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Packers’ Sitton: Lions are “scum” who would try to injure Rodgers

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Packers guard Josh Sitton doesn’t sound like he’s in the mood to extend holiday greetings to Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley on Thanksgiving.

Sitton said on Sports Radio 1250 in Milwaukee that he believes if injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned on Thursday in Detroit, the players on the Lions’ defensive line would deliver a cheap shot with the idea that they’d take a fine and a 15-yard penalty to hurt the opposing quarterback. Sitton said he thinks the Lions’ players play dirty, and that coach Jim Schwartz, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and defensive line coach Kris Kocurek encourage their players to play dirty.

“They go after quarterbacks, their entire defense takes cheap shots all the time,” Sitton said. “That’s what they do, that’s who they are. They’re a bunch of dirtbags or scumbags. I mean, that’s just how they play. That’s how they’re coached. That starts with their frickin’ coach. That starts with their head coach, Schwartz. He’s a dick, too. I wouldn’t want to play for him. It starts with him and their D-coordinator and their D-line coach. They’re all just scumbags and so are the D-line.”

Sitton sounds fired up about playing the Lions, but he said he really just wants to win a game.

“I just want a frickin’ win. We haven’t won in a frickin’ month,” Sitton said.

Both teams are hungry for a win. And these comments ensure that Suh and Fairley will be hungry to butt heads with Sitton.

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146 Responses to “Packers’ Sitton: Lions are “scum” who would try to injure Rodgers”
  1. daysend564 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    If your QB isn’t ready to take hits, don’t put him out there. Not too difficult.

  2. f1restarter says: Nov 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    Sitton’s assessment of the Lions is 100% spot on.

  3. nfl4days says: Nov 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    Seems accurate.

  4. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    This is awesome. I wish more guys would just speak their minds.

  5. nwfisch says: Nov 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    For once I finally agree with a Packer.

  6. stellarperformance says: Nov 26, 2013 7:05 PM

    He obviously isn’t afraid of the Lions. I would venture to guess nobody on the Packers is afraid of the Lions.

  7. lks311 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:06 PM

    They are scumbags. I mean who coaches Defenses to go after the Quarterback? I mean, seriously, how have they not all been suspended?

  8. 26predator says: Nov 26, 2013 7:06 PM

    Dude just single-handedly resurrected the Lions season.

  9. ravens533 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:07 PM

    Sitton does have a point. I am not a Packers or Lions fan. Still would hate to see Rodgers take a cheap hit when he is just recovering. Might be a wise idea to wait one more week before bringing Rodgers back.

  10. ziggystheansah says: Nov 26, 2013 7:07 PM

    “They go after quarterbacks, their entire defense takes cheap shots all the time,”
    Newsflash…The D-line is paid to go after the Quarterback
    How many QBs have gotten hurt due to “cheap shots” when versing detroit? Don’t say Cutler. he was 50% to begin the game. I don’t even think a qb has ever been hurt playing detroit in the past two seasons.

    Maybe if you had a legitimate medical staff and half of your team wasn’t hurt every other week you wouldn’t have to worry about Aaron re-aggravating an injury.

  11. slugbaitspace says: Nov 26, 2013 7:07 PM

    Stop holding back, Sitton. Tell us how you really feel.

  12. bennyb82 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    Clay Mathews, on the other hand, was just trying to let Kaepernick know he was there when he launched himself like a rabid animal when Kaepernick was out of bounds.

  13. scoops1 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    Schwartz has been a DB since day 1…no argument there

  14. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:11 PM

    Come on! defenses and defensive line are there to put a hurt on your QB. The offensive line’s job is to protect that QB. A couple of years Green Bay has done a poor job or protecting theirs and now he has a broken collar bone.

    Sounds like Packer cry baby stuff to me. I think you just motivated that line to get after Flynn who has a habit of holding a ball too long.

  15. lionpride10 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:11 PM

    I bet if you ask any D-line in the league who the dirtiest O-line in the nfl is they would tell you the packers. Fricken frick!

  16. hansenbrothers says: Nov 26, 2013 7:11 PM

    Tell us how you really feel Josh…

  17. thepftpoet says: Nov 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    The only thing Packers players & fans do is hate because they suck.

    A sad, sad existence

  18. snipedanglecelly13 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    If you’re really that concerned then don’t put him out there, simple as that.

  19. ziggystheansah says: Nov 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    oh and; Fricken’

  20. northstarnic says: Nov 26, 2013 7:14 PM

    Typical packer/packer fan. Liquored up > no filter. Classy group.
    Not that I totally disagree with him, particularly regarding Schwartz. Regardless, sincerely hope the motor city kitties dismember the pukes.

