There is a number of big egos contained in the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, the two set to face off in the Super Bowl was always going to lead to a lot of trash talk.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is very well known for his ability to trash talk opponents and he has already sent a few messages.
It is however now the turn of fellow Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane who has some big words for arguably the best tight-end in the league.
Lane will come face to face with Rob Gronkowski at Super Bowl XLIX and he will pose the biggest threat to the Seahawks defense.
Gronkowski has had a comeback year after multiple injuries he has finally been able to compete for a full season and he has shown how important he is to the Patriots offense.
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Gronkowski has scored 14 touchdowns in the regular and post-seasons combined this year and was one of the Patriots most instrumental weapons all season.
He was largely the reason why New England were able to clinch the number one seed in the AFC but Lane isn't afraid of the big tight-end.
"He's OK. He does have a big body. But from what I've seen on tape, he doesn't like you putting your hands on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won't catch that many balls." - Jeremy Lane on Rob Gronkowski
A bold statement that could come back to bite Lane should Gronkowski have a good game in Arizona.
It certainly will be an interesting match when these two line up against each other in just over a weeks time at Super Bowl XLIX.
A bit distracting?
Normally the two week gap between Championship Sunday and the Super Bowl is filled with two things, the Pro-Bowl and a lot of media interviews for the players of the Super Bowl teams.
However this year we have been distracted by one big issue that has simply become known as deflate-gate.
The accusations against the New England Patriots claim that the balls they used during their AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts were against NFL rules and were purposefully deflated.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have been the main sources of the controversy which is yet to come to a conclusion.
The NFL has so far appointed neutral staff in charge of the balls that will be used in the Super Bowl as a bigger conclusion is yet to come.