‘Pot Roast’ dishes about D-line, RGIII and Kerrigan
Redskins nose tackle Terrance Knighton joined Dan Hellie as a guest Thursday on NFL Network’s “Total Access” and recounted, for the umpteenth time, the story of how he earned the nickname “Pot Roast.” Knighton also revealed more details about the “Capital Punishment” nickname the Redskins’ defensive line apparently has adopted this summer.
“D-line is a special group,” Knighton said. “I think we’re probably the tightest- knit group on the team, probably for any team. We just wanted to come up with something that makes us stand out and gives us a name, something to have fun with.”
Knighton, a teammate of Peyton Manning’s for the past two years, was asked for his early impressions of Robert Griffin III, the target of heavy criticism this offseason.
“He has all the tools to be a great quarterback,” Knighton said. “His main thing is just confidence and just going out there every day and just proving that he’s the leader and doing things right all the time. He had a great rookie year, so he put a lot of pressure on himself, but I think he’s ready to prove everyone wrong.”
Asked to assess Ryan Kerrigan’s performance in “Sharknado 3,” Knighton gave him a B.
“I’m kind of interested in how many takes it took him to get it right,” Knighton said of Kerrigan’s two lines. “He doesn’t say anything in the building. He’s a quiet guy. I haven’t heard him say anything. I’ve got to start conversations with him all the time. I usually give him the head nod or something, but I’ll definitely give him crap about it when I get back.”
Hellie set the over-under for Kerrigan takes at 12. Knighton wisely took the over.