Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan fired back at Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson after he called Lewan “a fake tough guy”.
As expected, Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan wasn’t going to allow Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson to get away with trash-talking him after the Week 5 game.
Following the Bills’ victory over the Titans, Lawson called Lewan “a fake tough guy” when asked about Tennessee’s left tackle, per ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques.
"“We knew what his weakness was — he gives up inside moves and this was an inside game. He’s a fake tough guy…He was quiet today”"
On Monday, Lewan fired back at Lawson by pointing out his lackluster stats, and called the former first-round pick a “1st round backup”, and sarcastically called him “a monster” on Twitter.
The stats Lewan is talking about are the six total tackles (two solo) and one sack Lawson has compiled this season. As a matter of fact, Lawson, who is listed as the No. 2 on the depth chart, owns career stats that are nothing to write home about, especially for a former No. 19 overall pick.
On Sunday, Lawson failed to compile any stats on 31 snaps.
As the numbers show, Lawson should probably be the last guy talking trash to a three-time Pro Bowl left tackle like Lewan, but unfortunately that’s what can happen when the Titans don’t beat their opponent and the offensive line plays as badly as it did in Week 5.
In total, the Bills sacked Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota five times (eight QB hits), three of which came from defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.
Phillips also had some fun with Lewan when asked about him after the game.
"“I was really happy Lewan came back today. I’m glad he could be a part of that today”"
I guess at least Phillips earned the right to talk, and he had some words on Twitter for Lewan after he fired back at Lawson.
Lawson also responded with this.
In the end, the Bills earned the right to brag about their win, but maybe Lawson wasn’t the right guy to be doing the talking.