Aaron Rodgers doesn't like the way another Lions' lineman plays
Nearly all of the focus on the defensive line for the Detroit Lions has centered on Ndamukong Suh, the tackle who is awaiting word on his appeal of a two-game suspension.
But in the aftermath of his team’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, when he stomped on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith after slamming the player’s head into the turf multiple times, another player has drawn attention.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, in his weekly appearance with Jason Wilde on WAUK-AM 540, says Suh isn’t the lineman who crosses the line. He said defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch cut his chin with an illegal hit, according to the interview transcribed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“He hit me in the chin, and it kind of went like this (husky voice) ‘Ohhh I got you goood. That one had to hurt,’” Rodgers said. “That’s how he was talking to me, and I was like, ‘Ah, yeah, that was a good hit.’ He likes to lay on people. Like I said, if you have a camera on him the entire game, and we watch the film, he is late getting to a lot of plays, and he just lays on guys, and stays on there. He probably did that at least a half-dozen times. So he’s laying on me, and I’m laying there. We threw a pass, completed, and he’s like, ‘I got you good, that had to hurt.’ And I’m like, ‘You hit me good, that was a good hit.’ And he goes, ‘Ohh yeah.’ And I’m like, ‘You’re probably getting a penalty though.’ He goes, ‘No way.’
“So I think someone finally came to pull him off me, because he probably would have laid there for awhile, and I was ‘Yeah, you got me on the chin there, it’s probably a penalty.’ And he goes, ‘Noooo.’ And then he saw the penalty flag, and he started to go crazy, similar to the fashion when he got an offside call last year, at home. He proceeded to yell at the head ref that it was Suh who was offside, and not him. ‘Nooo, it was Suh. Suuuhhh.’ I mean, he’s crazy on the field. And if you watch the game, you see he wears those red contacts. He has a crazy motor. He wears red contacts on game day, I think he enjoys that perception that he’s a little bit off.”
Vanden Bosch is respected as a player who hustles on every play and will make plays downfield. It’s obvious the Packers and Lions don’t care for each other a whole lot. But most of the foul play has belonged to Suh.
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