How Bengals DB Eli Apple’s trash talk directed at the Chiefs was vindicated this week

How Bengals DB Eli Apple’s trash talk directed at the Chiefs was vindicated this week

Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Eli Apple has developed quite the reputation as a trash talker.

A lot of that trash talk has been directed at the Kansas City Chiefs over the last two seasons.

Apple did a lot of talking after the Bengals beat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game last season. And he continued the trash talk during the 2022 season and the playoffs.



On Tuesday, some of that trash talk was vindicated.



Eagles defensive back James Bradberry, who was guilty of the hold on Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster that gave Kansas City a crucial first down late in Super Bowl LVII, had some shade thrown at him by JuJu on Tuesday (which happened to be Valentine’s Day).



That tweet, which was incredibly savage, set off a back-and-forth between various Eagles and Chiefs players.

Philly WR AJ Brown came to Bradberry’s defense, which drew another response from JuJu Smith-Schuster.



Smith-Schuster and Philly DB CJ Garnder-Johnson also got into it on Twitter.

Even Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes got involved.



(I think that tweet was directed at Brown, but who knows at this point.)

Eventually, Bradberry sent a tweet (which has since been deleted) that mentioned Eli Apple and said “I now understand why you do it”.



After dealing with the Chiefs this week, Bradberry finally understands why Apple talks so much trash to Kansas City’s players.

Rivalries are alive and well in the NFL.

And the best thing about all of this is that the Chiefs play the Eagles and the Bengals during the regular season in 2023.

Even though we just wrapped up the 2022 season, I can’t wait for 2023 to get underway. Get your popcorn ready this summer. 2023 is going to be wild.


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