When Matt Ryan ankle was stepped on, many assume myself included that his ankle could be broken. Luckily for the Falcons and Ryan he was able to come back in the game and beat the Lions.
The Falcons though weren’t happy to some of the reactions of the Lions after Ryan was hurt.
Here are the details.
“I had respect for Suh before the game,” Falcons center Todd McClure told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But when Matt was on the ground, the things he was saying and the trash he was talking was definitely uncalled for. There are certain things you don’t do. [He said], ‘Get the cart’ and several other things that I can’t repeat.”
Falcons receiver Roddy White said Suh was one of a couple of classless Lions.
“I lost a whole lot of respect for 90 [Suh] today, and also 92 [Cliff Avril], the [bleep] they were doing when Matt got hurt. That was unacceptable,” White said. “Like 92 was kicking [Ryan’s] feet, saying, ‘Get him off the field.’ We don’t do stuff like that. We don’t rally over guys when they get hurt. It was just inappropriate behavior. I mean, ‘Get the cart’? Are you serious? Come on. When you compete, you never want to see a guy get hurt.”
Such a fine line on what is considered proper sportsmanship in the NFL. Suh maybe the nicest person off the field, but it is clear he is dirty on the field, it is part of what makes him an effective player.
The Lions got off to a hot start, but they have to be careful it is a 16 game season and it can spiral out of control quickly.
Stop reading those press clippings.