In a series of tweets posted Monday morning, 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead blasted 49ers beat writer Ryan Sakamoto for his commentary on Armstead’s play during San Francisco’s 20-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday. Armstead wasn’t afraid to get personal.
Armstead’s comments were in response to the following tweet, where Sakamoto was critical of the defensive lineman’s performance on a run play.
#49ers DE Arik Armstead needs to do a better job closing in on that stop, didn’t possess the closing speed to make the play allowing Lindsay to hit the b-gap with ease.
— Ryan Sakamoto (@BEASTwriter_) December 9, 2018
Sakamoto responded with this now deleted tweet: