DeAndre Hopkins in Verzuz battle: I’ll make a chain with 3 Bills, cemetery
“I’m going to get a chain made with they three names on it and a cemetery.”
That was Arizona Cardinals All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins on Thursday night talking about the game-winning Hail Murray catch in November over three Buffalo Bills defensive backs.
Hopkins said such a thing while spitting heat in a Verzuz battle against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey. During the hour-long show hosted by Deion Sanders and MJ Acosta-Ruiz, the confident stars lived up to their play with their talk.
The Cardinals receiver had everyone dying when he went over his touchdown catch against the Bills.
— NFL (@NFL) January 29, 2021
Ramsey and Hopkins went deep into the memory banks to discuss their extensive one-on-one matchups as well as their career highlights.
Ramsey even took a page out of Hopkins’ book, stealing a turn of phrase the Cardinals receiver used after his Hail Mary catch against Buffalo (“They were in position, it was just a better catch by I,” Hopkins said after the game).
“He putting on a good show,” Ramsey said of his battle with Hopkins, “but it’s just a better show by I.”
Hopkins had quite a few moments in the virtual duel, too.
Here are some of the highlights:
— After making a catch by a ball thrown by one of the many Houston Texans quarterbacks he’s played with: “Who at quarterback? I don’t know. It don’t matter.”
— On his viral practice smack talk with DeAngelo Hall than ended with Hopkins breaking Hall’s ankles: “The senior citizen home is right up the street. Some people at the senior citizen home. I send people there sooner than they expect to go there. That’s all.”
— Of Ramsey speaking about his signing of a $105 million contract: “He spent half of it on chains, too.”
— On watching his own TD coach over Bengals CB Pacman Jones: “I’m like the grandfather killer.”
— Hopkins on his former teammate Deshaun Watson: “You saw who the quarterback was, the ex-Texan, Deshaun Watson.”
— On making a touchdown catch against former Steelers cornerback Joe Haden: “Shoutout to my boy doing the six-pack workout because I definitely stepped on his tummy to get my foot down a little bit. If he had a little belly, I don’t know if I’d have got my toes down.”