The already heated Atlanta Falcons-New Orleans Saints rivalry just got a little bit more "tougher" and possibly heated after some remarks made by Falcons owner Arthur Blank on an Atlanta radio station on Tuesday.
According to ESPN on Tuesday, Blank said it bothered him that members of his team barely reacted when Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was flagged for a hit on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan in a Week 1 road loss to New Orleans. Blank reportedly told Atlanta radio station 680 The Fan that none of Ryan's teammates said anything to Vaccaro about it, and that the Falcons need to be tougher than that.
"That play really bothered me, sincerely," Blank reportedly said. "It bothered me that none of our players, they all complained, but none of them went to the safety on the Saints and did anything."
The NFL certainly did something to Vaccaro. The league fined him $7,875 for a late hit many Saints fans believed was a questionable call.