Charvarius Ward, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback.
The Monday Night Football featured a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals during week 11 of the NFL regular season.
After the 49ers’ 38-10 win, a former Chiefs Kingdom member caught attention: cornerback Charvarius Ward. Ward, who spent the first four years of his NFL career with Kansas City, signed a three-year, $42 million deal with San Francisco this offseason.
Deandre Hopkins, an All-Pro receiver for the Cardinals, caught nine passes for 91 yards during the game, and Ward was assigned to cover for him the entire time.
Hopkins was suspended for the first six games of the season after taking performance-enhancing drugs, and Ward had some strong opinions of Hopkins when asked about him after the game.
Ward told KNBR 680: “D Hop (Deandre Hopkins) thinks he’s a tough guy. He mistakenly believes he’s still among the top receivers in the league. Throughout the game he tried to speak loudly and aggressively. He doesn’t scare us. He thought we were afraid of him. He tried to intimidate us but we ignored him and carried on as usual. We went there, got a dub and did our job. We don’t care that he just yelped the entire game. We only wanted success.
Hopkins’ antics during the game, as well as a nickname Ward has for Hopkins, were further described by Ward.
Ward added, “He was jailed.” “He acted inappropriately. He grabbed my neck and tried to pinch me. I don’t respect his game because he grabbed my face mask at a game. Steroid boy, that’s him.
Chief’s rookie shone on SNF
Mecole Hardman (injured reserve) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) were absent from the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 11 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. An injury forced Kadarius Toney to leave the game in the first half as well (torn muscle). Because of this, rookie second-round pick Skyy Moore saw his highest offensive snap count of the season (42%) and he capitalized on the extra opportunities.
During the Sunday Night Football win, Moore caught 5 passes on 6 goals for 63 yards. It was a comeback performance for a young pass catcher who had a very limited offensive role prior to this game and had been relieved of his punt returner duties in favor of Toney.
EB speaks highly of Moore after SNF
Moore’s career-best offensive performance in Week 11 was discussed by offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy in a Nov. 22 news conference.
Skyy Moore appeared to be just struggling through difficulties, according to Bieniemy. “That boy struggled at times, just like you said, Soren (Petro), but he was never in a bad place. We were always aware of his abilities. He just needed this chance to stand out and excel.
“He didn’t go out and think about what he needed to do, which I think was something he did really well. He just went out, reacted and played; It was fun to watch, so we’ll keep working on these guys. These players are having a good time, and they also have one of the best quarterbacks in the league (Patrick Mahomes), so they all want to play at their highest level when they get the chance.
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