Talk is cheap. But if you add up a whole bunch of small coins, do you have something valuable?
That's what we'll find out in the wake of the Green Bay Packers' 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Via Twitter, at least, NFL players are talking a pretty good game in expressing outrage over the call that gave the Seahawks' Golden Tate a 24-yard game-winning touchdown reception.
I'm not going to link to the tweets because many contain profanity, but you'll get the picture. Players are angry, embarrassed and incredulous that the situation has come to this. We've already noted what Packers guard T.J. Lang has said. Let's look at some other player reactions:
Packers guard Josh Sitton: "That was [expletive]. This is getting ridiculous! The NFL needs to get the refs back bfr we strike and they make no money! … The nfl needs to come to gb and apologize ..."
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley: "Come on @NFL this [expletive] is getting out of Control. Caused us a DAMN game. Horrible!"
Injured Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop: "Accountability: The moment a player does something to embarrass the shield, swift & immediate action takes place! WHY not now?! Jussayin … Honestly, It's not about winning or losing here, it's the integrity of this game we love to play/watch. Hate 2 question it! Pack still good!"