On Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt went out with an injury late in the game. An injury that was a direct result of Watt being held on a rush attempt that wasn’t called by officials.
Allowing opposing offenses to hold Watt without penalty has become a growing occurrence and you could tell after the game that Watt is fed up with it happening.
“The NFL has something going against me, so I don’t want to talk any more negatively toward them,” Watt said. “I don’t know what I did, but I’ll leave it at that.”
Even a comment this benign will probably draw a fine from the NFL. It doesn’t change the fact that officials let opposing offenses maul Watt all game long and they do it with no fear of getting a flag thrown. Thankfully the injury Watt suffered on Sunday isn’t considered serious and he should be ready to go on Thursday night.