Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton, who ripped the Lions’ defensive line and coaching staff, has found an unlikely ally in former Lions defensive lineman Lawrence Jackson, who says that Sitton’s comments about Schwartz are accurate.
Sitton described the Lions as dirty cheap shot artists, and then added, “That starts with their head coach, Schwartz. He’s a dick, too. I wouldn’t want to play for him.” Jackson, who did play for Schwartz from 2010 to 2012, wrote on Twitter that Sitton had a point.
“I don’t disagree with him about Jim,” Jackson wrote.
Asked by a fan on Twitter what his issue is with Schwartz, Jackson elaborated.
“I don’t have anything against him. I just don’t have a ton of respect for him,” Jackson said. “Not everyone is held to the same standard and things are done because he wants to do them not because they’re good for the team. He will also lie right to your face. I asked a question I knew the answer to and he tried to bulls–t me. I saw right through it.”
Jackson added, however, that he didn’t agree with Sitton’s feelings about the Lions’ defensive line. According to Jackson, the Lions’ defensive linemen don’t go after quarterbacks with any more ill intent than any other defensive linemen in the league, and Jackson thinks that if Sitton has a problem with hits that the Packers’ quarterbacks have taken against the Lions, then Sitton should look in the mirror.
“If you don’t want any problems,” Jackson wrote, “protect your QB.”
That’s good advice for Sitton, who will do battle with a fired-up Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley on Thanksgiving.