Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is one of the players who hasn’t minded speaking out about the actions of the Baltimore Ravens during the season finale in Week 18.
He also promises a bit of payback.
Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Chase said Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith was the only opponent “trying to do messy stuff” and that Smith’s hit after the play on him after a Ravens touchdown was intentional, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic.
Chase also said “we got something for that” when addressing Smith’s late hit, saying that a “get back” is in order:
A “get back” could merely mean Chase is plotting to have a massive game, but referees were going to be watching this game much closer already thanks to last week’s happenings and the banter.
Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen also addressed the drama, per Sarah Ellison:
The Bengals initially called out the Ravens for “cheap” actions and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh actually addressed the topic. At this point, one could almost expect the chatter to continue up until kickoff on Sunday night.