"Frank really attacked him at the line," Fassel said. "I think it was over when they got unraveled, and then Frank shoved him. At that point I threw Frank out. Frank came up and apologized to me about that. I said, 'Don't do it in a game, (especially) as a rookie. It may be your last trip to the field.' I told Amani he was all right, that there was not going to be a penalty against him, but he wouldn't stop. He has to calm down at that point in time."
* Fassel was pleased with the performance of kicker Matt Bryant. "He kicked a 53-yarder," Fassel said. Last year, Bryant did not attempt a field goal longer than 47 yards. But Fassel said this year he would me more comfortable with letting Bryant try a longer kick.
"I've always been confident in his ability. He has a strong leg," Fassel said. "Last year, I wasn't real confident with it because of the snap and everything else. But he's got a leg strong enough to make that. The only thing that would change my mind with a field goal like that in a game would be weather conditions."