Packers' Josh Sitton: Lions are 'bunch of dirtbags'


We're always hesitant to buy in when we hear that two teams "don't like each other."

It's the type of blanket statement that leaves plenty of room for embellishment. And what does it mean anyway? Do any teams actively like each other during competition? We can't imagine they do.

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But then there are people like Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton. In his case, there's no jive -- he really doesn't like the Detroit Lions.

Sitton was asked during a radio interview Tuesday if he believed the Lions would deliver a hard hit on quarterback Aaron Rodgers if they had the opportunity Thanksgiving Thursday at Ford Field. (Spoiler alert: They won't.)

"Absolutely," Sitton told WSSP-AM in Milwaukee (via the Detroit Free Press). "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."

According to Sitton, the Lions' bad habits were instilled by Jim Schwartz.

"It starts with their frickin' coach," Sitton 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 and their D-line coach. They're all just scumbags, and so are the D-line."

This is legit heat. Thursday should be fun.

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