In our modern times, there’s no need for two people to be in the same room, area code or hemisphere to engage one another in hostilities.
For example, one man could be in a radio studio while the other is on his Twitter account. That was the case for Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and 49ers tackle Anthony Davis on Thursday. Suggs gave a radio interview on KNBR in San Francisco and was asked about the assertion from teammate Cary Williams that the 49ers had fake tough guys on their roster. He was specifically asked if the offensive line had any.
“They’ve got one fake tough guy,” Suggs said, via the Baltimore Sun.
Suggs then went on to offer varying amounts of praise for left tackle Joe Staley, left guard Mike Iupati, center Jonathan Goodwin and right guard Alex Boone while pointedly ignoring right tackle Anthony Davis. Davis got wind of the comments and fired back on his Twitter account. Some of the tweets have since been deleted, but the highlights include Davis calling Suggs an “[expletive] loser,” an “[expletive] puppet and a “cornball wit money” while also saying Suggs didn’t make a single play in the Super Bowl and finally inviting Suggs to “do a dance for us.”
Suggs has not offered any response on his own Twitter feed and the only chance for an on-field rematch next season is if both teams should make it back to the Super Bowl. It’s unlikely, but we definitely have some fuel for the hypothetical media day.