The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Detroit this Sunday to take on the Lions in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.
So obviously there’s 100’s of silly takes and proclamations by media and players alike. But one such take has stood out in recent days, and of course it came from loudmouth and Google-challenged Lions defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
You remember him from his days in New Orleans right? That guy that talked, posed, and peacocked constantly without every doing much on the field. Well except getting hit with personal fouls. Think of him as “Baby Cam Jordan”, always quick with the smart remarks, but little production on the field. But I digress.
Recently Baby Cam, (now with the Lions) thought it’d be a good idea to throw some shade at the Buccaneers, more so at quarterback Baker Mayfield.
“This group probably is one of the better groups we done faced all year,” Gardner-Johnson stated. “If you give that Tampa group a good quarterback, that’s a great group. Evans, Godwin, Gage, that’s a great group. I played against them for real.”
Hey Baby Cam, couple issues here. One, taking a shot at Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield is rich coming from a guy who’s literally done nothing this season is rich. Second, not knowing who the opposing team’s receivers are just speaks to your lack of preparedness heading into a playoff game. Basically, you look like a fool, an arrogant one at that.
So how did Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield respond to this absurd take?
“I don’t think he’s really watched film because he mentioned Russell Gage,” Mayfield stated about Gardner-Johnson (Baby Cam) “We love Russell but Russell hasn’t played a snap all year for us. He must be going off preseason stuff that the media was talking about. He didn’t play our first game so I’m excited to see him. I think he’s a really good player. He has been for a while. He’s been an impactful guy on every team he’s been on. So he’s a good player, but yeah, he’s got to do a little bit more film study.”
Google is your friend Baby Cam, while common sense and professionalism isn’t.