Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had two sacks in Sunday’s win over the Titans, giving him a league-leading 7.5 on the season. Watt is playing so well that the Texans’ website is calling him an MVP candidate. But one of the Tennessee offensive linemen who blocked Watt on Sunday wasn’t impressed.
Titans guard Leroy Harris said after the game that if you take away those two sacks, Watt didn’t have a very good game.
“He’s not anything special,” Harris said of Watt after the game, via Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. “I locked him down most of the game except those two plays.”
Of course, an offensive lineman hasn’t done his job if he locked down a defensive lineman except two sacks. A defensive lineman who averages one sack a game is having a Pro Bowl season. A defensive lineman having two sacks a game is absolutely abusing the offensive linemen who are trying to block him.
Harris (No. 64 in the photo) would be wise to learn that if there are pictures of you turning around and seeing your quarterback on his back and an opposing defensive lineman with the ball in his hands, it’s probably a good idea not to brag after the game about having locked that defensive lineman down, except for two plays.