Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC featured columnist jclombardi's commentary about Packers guard Sitton's remarks that the Lions are "dirtbags & scumbags".
COMMENTARY: Yesterday, Packers great guard Josh Sitton appeared on THE BIG SHOW of Sports Radio 1250 in Milwaukee. He responded to a hypothetical question that if injured QB Rodgers played Thursday against the Detroit Lions, their players on the Lions’ defensive line may go for the cheap shots to him.
“They go after quarterbacks, their entire defense takes cheap shots all the time,” Sitton said. “That’s what they do, that’s who they are. They’re a bunch of dirtbags or scumbags. I mean, that’s just how they play. That’s how they’re coached. That starts with their frickin’ coach. That starts with their head coach, Schwartz. He’s a dick, too. I wouldn’t want to play for him. It starts with him and their D-coordinator and their D-line coach. They’re all just scumbags and so are the D-line.”
Wednesday morning, Packers HC McCarthy responded to his remarks saying:
I heard about them. Really, when matters like that happen with the media, the only thing I ask our players is to not create questions for everybody else in the locker room. Those comments did not create that.
Translation: everybody in the sports world knows that about the laughable Lions.
We have three examples from their team. First, we begin with their notorious defensive lineman Suuhie (note the pun). In 2010, Suh got flagged with personal foul for pushing and shoving with the Patriots. In 2011 Suh got ejected and suspended from a Packers vs Lions game after stomping on Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith. In 2012, he avoided suspension and penalty, but he got fined $30,000 for kicking Texans QB Schaub in the groin. In 2013, week 1, Suh got fined $100,000 for a low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan. Second, Lions center Raiola issued a public apology after an incident at a Packers vs Lions game. At the October 6th game at Lambeau Field, he yelled insults at members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band. Finally, third, fans can't forget the idiot & laughable joke Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz who got into a fight with another head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Real winners eh?
PREDICTION: So the "Hatfields vs McCoys" stage is set for fireworks in Thursday's Thanksgiving Packers vs Lions game on prime time television. Legendary Packers Head Coach Lombardi said, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." On Thanksgiving, the players must win this big NFC North Division game. They understand that the Packers are one of the storied franchises in the sports world. The Packers represent the standards of pride, respect, and excellence. The Packers must win because it's about pride, excellence, respect, and tradition....a legendary tradition.