  21. golforepar says: Nov 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    Suh earned that lack of respect! He is the guy who stomped on a Packers player. Suh is a loser!

  22. thepftpoet says: Nov 26, 2013 7:16 PM

    Josh Sitton is 100% sure they would injure Aarom Rodgers because he knows he can’t block Sub & Fairly in the first place.

    #WorstOLineinFootball

  23. glac1 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:17 PM

    Josh, I agree… but keep quiet and get your hair cut..

  24. jbpanthers says: Nov 26, 2013 7:17 PM

    Jim Schwartz is a man-child, this is a guy who tried to fight a coach for being enthusiastic after a win for Christ sake.

  25. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 26, 2013 7:18 PM

    I love this division! Everyone hates each other. It’s gritty and makes for good football on Sundays.

    Packers hate the Bears.
    Bears hate the Packers.
    (my God I still love the pictures of the cheese grater heads in Lambeau the last game.)

    Everyone thinks the Lions are dirty, that’s a given.
    Lions consider themselves underdogs to everyone else in the division so of course they hate everyone.

    Vikings…well. No one likes the AP and the Vikings are that little brother who pouts in the corner while everyone is doing good around them like “Man I hate all y’all.”

  26. jonny42671 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:18 PM

    Imagine that…. Another Packer crying. Just like the fans

  27. jimbobobjr says: Nov 26, 2013 7:20 PM

    I can’t take anyone who talks like frickin’ Dr. Evil seriously.

  28. hscorpio says: Nov 26, 2013 7:20 PM

    Sitton seems a bit feisty.

  29. metalhead65 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    as a Bears fan I am hate everything about the cheeseheads but can’t argue with anything he said. there is good clean hard nosed football and there are the lions. their best player has a chance to be one of the all time greats but instead chooses to be cheap shot artist. the guy gets fined and suspended all the time trying to appear tough when he is just a punk. they beat the bears twice because most of the bears starting defense is on the IR and they think they won the super bowl. they have not won since when a real contender would take advantage of the other teams injury problems and wrap up the division while they have the chance. but not the lions who once again show they are the same old losers. but it is all Matt Millen’s fault right?

  30. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Nov 26, 2013 7:23 PM

    Pro football used to be mostly about knocking out players on the opposing team. Now, it’s more about silly-woods in cute hats tweeting about the meanies on other teams. I have no idea how Vegas even comes up with lines for some of the pansy games these days.

  31. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 26, 2013 7:23 PM

    Well frickin’ spoken, Josh.

  32. bluestar94 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:24 PM

    sounds like baby could use his blanky and bottle

  33. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:24 PM

    I think this is a sign that Detroit has arrived.

  34. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 26, 2013 7:25 PM

    He has a point. Last year, Fairley picked Rodgers up and tried to throw him to the turf. But since someone tried to injure a Packers player, of course it didn’t draw so much as a flag.

  35. Ian Evans says: Nov 26, 2013 7:26 PM

    You mean to tell me that defensive lineman are going after QBs!!! My God, what is this world coming to!!!!!

  36. bert1913 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:28 PM

    if sitton doesn’t watch his mouth they’ll be calling him sittonthebench

  37. FinFan68 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:29 PM

    I don’t mind a little trash talk, mindless as it usually is, but comments like these deserve a hefty fine. It is a very poor representation of himself, his team and the league.

  38. axman72 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    Nice frickin hat.

  39. northpackalacky says: Nov 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    Sitton’s quote was taken out of context. What he meant was, “Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!”

  40. funktron2x says: Nov 26, 2013 7:32 PM

    BWAAAAAAHAHAHA! Sitton seriously need somebody to call him the waahmbulance. :-D What an epic whine session!

  41. glac1 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:32 PM

    he needs to get his hair cut…

  42. granadafan says: Nov 26, 2013 7:32 PM

    Surely there must be one or two of you Lions or Viking fans who are semi-intelligent enough to understand the difference between:

    * “going after the QB” LEGALLY and

    * “going after the QB with cheapshots” which are against the rules of the league and common sportsmanship.

  43. herlies says: Nov 26, 2013 7:33 PM

    Nice.

    Finally a good reason to actually watch a GB game without Rodgers.

  44. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 26, 2013 7:36 PM

    Schwartz was taught by Jeff Fisher. Fisher was taught by Buddy Ryan (remember the Bounty Bowl). It’s no coincidence Gregg Williams was set to be DC for the Rams before getting suspended.

  45. ambitoos says: Nov 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    Above the knees and below the neck. If Detroit can’t comply, get rid of them or we’ll start boycotting Ford products.

