Carolina Panthers defensive end wasn’t bashful about expressing his feelings regarding the Atlanta Falcons before or after the game on Sunday.

Greg Hardy talked a lot of smack before the Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.  Greg Hardy said that the Panthers were the better team against the Falcons on Sept. 30 when Carolina let a game slip away 30-28 in Atlanta.  Hardy also said the Panthers were the better overall team heading into Sunday’s game.

It seemed like Greg Hardy was destined for the psycho ward after saying the Panthers (3-9) were better than the Falcons (11-1) heading into Sunday’s matchup.  For one afternoon though, Hardy was right.  The Panthers were better.

Greg Hardy didn’t end the trash talking once the Panthers won the game.  He was just getting warmed up.  Hardy told the Falcons to get the f*** off of his field.  It was a direct shot at Matt Ryan who yelled, “Get the f*** off my field,” on Sept. 30 following an Atlanta win.

Who retaliated with a response?  A big nose tackle?  The hard-hitting William Moore?  The intense Sean Witherspoon?  Nope.  Kicker Matt Bryant of all people yelled, “Enjoy watching us in January.”  Gotta love it.  A kicker talking smack.  It's hilarious to hear a tiny kicker basically say, “Yo, Greg.  Enjoy another sub-.500 season, chump.”  Funny stuff.  You gotta love the NFL.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.