Benjamin Watson landed in the concussion protocol as a result of an ugly hit from Eric Reid, so you could forgive him for being a little bothered with the Carolina Panthers defensive back right now.
During the New England Patriots’ Week 3 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers, Watson received a pass from Tom Brady, made a move and gained a few yards before getting brought down. After Watson was tackled, Reid left his feet and drove a shoulder into Watson’s head. Reid did stick around to help Watson up, but the hit not only was questionable, but curious given the two had gotten into a little bit of Twitter beef just days earlier.
Reid denied the hit was related to the Twitter beef, but many have been skeptical of buying that — including ex-Patriots linebacker James Harrison.
And if you take a look at some of Watson’s Twitter activity since that game, you can tell he’s less than pleased with Reid.
On Saturday afternoon, Watson was asked if he’s doing better, which prompted this response:
That comes after this tweet Friday night.
Watson, 38, came out of retirement to rejoin the Patriots, the team that drafted him in 2004. He’s suspended for the first four games of the regular season, so in the unfortunate event he has a concussion, he will have a little bit of built-in time to recuperate.