  46. thereyougo2 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:41 PM

    No comment.

  47. chrisw444 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:41 PM

    The whole point of the defensive lineman is to go get the quarterback. They’re not dirty they just play hard you people are punch a pansy asses. That offense of lineman should be ashamed of himself he sounds like a little girl. That sums up the state of our country bunch of freakin pansies get a grip people it football it’s ment to be physical

  48. thereyougo2 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    Cute hat.

  49. lionluv says: Nov 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    Sounds like a lot of butt hurt to me. If and when discount comes back u should protect him better you china doll Glassford don’t ya. Next man up pin heads isn’t that what you always say.

  50. lks311 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    All jokes aside this is more Urban Legend than anything. A lot of Lemmings here listening to the media.

    As a point of issue: How many QBs do you now the Lions have cheap shots against this year? And don’t give me those shoves and the end of plays…most people just call that football.

    Sitton is garbage.

  51. cruzer1996 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    Bulletin board stuff. This should be fun. Can’t wait for this game.

  52. chrisw444 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:47 PM

    back in the day it was a good thing did not the opposing team’s quarterback out of the game now if you do you’re a big meanie pathetic

  53. lionsdraftguy says: Nov 26, 2013 7:49 PM

    Sitton is weak and has to hold to block Suh. Watch the tape.

  54. irvin12589 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:49 PM

    Bunch a fudge packer cry babies, sitton is just still butthurt about last year. Every time a team plays physical football like they do in college and high school, opposing teams cry cry cry. Has suh done some dirty stuff yes but jeez would people get over it. Every team gets personal fouls, not just the Lions.

  55. pdominic33 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:50 PM

    This is classless. Every team has a few dirty players. To indict an entire team, its coaches and its coordinators, including widely respected men like Gunther Cunningham, is a cheap shot. It’s also bad business. You don’t want to give an opposing team any bulletin board material. Additionally, you now have endangered your teammates by spouting off your mouth. The lions play on the edge — there is no secret to that. They are coached to play to the “echo of the whistle.” Its their style, and frankly, it has cost many of their players a lot of money and it has hurt the team in game situations. But to say that they are outwardly trying to hurt people is cheap, lazy and dishonest.

  56. honolulubluekoolaid says: Nov 26, 2013 7:51 PM

    lks311 says

    They are scumbags. I mean who coaches Defenses to go after the Quarterback? I mean, seriously, how have they not all been suspended?
    ————–

    Every team coaches their Dline to go after QBs.
    And it’s not like Detroit has ever “taken Rodgers out”.
    Seems to me the packer OL does that on their own.
    Stafford’s OL let him get taken out his first 2 seasons.
    Packers have been fortunate during Rodgers career so far, with as many times he has been left to get beat on.
    That said, hope Rodgers gets better soon. Enjoy watching him play. Even if he does own my Lions.
    Hoping for a “healthy” outcome to a hard fought game.
    Go Lions

  57. bconnole says: Nov 26, 2013 7:52 PM

    Is the quarterback the guy with the ball… they should leave him alone. No reason to hit him at all.

    Lions fan, and I will bottle all your tears on Thursday GB NutSackers

  58. mikemccarthyhof says: Nov 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    friggin idots – clay matthews hit on caepernik was legal as hell

  59. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    Meow

  60. liondoc says: Nov 26, 2013 7:55 PM

    Pippi Longstocking is gonna lay a beat down on Sitton if he doesn’t give her hat back.

  61. golforepar says: Nov 26, 2013 7:58 PM

    Irvin, Has suh done some dirty stuff yes but jeez ?? Really??If a player on your team got stomped on I guess you would be fine with it. Get a clue, Son! Maybe some day the Lions will build a trophy cabinet!

  62. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Nov 26, 2013 7:59 PM

    It’s the fricken year of the cat.

  63. sampulls says: Nov 26, 2013 8:00 PM

    Sorry, you can’t call other teams dirty when you have Clay Matthews on your team.

  64. detroit2sd says: Nov 26, 2013 8:00 PM

    HAHAH! As a lions fan i laugh at this! Thank you! I cant wait for thursday show down! SUH FAIRLY AND ANSAH WILL DESTROY YOU AND YOUR QB

  65. jeffsnow7 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:04 PM

    Hey Sitton if thats the case we could try and injure Flynn or Tolzien or anyone else you would like to throw behind your putrid offensive line….

  66. ruvelligwebuike says: Nov 26, 2013 8:05 PM

    Detroit is going to be a poor, run-down, abandoned, polluted, trash heap of a town with crumbled buildings and crime running rampant when the Packers get done with it!

  67. tritz32 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:07 PM

    How good is Eddie Lacy? Dude breaks 3 tackles every time he touches the ball.

