A seemingly throwaway comment from an Arthur Blank interview may point to a larger change in philosophy.
We all remember the hit Kenny Vaccaro put on Matt Ryan, a hit many considered to be a cheap shot. Most of us also remember the Falcons' reaction to that, which was muted, to put it mildly.
Whether that bothered you or not likely depended on how you feel about retaliation in the pro game. Many are for it, reasoning that if you don't return the favor, teams will feel free to tee off on your quarterback. I hated the hit, but
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