"I was pissed off," Ebron told the Detroit News after Monday's game. "I was pissed off at that little punk of a safety they've got over there."
"Collins, he played a good game, that hit just pissed me off and I didn't feel like celebrating," Ebron said. "I wasn't in that kind of joyful mood. It was still a good game. He played his butt off trying to guard me. I commend him for that."
Collins - a 2016 All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection - clapped back at the tight end on Wednesday.
"Be a bully...still zero catches on me between those lines," he tweeted.
Lol... twitter fingers. The honey badger was better https://t.co/MzvnhT3WWa— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) September 20, 2017
New England Patriots safety chimed in: "Well done."
"Lol... twitter fingers. The honey badger was better," Ebron responded, referencing Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu.
Well done— Patrick Chung (@PatrickChung23) September 20, 2017
Mathieu was a third-round pick out of LSU in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was an All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2015. Collins was a second-round pick out of Alabama in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Be a bully...still zero catches on me between those lines💯 https://t.co/ciYSx55HXh— LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21) September 20, 2017
Collins and Mathieu went at it on Twitter in August, debating who was the better safety.
In 2015, Mathieu was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 graded defensive back. Collins received a 83.2 coverage grade from the site last season, ranking 17th.