Green Bay Packers offensive guard Josh Sitton didn't hold back when asked about the Detroit Lions, unloading on their defensive line and coaching staff.
The two teams play each other on Thanksgiving.
Sitton was asked if the Lions would try to knock out Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers if he was back on the field from a broken collarbone Thursday.
“Absolutely; I don't think there's any question about that,” Sitton said on WSSP 1250 AM in Milwaukee. “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. That's how they play, and that's how they're coached.
“It starts with their frickin' coach. It starts with the head coach, [Jim] Schwartz. He's a d—, 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.”
There's history between these teams.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped on the arm of Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith two years ago on Thanksgiving.
“It's all about attitude, man, you take it to them before they can take it to you,” Sitton said. “We have to set the tone of the game as the offensive line. We've got to establish the line of scrimmage and establish that tempo and the attitude early in the game. We have to be the ones that are in charge and not let them take charge.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun