Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels (76) celebrates his sack of the Minnesota Vikings quarterback in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Packers defender: We want to choke people, punch people in the throat

The Green Bay Packers defense hasn’t been the same force this season that they have been in the past. As far as defensive end Mike Daniels is concerned, that is because the team lacks a certain physicality and mentality. Daniels wants to see his teammates get tougher and apparently he is a fan of mixed martial arts.

We need to choke people, punch them in their throat,” Daniels told the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

While many were upset with a hit from Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, who was flagged for hitting a defenseless receiver, Daniels embraced the hit and said that was the kind of toughness that the Green Bay defense wants to show.

“I mean, that guy got a helmet-to-helmet on us, you know what, but he was trying to send a message,” Daniels said. “Every now and then, you’ve got to do that. I’m not condoning illegal hits, but we’ve got to punch somebody in their throat for once.”

Being physical is one thing, but punching and choking people is another.

We know Daniels is speaking in hyperbole and not being literal, but he needs to be careful with his comments before he draws too much attention from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or he will be having a close eye kept on him from the league offices.

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