Atlanta receiver Roddy White and center Todd McClure expressed disgust at the actions of Detroit defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril after quarterback Matt Ryan was injured in the second half of Sunday’s Falcons’ victory.
Offensive tackle Will Svitek appeared to step on Ryan’s ankle. The quarterback went down briefly, but walked off the field. Ryan returned to the game.
"I had respect for Suh before the game," McClure told The Journal-Constitution. "But when Matt was on the ground, the things [Suh] 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."
"I lost a whole lot of respect for 90 [Suh] today, and also 92 [Avril], the [expletive] they were doing when Matt got hurt," White told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "That was unacceptable. ... Like 92 was kicking [Ryan's] feet, saying, 'Get him off the field.' We don't do stuff like that. ... When you compete, you never want to see a guy get hurt."