ATLANTA — Atlanta Falcons working again Devonta Freeman disregarded a choking gesture made through New Orleans Saints trainer Sean Payton within the fourth quarter of Thursday night time’s recreation, a gesture reputedly in connection with Atlanta blowing a 28-Three lead in final season’s Tremendous Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.
The change passed off with 12 mins, 30 seconds final in law with the Saints main 17-10. It adopted Freeman’s run for no acquire close to the New Orleans’ sideline.
Freeman, who grew up within the Miami tasks, addressed the subject after the sport.
“Guy, I noticed it,” a chuckling Freeman instructed newshounds after the Falcons’ 20-17 win. “That guy do not know not anything about choking. He ain’t from the place I am from. He do not know about choking. He is a just right competitor. The ‘competes’ most definitely got here out. However we do not let that trouble me. He do not know not anything about choking.”
Requested if he idea Payton attempted to get in his head for an edge, Freeman stated, “He ain’t going to get it off me. I am a distinct animal. He is tripping. However, it is all just right.”
The Falcons ended up scoring on that very same power when quarterback Matt Ryan hit receiver Mohamed Sanu for an Eight-yard landing. Later, Matt Bryant‘s 52-yard box purpose allowed Atlanta to flee with the three-point win.
Freeman expressed his pleasure over beating New Orleans in a tweet, handiest to delete the submit.
If Payton stated the rest to head at the side of the gesture, Freeman did not listen it, or a minimum of disregarded it.
“I do not take note of it,” Freeman stated. “I do not know what he stated.”
Payton, when requested postgame concerning the gesture, stated: “I do not remember the fact that. I do not remember the fact that.”