Saints call Falcons ‘classless’

The New Orleans Saints — still trying to put the infamous “Bountygate” scandal behind them — are calling the Falcons “classless” after handing Atlanta its first loss of the season Sunday.

From USA Today:

“They were talking (expletive) to our guy Curtis Lofton,” Saints linebacker Scott Shanle told Mike Silver on Sunday night. “I couldn’t even understand them. They were just walking all over our drills trying to mess with him. (Linebacker Jonathan) Vilma went and told their coach it was classless and they didn’t even say anything. It set the tone for the day. It was classless and they got what they deserved.”

Lofton is a former Falcon playing in his first season with the Saints.

Vilma, by the way, is only playing while he appeals a year-long suspension for allegedly participating in a program that paid players for injuring opposing players.

Some of the Saints players were also offended by a dance video made by Atlanta safety William Moore.

The “D-Block” rap video was posted on the Falcons’ website over the weekend.

“That video would never be allowed nor would our players make a video like that in our locker room,” NBC’s Pro Football Talk quoted an unidentified “Saints source.”

Of course, the Falcons have done their part to stoke the rivalry, which has been dominated in recent years by the Saints.

Last week, Roddy White told the Journal-Constitution:

“I don’t like nothing about the Saints. The colors. The city. Nothing. But they’ve got some good food, though. Other than the food, nothing.”

After Sunday’s game, White refused to credit the Saints.

“It’s not like they came out here and won a game,” he said. “I think we kind of gave it to them.”

Shanle, however, told Yahoo! Sports that Sunday’s result just proves the Saints “own” the Falcons.

“They’re like our little brothers. Deep down they know they can’t mess with us even when we are having a down year,” he said.

210 comments Add your comment

First

November 13th, 2012
6:55 am

Taylor

November 13th, 2012
6:55 am

yeah, but wait until the Saints come to the Dome in a few weeks… we will take care of business in our own home!

SEC

November 13th, 2012
6:57 am

Lazay-Lay Bon-Tom Roulay

Ain't No Saint

November 13th, 2012
6:59 am

“Classless”? Well spoken by a bunch that GOT PAID to be classless. So the Falcons were ragging an old teammate. That is just part of the spirit of “getting an advantage”. Send the Ain’ts a bunch of diaper wipes!

First

November 13th, 2012
7:06 am

All of a sudden, the Saints are the staple of class. I love it. I’ll give you five bucks to knock DOB off the website.

Iloveuga

November 13th, 2012
7:08 am

NO calling someone classless-too funny!

Mike Bell 790

November 13th, 2012
7:09 am

Lance

November 13th, 2012
7:11 am

Pay for Performance has been going on since the inception of the league. If you do not realize that by now you are totally out of the loop on what goes on in professional football. Everyone “GOT PAID” to perform. The question is it paid to injure and to date there is still NO proof that occured. A bunch of he said – she said. Let’s at least tell it like it really is.

Joanna

November 13th, 2012
7:21 am

Who cares if the “Dirty Birds” win at the dome the fact that ya’ll lost to the Saints who are not even doing to good this season is enough said! Who Dat!!!!

Maggie

November 13th, 2012
7:21 am

What’s that old saying “the pot calling the kettle black”

Orlando

November 13th, 2012
7:27 am

Lets stay classy, and not stoop to their level of ignorance.

Nativebird

November 13th, 2012
7:31 am

Ha. The owners of the one and only evdesigned developed and implemented Bounty program to injure other players for cash

PreyDawg

November 13th, 2012
7:33 am

Lance is going to enlighten us all. Thanks Lance aka Drew “I’m an apologist for cheating” Brees. We all understand what the Saints were doing. Anyone with eyes saw the cheap shots they used against the Falcons the last couple of years. We saw what they did to Farve in the playoff game which is the ONLY reason they won. The Saints were willing to end careers and give guys life long injuries as long as they won. And people apologize for them??? Who are the Saints to even say the word class?

Nativebird

November 13th, 2012
7:34 am

Ha. The owners of the one and only true organizational developed designed and implemented Bounty program to injure other players for cash is calling another team classless. That’s the epitome of being in Denial. This Saints team is an exact representation of their City….they both (literally) stink.

Eric

November 13th, 2012
7:35 am

Who cares if some of the players were talking trash to Curtis Lofton…..That’s what happens when you cross enemy lines for the “love of money”…..Now that’s classless! And BTW classless saints is trying to end players careers like some of your leadership as already admitted……..Take look at yourself before you start calling names……..IDIOTS!!!!!!

Debbie Cook

November 13th, 2012
7:37 am

This is a little classless but, some of the Saints had a bounty on quarterbacks! Taunting and hurting with intent to permantly disable someone. Pot calling kettle black.

Bobby

November 13th, 2012
7:39 am

Falcon players can’t even spell the word class, so what’s new.

And Roddy White – you suck.

GEAUX SAINTS GEAUX.

