Posted by Josh Katzowitz
In the week leading up to the Texans-Jaguars game, Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton let us know how he feels about the Houston franchise.
"I hate Houston; I hate the Texans. That’s probably the team I hate most in the league. I don’t know, they have an arrogance about them I just can’t stand. We watched the bad game last year. I just got angry and I’m ready to go out there and get that bad taste out of my mouth."
Then, the Jaguars went out and got toasted by Houston. But maybe that’s not even the worst part for Knighton, and afterward, he told us exactly why he hates the Texans.
"I still don't like them, and I have no respect for them at all," he said, via the Houston Chronicle. "It was just the dirty stuff they were doing. I don't want to get into specifics; I just don't like them. … I'm not going to get into names or anything like that, but we play them again.”
This is the second time in two weeks that a Houston opponent has accused the Texans of dirty tactics. After the Titans lost 41-7 last week, they echoed some of the same remarks.
“They're some nasty guys," Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey said. "I was on the ground, and some guy stepped on my head. They're very dirty."
It is strange though. Like John McClain wrote in his story, “When the Texans wallowed in mediocrity for years, no one accused them of being a dirty team. Now that they're winning, they're being called cheap-shot artists.
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