Packers’ B.J. Raji disses the Falcons

 

 

 

Packers' B.J. Raji celebrates after beating the Steelers 31-25 in the Super Bowl XLV on Sunday in Arlington, Texas

Packers' B.J. Raji celebrates after beating the Steelers 31-25 in the Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas. (Associated Press)

By Chris Vivlamore

 

The Packers felt slighted by the Falcons, even after Sunday night’s 25-14 victory.

Green Bay players haven’t forgotten offseason comments made following last year’s playoff game at the Georgia Dome, which the Packers won en route to their Super Bowl championship. The Falcons left the perception that they were the better team last season.

“Now that we abused them, for the second time in a row, at their home, there’s nothing really to do,” Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel following Sunday night’s win. “If they want to play us again, tell them to come up to Lambeau [Field]. That’s it. That’s how we’re doing it.”

Raji said he didn’t consider the Falcons a rival, despite Atlanta’s regular-season victory last season.

“They have a long way to go,” Raji said. “For it to be a rivalry, you have to win meaningful games. They’re just another opponent. They have a long way to go. I wouldn’t talk like this, but when people don’t respect you, I don’t take it lying down. Those people don’t respect us, so, in turn, I’m not going to give them any respect.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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G-Dot

October 10th, 2011
5:31 pm

B.J. Raji can go KICK ROCKS!

Steve from McDonough

October 10th, 2011
5:33 pm

I’m glad he said it. The Falcons need to realize that games aren’t played on paper, and to be respected as a force in the league, you have to make plays and execute for 4 full quarters each and every game.

UGA Advocate

October 10th, 2011
5:33 pm

….He’s hilarious…..exactly..kick rocks

mike

October 10th, 2011
5:34 pm

I have nothing to say because he is right. Although he is fat and I’m not.

UGA Advocate

October 10th, 2011
5:35 pm

..But he is correct!

Boom Dizzle

October 10th, 2011
5:37 pm

That fat tub of goo can go pound sand….

CGD..

October 10th, 2011
5:37 pm

Hey Larry swat yourself………

hiramsaint

October 10th, 2011
5:37 pm

THE WHOLE PACKERS TEAM DISSED THE THE ENTIRE FAILCLOWNS TEAM LAST NIGHT…AGAIN! and it was fun to watch–geaux sa i nts !!!!

PMC

October 10th, 2011
5:39 pm

I hope he blows out both knees in the next game.

CGD..

October 10th, 2011
5:41 pm

cant stand the heat, QUIT!!!!!!!

Hamp

October 10th, 2011
5:44 pm

you cant argue when you cant score or defend. the defense played well in the begining but the 85 Bears would have been reeling with all the 3 and outs the offense gave them I say fire both coordinators and keep smitty!!!!!

Kyle

October 10th, 2011
5:45 pm

I don’t know how you can argue with anything Raji says and I’m from here and a hometown guy when it comes to sports but if you play like sissies when real men come to town then what do you expect?

Professor du Fromage

October 10th, 2011
5:45 pm

He isn’t fat; he has extremely large bones made of Adamantium.

Besides, he has the same body type as Michael Turner. Only problem is, he’s not a RB, and he’s faster than Turner these days.

SimpleDawg

October 10th, 2011
5:45 pm

No reason he shouldn’t talk that trash…..

The Falcons certainly don’t seem capable of doing anything about it.

nick p.

October 10th, 2011
5:50 pm

do the falcons know that there are 2 halves to each game? i wonder sometimes because we are starting to look like the houston Texans! boy, are Turner’s first three steps as a running back considered three of the slowest in the world of running back or what! kind of reminds me of Brian McCann!

BFALCON

October 10th, 2011
5:50 pm

***Bulletin Board Material***
BJ Raji says,
“Great teams don’t indulge in the kind of cheap stuff the Falcons do,” Raji said. “We’re the champions and we play that way. We walk away from the stuff they pull. These guys are coached to play after the whistle.

“I don’t know what the deal is. I think it’s a lack of talent on their part. We didn’t worry about any of that. We came out and played our game.”

Harsh words, but the Packers had a right to crow after the game. They scored 25 unanswered points to embarrass the Falcons less than a year after blowing them away, 48-21, in the divisional playoff round at the Georgia Dome. Perhaps the Falcons are getting a bit too frustrated at their inability to get past the Super Bowl champs.

