The Lions are once again being accused of being cheap on the field.
After last night’s game between the Lions and 49ers, San Francisco lineman and Central Michigan alum Joe Staley didn’t pull any punches when expressing his feelings on the Lions;
“I think it was key for our front offensive line to handle it tonight because they like to be cheap after the play and they think that makes them physical,” Staley said, via Bill Emkow of MLive.com.
Other players also voiced their displeasures with the Lions including Vernon Davis who got poked in the eye by Lions defensive end Cliff Avril.
“I got poked in my eyes,” 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said. “Since I got poked I had to sit down. I do not know if it was intentional by Lions defensive end Cliff] Avril. I am just not sure.”
49ers QB Alex Smith also claimed to get a forearm across the face in which he was surprised didn’t draw a penalty.
“I wouldn’t say dazed, just bleeding,” Smith said. “I looked up, saw the flag and thought for sure it was a personal foul call, but all of a sudden we were backed up and it was a holding call. I was pretty stunned we didn’t get that call.”
h/t: Mlive.com, ProFootballTalk.com