Chris Harris credits Keenan Allen’s shade for inspiring big performance
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris was the target of some negative remarks made by Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen this week, but he was able to channel it into something positive.
Last week saw Harris and the Broncos hold Allen to a season-low four catches for 18 yards in a 20-13 win over the Bolts. Allen then threw shade at Harris by saying in an Instagram comment that the star corner could not hold his jock strap. Allen also appeared to double down on the remark in a media session later in the week, implying that he had historically dominated his matchup against Harris.
— Fernando Ramirez (@RealFRamirez) October 10, 2019
Come this Sunday, Harris was in even better form, recording an interception and two pass deflections in a 16-0 shutout of the Tennessee Titans. After the game, Harris said that Allen “woke up the dawg” and added that there was not much left to say other than that he had locked Allen up multiple times.
#Broncos @ChrisHarrisJr. I told him he played like he was chugging Red Bulls. “Thank Keenan Allen. He woke up the Dawg!” Harris was having terrific season. But last two games he’s been a force #Denver7
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) October 13, 2019
Chris Harris was asked directly about Keenan Allen’s comments earlier this week about not being able to hold Allen’s jock strap.
“I’ve locked him up numerous times… there’s nothing to really talk about. I’m ready for Tyreek Hill.” #Broncos
— Kyle Newman (@KyleNewmanDP) October 13, 2019
Allen has had beef with the Broncos dating back to last season, so credit to Harris for not getting too caught up in the negativity and letting his play do the talking instead.