Video: DE tells Falcons to get off Carolina’s field

Payback was sweet for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy Sunday.

Hardy was upset when television cameras caught Falcons QB Matt Ryan cursing at the Panthers sideline after Atlanta’s week 4 win, telling them to get off the Georgia Dome field. But Sunday, following Carolina’s 30-20 victory in Charlotte, Hardy returned the sentiment, walking across the field and screaming for the Falcons to get off Carolina’s turf.

Carolina coach Ron Rivera tries to restrain his players on the field after the game as Falcons coach Mike Smith (right) looks on. (AP photo)

Carolina coach Ron Rivera tries to restrain his players on the field after the game as Falcons coach Mike Smith (right) looks on. (AP photo)

That brought a response from Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, who yelled for Hardy to “Enjoy watching us in January,” alluding to the playoffs, which Atlanta (11-2) has qualified for and Carolina (4-9) won’t be a part of.

(See the video above from WSOC-TV and Channel 2 Action News. Note that offensive language has been excluded.)

Hardy did not comment again after leaving the field, exiting the locker room before reporters were allowed in.

What do you think of Hardy’s antics? How did you like Bryant’s response?

125 comments Add your comment

Number One

December 9th, 2012
9:58 pm

GIVE ME A BREAK

December 9th, 2012
10:03 pm

The Falcons got punked.

C

December 9th, 2012
10:12 pm

Carolina are a bunch of punks. This was their Super Bowl today. Falcons are playing for the actual Super Bowl. Good for Bryant.

Korg

December 9th, 2012
10:15 pm

no class just like there QB

TN Jeff

December 9th, 2012
10:17 pm

Bryant should have added, “but don’t blink cause you’ll only have one game to watcg us being humiliated in a home field advantage playoff loss”

Brian Smyrna

December 9th, 2012
10:20 pm

I have no problem with this at all and I am a Falcons fan. We can’t get excited and pumped when our QB says the exact same thing. I was glad when Matt Ryan showed some enthusiasm and told them to get off our field. We can’t now come on here and call the Panthers names. I did not see one post that said Matt Ryan was wrong for doing it, lets not be hypocrites now. We got beat by a division rival that has nothing to play for but to blemish our record and we couldn’t answer the bell when we have a lot more to play for in this season. Suck it up and move on, the defend champs are next and we need to step it up.

perk

December 9th, 2012
10:23 pm

bst thing to happen to the birds………..this was their season. Did it save Rivera’s job??

Dukester

December 9th, 2012
10:24 pm

Brian Smyrna your absolutely right but it wont happen.

native atlantan

December 9th, 2012
10:26 pm

If the Falcons had played like a 11-1 team should against a vastly overmatched team like the Panthers, then the outcome and trash talk would have been much different.

Anthony

December 9th, 2012
10:26 pm

Brian Smyrna

You have a very good outlook on this, as a Panther fan I was a little upset, but it is football. I was more upset that we lost in the 1st meeting, then what Ryan said. I wanted us to win, and for one of ours to do the same thing. Its a DIV game, crap talking is part of the game.

Sameole

December 9th, 2012
10:28 pm

Agree with TN Jeff…teams from the state of GA NEVER win big games. I’ve gone thru the heartbreak for 35 years…this game was actually good because it allowed me accept the Falcons for what they really are…average.

scfalcon

December 9th, 2012
10:29 pm

I was there today. NASCAR HOF is three blicks away. That sums it up. Talk about needing a new stadium…there is a place to start. They need to invest in some scoreboards.

Eli Manning

December 9th, 2012
10:30 pm

Yes, the Panthers will be watching the Falcons in January… and it’ll be for just one game. And people will look back and ask where did the Falcons go wrong and they’ll point to this game.

And in 5 years, nobody will remember the Falcons had a good regular season. But they’ll probably still show Cam’s run.

Roger

December 9th, 2012
10:32 pm

Carolina has a few showboaters and posers…like Newton and Smith and this idiot Hardy.
He had his 15 minutes of fame today but he’ll be sitting on his living room sofa in January.

Brian

December 9th, 2012
10:37 pm

They’ll watch you once in January, then you’ll be watching just like them after choking away yet another playoff contest.

Mike

December 9th, 2012
10:45 pm

Well, Brian, playing in January once is better than not at all…..maybe Cam and Steve can work on their poses for next year with all their spare time in January.

mm

December 9th, 2012
10:47 pm

Who cares, you mean nothing, enough said.

mm

December 9th, 2012
10:48 pm

Better once in january than watching the thief loose every sunday for the next 10 years.

mm

December 9th, 2012
10:49 pm

They will still be showing Cam’s run and off season mug shot for 10 years.

mayhem is coming

December 9th, 2012
10:52 pm

“Turn about is fair play.” I guess I am more concerned with Hardy’s lack of orignality, but the Falcons should not have been in the position to be”run off the field’ when the game was over. Then they were run off the field all game long. and when you lose like Falcons did today, oh well!
I am concerned that the Falcons are a “paper tiger” based on the lack of tackling, interceptions, shakey ground game that we have seen recently. I am along time fan and want to believe, but championship caliber teams do not lose to a lesser opponent and then get disrespected in the end.

