After Sunday’s loss to the Texans, multiple Jaguars players complained that they had been on the receiving end of cheap shots — and warned the Texans they’d better be ready the next time these teams play.
“I still don’t like them, and I have no respect for them at all,” Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton told 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 isn’t the first time an opposing defensive line has said the Texans play dirty: After last week’s win over the Titans, the Texans were accused of taking shots at the knees of members of the Titans’ defensive line. But after this game, Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey said what bothered him went way beyond just cut blocks.
“They’re some nasty guys,” Mincey said. “I was on the ground, and some guy stepped on my head. They’re very dirty.”
If the Texans are gaining a reputation for being a dirty team while heading toward the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, somehow I don’t think fans in Houston will mind.