It seems that the Jacksonville Jaguars have a bit of a chip on their shoulder. Maybe not the entire Jaguars organization per se, but at least one player in particular – DT Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton – has labeled the Texans as an arrogant team. Perhaps its because RB Arian Foster racked up 180 rushing yards on the Jaguars last season. Maybe its because the Jaguars and Texans are so similar. Or maybe it is just because Knighton has nobody better to hate than Houston.
In an article by Gregg Rosenthal, of NBC Sports, Knighton was very adamant about his feelings for the Texans when he made the following statements:
"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.Every year they’re the team that’s supposed to overtake the Colts, or be this high-powered offense…This defense that’s supposed to just shut down everybody. I’m just tired of hearing about it."
Well Knighton, here’s hoping that the Texans do not disappoint you yet again.
I suppose I too would have a huge chip on my shoulder if my team had not had a winning season in the last four years. Or maybe I would be upset because my team was ranked 22nd overall. Or maybe…just maybe, I would be upset because I know that my team is preparing to face the top-seeded team in my division and I have a bad feeling in my gut.
But that is just me.
I thought that the good rivalries were being missed out on this season with the Manning-less Colts and the absence of the Finnegan/Johnson match-up but then in comes Knighton. Perhaps all hope is not lost for the Texans having a real division rivalry this season…but we will wait until tomorrow to see what the scoreboard says.
If the Jaguars are able to upset the Texans than Knighton will be justified in his reasoning. However, if the Texans stomp the Jaguars (as I predict they will) Knighton will have to tuck tail and run before the Texans fans get ahold of him. Let us just hope that the fans are not as “arrogant” as the team is – I would hate to think they would hold back any emotions from Knighton and company.
Either way, I think that we should just sit back and enjoy the game tomorrow while we watch “Pot Roast” stew over this game!