The Baltimore Ravens made a big mistake before they played the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the playoffs.
And now the Kansas City Chiefs are making the same mistake.
Prior to the Titans’ matchup against the Ravens, Baltimore defensive back Earl Thomas threw some jabs at Ryan Tannehill and Tennessee’s offense.
Thomas pointed out that if Tannehill was throwing the ball it probably wouldn’t be good for the Titans. He followed that up by saying the Ravens’ mindset is different than the Patriots when it comes to tackling Derrick Henry.
I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Earl Thomas: “Those guys didn’t seem too interested in tackling [Henry]. I think our mindset is a little different.”
Also Earl Thomas: pic.twitter.com/9lrp7P3ulh
— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) January 12, 2020
The Titans proceeded to cruise right by the Ravens in route to the AFC Championship game, where they’ll play the Chiefs.
You’d think Kansas City would’ve taken notice of Thomas’ words backfiring.
But they didn’t.
On Wednesday, Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill wasn’t shy about declaring that no one in the NFL can guard any of Kansas City’s offensive players.
Tyreek Hill’s full quote about how no one can guard the #chiefs man to man.
“So man to man is just easy for us to beat. And if you just allow us to just run through zone it’s even easier.” pic.twitter.com/KqfW5phnBz
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 15, 2020
I have no clue what Hill thinks he can gain by saying this. I mean, sure he went off against the Titans in week 10, catching 11 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown.
But his team lost 35-32.
Individual stats don’t carry much weight in a loss.
Especially in the playoffs.
The only thing Hill did with these comments was give the Titans some bulletin board material.
And we saw how that worked out for the Patriots and Ravens.
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