It probably wasn’t the best timing and probably not the best thing to say two days before a big game but that clearly didn’t matter to Green Bay Packers left Pro-Bowl guard Josh Sitton.
He went on the air today with @GaryEllerson and the @1250WSSP, and was just being Josh … honesty is the best policy – even though it will certainly lead to bulletin board material for the Detroit Lions.
Sitton should know. He plays against those guys twice a year and doesn’t mince words when he talks about the opposition. When it comes to the Lions, it’s not a secret. They are dirty. They do everything they can to get to the quarterback. They do everything they can to hurt the quarterback and when Sitton was asked if the Lions would go after Aaron Rodgers (or whomever is playing quarterback for the Packers), here’s what he had to say:
“Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any question about that. They go after quarterbacks. Their entire defense takes cheap shots all the time, that’s what they do, that’s who they are. They’re a bunch of dirtbags, or scumbags. I mean, that’s how they play.”
He wasn’t done either.
He also told us something about from where the attitude stems:
“It starts with their frickin’ coach. Starts with the head coach. Schwartz, he’s a (expletive), too, I wouldn’t want to play for him. … Starts with him, their D-coordinator and their D-line coach. They’re all just scumbags, and so are the D-line.”
The Lions play a game of pain. Their game is to inflict pain any way they can. When they have a coach who can’t even shake an opposing coach’s hand after a game without chasing him down because his ego was bruised, you can see how that attitude would be reflected by the players who play for him.
In my opinion, Sitton only scratched the surface on this one. I’m sure there are many choice words and descriptions he could throw out there about this team. “Scumbag” and “dirtbag” are only two.
Thanks for saying what we have been thinking for some time, Josh.
Just be ready to back up those words come Thursday. We’ll be watching Thursday’s fight … and we’re looking forward to it.