Mike Daniels is willing to smack somebody if Packers don’t get meaner

AP

For a team that plays in some of the harshest elements in the legaue, the Packers have been a bit of a finesse team lately.

And after that manifested itself by opponents running all over their defense last year, defensive end Mike Daniels has had enough.

He wants the Packers defense to play meaner, and he’s willing to administer beatings if that’s what it takes.

“I think that’s been our biggest problem on defense,” Daniels told Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “So I’m personally going to really get the best out of everybody. I don’t care if I have to hit somebody before we get on the field.”

If you think this is just bluster, teammates aren’t convinced.

“Yeah, I mean, he’s probably going to do it,” linebacker Andy Mulumba said. “I don’t see myself fighting that guy. He’s pretty strong. I know his strength. I’m willing to do whatever he tells me to do.”

It’s clear that Daniels would rather his team play better and not make him have to start handing out beat-downs in the locker room.

“If something has to be said, I’m going to say it,” Daniels said. “If somebody has a problem with it, we’re grown men. We play a violent game. We get paid to be violent. So why not? If you deck somebody in the locker room because you have a disagreement, there’s not going to be any sensitivity training.

“It’s a barbaric sport. So that’s how you’re going to have to approach it. I’m tired of getting our face punched in by other teams. I’m not used to that.”

The good news is, there are reasons to think the Packers defense will improve other than the risk of a good thrashing. With pass-rusher Julius Peppers added to the mix and Clay Matthews getting healthy, they ought to be more potent.

But if they aren’t, Mike Daniels is ready to smack somebody, just in case.

 

93 responses to “Mike Daniels is willing to smack somebody if Packers don’t get meaner

  1. Might want to consider smacking someone on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Just a thought. Also, who is Mike Daniels?

  2. Everyone is laughing at you cheesebay. if this doesn’t speak volumes on how terribly bad the defense is and how self-defeating they will be in the future…you suck.

  3. Hmmmm… Maybe Jeff Ireland was right. Johnny boy should have just punched Incognito in his mouth…

    For all the grief given to Ireland for allegedly saying that, it does appear that other NFL players find the tactic to be pretty acceptable.

  4. As long as we have MY GUY Rogers, we will always have a chance. But we will need to match the intensitey of that Zimmer defense on the Vikes. I have a feeling their gonna bring it this year. That said GO PACK GO, ON WISCONSON!

  5. The big thing is starting the season healthy as there were a lot of defensive players out last season with injuries for the Packers.

    Daniels benefited from the and got a lot of playing time.

    Remember, whatever the jealous viking children say, their defense was statistically worse in every category (easily verifiable).

    Preseason ranking matter little at playoff time. Then it is health of the starters and quality of depth on a team.

  6. The Packers are a terrible team, in a terrible city, and have terrible fans. Being soft and weak, as a team, are the main reasons.

  7. Isn’t it amazing that our crappy little team with its horrible defense always manages to make the playoffs and win the division while the great and awe inspiring vikes never seem to go any where? Stay classy genxjay.

  8. Here’s the thing you viking trolls don’t get: this is a football site. When packer fans talk trash about the queens we talk about how horrible the football team is and that’s it. When you guys troll our threads (and your own) you talk about how crappy our town is, how fat our fans are, and how ugly the women are (like there’s a huge difference between your women and ours lol) and any other disparaging things you can think of. I guess being a constant loser makes you desperate and also makes it tough to actually compare team vs. team….so you always take the low road.

  9. I agree the Packers have become more of a finesse team over the last decade or so. I love the trolls who come out on posts like this saying how bad Green Bay is and blah blah blah. Since the 2000-01 season only three teams have won more games than the Packers (the Patriots, Colts and Steelers) in that time. So what does that say about the 28 teams below them in wins/winning percentage?

    One good season means little, sustain that success over decades, then talk about it.

  10. “Yeah, I mean, he’s probably going to do it,” linebacker Andy Mulumba said. “I don’t see myself fighting that guy. He’s pretty strong. I know his strength. I’m willing to do whatever he tells me to do.”

    With a comment like that, it isn’t hard to see why there is an impression that defense needs to toughen up.

  11. Its sad when some no-name player takes a stance in a locker room that already has Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews.

  12. Everything posted about the Viking players talking smack still applies for Packer players. In other words, let your play on the field talk so loud that nobody hears a word you are saying.

    Having said that, let me point out an obvious difference, the Packer is talking about the team, the Viking players were bragging about individual goals. Which makes sense when you play for a last place team.

  13. Turst me when I say this, no one and i mean no one takes this sorry group of losers serious!!! Fabio and the 10 dwarfs couldn’t stop a good high school offense!!! Your are the choosen door mat of the league and the rest of the NFC loves playing you guys in the playoffs since it is a automatic win!!!!

    #soft

  14. I thought they really missed Cullen Jenkins after the 2010 SB season, then became too reliant on Clay Matthews to make plays for them (who has had issues with staying healthy recently).

    They also miss Charles Woodson in the secondary; hopefully Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix can make some plays at safety. But if they’re going to be better on D, they should focus on DTs that can control the opponents’ running game.

    Offense isn’t an issue as long as A-Rodg stays healthy (get the ball out faster, son) and they continue to get reliable production from Eddie Lacy.

  15. Who’s going to smack Daniels in the face for all the missed shoulder tackles and not finishing qb sacks to the ground waiting for someone else finish the play for him.

  16. For IDP FF guys, Daniels is a serious breakout candidate at DE. Seriously.

  17. GenXJay says: Jul 9, 2014 8:42 AM

    Everyone is laughing at you cheesebay. if this doesn’t speak volumes on how terribly bad the defense is and how self-defeating they will be in the future…you suck.

    Vikes D last year: 30th in pts, 31st in yards, 31st in pass yards, 16th in rush yards.

    Pack D last year: 24th in pts, 25th in yards, 24th in pass yards, 25th in rush yards.

    The Packs D sucked last year, but they were once again out performed in sucking by the great preseason NFL Champion MN Vikes (thats the only time you will see those words in the same sentence).

  18. The Vikings defense sucked last year. So they (a) hired a new head coach who has built consistently great defenses everywhere he’s been; (b) signed Lynval Joseph to be the massive run stuffer in the middle of the line that they’ve missed since Pat Williams retired; (c) signed Captain Munnerlyn to be the slot cornerback that they didn’t have last season; (d) moved out their aging defensive linemen and replaced them with young, talented players in Griffen and Floyd; (e) drafted an athletic freak with a top-10 pick to play linebacker and rush the passer; (f) added Cory Wooten and Scott Crichton to the defensive line rotation; and (g) scrapped the outdated Tampa-2 defense and replaced it with an attacking defense with multiple looks.

    The Packers defense sucked last year. So they (a) signed a 34-year-old defensive end who takes plays off and has seen his better days to a $30 million contract, (b) moved that old defensive end to a new position he’s never played before, and (c) started talking smack about being meaner.

    Sorry if Viking fans feel a little bit of optimism about their defense improving. At least they have a reason.

  19. And yet our defense was ranked higher than yours ariani….weird that you keep bringing it up.

  20. As a vike fan I normally dont like to troll, but id like to apologize for the ridiculous things that are posted by certain viking fans. Ariani and genxjay, before you comment on how bad the packers defense is/was, lets remember the vikes had historically one of the worse seasons in franchise history. We were abseloutley terrible, specifically on d. Or when they say packers suck or an easy win or a doormat of the league… rly? my vikes went 5-10-1 while rotating qbs while the pack win the division in spite of missing rodgers for about half the year. Its time to quit talking nonsense ppl, seriously.

  21. Tiny hands, you are welcome to feel as warm and fuzzy about your defense as you want….just do it in a queenie thread. This is a place for packer fans to discuss this story, not for the queenies to hold their off season championship.

  22. Here are the offensive rankings, just for fun:

    Vikes: 15th in pts, 13th in yards, 23rd in pass yards, 8th in rush yards.

    Pack: 8th in pts, 3rd in yards, 6th in pass yards, 7th in rush yards.

    Ha! Our “terrible” O-line (with a rookie LT) and non-all-world RB’s even beat the Vikes in rushing rank. Sorry to use all these facts and statistics. Don’t mean to make anyones head explode.

  23. Hey, it’s Rick Spielman / Ted Thompson / tiny hands.

    Yes, that’s all the Packers did.

    They didn’t draft the best safety in the draft, or move a probowl nose tackle back to his best position. Nor did they get their best ball hawking slot corner back from injury.

    They just signed a guy with more sacks than the entire Vikings defense combined, and are pairing him with Clay Matthews, who–again–has more sacks than the Vikings do combined.

    The Vikings, on the other hand, lost their best two defensive players to free agency, and replaced them with players that wouldn’t make many practice squads.

    You’re welcome.

  24. Boy that yoga is sure paying off TT!!!

    You da man TT!!!

    Boy these packer players sure like to open their yaps a lot. ARod is setting a great example.

    They need to just shut up and play. Or they could wait to get the door on the porta potty named after them.

  25. move a probowl nose tackle back to his best position. Nor did they get their best ball hawking slot corner back from injury.

    ———————–

    thanks for the laugh!! I think all that moose meat you eat is scrambling your brain!!!!!
    HAHAHA, PRO-BOWL NT!!!! yeah right…..
    small injury prone corner!!!!! you can’t make this stuff up!!!!

  26. Good post tommiepickles. Keep it light, fun, and factual. There are a few guys on your side (the ones you named and a couple more) who are just nonsensical and ridiculous. We got one or two ourselves but nothing like pftpoet or ariani.

  27. I’m new to this site. Funny to find ViQueen fans here. Whenever this happens I just bring up the SB victories score, GB 4, Queens 0 – and I’m being gracious by not including losses. That’s something GB and the Queens have experienced, and let’s face it, no one remembers who lost a particular SB.

    This is a game for champions and that is how teams are measured. So until the Queens at least get off the schneid and win 1 SB, fer Chrissakes, keep your collective purple mouths shut. Same goes for the Lions, except they are even more pathetic post season than the Queens. As for the Bears, they won it in ’85, they are in the Club.

  28. Tokyosandblaster says

    The Vikings, on the other hand, lost their best two defensive players to free agency, and replaced them with players that wouldn’t make many practice squads.

    I think by best, u mean most experienced,If you thought jared allen and kevin williams were our 2 best defensive players youre delusional. But tokyo its weird to see ur comment way down here bc on viking threads youre normally one of the first to comment. And if u think joseph and griffin wouldnt make many practice squads it just shows how little u know. I havent watched joseph play a lot, but everson griffin has always played his best against the pack and its always been in a rotation, lets see how he does as a starter.

  29. They only have to play tougher fourteen times in order to win the division again. They already own the Vikings, so they can coast during those games.

    And according to the Viking trolls, only division titles mean anything, so we should be good.

  30. I just don’t get why the Pack and Vike fans have to act like 3rd grade children on here EVERY day! To all of the Vikes fans who talk smack to the Pack fans- you have NO room to say anything! Your team consistently plays bad and usually lose the Pack. To the Pack fans who bash the Vikes fans-why do you need to say anything?If you usually beat them and win the division every year then why must you obsess with bashing them if they are supposedly no threat to you?

  31. I think the Packer defense would be much meaner and threatening if their D-coordinator got rid of his comb-over.

  32. Hahaha…..I love the opening paragraph (Finesse)
    No one and I mean No one is scared to play GB at Lambeau in Zero Temps!
    “The Frozen Tundra” is no advantage. Are those finesse cheesers wearing the Yoga pants this year instead of those god awful throwbacks?
    The only advantage they have is that ridiculous leap that freakin’ Joe turd Buck gets so giddy over.
    The NFL needs to ban that sideshow or let every team do it. Unfair advantage!

  33. I am a GBP owner:
    1 MN girls ARE prettier and thinner.
    2 packers d sucks until proven otherwise
    3 Arod new girlfriend is prettier than any Vikings girlfriend ever.

  34. They just signed a guy with more sacks than the entire Vikings defense combined, and are pairing him with Clay Matthews, who–again–has more sacks than the Vikings do combined.

    The Vikings, on the other hand, lost their best two defensive players to free agency, and replaced them with players that wouldn’t make many practice squads.
    _______

    Oh, I see. You think Allen and Williams were their best players because they had the most career sacks. The misunderstanding is just that we’re using different criteria to evaluate players. You’re using career sacks as the measure of performance, whereas I’m using how good the player is right now. Maybe you should sign Bruce Smith — He has a ton of career sacks.

  35. Not crying sir………Just the facts.
    They need to ban that leap or let all NFL teams do it.
    No flags!

  36. Packers record against the Vikes in 60’s and 70’s

    Back when football was football
    1970’s: 4-15-1
    1960’s: 2-6-0

    Back when Paul Ott Carruth was running wild.

  37. Nor did they get their best ball hawking slot corner back from injury.
    _____

    Oh, I didn’t know we were going to blame injuries. Okay, the Vikings are getting Harrison Smith, one of the best safeties in the NFL, back from injury.

  38. pkrlvr says: Jul 9, 2014 11:37 AM

    Chris1cat = ariani1985. Bet on that as surely as a bet on the pack to win the division
    *************************************************
    Whatjusthappened=pkrlvr=Tokyo=???

    No sir you are Wrong. That’s a losing bet.
    The division is wide open and yes the advantage goes to GB right now because of QB play.
    But there are three capable teams that can dethrone the 8-7-1 Packers. I wish it all started today……ahh, the anticipation good times ahead.

  39. Wait… did one of these geniuses REALLY just say that the Lambeau Leap gives the Packers a competitive edge? Creepin’ Jeebus, that has to be a new low in Vikings fan excuses as to why they stink.

    Somebody take his juicebox away from him. He’s clearly all spun on sugar.

  40. Packers record against the Vikes in 60′s and 70′s

    Back when football was football
    1970′s: 4-15-1
    1960′s: 2-6-0

    Back when Paul Ott Carruth was running wild.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And yet, the Packers are still ahead of the Vikings in the over all record and have 4 Lombardi trophies to Minnesota’s 0. Four decades of dominance will do that.

  41. snoop24 says:
    Jul 9, 2014 11:36 AM
    Packers record against the Vikes in 60′s and 70′s

    Back when football was football
    1970′s: 4-15-1
    1960′s: 2-6-0

    Back when Paul Ott Carruth was running wild.

    Another Viking Fan proving he is a Viking (idiot)fan
    Over all record
    GB: leads 56-49-2
    Largest Victory GB: 45-7 (2011)
    So when Football was football the Packers won 5 Championships in 7 years and 2 Superbowls The Vikings 1 NFL Championship and 0 Superbowls So at your height you kinda sucked rumor is Heimlich was a Vikings fan and that is why he came up with a way to stop people from choking too bad it was after your last Championship appearance what when was that SB XI?

  42. I like this guy’s attitude! He and Datone Jones will combine with Matthews and Peppers (and others) to lead the improved Packers to a 14th World Championship!

  43. leatherface2012 says:
    Jul 9, 2014 10:38 AM

    why waste time getting mean when u are one and done in the playoffs?

    When was the last time you even made the playoffs?

    I also love tiny hands with his offseason we are once again great rambling which he anoints another offseason championship for like the 5th straight year. Only to have him change his username for the 5th time when the season actually is underway and he has to hide from embarrassment.

    How sad of a franchise that a player even said to Embrace The Suck? That has to be one of the classics!

  44. The Vikings managed a tie against a Rodgers-less Packers team led by Tolzien, who had been in Green Bay for 2 weeks and Matt Flynn who couldn’t land the backup job in Oakland.

    Who are you to judge our defense again?

  45. For those wondering who Mike Daniels is he is a guy who outproduced your overpaid reserve Griffen from a DT position mind you in just his second year.

  46. Hey lutefisk slurper maybe get your facts straight
    Paul Ott Carruth played for the Packers in the 80’s
    1960s (Packers 11-7)
    1970s (Vikings 15-4-1)
    1980s (Packers 14-5)
    1990s (Vikings 12-8)
    2000s (Packers 12-9)
    2010s (Packers 7-1-1)

    1 Championship in 54 years Vikings SKOLOL
    Packers 13 in 95 Hell just think If the Vikings had that kind of success they would have 7 Championships
    With your kind of success you will tie what the packers have in 702 years Hell sign up now maybe you can get Season Tickets at Lambeau by then

  47. This is the same queen defense who allowed the Packers to score on every single possession in a game last year. The punter actually took the day off.

  48. ariani1985

    GB just beat MN in the playoffs in 2012. How many consecutive years does GB have to knock Duh Bears out of the playoffs completely before you face reality? I know you’re not a Lions fan talking about the playoffs.

  49. skolnolombardilovers,

    Why are you citing a Vikings “championship”? The same year the Vikings won “the championship”, another team won the Super Bowl. Hilarious.

  50. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says:
    Jul 9, 2014 1:23 PM

    Viking fan says: “I’m a little bit optimistic about my team.”

    Packer fan hears: “The Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl!”

    ragnarthemagnificent says:
    Jul 9, 2014 1:18 PM

    Here we are making a superbowl run in 2014. SKOL

    This is one of many examples posted by the delusional purple trolls on a daily basis. Tiny hands you as bad at posting as the queens are on the field. Tick Tock …that’s your official start of your countdown to your username switch when all your predictions come crashing down once again.

  51. youngs79 says:
    Jul 9, 2014 9:13 AM
    The Packers are a terrible team, in a terrible city, and have terrible fans. Being soft and weak, as a team, are the main reasons.

    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— look at this homer from cornhusker nebraska??? wait, i dont want to insult nebraska fans most of them understand the game of football.

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