Chad Johnson was one of the most entertaining NFL players during his time, but when he tried to take on Ray Lewis, things ended badly.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens played each other tough back in the day, being fierce AFC North rivals. The Ravens had one of the best defenses at time, spear headed by players like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.
If you know anything about these Baltimore Ravens, it’s that they were tough and forceful. They would not let you get by them easily. Chad Johnson had seen his fare share of hits.
However, Johnson’s biggest moment may have come when he decided to go at Ray Lewis on a running play.
Chad Johnson Gets Destroyed By Ray Lewis On A Run Block
Never go after Ray Lewis. That was rule number one for any player during Lewis’ prime years. The Ravens linebacker was known for his downhill, aggressive style of play. He was the anchor of a feared defensive front for the Baltimore Ravens, and he could wreck a game on a given play.
So, when Chad Johnson tried to go and throw a blindside block on Ray Lewis, you can probably imagine how things went. Lewis is 6’1″ and weighs 240 pounds. Meanwhile, while Johnson also measures in at 6’1″, he weighs more than 50 pounds less than Lewis at 188.
Lewis was able to read Johnson’ block all the way through, and he made no mistake of delivering a powerful blow to the flashy Bengals receiver.
Yep, Johnson’s coaches had his right. He has no business going after those bigger guys, especially not Ray Lewis. However, Johnson is also one of the players who will never back down from anyone or anything, and so his block attempt was perfectly in line with the kind of player he was.