You know what really grinds Heath Evans‘ gears? Whining! And the “sissification” of football.
The Falcons’ claims that the Lions’ Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril crossed the line in taunting Atlanta QB Matt Ryan while injured and grounded is an infraction on both counts. And on Tuesday’s edition of “Around the League,” Evans, who played fullback for 10 years in the NFL, let it be known exactly how he feels about the war of words between the teams.
“Who cares? This is the NFL,” Evans said. “It’s supposed to be dirty and nasty and aggressive. And it’s really supposed to be like Vegas on that football field. What happens in between those white lines stays in those white lines.
“Listen, my mom has been called names, my sister, my dog, anybody’s been called names on that field. Our league has become so ‘sissified’ and so weak at times, it really makes me disgusted.”
Basically, if there’s no crying in baseball, you’d better believe Evans won’t stand for whining in football. Which means the Falcons currently are on Evans’ list.
“As soon as I start to praise the Falcons for getting a good win on the road versus a tough team … they come out after the game and whine about this stuff,” said Evans, who spent his final two seasons with the NFC South rival Saints. “Matt Ryan was fine. Words are exchanged all the time on the football field. Why are you whining about this? You just got a huge win for a struggling football team … I don’t get it. I can’t stand the Falcons.”