"He's just one guy." No one who has seen A.J Green play a down of football in the past three years will have possibly conceived the idea to utter that sentence. Until now...
That Darwin Award of a four word utterance was said earlier today by Baltimore Ravens starting safety Darian Stewart. He then followed it up with another moment of genius saying, "I don't consider it a challenge."
Stewart will be facing the National Football League's second best receiver twice this year, and it is almost certain that he will be retracting the "just one guy" sentence after those match-ups which will almost certainly see Green double teamed on most passing plays.
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Stewart, a former undrafted free agent that's spent the last four years at the St. Louis Rams, signed a one-year deal in Baltimore during the offseason. According to the Ravens depth chart, Stewart will be the teams starting free safety when the season starts.
So, in a way, he could well be unfamiliar of just how incredible Green is - a man who has had over a thousand receiving yards in every single season he played in the NFL since being the number 4 draft pick in 2011 out of Georgia.
Green also has a pesky habit of being pretty damn effective against Stewart's Ravens side. Last season, the 26-year old had a total of 212 receiving yards against Baltimore in the two times they faced each other. He also managed to pick up a touchdown in both those games.
The Bengals and Ravens will meet this Saturday on opening weekend. The Ravens may be one and a half point favourites going into the game, but Stewart will be odds on to be eating his words come full time.