  68. nightwolf6987 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:11 PM

    Sitton needs to stop being a little baby B*TC* and stop crying. It’s NFL not the Little princess league. Maybe you should guard your QB or Quit. Oh and correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t the Saints bounty program going on since 2008 through 2011. Which Green Bay Packers played twice Through those years. So you said the lions are trained to take cheep shots? What about the rest of the League. So to just attack lions players shows me your a Little boy who is mad that Aaron Rodgers is the only real good player on your team. I thought it was a team game but your showing us without him your 0-4

  69. yepper62 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:13 PM

    Who goes after qb’a in the nfl I would hope everyone thay call them sacks you numbnut try to man up and protect your like we do and stop kissing on clay

  70. mp4pack says: Nov 26, 2013 8:14 PM

    The Lions are dirty and Schwartz is a classless DB. And the sky is blue. Sorry, the sky is frickin’ blue.

    I think the Packers will drop this game without Rodgers, but will more than make up the lost ground on the Lions by the end of the year. The Lions are imploding from within, as poorly coached teams with poor character and a lack of leadership are prone to do.

  71. wheels579 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:14 PM

    Last time they played on Thanksgiving Day, Suh stomped on Dietrich-Smith’s arm. Doesn’t get much cheaper than that.

  72. badmoonrison says: Nov 26, 2013 8:18 PM

    I like this guy Sitton, man he just says exactly whats on his mind! You go dude!

  73. stevent92 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:18 PM

    Sitton is one one of the Top 200 offensive guards in the NFL. He would rank in the Top 50 for the NCAA.

  74. hawkforlife says: Nov 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    He obviously isn’t afraid of the Lions.

    Or anyone else cuz you’d have to be fearless to wear that hat.

  75. emoney826 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    He said freakin because he was on the radio! Duh!

    When he said they go after the QB, he meant they play beyond the whistle. Example: Cutler. There are others. Just can’t think of them at the moment.

    Lion fans should keep your mouths shut. You have no ground to stand on. Consistently beat the packers, hell, win A GAME against the packers, and maybe then you can talk. Until then, your team is a joke that chokes. Tell me I’m wrong.

  76. dontouchmyjunk says: Nov 26, 2013 8:21 PM

    bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:23 PM
    Pro football used to be mostly about knocking out players on the opposing team.
    _______________________

    What? Football, pro or otherwise, was never about knocking out players on the other team. It was about beating them physically and on the scoreboard. It was never about injuring someone. You sound like a D bag who never actually played the game.

  77. GenXJay says: Nov 26, 2013 8:23 PM

    Sitton is defending his lady’s honor.
    however, i hope a penalty flag would not be thrown. ShAaron should be treated like ever other player; not b/c she plays qb.

  78. mikemaric says: Nov 26, 2013 8:26 PM

    Nobody should be allowed to make those sorts of comments wearing Gilligan’s hat.

    C’mon Josh. At least put on the Skipper’s hat when going on a tirade. Okay little buddy?

  79. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:26 PM

    Little Debbie wants her hat back, Josh.

  80. shiftyshellshocked says: Nov 26, 2013 8:28 PM

    It’s really quite simple, the Packers are hapless and tasteless.

  81. buyamericanonly says: Nov 26, 2013 8:34 PM

    Josh Sitton is a great example of why inbreeding should be banned.

  82. johngaltwho says: Nov 26, 2013 8:40 PM

    He’s 100% right. He’s wrong to say it but he’s 100% correct. And its not just rivalry talk, the Packers dont feel that way about the Bears. The Bears have a history of playing hard nosed opportunistic defense, Brian Urlacher football . But the Lions, they play to injure, they play after the whistle, they try to intimidate and it all comes from their tough guy wanna be head coach. Fortunately, what it produces is an undisciplined team that despite a fair amount of individual talent, self destructs every year as a result of their inability to stay focused and play high quality high integrity football.

  83. 22yearsagotoday says: Nov 26, 2013 8:42 PM

    “The only thing Packers players & fans do is hate because they suck. A sad, sad existence”

    You must hate cheese.

  84. greg2geez says: Nov 26, 2013 8:53 PM

    Try saying Scumther Scummingham 5x fast

  85. mylionsroaring says: Nov 26, 2013 9:06 PM

    We will see who is talking after the game is over. My guess is Lions fans will be full of the Thanksgiving joy!!!

    Go Lions!!!

    P.S. You Packer fans better keep Rodgers off the field we wouldn’t want him to get hurt now would we. I mean Suh and Fairley are big mean DT’s and they might just hit the quarterback.

  86. rockbottom37 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:15 PM

    Hey sitting talk ala you want…your team is a one man show…u guys wouldn’t win 4 gms without rodgers and Lions Dre already pissed off losing to Tampa..they don’t need bulletin board material for thanksgiving

  87. jimthebuilder27 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:16 PM

    He’s absolutely right, the Lions are out of control with PF penalties, especially Suh. And their coach enables it.

    And pftpoet, your hate of anything Packers continues. You’re worse than logicalvoice. At least he’s funny!

  88. rcj22001 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:24 PM

    So the reputation of the Lions will hold out Rodgers for one more week? Awesome! Go Lions!

  89. padraighansen says: Nov 26, 2013 9:25 PM

    @ Jeff Snow: you said “we could hurt Flynn, too”. Dude, you play for the Lions? What position?

    Look, anyone who is not a Lions fan thinks Schwartz is a tool. He’s a smart guy, but he comes off as a total ass.

  90. jonsilver1947 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:28 PM

    I would like to suggest that the Detroit DL cue up the tape of the 1962 Thanksgiving game to put themselves in the right frame of mind…

  91. beerbratscheese says: Nov 26, 2013 9:31 PM

    They’re a bunch of dirtbags or AND scumbags.

    Fixed it for ya there, Josh. Otherwise, everything else was dead accurate.

  92. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 9:31 PM

    You have to wait until they bend over before you kiss filthy. Haha, packers fans fear this game and it’s hilarious.

  93. whatjusthapped says: Nov 26, 2013 9:57 PM

    The NFC North consists of the haves and the have nots. The Lions have never been to a Superbowl and the Vikings have never won a Superbowl (the have nots) while the Bears and Packers have Lombardi trophies.

    It’s really quite entertaining to read the comments and see the jealousy just ooze out of the Viking and Lion fans. Someday they might reach the Superbowl but not this year, and next year isnt’ looking too good either.

  94. abiesbaby says: Nov 26, 2013 10:03 PM

    Can you imagine what the Lions-haters would have said had it been Suh who broke Rodgers collarbone? But since it was the Bears nobody says nothing.

  95. 46plank says: Nov 26, 2013 10:09 PM

    Bears fan here- Watch a Bears-Pack game to get a clue about a rivalry that can be played hard, to the whistle every game, every play no matter the score or record of either team. Two classy franchises that dont like each other but tip their caps to one another when the dust settles. Lions will always be the Lions until they a) do something and I mean anything for a sustained period of time and b) do it with class and style. I get it though. I cant imagine the frustration and envy Lions must have playing in a division with the Bears, Pack and even the Vikes.

  96. eatitfanboy says: Nov 26, 2013 10:15 PM

    26predator says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:06 PM
    Dude just single-handedly resurrected the Lions season.

    LOL- probably just the opposite. Those out of control lunatics will be so fired up by these quotes that Nick Fairley alone will probably have 3 personal fouls before opening kick off.

    I wonder how big Suh’s fine will be if he actually murders Josh Sitton on the field Thursday?

    Get the popcorn ready. The inmate-run asylum is about to explode.

  97. leatherface2012 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:24 PM

    says sitton whose own teammates have taken a ton of cheapshots

  98. oldstylelover says: Nov 26, 2013 10:36 PM

    It’s refreshing to hear what players actually think without having their statements reduced to PR soundbites, yet it’s never a good idea to give your opponent bulletin board material. Even so, Suh was voted the league’s dirtiest player by Sporting News two years in a row, so this isn’t exactly a breaking bulletin.

  99. boltsmobilecutlasssupreme says: Nov 26, 2013 10:40 PM

    I love the way the lions D plays. I think your doing something right when opposing teams hate you, especially for a franchise that has struggled like the lions.

  100. easyeddie says: Nov 26, 2013 10:45 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:40 PMBut the Lions, they play to injure, they play after the whistle, they try to intimidate and it all comes from their tough guy wanna be head coach.

    Whom have they injured? Name one. By the way, how in the world was GB not able to beat the Vikings?

  101. wisconsinhillfolk says: Nov 26, 2013 10:47 PM

    One of you Hill Folk Americans called it an “offense of line”.

    Hilarious.

  102. Sam Plymale says: Nov 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    The Packers used to be one of the most tough, hardcore teams in the NFL. Now they are a bunch of whinny softies. Seeing the Lions become the toughest and most feared team in the division has been interesting to watch over the past few years. Just another example here……

  103. maraneso says: Nov 26, 2013 10:52 PM

    I might agree with him if I knew of any particular Lions players. Thought the team folded in ’98.

  104. eightandeightlions says: Nov 26, 2013 11:17 PM

    The Lions revel in their portrayal as dirty players, the refs give them a lot of room on the penalties on the late hits to feed this perception as controversy creates $$, as do villians. The NFL itself is the one that should answer for the behavior of the Lions “defense”. They let Detroit murder Jay Cutler, because, well, he’s Jay Cutler. Would they call the same game if Brady was under center? Heck no.

    Abs that is why the NFL has become a caricature of itself.

    The Lions have slways been a disgrace

  105. drewmiller3 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:18 PM

    I get it. When the Packers do something its “sending a message” or “playing aggressive”. (I saw Woodson jack a guy in the jaw and walk away virtually scot free.) When the Lions do it, its a “cheap shot” and “dirty”.

  106. packmanfan says: Nov 26, 2013 11:34 PM

    It is so darn refreshing to have a player speak their mind.
    And I’m so proud that player is one from my team.

  107. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Nov 26, 2013 11:38 PM

    dontouchmyjunk says:

    What? Football, pro or otherwise, was never about knocking out players on the other team. It was about beating them physically and on the scoreboard. It was never about injuring someone. You sound like a D bag who never actually played the game.
    ——————————————————————-

    Whatever. You get to design your own make-believe world. Don’t let me get in your way.

  108. finsguy says: Nov 26, 2013 11:39 PM

    Packers crying about cheap shots on QB’s? That’s rich.

    The Clay Mathews on Kaepernick has already been brought up but does anybody remember Charles Martin just picking up and slamming Jim MacMahon on his shoulder after a play when MacMahon was just standing there?

  109. 989lions says: Nov 26, 2013 11:40 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:40 PM
    He’s 100% right. He’s wrong to say it but he’s 100% correct. And its not just rivalry talk, the Packers dont feel that way about the Bears. The Bears have a history of playing hard nosed opportunistic defense, Brian Urlacher football . But the Lions, they play to injure, they play after the whistle, they try to intimidate and it all comes from their tough guy wanna be head coach. Fortunately, what it produces is an undisciplined team that despite a fair amount of individual talent, self destructs every year as a result of their inability to stay focused and play high quality high integrity football.

    ——————————————————
    Brian Urlacher football, get out of here. It’s football I lost track how many times the Bears have head hunted Calvin, but nobody on the Lions says anything about they just go out there and do their job. It’s amazing what a national narrative can do to this story, if a Lions player had said the exact same thing about any other franchise it would be classless and uncalled for, since its the Lions the opposing player its totally right. I’ll tell you what this means, the Lions are relevant and other teams/fans don’t want to see them. Because, if they were doing the same thing at 0-16 nobody would say a single thing. Flynn is going to get destroyed on Thursday, 5+ sacks.

  110. mekahldownish says: Nov 27, 2013 12:05 AM

    Sitton seems like a staunch supporter of turning the NFL into a flag football league.

  111. tompapp1 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:11 AM

    This is all very amusing to me. Yes the Lions are a dirty team and its obvious Schwarz encourages that. Its interesting to find out his assistants do the same. Of course as it is a violent game stuff happens but the Lions seem to always look for chances to cross the line and hurt the QB if at all possible. They are IMO a bunch of dirty players who also are quite self destructive to their own cause.

    The Packers on the other hand are a team who love to make a big show about themselves whether its talking a show boating trash talking you name it if they have a chance to run their mouth and tell the world how good they are they are wont pass it by.

    Finally it is possible to be aggressive and not dirty the Lions are one team that doesnt care about crossing that line.

  112. arnoldziffel says: Nov 27, 2013 12:15 AM

    Well … this should make for interesting viewing on Thursday …

  113. iced107 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:20 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:05 PM
    He obviously isn’t afraid of the Lions. I would venture to guess nobody on the Packers is afraid of the Lions.
    ========================================================

    ooof…thats a scary thought..I mean, the Lions aren’t even afraid of the Law

  114. gergie1957 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:58 AM

    This is a brilliant statement by Sitton, because if Rodgers plays and the lions don’t deliver any cheap shots, he can say “thanks to me, they didn’t”, if Rodgers goes down to a cheap shot, he can say, “see, I told you”

    BTW do your job and it won’t happen.

  115. dude2424 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:03 AM

    Look for Sitton on IR next Tuesday.

  116. lks311 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:15 AM

    honolulubluekoolaid says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:51 PM
    lks311 says

    They are scumbags. I mean who coaches Defenses to go after the Quarterback? I mean, seriously, how have they not all been suspended?
    ————–

    Every team coaches their Dline to go after QBs.
    And it’s not like Detroit has ever “taken Rodgers out”.
    Seems to me the packer OL does that on their own.
    Stafford’s OL let him get taken out his first 2 seasons.
    Packers have been fortunate during Rodgers career so far, with as many times he has been left to get beat on.
    That said, hope Rodgers gets better soon. Enjoy watching him play. Even if he does own my Lions.
    Hoping for a “healthy” outcome to a hard fought game.
    Go Lions
    __________
    Tongue firmly planted in cheek.

  117. zigsmart says: Nov 27, 2013 1:30 AM

    Anyone who looks at this as something more than a player pissed off at losing a few games and getting fired up about playing the next game is an idiot. He’s a FRIKIN lineman getting FRIKIN fired up and nothing more.

  118. roarmachine8109 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:11 AM

    Everyone is taught to go after the qb. I’m a Lions fan and even I will say that suh and Fairly are beasts and their fed from the blood of qb’s but they still try to stay within the lines. Their just aggresive. They tried to take Cutlers head off to. Why not, who doesn’t?

  119. taintedsaints2009 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:44 AM

    I absolutely adore this man. And I’m a Vikings fan.

    More hate is needed in the nfl! So much more interesting! Too much respect for one another. It’s so boring.

  120. taintedsaints2009 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:47 AM

    I am really sick of people saying the following statement:
    ” tell us how you really feel, (name).

    For gods sake, stop already, I’ve never understood why people say that.

  121. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 27, 2013 3:25 AM

    The Green Bay Packer tradition of clean play and respect for the game includes Charles Martin picking up Jim McMahon and giving him a pro-rasslin style body slam (effectively ending McMahon’s career).

    As for Detroit … the idiots who live in that city are about to sell off the Detroit Institute of Arts (amazing world-class art museum) to pay for things like a new hockey stadium.

    And yes … Sitton’s comments do sound like the whining of a lame OL who can’t protect his QB.

  122. contra74isloosbuthole says: Nov 27, 2013 4:15 AM

    I believe Sitton is referring to the time outside of the whistles and after the ball is gone. After all Suh and Fairley have never had very good games against the Packers so I doubt Sitton is to worried about legitimate hits like sacks.

  123. socalcpa7 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:24 AM

    wow what a bunch of wimps! just because the Lions d-line manhandles most o-lines in the NFL, they’re scumbags.

    tell me all you einsteins, how many players exactly has our d-line injured by alledged dirty play? well let’s see. HOW ABOUT ZERO! cutler was already hurt, so don’t even go there.

    my guess is most of these guys have their massive nfl ego’s bruised after going up against suh who basically treats them like some pencil neck pimple faced geek and they just have a hard time accepting it.

  124. 46plank says: Nov 27, 2013 5:36 AM

    Bears fan here- Watch a Bears-Pack game to get a clue about a rivalry that can be played hard, to the whistle every game, every play no matter the score or record of either team. Two classy franchises that dont like each other but tip their caps to one another when the dust settles. Lions will always be the Lions until they a) do something and I mean anything for a sustained period of time and b) do it with class and style. I get it though. I cant imagine the frustration and envy Lions must have playing in a division with the Bears, Pack and even the Vikes.

  125. 6kingswest says: Nov 27, 2013 6:15 AM

    That being said…I think Rodgers should start!

  126. stellarperformance says: Nov 27, 2013 7:35 AM

    The Packers need a win. Don’t underestimate the Viking game. The Vikings play motivated against Green Bay every time they face each other, regardless of record. And it was the Viking Super Bowl, which, to their credit, they always try hard to win every year.

    The Packers are in trouble but recovering. They can beat Detroit.

  127. 63deuceman says: Nov 27, 2013 8:13 AM

    I said it before, and I’ll say it again. If you don’t want your top-2 QB hurt, PROTECT HIM. Put a few resources into the o-line. Tell Aaron not to hold the ball all day.

  128. youngs79 says: Nov 27, 2013 8:30 AM

    Maybe if you fired up your defense, the way you just did for Detroit, you would have won a game the last month. Bottom line is, Ted Thompson is so arrogant, he wouldn’t provide the team with a viable back up QB. Packers got exposed as a very average team without Rodgers. Their defensive problems were already there, but Rodgers would be able to outscore the other team. Once he went down, so did the Packers season. I’m sure Capers is feeling the heat.

  129. gooolions says: Nov 27, 2013 8:54 AM

    The steelers were the dirtiest team in football for a majority of the 00’s it won them a couple of superbowls, why not try to copy them

  130. andrewdaviscmu says: Nov 27, 2013 9:25 AM

    Who is Josh Sitton? Talk is Cheap. #RestoreTheRoar

  131. koreystringerswidow says: Nov 27, 2013 9:28 AM

    At least the Lions are trying to kill players on the other team.

  132. ahs2 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:43 AM

    said the guard on one of the worst o-lines in football. Worried about the QB? Then LEARN TO BLOCK!!! You’re the reason he’s not playing in the first place.

  133. thetruthcampaign says: Nov 27, 2013 9:43 AM

    Lay that guy out.

  134. niallofthenine says: Nov 27, 2013 9:58 AM

    The Packers are a flag football team.

  135. castleofcheese says: Nov 27, 2013 10:11 AM

    lionsdraftguy says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:49 PM
    Sitton is weak and has to hold to block Suh. Watch the tape.
    ——–
    That’s funny… because Suh himself said that Sitton is the best lineman that he has played against.

  136. Ponsonby_Britt says: Nov 27, 2013 10:17 AM

    I’m thinking that because Sitton said the Lions want to hurt Rodgers, that Rodgers WILL PLAY THANKSGIVING

  137. couldziggybetheansah says: Nov 27, 2013 10:19 AM

    There’s alot at stake Thursday for these two teams.
    I hope the game itself isn’t a Turkey. Judging by Sitton’s comments it’s going to get a little nasty in the trenches and that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be.
    Suh’s reputation is well deserved, yes he can be “dirty” and I don’t condone that but he also plays the game with intensity and focus. There isn’t a team in the NFL that wouldn’t love to have him .
    Have fun Josh.

    p.s. @ziggystheansah

    couldn’t you come up with something more original ?

  138. azarkhan says: Nov 27, 2013 10:40 AM

    The question for Lions fans isn’t whether or not the Lions have dirty players (they do), but why the Lions are only 6-5 in a division they should be running away with and why the Lions were only 4-12 last year? Until the Lions start winning consistently, everything else is just background noise.

  139. Frazier28/7 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:27 AM

    Nice hat.

    Don’t care for the Packers or most of their idiot fans, but you don’t deliberatly try and hurt Rodgers. He went down and it exposed how bad that team is, which is great. But it wasn’t like bountygate, and we still handed the Saints the game by the way.

    This is great though, I’m sick of nfl players hand shaking and smiling for photos after a game. Lets actually have a ‘rivalry’ and play the game with some grit. It seems like the only people throwing punches anymore are the fans in the stands.

  140. gscott5076 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:45 PM

    1. nice hat, bro
    2. all that matters is wins. Sitton, you can mouth off to the media about “playing correctly” and that “they play dirty” but wins count. its not a penalty unless the ref throws a flag. taking the high road is how losers reconcile a loss

  141. tyrobjenkins says: Nov 27, 2013 1:00 PM

    “Among penalties that are usually plays that might be fined, no Lions player is in the top 10 according to ESPN Stats & Information. Both Fairley and Suh each have three such penalties (generally, horse collar tackles, low hits, roughing the passer, late hits, etc…), but they don’t lead the league.”

    I guess they actually aren’t the dirtiest.

  142. partsman193509 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:32 PM

    Personally a big fist in Sitton’s mouth might just shut his dumb a** up. But I doubt it he’s not smart enough to think about that.

  143. slane13 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:58 PM

    Sitton should go back to playing pee-wee football. He is saying these things because the Lions have a better team this year and he knows it. He’s scared of them and is NOT ready to play on Thanksgiving.

    Now if you think the Lions are dirty players, you listen to too many NFL pundits who don’t know what they’re talking about. Second fewest sacks in the league but yet they are somehow notorious for hurting qbs. Think for yourself and you will understand that what sitton has no clue what he’s talking about.

    I distinctly remember clay matthews going after Colin kaepernick earlier this year. Another incident more recently was his cheap shot on Nick Foles. Seems like the packers are the underachieving, dirty team whose only hopes of winning rest solely on their ability to play outside of the rules.

  144. weaselpuppy says: Nov 28, 2013 10:07 PM

    HOW DO YA LIKE ME NOW, SCRUB???

    Sincerely,

    Suh

  145. vinnyboborinostein says: Nov 28, 2013 10:21 PM

    I can understand the negative comments about the Lion’s defensive line. I am glad that they do finally have a defensive line and that idiots who do not even really understand the game complain. Makes me smile. Now go make the doughnuts or flip the burgers.

  146. rl7911 says: Nov 29, 2013 5:52 PM

    Sitton is a blow hard piece of trash, he spends more time talking then protecting his QB, which is why Rodgers is hurt.

    Great game Packers, you got embarrassed and it was your team that got cheap at the end of the game. Hopefully Tramon Williams will get suspended for kicking Fauria after the play or when he pushed the ref trying to go after one of the Lions.

    Stay classy!

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