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NFL News: Bills center takes offense to Browns’ post-injury reactions

“The hit was fine. What ticked me off was the way they acted afterwards. I hope our defense never acts like that when they injure an opposing quarterback because, you know, you’ve got to show some class in that situation. There’s a few guys over there that obviously didn’t.”

— Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, as quoted by the Buffalo News, in response to the Cleveland Browns’ reactions following Tashaun Gipson’s hit that knocked Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel out of Thursday’s game. Wood also said shared that Browns safety T.J. Ward had warned up-and-coming Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, “I told you to warn him that we were going to get him [Manuel].” Ward and Alonso were teammates on the Oregon Ducks defense from 2008-2010. Overall, those are pretty strong words following Cleveland’s dramatic 37-24 victory. We’ll see if the buzz continues about this very back-and-forth game. Ward later denied the accusation to the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich.

[Related: Leaders emerging in Cleveland Browns locker room]

  • WFNY_DP

    Wait, Kiko Alonso was in school at Oregon in 2008? He’s a rookie!

  • WFNYJacob

    I don’t follow?

  • TJ

    Redshirt?

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    So….should someone warn Gipson that they’re going to get him?

  • Natedawg86

    A rivalry brewing perhaps?

  • Leo

    sounds like lil bitching to me per the Bills….Alonso used his helmet to hit Hoyers helmet and Browns didnt say anything even though it shouldve been flagged…if Bills won you wouldnt have heard from this guy, whoever he is…a center? haha

  • Leo

    sounds like lil bitching to me per the Bills….Alonso used his helmet to hit Hoyers helmet and Browns didnt say anything even though it shouldve been flagged…if Bills won you wouldnt have heard from this guy, whoever he is…a center? haha

  • Jason Hurley

    He must have a hard time every time a WR preens after a first down. C’mon man – the dude hit your QB, which for a defensive player, is a HUGE DEAL.

  • Jason Hurley
  • SDA

    hate to sound crude,but…. Its about time we started protecting our own. For years our players have been getting knocked out of games and we sat back and took the high road. The hit on Hoyer was was illegal at best. Payback was deserved and delivered. Good job guys send a message!!

  • Jason Hurley

    But this really doesn’t look like a payback hit.

  • SDA

    the hit may not have been. But the talk definitely was IMO.