The Drive hour 3 12/21/12
“The first drive, I caught a ball on the sideline…it was an eight- or nine-yard completion. I was down by contact. He decided to give me that extra shove, and then he walked over me. And you know, as a player, it’s the ultimate disrespect if you’re going to want to do that…I did take it personal. And it takes a lot for me to get really fired up, but again, you’ve got to control your emotions—not responding back physically as far as throwing a punch or doing something stupid—just proving it with your game.
I knew I was going to have a lot of one-one-one battles with him [Cary Williams] all day, so I just wanted to prove to him that I was the better person…and I got his number a bunch. It felt really good, especially at the end. I caught a ball on the sideline and was able to say something to coach Harbaugh and to him, and just kind of have fun with it…Harbaugh was complaining that I was pushing off all game, so I was like ‘come on, man, you’ve got to take this guy [Williams] out, you’re hurting his ego.’”
I'd been meaning to get this interview down for a few days. Last week, we noted how Eric Decker feasted on Ravens' Cary Williams like he was mashed potatoes. In this interview from December 21st, Decker confirms just that.
If the Ravens somehow find their way to Denver for a playoff game, our advice to Harbaugh is to be nicer to Eric Decker. You might not like him when he's angry. Oh, and play zone. It's possible you'll be in the game a wee bit longer.