Nothing like a little spicy appetizer to set up a Thanksgiving rivalry game.
Green Bay Packers offensive guard Josh Sitton left the filter at home when he joined WSSP 1250 Radio in Milwaukee and the topic of the Detroit Lions and their coaches came up.
Sitton was asked if he thought the Lions might issue some cheap shots on an injured Aaron Rodgers (who isn't likely to play in the game), and Sitton didn't hold back.
"Absolutely,” Sitton said. “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.”
So there's that ...
Sitton was a first-hand witness to Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomping on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith two years ago on Thanksgiving but places more of the blame higher up: with Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
“It starts with their frickin' coach,” he said. “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 [Gunther Cunningham] and their D-line coach [Kris Kocurek]. They're all just scumbags, and so are the D-line.”
Something says there will be some bad feelings when these teams meet again on Thursday.