GREEN BAY, Wis. — Due to a hamstring injury, Cleveland Browns safety John Johnson III was inactive for his team's Week 16 matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
That, however, didn't stop him from making some headlines.
Taking to Twitter during a Browns offensive drive that ended with quarterback Baker Mayfield throwing an interception at the Packers' 24-yard line, Johnson made it clear that he would have preferred for Cleveland to stick with the run.
"RUN THE DAMN BALL," Johnson tweeted, along with an emoji of a face rolling its eyes.
Johnson's tweet came at the end of a 10-play, 51-yard drive that saw Browns running back Nick Chubb pick up a 27-yard gain to give Cleveland the ball at the Packers' 26-yard line. After wide receiver Anthony Schwartz picked up an 11-yard gain, Mayfield was sacked for a nine-yard loss at Green Bay's 15-yard line, before throwing an incomplete pass intended for wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones.
On the ensuing play, Mayfield was then intercepted by Packers cornerback Chandon Sullivan on a pass that was intended for wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
While it isn't uncommon for inactive players to tweet during games, it is rare to see a player question or even criticize his team's play-calling. Johnson followed his post with one stating "Pass will come. Omg" and another celebrating tight end Harrison Bryant's touchdown catch.
Laying claim to a 7-7 record, Cleveland needs a win against the 11-3 Packers to keep pace in the AFC playoff picture. For all the latest from Lambeau Field on Saturday, follow our live blog.