Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan upset some players from the Carolina Panthers with his "get the f--k off our field" exhortation following a Week 4 win in Atlanta. The Panthers turned that into bulletin board fodder this week. It must have worked a little since the Panthers upset the visitors, 30-20. Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy offered the same suggestion to the Falcons after the game.
Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant had a little advice of his own for Hardy, inviting him to watch the Falcons play in January.
Hardy was one of the more vocal players from the Panthers to discuss Ryan's comments this week. He told the press that he wanted to spoil the Falcons' playoff chances and send the players home "mad about life."
The Falcons may face some questions after the loss, but Atlanta had the NFC South sewn up last week.