Justin Tuck Says ‘Most Would Call’ Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line ‘Dirtbags’


January 2, 2012

It seems that the Giants have been exchanging words with everyone they play lately. Justin Tuck kept the streak alive on Monday, when he criticized the Falcons and the reputation Atlanta's offensive line has developed.

"We know they have that quote unquote reputation," Tuck said, according to ESPN.com. "But in a way it kind of is exciting. Most people, you would call them dirt bags. But it is what it is. We got to make sure we do our job and if we are doing our job well, then they will be upset and they will be trying to do things to get us off our game and we got to take that as a compliment. But in the same sense you got to protect yourself and hopefully the referees have 20-20 vision this week."

The Falcons' reputation stems from a pair of incidents earlier this season.

Several Packers players, including defensive tackle B.J. Raji, were upset about Atlanta's supposed dirty play during their Oct. 9 meeting. Then, two weeks later, Ndamukong Suh was among the Lions players who criticized the Falcons o-line's playing style.

The G-Men and Falcons will do battle at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. We'll see if the war of words continues until then.

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