Guys are getting chippy! First it was Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Allen Barbre feuding — a situation that involved a cheap shot. Now it’s Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril feuding — also over a cheap shot.
Lang claims Avril punched him in the groin, which we presume to mean the nuts or that general area. The play happened early in the third quarter. Lang was slow to get up after a pass play and then had some words with Avril.
“It’s part of the game. Obviously that’s not part of the game, but it’s two intense teams going at it,” Lang said. “There’s a lot of talking after the plays, a lot of shoving, pushing. I think it’s probably a sign of frustration on [Avril’s] part. It is what it is. It’s not the first time it’s happened to me. I just don’t know how the ref missed it. He was standing right there. I think that all comes from the way we were kind of finishing after the plays and making sure we weren’t letting them get any hits on our running backs, receivers or quarterback.”
So what did Avril have to say for himself?
He gave the very sort of shithead response you probably expected.
“Did anybody see whatever he’s talking about?” he said. “OK, so in my head, it didn’t happen. I mean, I don’t know what he’s talking about, man. He’s stirring up the pot. I don’t know. He doesn’t like me. I don’t like him. It is what it is.”
We can understand why Avril was frustrated. Not only was his team getting their asses kicked, but he was invisible in this game.
Not that that’s an excuse, but we all know cheap shots are a part of Seattle Seahawks football. That’s how they play, probably more so while they’re being handed their worst ass whooping in five years.