Tag:Terrance Knighton
Posted on: November 1, 2011 7:49 pm
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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.

PFT
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: October 31, 2011 10:45 am
 

Jaguars accuse Texans of dirty tactics

Some of J. Hill's teammates accused Houston of playing dirty (US Presswire).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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Posted on: October 29, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Terrance Knighton: not a big Texans fan

T. Knighton is not a fan of Houston (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When somebody mentions Houston, what do you think about? The Texans, of course. The Astrodome, maybe. All the Tex-Mex you want to eat, perhaps. The Houston Toros of Bad News Bears fame, obviously.

But ask Jaguars tackle Terrance Knighton -- who CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco thinks is kind of a badass -- what he thinks about Houston and … well … wow.

"I hate Houston; I hate the Texans," said Knighton, via the Florida Times Union. "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."

Luckily, Knighton will get his chance Sunday when the Jaguars, coming off that impressive unwatchable win against the Ravens, will travel to Houston to face the Texans on Sunday.

The bad game to which Knighton is referring to was Arian Foster’s 180-yard rushing performance the last time the two teams met. But what really upsets Knighton is the annual prediction that the Texans, finally, will break through and win the division and then never do it (though Houston really should break through and win the division this year).

"Every year they’re the team that’s supposed to overtake the Colts, or be this high-powered offense," Knighton said. "This defense that’s supposed to just shut down everybody. I’m just tired of hearing about it."

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Posted on: August 3, 2010 9:22 pm
 

Terrance Knighton is chunky AND honest

Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was a surprise success as a third-round rookie last season. The 335-pounder initially struggled against double teams, but later in the year he improved his technique and learned how to shed blocks through lateral movement. Thus, the Jaguars developed high hopes for him.

But during the offseason, Knighton’s weight spiraled out of control. An ESPN headline today said “Family Matters Weighed Knighton Down.” So what were those family matters? (You’ll love Knighton’s honesty here):

“Just hanging out, eating things you’re not supposed to, eating grandma’s cooking every day,” Knighton said in the ESPN article. “But I’m back in it… There was a correlation. It was my first time handling a lot of things, with a lot of people depending on me.” Knighton moved his family into a new Jacksonville home during the offseason.

To be fair, Knighton is getting his weight back to the intended 335-340 mark (he showed up at camp weighing 346). Head coach Jack Del Rio said, “Coach [Joe] Cullen is working that group hard and rewarding guys that are doing things exactly the way we want it, and I’m sure [Knighton] will continue to fight his way and be where we need him when it’s all said and done. Right now he’s just rotating in and that should continue to develop and as far as I am concerned he’s just here working like everybody else.”

--Andy Benoit 

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