Former Detroit Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown made waves last week when he said he once purposely missed a block to get quarterback Scott Mitchell knocked out of a 1994 game because Mitchell was playing so poorly.
"It just really hurt," Mitchell said to substitute host Mike Florio. "It was extremely disappointing. I'm really shocked by it, to be honest. Here's a guy I've had in my house, I had a big dinner for the offensive linemen every year, he came to my house and ate dinner, I gave my offensive linemen gifts every year. For him to do that is just reprehensible, beyond words. It's really disappointing, it really is painful. When you mess with my family, mess with my livelihood, mess with my health, it's unacceptable. It's B.S."
"We were playing Green Bay in Milwaukee," Brown said. "We were getting beat at that time and he just stunk up the place. He's throwing interceptions, just everything. So I looked at Kevin Glover, our All-Pro center and I said, 'Glove, that is it.' I said, 'I'm getting him out the game.' ... So I got the gator arms on the guy at the last minute, he got around me, he hit Scott Mitchell, he did something to his finger ... and he came out the game. (Lions backup quarterback) Dave Krieg came in the game."
Mitchell broke a finger on the play in question when he was hit by Sean Jones. Krieg took over as the Lions' starting quarterback and led the team to a 5-2 finish and a playoff berth.
"I'm just glad he's not blocking for me," Stafford said, according to the Detroit News. "I'd have to be really nice to him if he was."
"That's kind of bush league if you ask me," Raiola said. "When I saw it, I was like, I don't think I'd ever do that. ... That ain't cool."