The Twitter beef between Tennesee Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan and Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phllips appears to have been put to rest.
On Monday in the aftermath of the Bills' 14-7 win at Tennessee, Lewan started the feud with Lewan posting a Google search of "Shaq Lawson stats," his way of proving Lawson is a "bust" as a first-round pick.
To paraphrase, Lawson's NSFW response, it said "still was whooping your (butt) all game."
Lawson followed that up by repeating an insult he first said about Lewan to ESPN reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques after Sunday's game, when he called the Titans' tackle a "fake tough guy." Phillips, who had three sacks, jumped in and made reference to Lewan missing the first four games of the season because of a positive test for performance enhancing drugs.
In talking to reporters Wednesday, Lewan said he "took it too personal."
"The intent that I had was standing up for yourself in that situation and not taking (garbage) from anybody type of mentality," he said. "It got lost in translation there because I took it too personal. I let something said after a game bait me into doing something after. I’ve always been one to press the envelope and do too much sometimes, but I’ve always thought I’ve done a good job of saying when I’ve done too much. In that type of situation, I probably should have let it be. He’s talking bout fighting me in Arizona. I’m not going to fight anybody. If he tried to fight me, me daughter is over here and I’m probably going to the park. If that makes me a fake tough guy then I’m a fake tough guy."
Phillips responded to video of Lewan's interview by saying he took things too far as well.
No response yet from Lawson on social media to the apparent end of the beef.
Lewan, who is 0-3 in his career against the Bills, was called for a pair of penalties Sunday, including one on the first play from scrimmage that erased a 26-yard completion.
.@Titans LT @TaylorLewan77: I took things too personal during social media squabble with @BuffaloBills players @Shaq_Lawson90 and @bigj9797. Owned up to it and is moving on to @Broncos. pic.twitter.com/3au7PfWihN
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) October 9, 2019