"If (Tuck) views us as cheap, so be it," Svitek said, according to the Falcons' official website. "Going to do what we do. You don't want to be viewed as soft."
"We want them to know we're there," Svitek went on. "We're going to be pests. We're going to be physical."
"Being considered a dirtbag is not illegal," Gonzalez said Wednesday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I'm pretty sure those guys take that as a compliment."
"We strive on doing things right, we strive on playing physical, we've been doing that for four years and that's just the way it is," Mularkey said Tuesday. "Nothing is ever preached beyond the whistle ... ever."
Preached? Perhaps not. But opponents claim it's still happening.