J.J. Watt says the Ross Blacklock punch was selfish in so many ways. Houston Texans defensive tackle Ross Blacklock was ejected during their game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday for throwing a punch. After the game, teammate J.J. Watt called it a “stupid” and “selfish” play.
“It’s stupid. It’s selfish,” Watt said after the game. “It was a stupid play. It was selfish. It’s something — I mean, I’ve spoken to Ross before and so it pisses me off. It’s a very selfish move. Late in the game, and it’s dumb, very dumb to hurt your team in that type of setting for no reason.”
After the game, head coach Bill O’Brien said he didn’t see what happened. On Monday morning, he told reporters that an official told him Blacklock was ejected for a punch.
“I’ve spoken to him, and I didn’t see it on the tape,” O’Brien said. “But I know that it happened. So yeah, I’ve spoken to him.”
News of Ross Blacklock Punch and Reaction from J.J. Watt
“I just know what the official told me. … I didn’t see it either, but the official told me that he threw a punch, which I think you probably already know. I’m just saying that’s what the official told me, and we have addressed it and we will continue to address it today.”
Blacklock threw the punch with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, with the Texans trailing the Ravens 30-16. The Ravens would go on to win the game 33-16, dropping the Texans to 0-2 for the season.
With games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, and Green Bay Packers coming up in the next few weeks, the Texans will have to turn things around quickly if they want to make the playoffs this season.