VIDEO: Former Badger star gets into postgame beef with Andy Dalton
It’s rare that we see J.J. Watt get into a beef with anybody.
But after his team’s upset win of the previously-unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football, the former Wisconsin star was feeling pretty good.
In the postgame interview, Watt talked to ESPN’s Lisa Salters about shutting down Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton:
In Watt’s defense, “Red Rifle” is actually Dalton’s nickname. Watt’s defense did become the first group to hold a team 8-0 or better without a touchdown since the 1930’s.
But that still prompted Dalton to say the following about Watt’s comments (as seen in the video above):
“I’m disappointed in him…for the integrity of this game. I have a lot of respect for him. He’s a really good player. There’s a lot of kids and a lot of people that look up to him,” Dalton said of Watt. “For him to make comments like that, he’s just showing that it’s acceptable to do that kind of stuff. It’s disappointing for one of the best players in this league to come out and say something like that.
“That’s all I’m gonna say about that. I think J.J.’s a good player but for him to be one of the best in this league and for him to show that kind of integrity…it shows what he’s about, which is disappointed.”
To be fair, both Watt and Dalton gave each other respect by saying they were “good players.”
Still, is Dalton a little too salty after a loss or was Watt out of line?