Eric

November 13th, 2012
7:40 am

And “Who Dat” sounds like you can’t pronounce your words correctly……I’m actually kinda feel bad the first person who came up with that prolly had a speach impediment…..

Carroll Akers

November 13th, 2012
7:46 am

As Wilbon of PTI said “the falcons have no pedigree”…they’re not use to winning and don’t know how to handle it. Win a playoff game or two and then talk s_ _ t

Reality Check

November 13th, 2012
7:46 am

Obviously the Saints are just trying to shift the truth from themselves. The saints have been the dirtiest and most classless team in the NFL for decades. They have no idea what ‘class’ is. The field a team of trailer trash and they run their mouths like trailer trash! The Saints are the bottom of the heap. They can’t even show class and dignity when they win, which isn’t a lot.

Kimberly

November 13th, 2012
7:49 am

That’s why they can’t beat the Saints even with the Saint’s having a bad year. They got what they deserved! I don’t care if they go 15-1 the Falcons will never win a Superbowl or even come close. Who Dat!

dean

November 13th, 2012
7:50 am

Joanna is already prepared for the inevitable when the Saints come to town. Having said that, the Saints won. Our Falcons lost. Now the Falcons can get back to concentrating on winning football games and not who can talk the best smack.

SteveL

November 13th, 2012
7:52 am

Truth be told we lost the game. I am sick and tired of getting my season tickets and at least once EVERY single freakin year losing to these a-holes Aint’s. Micheal Turner 13 carries for 17 yards WTF!!! Thats why they think they can beat us anytime!! Too many penalties,We should have gotten penalties for knocking Brees down at least twice but wait,WE DIDN”T even get to Brees not once!!! Mattie Ice and Tony Gonzalez gave us several chances to win the game. Defense Rise Up!!! As for the running game. Jaquizz looked good that’s all I can say!! When Julio got hurt they put two corners on Roddy and two safeties and a linbacker on Gonzalez somebody should have gotten open hint Harry(Douglas)!!

flintrock70

November 13th, 2012
7:59 am

All the bandwagon Aints fans are being their typical moronic self. You still have a losing record, we’re still first in the division. You guys got caught being classless, so just continue to eat your swamp crow. RISE UP!

gary

November 13th, 2012
8:05 am

Really, Aint’s fans… You guys can’t find a newspaper written in crayons that ya’ll can rag on other teams? You guys are the epitome of classless… No other fans in the NFL act like punks like you guys… You will get what you deserve, believe me… If you can’t talk about football then all you do is act like jerks! And, seems the “ladies” down there have hung around the trailer parks too long! Tough talk for trailer park princesses! Geaux to hell, Aints fans!

SWAT Native

November 13th, 2012
8:13 am

Classless? Aren’t these the guys that peed on our logo?

SEC FAN

November 13th, 2012
8:20 am

Hey Aint’s fans, take yo A$$ back to NO and try to clean up that SH$% Hole of a city. How’s Katrina doing by the way? I can be classless if you want but don’t get on here and run your mouth about people being classless. A city takes you in after a disaster and you rob, murder and steal from those people, that’s classless. You pay your football team to hurt other players, that’s classless. Your ex-coach should be banned from coaching.Thug life baby, that’s how we roll !!!!

will

November 13th, 2012
8:36 am

classless from the team that ran it up last year to get brees his stats…and paid players to take out opposing players!?!?!?!?!

Kennesaw David

November 13th, 2012
8:56 am

So, Saints are a trashy team with trashy fans from a trashy city in a trashy state. And they are calling anybody else classless? That is classic.

JS

November 13th, 2012
9:26 am

Don’t like the team? Fine, your preference. Think the city is classless / trashy / dirty? You’re dead to me.

OH

November 13th, 2012
9:40 am

You talk about Katrina but, Karma is a beast. You seen what happen in New York that can Happen any where. watch what comes out of your mouth when it comes to disasters . We can be trashy we can be all of that but, guess what we love GOD” your day is coming no matter what you all say you will not be going to the Superbowl. whats classy about Atlanta, if Atlanta is classy it has classless people living there BTW tell Roddy to hush his mouth and let the work on the field speak for it self grow up!!! nappy head.

Who Dat Nation

November 13th, 2012
9:42 am

Hey PreyDog..anybody with eyes saw on Sunday that the Saints beat your Falcons straight up without any of that “cheating” that you’re whining about! This isn’t 2 hand touch below the waist! That’s reserved for your boys to play in the locker room! This is a real mans sport! Just accept that we beat y’all and you’re not going undefeated this year! Accept it and move on…

And Eric…”who Dat” was so catchy in its own right, that the NFL decided it was gonna go after the intellectual rights of the phrase! Let’s compare that with “rise up”! Is that an Obama campaign slogan? C’mon man! WHO DAT? Say it with me”WHO DAT!”

Fan21

November 13th, 2012
9:56 am

I guess football players aren’t supposed to talk trash to each other. Nobody thought the Falcons were gonna go undefeated. Everybody knows this is a rivalry game. So anything else brought in to this is stupid. The Saints won. Thats all. But talking about natural disasters on a city? Who does that even tie in?

