packers in Week 11 of last season.
We love the NFL for a variety of reasons, and that is definitely one of them!
After all, we’re talking about arguably the most physically-imposing player in the league — at least on the offensive side of the ball — and another who’s half the size.
And yet, they both play in the most physically-demanding sport in the world … and are essential to their teams’ success.
We definitely didn’t enjoy Metcalf burning the Colts for a TD on Sunday, but at least we got this memorable photo out of it.