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Walter calls Finnegan “prick,” Finnegan calls Walter “really good”

Cortland Finnegan, Andre Johnson AP

Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan wants to be the dirtiest player in the NFL, and when he played the Texans last year he took a step toward accomplishing that goal by fighting Andre Johnson. But as he prepares to play the Texans again on Sunday, he’s taking a kinder, gentler approach.

Finnegan was labeled “a prick” by one of the receivers he’s going to be covering on Sunday, Houston’s Kevin Walter. But when Finnegan was asked about Walter, he decided to take the high road.

I just know he is a really good receiver,” Finnegan said of Walter. “I take offense to nothing anyone says. People can say what they want to. I just keep it moving.”

Finnegan apparently doesn’t want another fight against another Texans receiver, but Walter sounds like he’s itching for a brawl, saying the Texans need to “go hit them in the mouth.”

Whether things get physical between Finnegan and Walter or not, we’re going to see a big game in Tennessee on Sunday. The Titans and the Texans are playing with first place in the AFC South on the line.

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35 Responses to “Walter calls Finnegan “prick,” Finnegan calls Walter “really good””
  1. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 21, 2011 6:22 PM

    Maybe Finnegan just doesn’t want another arse-kicking….

  2. bsofa04 says: Oct 21, 2011 6:22 PM

    Innegan is a prick. If he acts up, Andre will beat the F out of him, again.

  3. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Oct 21, 2011 6:27 PM

    So when every NFL player says “we need to hit them in the mouth” it means there itching for a brawl? I think your just trying to add a little spice to this Houstan and Tennenesee rivalry…

  4. captainwisdom88 says: Oct 21, 2011 6:27 PM

    Haha..Finnegan does not fear the likes of Kevin Walter. Not even close.

  5. txndave says: Oct 21, 2011 6:29 PM

    If kubiak can’t find a way to beat a team with a rookie head coach, a new dc, and oc, he doesn’t deserve to coach another game in Houston. If the Texans lose Sunday McNair shouldn’t let kubiak even ride home with the team.
    Ship his sorry @ss back to Denver.

  6. rudegger says: Oct 21, 2011 6:33 PM

    never mind “the island” if you’re really good they call you “prick”

  7. #TheMoneyTeam says: Oct 21, 2011 6:34 PM

    finnegan is being a little to nice, since when is walter considered a “really good receiver”…

  8. b1gwin says: Oct 21, 2011 6:36 PM

    If a useless bum calls a guy a prick in cyberspace does it even merit a click??

  9. nuclearwarfare says: Oct 21, 2011 6:39 PM

    The highlight of this guys career is when he got his helmet ripped off, revealing to the entire world his Jersey Shore hair style.

  10. watermelon1 says: Oct 21, 2011 6:40 PM

    Finnegan won’t be covering Walter anyway.

    He’ll be on Derrick Mason. Last time he played against Mason was in the playoffs. Mason was with the Ravens, and pretty much playing with 1 arm. Finnegan was taking cheap shots after the whistle on Mason’s injured arm almost every single down.

    Don’t be shocked when Mason and Finnegan get into a fight Sunday. This time, though, Mason has two healthy arms and will probably give us a sequel of last year… another Finnegan head bashing!

  11. cspades99 says: Oct 21, 2011 6:40 PM

    Gotta love the media, parsing the soundbite down to “prick” when there is literally 2 paragraphs of praise about how Walter wants a guy like that on his team, and no one plays harder than him.

    Finnegan didn’t take the high road, he took the same road. It just doesn’t read as well to say that.

    One of the ESPN bloggers wondered how long it would take for someone to run with it this way. Good job, guys!

  12. obamablowz says: Oct 21, 2011 6:44 PM

    Ashame that overrated punk Andrea Johnson isn’t playing.

  13. august1969 says: Oct 21, 2011 6:45 PM

    Finnegan should fear Walter. Little guys fight till they’re burger.

  14. 730boy says: Oct 21, 2011 6:54 PM

    look at the tale of the tape between finnegan and andre johnson.. at least he stood up to him.. fight or flight… my titans dont know what flight means… go titans!

  15. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 21, 2011 7:00 PM

    If the Titans did pick up T.O I’d love to see Finnegan start up with him. I think they’d have to bring out the cart for Finnegan

  16. phreakin says: Oct 21, 2011 7:07 PM

    Finnegan should stick to playing the role of pinata and keep his mouth shut.

