This Hit Tore Brian Cushing’s ACL And Ended His Season, And Now Texans Fans Want Blood
Dan Fogarty 12:05 pm, October 10th, 2012
Matt Slauson. That's the answer you'll get if you ask any Texans fan who's the NFL player general person in life they hate most right now. Not John Edwards. Not Tiger Woods. Not whatever disposable reality show person America has decided to hate recently. If you redid this little poll right now, and stipulated that the respondents only be people from Houston, unassuming Jets guard Matt Slauson is topping that list.
Why? Slauson is the reason Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a torn ACL, an injury he suffered during Houston's 23-17 monday night win over the Jets. With 10:36 to go in the third quarter, the Jets ran off tackle with Bilal Powell for a modest gain. Near the end of the play, Cushing was chop-blocked from behind by Slauson:
"I never saw anything specifically; I was just watching our game tape. I'll say this: We got rolled up a few times in our game, and sometimes in this game you have to be fortunate to avoid some injury."
...which is exactly what you expect to hear from Slauson's coach. And this isn't sitting well with Texans' fans: they want BLOOD.