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Peppers takes no joy in knocking out Stafford

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08:01 AM ET 10.07 | No one involved really wanted to dwell on the Julius Peppers hit that knocked Matthew Stafford out for six weeks last season. Neither [Stafford nor Jim Schwartz] said they watched it more than the standard amount of times; Once in film review the day after the game, and again during preparation for the second matchup with Bears later in the season. "We don't obsess over things like that," Schwartz said. Add Peppers to the list of people not interested in re-watching the hit that knocked Stafford out of action for six weeks. "To be honest with you, it really doesn't get me excited to see anybody get injured," Peppers said. "It's not something I take a lot of pride in, the fact that I hit him and injured his shoulder last year."

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October 7, 2011  08:04 AM ET

It's part of the risk of playing the game. Peppers is reacting like a professional.

October 7, 2011  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's part of the risk of playing the game. Peppers is reacting like a professional.

Indeed. By the way, I'm glad Peppers isn't chasing me down.

October 7, 2011  08:06 AM ET

I'll bet if it happenis this year, Peppers gets fined

October 7, 2011  08:11 AM ET

HA HA!

October 7, 2011  08:12 AM ET

If anyone from the Jets did this they would still be high fiving themselves.

October 7, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's part of the risk of playing the game. Peppers is reacting like a professional.

Yep... good for him.

October 7, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

If anyone from the Jets did this they would still be high fiving themselves.

Hopefully they can high five themselves at 2-3 after Sunday afternoon

October 7, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Hopefully they can high five themselves at 2-3 after Sunday afternoon

Oh yeah...strap em on!

October 7, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Deep down inside...Peppers was happy he knocked out Stafford.

October 7, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's part of the risk of playing the game. Peppers is reacting like a professional.

Its refreshing to hear a guy say that.

October 7, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Roger Goodell, on the other hand, was VERY upset.

October 7, 2011  08:30 AM ET

Yes, he does, he just won't admit it.

October 7, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Roger Goodell, on the other hand, was VERY upset.

Yeah, he puts on his choir boy costume and thinks he's a freakin' judge.

October 7, 2011  08:54 AM ET

Peppers plays the game hard, but I don't think he plays to intentionally injure people.

October 7, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's part of the risk of playing the game. Peppers is reacting like a professional.

Pep learned well @ UNC. Being a professional on the playing field is part of the Tar HEELS' lesson plan.

October 7, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's part of the risk of playing the game. Peppers is reacting like a professional.

See that's the right attitude. Professionals going about their business. No Johnny Law handing out fines, no malice of forethought, and most of all no sissies complaining about it.

October 7, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Its refreshing to hear a guy say that.

It certainly is.

October 7, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

See that's the right attitude. Professionals going about their business. No Johnny Law handing out fines, no malice of forethought, and most of all no sissies complaining about it.

Nicely stated.

October 7, 2011  09:55 AM ET
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Indeed. By the way, I'm glad Peppers isn't chasing me down.

Giving him your cell, skype, IM, blackberry PIN, and email insured he wouldnt have to.

 
October 7, 2011  09:56 AM ET

wow. Stafford is in riverdance mode in that pic. NFL athletes are so versatile.

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