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Tank Johnson fires back at LaMarr Woodley

On Wednesday, Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley said he believes that the Bengals and the Patriots would “lay down” against the Jets and the Texans, respectively, in the hopes of keeping the Steelers out of the AFC’s six-team playoff field.

On Thursday, Bengals linebacker defensive tackle Tank Johnson responded.

[Editor’s note: Well, the New Year’s resolution to not make any typos lasted one whole post. Now, please excuse me while I go confirm the number of licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.]

Per Geoff Hobson of, Johnson said he plans to call Woodley and “give him a piece of his mind.”

Johnson also shared a slice of his mind with Hobson.

“I can tell you this, we didn’t lay down against the Steelers,” Johnson said, “so I think LaMarr Woodley should worry about what concerns LaMarr Woodley and the Steelers and not worry about this great franchise in the Bengals.”

Still, as a matter of postseason strategy, it makes a lot more sense for the Jets to be a potential opponent than the Steelers. And plenty of people are convinced the Colts threw in the towel in the second half of their game against the Jets in order to avoid an invasion of Terrible Towels come January.