At the end of it all the Saints won’t make the playoffs anyway. So who cares if they won. There still gonna have a losing season, even with the $100 million dollar QB.

Takes One to Know One

November 13th, 2012
10:01 am

These are the same people who were intentionally trying to hurt or cripple players and they have the cojones to call anybody else “classles?” Yeah, riiiiight.

PMC

November 13th, 2012
10:01 am

They interviewed Scott Shanle? Why?

WhoDatY'all

November 13th, 2012
10:07 am

Is there a Super Bowl Championship banner hanging in the GA dome…. Nope, didn’t think so.

the truth...

November 13th, 2012
10:07 am

What is classless is ALL of the garbage “trash talking” that all of the black athletes seem to be compelled to do.

Is this a requirement to do to be a black player in pro sports today….especially basketball and foot ball?

Surely there are some black athletes that have class and don’t have the need to jaw continually and beat their chest like some 6 year old in the back yard……..

Pandora

November 13th, 2012
10:08 am

It was classless for the Falcons’ coach to allow his players to try to taunt Curtis Lofton. They are classless! This is so sad…The Falcons’ players are bullies! So sad.

Pat

November 13th, 2012
10:13 am

Yep..the FALCANS’ players are classless..hahahahahaha! They are also loosers! :) Who DAT???!!! :) The truth hurts doesn’t it you sorry Falcants’ fans..hahahahahahaha! So sad..you all are fans of a ’so called’ football team and organization that could care less about you. Where is that big headed Roddy White? With his trash talkin’ highly unattractive self? He is quiet now…yeah….sorry..so sorry…
The Falcants’ ARE CLASSLESS! :) WHO DAT BABY!!!!! :)

Joe Falcon

November 13th, 2012
10:14 am

Geez, Maybe “Lance” is Lance Armstrong. LOL All this idiotic talk of “no proof.” There’s tons of proof, “Lance,” both that Lance Armstrong was cheating and that the Saints were paying players to injure other players. Just open your eyes and stop being an idiot.

Snarky

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

Soooo…. let me get this straight. Saying things to an opposing player is classless, but having a picture taken with your players peeing on the other teams mid-field logo is acceptable? It’s ALMOST like the pot calling the kettle black.

bILLY

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

PEOPLE IN NEW ORLEANS DONT HAVE enough SMARTS TO LEAVE TOWN WHEN A HURRICANE IS COMING.THE WHOLE BUNCH DOWN THEIR INCLUDING THE SAINTS AND LSU ARE CRAZY AS HELL. I WOULD NOT SEND ANY HELP TO THEM FOR ANY KIND OF EMERGENCY. THEY GET WHAT THEY DESERVE. I WISH THE WHOLE TOWN HAD DROWNED.

Dolly Parton's Package

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

LOL!!! This is the funniest article I have read (dealing with sports) in a long time, so the sAINT’s are complaining about a team being “classless”???? Crybaby lofton was getting (some) of what he deserved and vilma needs to keep his mouth shut and thank God that he was able to play a snap in the nfl this year. Enjoy your little two minute win sAINT’s, it will be by the far the only real win you will have all year!!!!

bali high

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

So much hate over a football game? For the fans posting on here using the term WE, When did couch patatoes start playing football? Some of you need to get a life.

Pat

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

Roddy White is a sore looser with his ugly A$$!!! Yeah we beat ya’ll a$$ and will do it again…Nobody like Roddy Whites’ behind anyway. I guess if I was that ugly I would not like any thing either. He is ignorant and stupid! Talkin’ about he GAVE us the game..please..you LOST the game..you ignorant behind stupid bufoon! :)

ATLalien

November 13th, 2012
10:18 am

bILLY..you are a complete fool! You are an embarrassment for the people of Georgia. Why don’t you go to your trailor and sit there on your plastic sofa with your parents…by the way who are related..aren’t your parents’ father and daughter? Yeah..you hick!

Snarky

November 13th, 2012
10:18 am

Pat,

Why are you bashing Roddy for not saying anything? YOU haven’t been flapping your gums in Falcons chat rooms for the whole season.

George

November 13th, 2012
10:19 am

Falcons and their head coach talk to dam much .They run their mouth like little kids they are out of their league .Falcons are loser and will get their ass whipped at home.

Kitster

November 13th, 2012
10:21 am

New Orleans players calling out the Falcons as “classless” is laughable. Especially Vilma – who was in the middle of the whole Nevin Shapiro thing down at “The U”, and is in the crosshairs of “Bountygate” with the ‘Aints.

But, I guess if I was a New Orleans player, I would be a little pissy too – especially if I had to play all my home games in that 80,000 seat homeless shelter they call a stadium. Who dat? Who dat? Who dat playing for a high draft pick?

Curlyman

November 13th, 2012
10:22 am

Lofton openly admitted he left for a chance to go to a Super Bowl. Of course they are going to taunt him about that. The only Saints going to the Super Bowl will be buying tickets.