Mike Daniels wants the defense to be nasty!
What exactly does that mean? Apparently, it means more penalties.
“We can still get a little nastier,” said Daniels, who then was asked what exactly that meant.
“Did you watch that playoff game between the Bengals and the Steelers?” he said.
The game he’s referring to basically boiled down to this. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict drew an unnecessary roughness penalty and cornerback Adam Jones got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the final minute. All of that crap put the Steelers in position to kick a game-winning field goal.
Burfict also got suspended three games for hitting a defenseless receiver.
To a certain degree, we long for that kind of stuff. Charles Martin bodyslamming that dirtbag Jim McMahon or Kenny Stills leveling the tool Matt Suhey well after the whistle.
Great moments in Packers history as far as we’re concerned.
We like that those Packers didn’t like those Chicago Bears.
A little chippiness and distaste for the guys on the other team — especially a rival team — is a good thing.
Buuuuuuuuuuuut… losing a game because you’re a total bunch of idiots is not.
And as quickly as Daniels made that comment, he backed away from it a little bit.
“You don’t want the flags, but you can teeter that line a little bit,” Daniels said. “You can flirt with it a little bit. When another team is a little more concerned with things other than just playing football, then you’re in their head mentally and I think that’s something we can continue to improve on.”
Look, a little fire out there would be nice.
There’s no doubt about that. That’s something Mike McCarthy’s teams seem to consistently lack — passion, fire, a killer instinct.
We’re all for Daniels and the defense getting meaner. It would be great if the Packers defense would actually strike fear in opponents for a change.
But let’s keep that with reason, okay?