Tag:Sen'Derrick Marks
Posted on: November 1, 2011 7:49 pm

Knighton's opinon doesn't bother Kubiak

KnightonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

We’ve chronicled how much Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton absolutely HATES the Texans. He told us that in the lead-up to Houston’s win last Sunday, and he said it again after the Jaguars loss was complete. It’s because, he said, the Texans are dirty.

"It was just the dirty stuff they were doing,” Knighton said. “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.”

Jacksonville defensive end Jeremy Mincey also accused the Texans of stepping on his head when he lay on the ground.

All of which led Houston coach Gary Kubiak to say: Yeah? And so what?

“It doesn't bother me," Kubiak said Monday, via the Houston Chronicle. "We're going to put 46 guys out there and play as hard as we can play. Other than that, I've got no comment on it."

This is the second-straight week, a Texans opponent has accused them of dirty play, but when Tennessee defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks complained about Houston offensive linemen Eric Winston and Wade Smith, Marks also said their cut-blocks were legal.

has a good explanation of what constitutes a legal cut block from an illegal cut blog: “Cut blocks are legal. It’s even legal for an offensive lineman on a running play to engage a defensive lineman and then have a second offensive lineman come in and hit the defensive lineman low. It only becomes illegal if the two offensive players engaged in the high-low blocks weren’t lined up next to each other on the offensive line. So it’s legal with a center and a guard, but illegal with a center and a tackle.”

Future Texans opponents should expect the same kind of stunts from the Texans. Namely, plenty of (legal) cut blocking.

“It's just part of what we do," Kubiak said. "We think to be good at running the football, you've got to do the little things in the run game, especially on the back side that create space for your players.

"It's just something that we think is important to being successful.”

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Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:44 pm

Titans want to pump (clap) you up

When you’re working out in the gym, how many reps do you take? A couple sets of bench presses, probably. Some barbell and dumbbell curls. A few exercises for your triceps and lats. Maybe a few sets of nosebreakers and leg presses.

When you’re finished and your body has collapsed, how many reps have you pushed out? A couple hundred maybe? Three hundred, tops?

How about 1,000? That’s how hard some of the Titans have been working out this offseason, according to ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky . Take your basic workout, and multiply it by about four. That's what the Titans are doing, That’s pretty ridiculous, right?

Among the group of young Titans taking part in the three-hour workouts that lasted six weeks were DT Sen’Derrick Marks and LB Gerald McRath.

“We were doing 100 reps a day squats and 100 reps a day bench press, just 100 reps of almost everything we did,” Marks told the web site. “Me and Gerald just put the commitment in and said we’re going to do it no matter how much it takes… The first week we couldn’t move. But that’s what it takes.”

Added McRath: “Those were like breakdown workouts. You totally take your body to its breaking point, you take care of it, you replenish, you refuel, you hydrate and you come back and do the same thing over again. I threw up once a week for the first three weeks when we were squatting. It was legit.”

It doesn’t sound legit. It sounds bonkers.

--Josh Katzowitz

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