Falcon Old Timer

December 9th, 2012
11:08 pm

All childish – including Ryans remark when Carolina was in Atlanta. The play on the field should be all that needs to be spoken about how well a team does or doesn’t do. These guys are a little past the playground stage of bravado and one up manship. If you are playing in a professional league – be professional – on and off the field.

Amanda Edmunds

December 9th, 2012
11:09 pm

Atlanta is one of the worst cities for sports in all of America. They have lost two NHL teams, during the world series you could walk up and hour before the game and get good tickets. Atlanta Hawks crowds are abysmal too. The only good thing in Atlanta is I-85 leaving the city! I can not wait to see the falcons go 0-1 in the playoffs!

Who Me?

December 9th, 2012
11:16 pm

OK OK. I’m not defending the Birds, they brought this on themselves. It’s time for a gut check, plain and simple. I’m disappointed in the preparation and execution, things that are supposed to be professionally done. You knew going into the game 2 of your D starters were questionable, but Nolan elected to go with a vanilla defense and failed to adjust.

The players failed to execute, but this looked like piss poor game prep on the coaching staff. Next year on a 10 day break, perhaps we shouldn’t phone it in. That extra time off just bit us in the ass today.

Mark Bowens

December 9th, 2012
11:19 pm

WOW really 11-2 and 4-9 if you are a real falcons fan you know this means nothing. They had a good game today and we didn’t.

Matty Ice - This Board Rocks

December 9th, 2012
11:20 pm

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Oz

December 9th, 2012
11:26 pm

I agree with Bryan in Smyrna. However, it has amazed me when we loose a game it is like we have done something so wrong. It was one game against a team that has played us well before. Please spare me all of the same as last year crap!! Last year was last year and leave it there. Case and point most of you think 49’s are a good football team. Why, they lost and tied with the Rams…I will say it again the Rams. They won a playoff game last year..Last year…The Texans went into overtime two weeks str8 against Jacksonville and the Lions. Bad calls got them both of those victories. If you are a Falcon fan get on the bus or get off. Stop the riding the fence and the first time something does not go our way we same ole team. True Falcon fans know this is a different team we have never been in the playoffs consecutively. Come on, you have to be in the playoffs to have a chance at a Super Bowl…

Oz

December 9th, 2012
11:30 pm

Amanda did we true Atlantians ask you to live here. I don”t think so. Go away…We are in the south sugga.. Hockey means nothing to most of us!!! Hell are they playing right now..Nope, they are about to go under again…You did bring Hockey into this conversation? Have YOU BEEN TO ANY Games?

Kennesaw Falcon

December 9th, 2012
11:37 pm

He was right about one thing. The Falcons lost to a sorry team today.

Kennesaw Falcon

December 9th, 2012
11:42 pm

Amanda, I lived in Charlotte for a while because of my job. Best thing there was I-85 south back to Atlanta. When I was there I asked prople, why do you live here? Answers were always, 2 hours to the mountains, 4 hours to the beach. So, you live in Charlotte so you can leave every weekend?? Pretty much.

NJ Dawg

December 9th, 2012
11:42 pm

No problem with them trash-talking back since Ryan started it last time. What goes around, comes around.

What I do have a problem with is Scam Newton pulling his “Superman” move whenever he scores a TD. Hey Scam, nice win to get your team to 4-9!!! Save that nonsense for when your team is actually good.

Kennesaw Falcon

December 9th, 2012
11:54 pm

Scam Newton is low class trash. Always has been, always will be. He truely represents for the Barners.

Kyle

December 10th, 2012
12:11 am

Cam didn’t make these comments you moron. Typical stupid Failcon fan. Now GTFO this comment section.

Ken in Alpharetta

December 10th, 2012
12:13 am

Newton will end up just like Vick. Most mental losers always find their level in life, kind of like the peter principal. Vick found the gutter and Newton will too, in due time. Show boat now Scam, cause it sucks in the gutter. Just ask Vick.

craig

December 10th, 2012
12:59 am

i don’t think the kitty cats are any good i do hate loosing to Scam

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Jeff

December 10th, 2012
1:05 am

Who is Greg Hardy? Subpar player on a subpar team. Talk smack when you or your team are actually good. Neither is the case here. Like Bryant said, enjoy watching us in January. And Cam, you’ll never be more than an average quarterback until you lead your team to a winning record. Until then keep the Superman tucked away. Superman wasn’t average.

Panthers

December 10th, 2012
1:22 am

You guys are fools man, if you want to come on a website and start running your mouths, at least get a clue to understand WHO STARTED THE TRASH TALKING! It was, of course, the Falcons pretty boy douche bag QB Matty Ice Cold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWjRk0L5PG0).

It’s ok, you’re all mad because your overrated team got owned and more than likely go winless in the playoffs again because you’ll be exposed just like you were today and you’re “superstar” QB will get shrinkage in the 4th AGAIN. Hopefully you’ll at least score more than 2 points this year.

While over in Charlotte, yes, we will miss the playoffs of course, but we’ll be reloaded with healthy guys, new management and coaching staff, and another high draft pick. You retards won’t even pick in the first round…I hope Julio was worth it!

You’re a sorry bunch of idiots who have no clue how exposable your team was until you flew on Cloud 9 to Charlotte and got bent over and raped by the most potential packed, well rounded quarterback in the NFL today.

Be jealous of Cam Newton. Be jealous of everything he can be. I would be too. He’s 23 years old. I’d be scared about the next decade and a half.

Panthers

December 10th, 2012
1:23 am

Oh, and to the idiot who asked who Greg Hardy is he’s the guy that’s sacked Matty Ice Cold 4 times this year. He has as many sacks as Abraham and doesn’t even lead his team in sacks.

Why do fans think CAM'S uppity

December 10th, 2012
1:26 am

i noticed a lot of guys in here are calling CAM a loser. is it because as a intelligent black athlete he intimidates a lot of white males? by the way glad the PANTHERS won..

Panthers lost to KC. LOL

December 10th, 2012
1:26 am

You’re 4-9 Panthers. Also, we beat you in Atlanta. Have fun with your butthurt sitting on the couch watching us in the playoffs.

KJ

December 10th, 2012
1:31 am

LOL @ bragging about your team “having another high draft pick”. I’m pretty sure this means more than anything else that your team sucks every year. Another LOL @ the Scam Newton nuthugging; the only one that should be scared is his potential cellmate, when he gets busted for something his daddy can’t take the blame for.

Loyal Falcon Fan

December 10th, 2012
1:40 am

Hey this is how rivalries intensify!! Matt Ryan responded to a game winning kick in the first meeting of the season and the Panthers used it to motivate themselves. There were no Falcon players confronting the Kitties like low life Hardy did after this game. Okay they took it up a few notches there is always next year to see how this pans out. Funny thing is the Kitties will have a new coach and a new system to learn LOL!! Oh by the way panther fans we will ask you how the view is in Jan! LOL!!

MFG

December 10th, 2012
1:40 am

It’s always racism with you people isn’t it? Every time a black person is criticized by a non black person it’s not about your skin color. Somtimes, it’s just a criticism! grow up!

Oz

December 10th, 2012
1:47 am

I am die heart Falcon fan and I don”t agree with the Scam Newton and the comparison to Vick. Different players from much different backgrounds. Cam does a lot of positive things in ATLANTA. If anyone on here believe that his family is the only family that has taken money from a college then you are seriously mislead. This is what happens in the BIG COLLEGE PROGRAMS!!!!

Best

December 10th, 2012
3:49 am

In this thread: Butt hurt Falcons fans that wasted a trip to Charlotte yesterday to see the Falcons lose.

2 Points

December 10th, 2012
4:52 am

Falcons are such a fraudulent team.

miguel jablonski

December 10th, 2012
5:24 am

hell, if you get beat that bad you deserve a lil trash talk. Rough game for the birds. We lost and we move on. The trash talk is secondary and essentially holds no bearing. I could care less. They took most of the day off and didnt play with urgency till the end. For the most part the panther got our goat, man.

It means little to a playoff team. Shrug it off see you next week bruhs

RA

December 10th, 2012
5:50 am

Okay, let’s be clear. The Falcons spotted Carolina a 23 point lead, and Carolina won 30-20. I think it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that if Atlanta had played two halves of football instead of one, they win that game possibly going away. What I hope this game was is a wakeup call that you have to come to compete for FOUR quarters, not one, not two, FOUR. As for Carolina, they could put everything into this game, what else do they have to do except get ready for next season.

taj4au

December 10th, 2012
5:50 am

I agree with Miguel. The Bird’s earned everythng they heard. Let us hope that this wakes up our roster and makes them start playing some football. This is certainly not the first game that Atlanta has looked horrible, and probably won’t be the last. Sorry ATL fans, but Ryan might be coaching material, but he is missing that “something” that makes an elite NFL quarterback. To Mike Nolan, this week should be dedicated to learning how to tackle again. Very sorry effort on Sunday. And to Michael Turner, hang in there until we can draft Lacey out of UA(damn tough to say being an AU grad). Turner has looked tired for 2 years, time to do something about it. And finally to Mike Smith, create some urgency in that team of yours or you will once again be going 1 and out.

Benadawg

December 10th, 2012
6:23 am

We played like we had money on the Panthers….just saying.