Matt Brock – remember him?
Well he has made a bit of a stir by claiming the Packers may have used an old and funny technique to irritate an opponent.
Though he made the claim yesterday, he backed off the claim today … But even so, it’s a great story.
Though its actual validity is questionable, it’s still worth retelling.
He claimed that the Packers utilized the trick against Ndomukong Suh on Thanksgiving Day and it may have been their antics that drove the defensive end to and over the edge.
Here is Brock’s radio comments made about the situation:
On KXTG 750-AM in Portland, Oregon, former Packers defensive lineman Matt Brock had an interesting story about what might have caused Suh to go over the edge.
When Brock refers to James, he’s talking about Green Bay offensive line coach James Campen:
“First of the all, you know the experience of the Green Bay offensive line right now? It’s like next to nothing. They have so many injuries. They’ve got guys with one, two, three, four, and maybe 14 starts under their belts playing right now. The only reason they’re winning is because Aaron Rodgers is a stud.”
“So my friend, James – man, I probably shouldn’t say his name, he told me not to tell this, and I was like, ‘Whatever,’ – he’s the offensive line coach. The center, or one of his guards, he’s had like one or two starts in his career and he’s got to play against Suh. So he’s pretty puckered, right? So, he talking to James, the offensive line coach, going, ‘What do I do? What do I do?”
James is just in his mind going, “This guy is going to get killed. I got to take his mind off it, give him something else to do.” So he says, “Ok, every time you’re in a pile, I want you to focus on something. I want you to untie his shoes.”
He goes, “What?”
“Anytime you can, just reach in, he’s got floppy shoe laces, he doesn’t spat or anything, just untie his shoes. It will irritate him.
“He untied his shoes three times in the game. That’s why he stomped him. That’s why he banged his head on the ground and he stomped him. When (Suh) went to the sideline it looked like he was telling the coach, ‘I didn’t do anything” and he put his foot up like, ‘I didn’t stomp him. I didn’t do anything.’ He was actually going, ‘The damn guy keeps untying my shoes.’”