Despite taking a beating Thursday, Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton is not backing off his comments calling the Detroit Lions defensive front “a bunch of dirtbags, or scumbags.”
Prior to their Thanksgiving showdown, Sitton called the Lions defense a dirty and undisciplined team in an interview Tuesday with Milwaukee radio station WSSP.
Josh Sitton (AP Photo)
"I don't think there's any question about that," Sitton said, per the Detroit Free Press. "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."
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According to NFL.com, Sitton was not taking back his comments, despite the Lions’ 40-10 drubbing of the Packers on Thursday. Sitton, whose offense managed just 126 yards against the Lions defense, called his team’s performance “embarrassing,” but refused to take back his comments.
"I said what I said. I'm not taking it back,’ Sitton told NFL.com.
The Lions had seven sacks against Packers QB Matt Flynn, including a safety on a sack by Ndamukong Suh.
Sitton did give the Lions D a little credit for their performance.
"They play good. They play good up front," Sitton told NFL.com. "No one ever said they're not a good front. We know that. I think they're probably the best inside front in the league. But like I said, I don't take anything I said back."
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