Larry

October 10th, 2011
5:51 pm

Unabashed morbid obesity…the guy will 500 lbs and in a hub-a-round by age 50.

And as he turns out the lights and walks toward the bed his woman shivers in fear.

Professor du Fromage

October 10th, 2011
5:59 pm

He is allowed to tip the scales at 500 lb as soon as his career is over.

That’s his God-given right as an American, and frankly I think he’s capable of doing it by the age of 38. Don’t underestimate him.

Of course, he’ll have 5 or 6 rings by then, which is fine by us. The GB coaching staff has him convinced the opposing team has a cream filling, like a Twinkie. Genius. You could learn a thing or two from this fat tub of Awesomeness.

Kelly

October 10th, 2011
6:04 pm

About the only thing that considers that fat slob a rival is a Big Mac.

Kelly

October 10th, 2011
6:07 pm

Hey professor cheese…yes, it’s his right to be a flagrant moron. After he takes up about 30 acres in the cemetery after that massive coronary (he’ll probably have it on the field in Lambeau) we’ll be sure to burn the ground and all that it holds to make room for, oh, about 75 normal, non-retarded humans.

falcons

October 10th, 2011
6:09 pm

get mad if you want but that is Smith’s arrogance of not teaching his players to tackle he teaches them to lunge instead of tackling that why 2 dummies hurt themselves, Sad and Raj is right

Kelly

October 10th, 2011
6:17 pm

Naw, I’m not mad. I’m just laughing at his fat ass. He looks funny to me. He is funny. Hey hey hey! He’s willfilly fat. And I doubt I have much to learn from Blub Awesome and that semi-trailer he calls an ass.

Trey

October 10th, 2011
6:21 pm

B.J., I understand. Vanderbilt fans don’t consider Boston College a rival after your miserable performance in your very last college game.

Tell it like it is.

October 10th, 2011
6:25 pm

Raji is right,thats the only time the Falcants can tackle,is when the play is over,and they do have a long way to go.

jcatl

October 10th, 2011
6:26 pm

The Falcons have little in the way of veteran leadership on the team and it shows on the field in how they play and some of the continuing dirty shots we see every week by our D. It reflects on the coaching staff which seems to have produced a defensive squad with a higher than average number of thugs.

The draft decisions to get Julio were foolish. Nothing on JJ, we just had bigger needs to fill and now those needs are gaping holes and have doomed us to a season or two of mediocrity.

MB

October 10th, 2011
6:30 pm

The last statement sums up what is wrong with our world.

CFB Fan

October 10th, 2011
6:35 pm

WHAT!?!?!? Win meaningful games? They may have won the Super Bowl last year, but BJ neeed not forget that his team LOST 7 games last year and ALMOST didn’t even make the playoffs.. Talk about winning games…

Falconsfan

October 10th, 2011
6:38 pm

Raji is right….I have issue with what he said…the packers back it up on the field and the falcons are chumps going nowhere…

Falconsfan

October 10th, 2011
6:41 pm

I guess the good thing is the saints can’t be the packers either

Greg Moundine

October 10th, 2011
6:42 pm

Falcons, need to look in the mirror. The offensive coach does also. He did an excellent job the first half calling and did a terrible job the second half. You do not let a team come to your house twice and beat you in the mouth.

Rajii have to understand this is now war!

Packers Fan

October 10th, 2011
6:51 pm

I told you Falcons fans beating Philly was no great accomplish. Beat GB, or NE Patriots then brag. Philly 1-4 and they STINK!!

Tell it like it is.

October 10th, 2011
6:51 pm

It seams like this team is way overrated,and last year was a fluke,it reminds me a lot of the 1980 team, when they went 12-4 and we all know what happen after that! is history repeating its self?

Fabian

October 10th, 2011
6:53 pm

B.J. Raji has a point….and honestly all those picks traded away could have been quality secondary guys and defensive ends that Atlanta needed to be able to compete… Matt Ryan doesn’t have the “clutch gene” yet…not in games where he really needs to make a statement….

Iron Head

October 10th, 2011
6:57 pm

Great job BJ if the Falcons don’t like do something about it. Truth be told the Falcons are nice group of guys, and thats the problem you can be nice off the field but between the lines get nasty. Coach Smith is right the D held up their end; Matty sideline blew it.

