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Vince Williams chimes in on the Chiefs trash-talking on Titans RB Derrick Henry

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The Pittsburgh Steelers ILB chimes in on comments made by Chiefs LB Frank Clark on Titans RB Derrick Henry.

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The AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans got some extra juice this week when Chiefs linebacker Frank Clark said the following about Titans running back Derrick Henry, “He’s not hard to hit, he’s just a big guy...I don’t see no difficulty in tackling him.”

Last week, before Henry ran through the Baltimore Ravens, Earl Thomas talked about how the Patriots didn’t want to tackle Henry, but the Ravens were ready for the big, bruising back from Alabama.

Then this happened...

Trash talking has long been a part of the game of football, but there is always a code of conduct regarding giving the opposition bulletin board material before a big game. To many, the Chiefs made a could-be costly error when Clark made those comments about the running back who has literally run through every team en route to the AFC Championship game.

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, there is one player who has never been shy about using his words, and his platform to send messages to the opposition. And while he has toned down his social media use over the years, Vince Williams spoke up about Henry as a running back, Clark’s comments and whether or not they will somehow impact the game this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Some candid, and honest, words for a player who knows all too well about having to step up into a gap and face a running back head on. There are some who believe in the bulletin board material somehow impacting a game, but Williams brings up a great point when it comes to motivation. If you need motivation when you are one-step from the Super Bowl, you might be in the wrong occupation.

What about you? Do you believe in the external motivation which could come from comments made prior to a game? Or are you someone who think once the game starts all of that external noise disappears?

Let us know in the comment section, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers throughout the offseason.