The duel between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals was very heated. Not only were poison darts flying on the field, but also afterwards. 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward has less than kind words for star receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Munich/San Francisco – The relationship between cornerbacks and wide receivers in the NFL is not exactly the best.
Charvarius Ward of the San Francisco 49ers proved that pass defenders are especially loud when they don’t let receivers get a move on.
He played DeAndre Hopkins, the Cardinals’ best receiver, for most of the 37-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and hardly allowed any big plays when he covered him. Hopkins finished the day with nine catches for 91 yards.
Ward confident: “Hasn’t been one of the best for a long time “
After the game, Ward vented about Hopkins on radio station “KNBR”. “He thinks he’s such a tough guy,” the former Kansas City Chief said. “He thinks he’s still one of the best receivers in the league, but he hasn’t been for a long time. He was babbling the whole time, but we did our job and got the win. “
In addition, Ward also took a verbal low blow towards Hopkins, “He did some dirty things, grabbed me by the face grill for example, I don’t respect the steroid boy. “
By that, Ward means Hopkins’ backstory: he missed the first six weeks due to a suspension because he was found to be using performance-enhancing drugs.
By the way, the feud will go into the next round on the last matchday of the regular season, when Hopkins and Ward will play against each other again.