matt-elam-december-2013The Detroit Lions will face the Baltimore Ravens next Monday night, with both teams having a lot on the line. Both teams are fighting for their playoff lives, and whoever loses will find it tough to make it past the regular season.

The Ravens know they'll have to contend with one of the league's top offenses, led by wide receiver Calvin Johnson. But for some reason, like everyone else that goes against "Megatron", the Ravens defensive backs talk as if he's average.

Safety Matt Elam had a lot to say about Johnson, including calling him "pretty old".

“Big, fast, athletic, unstoppable, freak,” Elam said.

“He’s pretty old, so I don’t know how physical he’ll be. He’s a big guy, but he’s older. I guess when they get older they’re not going to be as physical, you know what I’m saying? We’re going to have to be physical, make him uncomfortable.”

Johnson is 28 years old.

CJ81, though, does have a height and weight advantage against most defensive backs, and the Ravens don't have a lockdown corner that can contend with the 6-foot-5 star. But that didn't stop others in the Ravens' defensive backfield from chirping.

“We’re not going to get scared because of the name on the back of his jersey,” Chykie Brown said. “He puts his pants on just like we do. We’ve got to out there and do us — get physical on him, play tough on him.”

Johnson doesn't get involved in any of the trash talking debates, as he let's his play on the field do the talking for him.

I'm sure quarterback Matthew Stafford will make it a point to get the ball to Johnson.


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