Tag:Amari Spievey
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:00 am
Edited on: December 24, 2010 4:08 pm

You best not mess with Gunther Cunningham

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Even though he’s 64 years old, don’t think that Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham won’t try to take out Dolphins RB Ricky Williams if Cunningham even sniffs the hint of an illegal crackback block from Williams.

"All I can say to Ricky Williams – I want him to know this – if he hits one of our DBs in the back on a crack block, then I'm coming on the field," Cunningham said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I mean, he's had a couple of knockouts, but they've been nonlegal. I'll just put it as that."

Apparently, Detroit’s coaching staff has told its players this week to be on the lookout for those blind-sided blocks that go across the flow of a play known as crackbacks.

"Just make sure we show up fast on the run and stuff and keep our head on a swivel," Lions safety Amari Spievey said. "But most importantly, just show up fast in the run, so if they do block and if it's going to be in the back, hopefully, the refs will call it."

For his part, Miami coach Tony Sparano said he had no idea what Cunningham was talking about.

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