The Packers will be in Detroit this weekend, leading some to remember their last November trip to the Motor City.
That was last Thanksgiving, of course, and it was when Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith at the end of a play. Suh wound up being suspended two games as a result of the incident, which Suh has maintained was not intentional since it happened. Dietrich-Smith, who may be moving back into the starting lineup with Bryan Bulaga hitting injured reserve, said that he doesn’t spend any time thinking about last Thanksgiving.
“I don’t even think about it anymore. I think writers and stuff try to make more about it than it was, but it’s not really on my mind,” Dietrich-Smith said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
Josh Sitton, whose absence forced Dietrich-Smith into the lineup last season, also downplayed the date with Suh. Unlike Dietrich-Smith, he indicated that it is on his mind at least a little bit.
“That’s something that’s in the past. We can’t really think about anything that’s gone on in the past,” Sitton said. “He just better not stomp me.”
You wouldn’t expect to see anything similar to last year during this week’s matchup between the Lions and Packers, but, then, you didn’t really expect to see Suh stomping anyone last year either.