Mettenberger has “pretty high schoolish” beef with J.J. Watt

Zach Mettenberger may find himself praying for dear life if he faces J.J. Watt and the Texans.
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By Vincent Frank

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger better hope that he’s not under center when his team meets J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans twice this season.

Months after Watt implied that selfies Mettenberger took prior to his first NFL start last season showed he wasn’t preparing enough for the task at hand, the Titans quarterback fired back:

“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 CampusSports.net in a video. “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?”

You know that saying about letting sleeping dogs lie? Well, Mettenberger may have just woke up a sleeping giant here. Is there really any reason to poke a bear with a stick?

Now that we are done with worn-out idioms, we really want to know what the former sixth-round pick was thinking here. Watt could wear a pink tutu, and it wouldn't discount the fact that he’s the most dominating defensive player in generations.

For his part, Mettenberger stands a good chance of riding the pine behind rookie first-round pick Marcus Mariota in 2015. For the sake of his health, that might be the best place for the quarterback when his team takes on Houston this year.

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