Saints coach Sean Payton couldn’t imagine that Buccaneers huge receiver Mike Evans wasn’t ejected.
But Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore stated he was glad Evans acquired to hold round.
Evans acquired a private foul for his blindside shot on Lattimore, after Lattimore swatted at injured Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston for poking him within the head.
Payton couldn’t imagine the play didn’t end in a disqualification, although Evans might be topic to potential punishment from the league later this week.
“I know it went to [the NFL office in] New York to look at, and if there’s not an ejection in that situation, then I don’t know when there’s supposed to be an ejection,” Payton stated, through Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
But Lattimore took the other view.
“I wanted to go at him after that, so I was glad he wasn’t ejected,” Lattimore stated. “They had been simply speaking on the sideline, and I used to be turned away, about to stroll away and he pushed the again of my head. I don’t play that, so I needed to retaliate. . . .
“That’s the sneakiest of sneak moves. Nobody has any respect for that. It is what it is. He did what he did.”
Evans appeared able to throw punches, however was pulled off by Saints cornerback De’Vante Harris, who performed with Evans at Texas A&M.
“You come at my guy, I’m going to ride,” Harris stated. “But don’t get it twisted, Mike is still the homie. I still love him like a brother.”
Evans completed the sport with one catch for 13 yards. And is more likely to hear from New York later this week so as to add monetary damage to the insult.