These defensive backs gearing up to stop Calvin Johnson is absolute melodrama.
Everyone wants to be the guy to shut Megatron down.
A few weeks ago Seahawks up and coming defensive back Richard Sherman changed his twitter handle to Optimus Prime, to mock Calvin Johnson, and vowed to shut him down.
Johnson did not have an explosive game that day, but the rest of the Lions receivers did, so who really won the battle.
Tramon Williams gets his shot this week at Johnson, and according to the Journal-Sentinel, he’s the real Optimus Prime, and Sherman was handled by Johnson.
“I’m definitely Optimus Prime,” the Green Bay Packers cornerback said. “I’m the leader of the Autobots. I’m the leader of the young guys right now and when it comes down to the tough battles, I’ll lead those guys out there.”
“That’s what’s going down on Sunday — me going against Calvin,” Williams said. “He’s going to make some plays and I’m going to make some plays. We’ll see who wins the battle in the end.”
“Guys like Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman — they talk about how physical they are — but Calvin was pushing those guys around the field like it was nothing,” Williams said. “And those are some big guys. You definitely have to be careful with how you play a big guy like that.”
All this Transformer talk has me ready to watch a movie. You want to prove to me you can shut Johnson down, do it with no help over the top man to man like PRIME used to.
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