Tommy Gunn

October 10th, 2011
7:02 pm

The Falcons are a crappy team, owned by a crappy idiot, supported (barely) by crappy fans, and pimped by crappy scribblers for a newspaper that won’t even exist much longer.

rg

October 10th, 2011
7:03 pm

Well, his name is “BJ” after all, lol!

Falconer

October 10th, 2011
7:04 pm

The called back completion and the holding call were terrible calls by the refs. BUT. The offense (including Mularkey) are playing terrible ball and often leave the defense on the field far too long. The D actually played a far better game than I expected. Too bad the offense let them down. They need to let Ryan call his own plays or give the play calling duties to somebody else. The play calling has been poor and only sporadically successful.

atltiger15

October 10th, 2011
7:06 pm

if you cant back up whatcha say (Roddy) and others, dont talk. I love the falcons but man, quit talking and do something. Raji deserves to say whatever. When the champs comes to town, the chumps retrieves.

Wow..

October 10th, 2011
7:07 pm

CFB Fan you really should get your facts right. The Packers were 10-6 last year. They lost 6 games not 7 and have won the last 11 games including playoffs. So why yes, that would be winning meaningful games. Especially the Super Bowl…I wonder…I guess in your standards that must not be a meaningful game? Some fans these days…Glad I could set you straight.

Let The Dawgs Lose

October 10th, 2011
7:07 pm

Raji is right on point. The Falcon fans on here mouthing off about his weight are sore losers. At the end of the year nobody cares how many games you win or lost if you win the Superbowl. Just make the playoffs and do what Green Bay did last year. The road to the Superbowl will go through Lambeau field this people whether we like it or not.Now it’s really time to RISE UP!!!!. . .

42 years and counting

October 10th, 2011
7:08 pm

Been a Falcon fan 42 years and counting–looks like a typical Falcon team to me. QB can’t make throws under pressure and can’t create his own opportunities, no running game, defensive backs getting burned long as well as short, pressure on the opposing QB at a minimum–just overall inept after the first blush of energy wanes. Agree with Fabian 100%.

Roast Beef Curtains

October 10th, 2011
7:13 pm

From the lovely flower known as Kelly: “After he takes up about 30 acres in the cemetery after that massive coronary (he’ll probably have it on the field in Lambeau) we’ll be sure to burn the ground and all that it holds to make room for, oh, about 75 normal, non-retarded humans.”

U mad, bro? *trollface*

Van Goiter

October 10th, 2011
7:22 pm

Almost every pass play had at least two Packers wide open. We just werent executing. There is only supposed to be one player wide open every play.

Von

October 10th, 2011
7:23 pm

Hey, the truth hurts Falcon fans. Win a Super Bowl and then you have the right to talk trash to the Packers, Saints and the like. Right now…what have the Falcons won…13 games last year and 2-3 now with the Bucs up next. Bottom line…you ain’t but an average football opponent to the better teams in the league. That’s about it.

Scrappyg

October 10th, 2011
7:25 pm

As it stands (and plays) now, nobody would confuse the Falcons with a good team. Outplayed and outcoached yet again.

InTheShadowofLambeau

October 10th, 2011
7:25 pm

I wish B.J. would have just shut his danged mouth.

I don’t like it when your professional athletes talk s**t … and … I despise it when MY professional athletes talk sh**. The win was good enough for me. The crap talk is just plain bad form and I’m embarrassed.

Hit A Single

October 10th, 2011
7:28 pm

I could care less what B.J. says. Just another mouth that is ruining this league. Look at all the empty seats in the NFL stadium. Some are tired of this thug mouth league.

Savage57

October 10th, 2011
7:34 pm

Listened to all the smack that players were throwing around, got tired of all the tough hits after the whistle and decided after another convincing beat down to talk back. Got a problem with that Falcons? Then go do something about it on the field and stop talking about how good you are, how you are a better team and go prove it where it counts.

kerryb

October 10th, 2011
7:38 pm

All I have to say about this is “Go Lions”. Stafford,Johnson, and Javid Best is going to tear this defense up.

kerryb

October 10th, 2011
7:40 pm

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