Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams says he’s the real “Optimus Prime” when it comes to facing off against Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson aka “Megatron.”
“I’m definitely Optimus Prime,” Williams said, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “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.”
Williams says that both Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman of the Seahawks got pushed around by Johnson and can’t call themselves “optimus Prime.”
“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.”
During an appearance on NFL AM on the NFL Network, Sherman fired back at Williams.
“Yeah, we were pushed around to the tune of 46 yards, I believe,” Sherman said. “Not too much pushing. I don’t understand that shot, he took a shot at us. Last I checked, we’ve never given up 250 yards to anybody (which is what Johnson just about put up against the Packers the last time they played). We barely give that up in a game. To give that up to one player, I mean that was the last time they played him I believe. I don’t really know if he’d be the one (to) come talk to us about playing coverage.”