Brandon Boykin

Prepping to take on the almighty Megatron

Brandon Boykin returns a kickoff against the Steelers. (Don Wright / Associated Press)

Last Sunday, we played the Steelers. After wide receiver Antonio Brown made the comment about me being a candy bar, there was more attention on me. It was really my first experience being at the center of the Philly media’s attention like that. I didn’t really pay attention to it, though. It was hyped up more than people thought it was. During the game, he didn’t say anything. The first play I hit him and we were talking, but after that it was nothing.

This week we’re playing the Lions at home. Calvin Johnson has been playing in the slot a lot, so I’ll be matched up against him. So far this season I’ve also faced Victor Cruz and Larry Fitzgerald. There is a lot of talk around Calvin, but I’m not really focused on him so much as just what they do as a receiving corps. We’re basically just playing our scheme, like I say every week.

“Megatron” is a great player, but no matter what, I think if you do what you’re supposed to do, a lot of that can be neutralized. As a defensive back, you have to stay in his hip pocket and challenge him every play. We’re just focused on what we need to do as defensive backs to be good …

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