“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.
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 23, 2011
The video provided shows a hideous ankle injury by Matt Ryan (he would return a few plays later). Falcons WR Roddy White claims that several Lions players taunted the injured Ryan as he layed on the turf.
His stats weren't impressive, but on a day when one of his offensive tackles stepped on his ankle and bent it as if it were a piece of silly putty, few will remember that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw two interceptions.
Instead, they'll remember Ryan coming out of the locker room after having an injured knee examined, and, on his first play from scrimmage, connecting...
Detroit Lions nose tackle Ndamukong Suh believes that Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan's injury was "karma."
Ryan was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-16 win when his ankle was stepped on by his own offensive lineman. He left the field but came back a short while later to finish the game.
Suh said that Falcons' linemen have a reputation for dirty plays...
When he's not fighting opponents double teams in the trenches — and the cheap shots that inevitably come with them — he finds himself fighting, or at least being asked to fight, a perception that he's a dirty player, fueled by postgame comments from the Falcons after a 23-16 loss at Ford Field.
This week the great debate is whether Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is a dirty player - this coming after Falcons players said Suh and teammate Cliff Avril taunted Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan when he was on the turf with an injured ankle Sunday.
ProFootballTalk.com reports a source with knowledge of the situation said Falcons QB Matt Ryan will get a second opinion on his left ankle during the team's Week 8 bye. Ryan briefly left in the third quarter Sunday against the Lions after one of his own linemen stepped on his left ankle, but he returned in the Falcons' next series, connecting with WR Harry Douglas on a 49...
Detroit's All-Pro defensive lineman denies allegations of wrongdoing during the Lions' game against he Falcons, and says Atlanta's offensive line may have hurt its own quarterback because of "all the bad stuff they've done in the past."
Via The Wayne Fontes Experience
October 23, 2011
According to PFT and AJC.com, they did.
WR Roddy White:
“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...
That ugly, awkward ankle/foot twist sustained Sunday by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made the fourth-year signal caller appear to be, as Peter King said on Football Night in America, Gumby. (Given the proximity of the FNIA studio to the legendary home of SNL, King perhaps should have added: “Dammit!”) Ryan returned and secured the victory,…
Matt Ryan ran and threw for touchdowns to give Atlanta a double-digit lead in the first half, and the Falcons held on to beat the Detroit Lions 23-16 on Sunday. On Detroit's final drive, a pass-interference penalty against Atlanta was overturned because instant replay showed defensive tackle Corey Peters had tipped the ball.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was furious about allegations from several Atlanta Falcons that he trash-talked Matt Ryan after the quarterback hurt his ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Ford Field.
Scanning the Savanna is a daily feature that brings fresh Detroit Lions and NFL related content to your fingertips each morning. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s scan the savanna together. Clipped from: sports.yahoo.com (share this clip)We know that Detroit Lions super-tackle Ndamukong Suh(notes) doesn’t have a lot of respect for quarterbacks — he’s exhibited this through his...
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