Kruger didn't actually mention the former Lakers center, but Kruger did accuse the Browns offensive tackle of pulling one of Divac's favorite tactics -- flopping.
After what should have been the Browns' last-gasp Hail Mary into the end zone, Kruger objected to Thomas' handling of him by shoving him. Thomas went down as if he'd been felled by a lumberjack, drawing a personal foul on Kruger and giving Cleveland one more shot at the tying touchdown. The final attempt by Brandon Weeden wasn't even close, sparing Kruger the goat horns, but the linebacker was still steamed about what he saw as Thomas' acting job.
I was just getting held pretty bad, Kruger said, as reported by The Baltimore Sun. I threw my hands at him to get him off me, and he flopped pretty bad. Unfortunately, they called it. I wish I was that strong. I would be doing that every play. Yeah, he just flopped pretty bad.
Though coach John Harbaugh was on Kruger's side that Thomas exaggerated the push for effect, he still said Kruger needed to be smarter.
"Sometimes, the smallest thing is going to be misinterpreted, maybe in your eyes, and you just have to walk away from everything," Harbaugh said. "You walk away from everything in that kind of situation. He knows that."
If Kruger didn't know it before, the Ravens have to hope he knows it now. Losing his cool at that point could have cost the team, flop or not.