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JJ Watt and Zach Mettenberger rekindle their feud

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This time a year in the NFL is considered a downtime and generally slow with any kind of headlines that might pop up in the news.

Unfortunately, the majority of those headlines are negative and usually reflect badly on both the players that are involved and the organization that that particular player belongs to.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger recently made the headlines when he conducted a one-on-one interview with


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Something he said during the interview might come back to haunt him and his fellow Titan teammates when they meet up with All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt and Houston Texans when they face off in Houston on November 1, 2015.

Mettenberger made mistakes answering the question that he probably would've liked to go back and avoided when he was asked about the infamous sack celebration Watt perform last season when he pretended to take a selfie after sacking the Titans quarterback.

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The selfie sack celebration pose was referring to a selfie picture that Mettenberger had posted previous to the matchup between the Texans and Titans and at the time Watt referred to the Mettenberger selfie as a bit "high school-ish".

High School Behaviour

Well, in the recent interview with Mettenberger might have finally fired back and perhaps adding a little fuel to the fire to the next meeting between the two teams.

"JJ had to say it's a bit high school-ish that I take selfies and I think he still rags me on Instagram every time he post a selfie," Mettenberger said.

"At the same time, if that's high school-ish, he got a letterman jacket made, a Texans letterman jacket. That's pretty high school-ish to me, don't you think?"

It sounds as if Mettenberger still harbors ill feelings to Watt's 2014 selfie sack celebration and has yet to move on.

Watt Hits Back

Fortunately, for fans and the media alike, news spreads quickly and Watt might just have taken Mettenberger's statement about his Texans letterman jacket personally and it might be something that adds little bit more motivation for him when he placed the Titans in 2015.

Watt recently posted a tweet that could possibly be directed towards Mettenberger, but I'll let you be the judge of that.

Personally, I don't think I would like to be on the receiving end of an angry Watt. He is the first player in NFL history to record three seasons with 20+ quarterback sacks and has already harassed Mettenberger in their previous meetings.

Unfortunately, the Watt and Mettenberger meeting might never come to fruition because it has yet to be determined through the Titans starting quarterback will be in 2015.

The Titans have a quarterback battle that will be taking place once training camp begins between Mettenberger and former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Tennessee selected Mariota with their second overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

It will be interesting to see who wins out as the starting quarterback for the Titans, especially now that Mettenberger might just have placed a bull's-eye on himself with his recent statement about  J.J. Watt.

It really doesn't matter who starts for the Titans when they face off against the Houston Texans and J.J. Watt on November 1 and again December 27. Watt will surely be his dominant self and will be looking to chase down whatever quarterback is lining up behind center.

Hopefully, for the sake of this verbal banter between Watt and Mettenberger, it will be Mettenberger that has to eat his words.

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