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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Starter Pack: Josh Sitton's bad timing

By Rob Demovsky

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DETROIT – There was nothing wrong with Josh Sitton's rant about the Detroit Lions.

He just picked the wrong time to do it.

The Packers guard should have waited until after the Thanksgiving game here at Ford Field to call the Lions defensive linemen “scumbags” and “dirtbags” and to rip coach Jim Schwartz like he did Tuesday on radio station WSSP in Milwaukee.

In reality, Sitton probably said what a lot of players around the NFL have been thinking about the Lions ever since Ndamukong Suh stomped on Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith two years ago.

But Sitton's words would have probably carried more weight had he done it following the game, especially if the Packers came away victorious. Then Sitton and the Packers could have had the last laugh.

Nevertheless, it added another level of intrigue to this rivalry that has become more and more heated in recent years.

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