Well, well … our good friends over at Yardbarker found this gem from the NFL Network. Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu was spouting off about his cover skills as NFL cornerback. How would he do against the NFL’s best receivers?
“I feel like if I was to check somebody like a Calvin Johnson, he’ll make his plays, but I’m definitely going to get mine, too,” Mathieu said. “He’s going to catch his five balls, but I’m going to get my two turnovers, so we’ll be even.”
So, he’ll hold Megatron to 5 catches? Based on his pathetic showing on the bench press at the Combine, it’s more likely he’d get bowled over at the line of scrimmage.
To be fair, he did send out a tweet afterwards that further explained his position.
“You got to understand I have the ultimate respect for Calvin Johnson.. He is a freak of an baller & the best in the game but I’m gon compete,” he said via social media.
His grammar? Not good. His determination? Top notch. Here’s hoping Ol’ Honey Badge does it right on the next level.