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Wood: Browns actions post EJ hit “classless”

Posted by Chris Brown on October 4, 2013 – 12:20 pm

A lot of Bills players along the sideline were incensed after EJ Manuel was injured on a hit by Browns safety Tashaun Gipson near the sideline. Players weren’t outraged by the hit at the end of the play. They were ticked that Browns players were celebrating the hit that injured Buffalo’s QB.

“The hit was fine, what ticked me off was the way they acted afterwards,” said Bills co-captain Eric Wood. “I hope our defense never acts like that when they injure an opposing quarterback. You’ve got to show some class in that situation. There’s a few guys over there that obviously didn’t.”

Wood said it wasn’t only Gipson that was celebrating the fact that Manuel was down injured after the play.

“You’ve got (Browns safety) T.J. Ward yelling at Kiko (Alonso), a former college teammate, ‘I told you to warn him that we were going to get him.’ That’s classless,” Wood said. “Every team has probably got them. I’m not going to say that nobody on our team has ever done that, but it ticks you off when someone on the other team does it for sure.”

Wood however, doesn’t believe the hit was in retaliation for Alonso’s hit on Browns QB Brian Hoyer that knocked him out of the game in the first half.

“I don’t think so,” he said. “I think most plays in football come down to such split second decisions that I don’t think necessarily that it was a hit in retaliation.”


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