J.J. Watt mocks Zach Mettenberger during Texans win
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt welcomed Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger to the NFL — with pain and mockery.
Following a sack during Houston's 30-17 win over Tennessee, Watt mocked Mettenberger by pretending to take a selfie on the field. This was done in mocking fashion, because Mettenberger's Twitter and Instagram accounts apparently ruffled Watt's feathers just a bit.
"This is the National Football League, not high school," Watt said after the game, via the team's official website. "Welcome to the show."
During the week, Mettenberger posted some selfies to his Twitter account. After appearing in a photo with long hair during his media availability, Mettenberger cut his hair and posted a selfie to his social media accounts.
Watt felt Mettenberger wasn't taking the job of being a starting quarterback serious enough, which is why he decided to mock him on the field. Watt finished the game with two sacks.
"If I was a rookie quarterback being named the starter for the first time in the league, I feel like I would be a little more focused than that," Watt said.
Hey, each player is going to use their own motivational devices. Watt seemed to have found a reason to be angry at Mettenberger for Sunday's game, and it worked to his advantage. Who knows if other defensive ends and outside linebackers feel the same way Watt does, but Mettenberger may post fewer pictures of himself to his social media accounts during the season.
To watch the video of Watt's sack and celebration, visit the Houston Texans's site HERE.
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