In a bit of lighthearted NFL news, it’s been a rough 24 hours for Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen. After the Las Vegas Raiders served him a nice serving of humble pie on Sunday, social media has been ablaze, literally, thanks to his “barbecue chicken” remarks prior to the game. To say Raiders players took offense is putting it lightly.
For those who are unaware, Allen stated prior to the game that the Raiders’ defense, particularly their man-to-man scheme, would have no chance against him. His words were, “Barbecue chicken, no doubt. That means they’re dead. You’re going to get to see Slayer.” Following the Raiders’ impressive win over the Chargers, it was obvious the remarks irked the Silver and Black. It was the talk of the town following the game in the Raiders’ locker room. Even Josh Jacobs didn’t care for Allen’s words, clearly using that as motivation to vanquish their hated rivals.
NFL News: Duron Harmon wasn’t done with Keenan Allen just yet…Â
In a post that’s quickly gaining traction, Raiders safety Duron Harmon took one more shot at Allen via his Instagram account.
I think it’s safe to say that Allen’s message was bulletin board material for the Raiders leading up to the game. While the Raiders’ defense has been far from perfect, they’ve come on strong the last few games. Maybe Allen thought the Chargers’ offense would run roughshod over Patrick Graham’s unit on Sunday. Instead, the opposite happened. He was limited to a mediocre stat line and effectively neutralized.
Keenan Allen ainâ€™t doing much of this right now ðŸ¤£ pic.twitter.com/3j1i3dfKU5
— YeshuaisKing ðŸ¥ (@sneekz0ner12) December 5, 2022
Allen took offense when cornerback Amik Robertson attempted to cover him down the field en route to a touchdown, despite Allen’s obvious size advantage. Mouthing off at that point of the game wasn’t exactly a great look, all things considered. It’s going to be interesting how all of this unfolds the next time these two AFC West rivals collide, that’s for sure.
*Top Photo: Instagram @duronharmon