On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills scratched and clawed their way to a 14-7 win against the Tennessee Titans down in Nashville. Nissan Stadium actually felt more like New Era Field to the players and staff as Bills fans traveled in droves to watch their team play. It was reported that upwards of 25,000 people filled the stands for the away team, in fact.
After the game, reporters caught up with the Bills for their thoughts on the win. Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and defensive end Shaq Lawson had a few words to say about Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, who was making his return to football after being suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season. He violated the NFL’s policy against performing enhancing substances and failed a drug test for ostarine, a drug that has similar effects to anabolic steroids.
“I was really happy Lewan came back today. I’m glad he could be a part of that today,” Jordan Phillips stated about Lewan.
Phillips had three sacks on the day against Marcus Mariota.
Shaq Lawson was also unimpressed with the offensive tackle.
“We knew what his weakness was—he gives up inside moves and this was an inside game,” Lawson told reporters before calling Lewan a “fake tough guy”.
Lawson and Phillips had every right to brag, as the two often got the best of Lewan and the rest of the Titans’ offensive line for most of the day.
Check out how Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson beat Taylor Lewan and Roger Saffold on Phillips' second sack of the game pic.twitter.com/dTbkBDOsot— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) October 6, 2019
Apparently, Taylor Lewan heard about the comments made by Lawson and Phillips and he took to Twitter in retaliation Monday morning. Following below is the public conversation between the players so far:
You wanna use my name to get clout stud there you go! Enjoy.— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) October 7, 2019
Still was whooping your ass all game https://t.co/ibcq2LldID— Shaq Lawson (@Shaq_Lawson90) October 7, 2019
Lol hope u in az during the offseason tough guy— Shaq Lawson (@Shaq_Lawson90) October 7, 2019
Yup, and it will go just like last time. You tired as fuck and me crushing workouts. #bighugstinykisses— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) October 7, 2019
Keep that same energy when I see you az @TaylorLewan77 no cap— Shaq Lawson (@Shaq_Lawson90) October 7, 2019
Go get drug tested again bum your soft cry baby I’m surprised you even finished the game better— Jordan Phillips (@bigj9797) October 7, 2019
Man didn’t say one word during the game because he was getting tore up now he wants to take it to social media your a joke always been a joke— Jordan Phillips (@bigj9797) October 7, 2019
Safety Jordan Poyer even stepped in with a few of his own words.
My guys sounds real upset— Jordan poyer (@J_poyer21) October 7, 2019
Around the league, Lewan isn’t a very well-liked player and is known for being “dirty.”
Bills player told me yesterday: “Find film of Taylor Lewan going after a big guy”— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) October 7, 2019
Didn’t take long to find film of him going after a DB tho. Watch Lewan at the end of the first play of yesterday’s game, when Delanie Walker was clearly going down. pic.twitter.com/eCWIYQWrHJ
Josh Norman might be boastful and occasionally an asshole, but at least he never assaulted fans, threatened to rape a girl, called himself a cheap shot artist, pushed a ref and in general earned a rep as dirty player who likes to hurt people. Taylor Lewan is a real piece of shit.— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Game (@deepfriedwhisky) December 23, 2018
It remains to be seen whether head coach Sean McDermott, who is known for being no-nonsense and all about “culture,” will put an end to today’s Twitter Wars, but for now, we’re just enjoying the ride.