  17. fjdk4444 says: Oct 21, 2011 7:08 PM

    Haha…Finnegan is smart enough now to tell the press one thing…but trust me come Sunday? the real conversation between those two will take place on the field.

  18. fjdk4444 says: Oct 21, 2011 7:09 PM

    Haha…Finnegan is smart enough now to tell the press one thing…but trust me come Sunday?

    The real conversation between those two will take place on the field.

  19. geniusesq says: Oct 21, 2011 7:13 PM

    After getting beaten about the face and head on national TV, what do you expect him to say?

  20. twardyyy says: Oct 21, 2011 7:16 PM

    Haha that’s hilarious. I hope everyone realizes that Finnegan was more than likely being sarcastic when he called Walter a “really good receiver”. Because last time I checked, Walter hadn’t done anything to warrant himself as a #2 WR on 95% of the teams.

  21. dlmcc1010 says: Oct 21, 2011 7:33 PM

    Neither one of these teams are any good. Neither is Kevin Walter

  22. thetruth619 says: Oct 21, 2011 8:01 PM

    A fight?! Finnegan vs Johnson was the biggest mismatch I could ever remember!

    Sincerely,
    Michael Spinks

  23. rajbais says: Oct 21, 2011 8:13 PM

    Kevin Walter was 100% correct!!!

  24. nineroutsider says: Oct 21, 2011 8:38 PM

    Maybe the Texans just need to worry about winning something. They are 3-3, pathetic. No excuses this year…they have to win that division now that the Colts are down.

  25. briggsweatbird says: Oct 21, 2011 9:01 PM

    Finnegan again?

  26. bossplayer213 says: Oct 21, 2011 9:03 PM

    Stay classy Kevin Walter.

    Great showing of class by Finnegan. He gets a thumbs up in my book.

  27. getweird4u says: Oct 21, 2011 10:06 PM

    Watching Johnson whoop that lil fellas arse last year truly was one of the best highlights of the year dont you think?…In closing aren’t nba players such skirts?their fights are hilarious who can look the toughest while backing up hehe or when d wade hurts his shoulder and leaves the court in a wheelchair really? He should never live that down!

  28. rockhill32 says: Oct 21, 2011 10:22 PM

    Better check out:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/29648/walter-on-finnegan-marks-on-cut-blocking

    for the full story. Not quite as good as “let’s make it better” PFT reporting. But still good.

  29. aoneal24 says: Oct 21, 2011 10:47 PM

    you people act like andre johnson just destroyed finnegan. he got one gd hit in and finnegan stood right back up.smiling and laughing didnt look in pain or hurt to me …if i was 6’5 250 and my opponent was 5’10 197… umm finnegan would still be on the ground

  30. hawksnest1 says: Oct 21, 2011 11:20 PM

    superbowl

  31. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 22, 2011 12:16 AM

    Kevin Walter is a very good blocker. I think he’ll be looking for a piece of Finnegan as Arian Foster takes one to the house.

    The Texans and Titans really really hate each other. An underrated rivalry, mainly because the Texans haven’t accomplished jack.

    Hit ‘em in the mouth, Texans!!!

  32. hedphurst says: Oct 22, 2011 12:48 AM

    From interviews, etc, I’ve heard with/about Finnegan, though, it seems clear that he merely extras that way on the field to gain some sort of mental edge. It’s basically the old, “swing, batter, swing” chant from little league, just grown up and refined tothe point of driving normally cool & collected people to throwing punches. If he breaks a rule, he should be penalized. If he’s just getting in his opponent’s head, more power to him.

  33. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 22, 2011 2:19 AM

    Who’s “Kevin Walter”?

    Maybe he outta make a bigger name outta himself first before he calls out anyone.

    Pretty sure no defense is afraid of what Kevin Walter can do. He needs to clam up and just play ball…

  34. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 22, 2011 7:07 AM

    While Finnegan is most certainly a prick, I’m disappointed Kevin Walter lowered himself to this level. Walter seems like a nice guy, but his decent numbers are due to Andre Johnson being double covered most of the time. None of the Texans should do any trash talking…because they suck (and I’m a texans fan). This shows you just how bad things are for the Texans… Walter is trying to get his team motivated to play. But they shouldn’t need any extra motivation-they are playing the only division rival standing between them and the play-off’s (not to mention the fact that their coach is on the hot seat this year).

  35. xmgmx says: Oct 22, 2011 8:16 AM

    Gotta respect fans for backing the players, but I’m sorry, fin…again is a loser and not that good of player.

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