Zach Mettenberger calls Texans, J.J. Watt letterman jackets “high schoolish”
Zach Mettenberger incurred the wrath of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt last season after posting a celebratory selfie prior to making his first career start for the Tennessee Titans.
Watt said the NFL was “not high school” and felt that it showed Mettenberger wasn’t focused enough for the start, a 30-16 loss to Houston.
Mettenberger, in an interview with CampusSports.net, elected to re-open the subject over eight months later and take a shot at the reigning Defensive Player of the Year and the Texans.
“J.J. had to say it’s a bit high schoolish that I take selfies, and I think he still rags me on Instagram every time he posts a selfie,” Mettenberger said, via Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com. “At the same time, if that’s high schoolish, he got a letterman jacket made -- a Texans letterman jacket.
“That’s pretty high schoolish to me, don’t you say?”
In December 2012, the Texans ordered lettermen’s jackets for the players to wear as the 11-1 team traveled to New England to face the Patriots.
By the way, Houston lost that game 42-14.
Is it too late for the Texans to schedule the Titans for their “Homecoming Game” this fall?