A day after Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam called out Detroit Lions All Pro Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson fired back.
Elam had declared the Ravens needed to get physical with Johnson because “he’s pretty old, so I don’t know how physical he’ll be.”
“Megatron responded during a conference call with the Baltimore Media which you will only hear on The Fan. saying among other things: “I don’t need motivation but anything positive, anything negative that comes at me throughout the week, you just take it, put it in that box over there for motivation and use it on Sunday,”
Calvin Johnson on being called old:
On Matt Elam saying he’s not physical:
Ravens Cornerback Jimmy Smith and Coach Harbaugh will probably have some strong advice for Elam .Johnson has already accumulated 75 catches for 1,351 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Ravens play in Detroit Monday night. Both teams playoff lives are on the line & need the win.
The Lions, once in commanding position for their division, are now 7-6 & tied with the Bears having lost 3 out of the last 4.
The Ravens, also 7-6, are on the opposite track even though they are the underdog having won 4 of their last 5 and have a tenuous grasp on the final playoff spot.
Listen to the rest of Calvin Johnson’s comments below:
On Matt Elam as a player:
On Jimmy Smith as a player:
On The Ravens Secondary:
On Teams trying to take him out of the game: