Last season Bears defensive end Julius Peppers injured Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s shoulder. Now Peppers is preparing to see Stafford again on Monday night.
We’ve heard a lot in the NFL recently about defensive players taking shots at quarterbacks’ sensitive spots (particularly with Tony Romo’s ribs), but that’s not Peppers’ style. Peppers says he doesn’t feel good about being the man who took away most of Stafford’s 2010 season.
“To be honest with you, it really doesn’t get me excited to see anybody get injured,” Peppers said. “It’s not something I take a lot of pride in, the fact that I hit him and injured his shoulder last year.”
Peppers asked to see Stafford in the Lions’ locker room following last year’s game in Chicago and said he didn’t want to see Stafford hurt. Peppers leaves his mean streak on the field,