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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Questioning Josh Sitton's penalties

By Rob Demovsky

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Josh Sitton was charged with six penalties all of last season.

The Green Bay Packers left guard had three in one quarter of Sunday’s season-opening loss at San Francisco.

Flagged twice for holding and once for illegal hands to the face, Sitton on Wednesday made it clear he wasn’t happy with some of the calls.

Sitton drew a difficult assignment against Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Smith. He also was hampered by a sore back that kept him out of practice on Wednesday.

“I think old [number] 94 out there is a pretty good actor,” Sitton said of Smith. “He likes to throw his hands up in the air a lot and pretend like he’s getting held.”

Sitton’s penalties, all of which occurred in the second quarter, wiped out gains of 10, 7 and 4 yards -- all on running plays.

“You can’t do anything about the officials,” Sitton added. “I don’t necessarily agree with a couple of the calls, but you can’t do anything about it. Screaming and complaining about it is not going to get you anywhere.”