Matt Slauson, who cheap-shotted Brian Cushing, ripped Ndamukong Suh last year for being dirty

Jets offensive tackle Matt Slauson may have knocked Texans linebacker Brian Cushing out for the season by diving at his legs from behind on Monday night.

Cushing was pursuing Jets running back Bilal Powell on a running play in the second quarter when Slauson dove at him from behind with a cut block that caused Cushing’s left knee to buckle. Texans reporter John McClain said Cushing appeared to be done for the season with a torn ACL.

In an ironic twist, as our friend Mark Rafferty pointed out, Slauson is the same player who ripped Ndamukong Suh last season for being a dirty player.

“Somebody needs to get him under control, because he’s trying to hurt people,” Slauson said of Suh last November. “It’s one thing to be an incredibly physical player and a tenacious player, but it’s another thing to set out to end that guy’s career.

“I’m all for physicality, but within the framework of the game,” Slauson told the New York Post. “I know it takes a different type of person to be a defensive lineman — you’ve kinda got to be a jerk who wants to take the quarterback’s head off. But you [shouldn't] literally want to kill them like he does.”

So did Slauson’s chop block at the knees fall within the framework of the game? Does that not qualify as “trying to hurt people”? Maybe Slauson should realize that players do some things they’re not proud of during the heat of the game. And maybe he should apologize for his questionable play.

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  • http://twitter.com/ltwong Ling Wong

    Cheap shot by a player from an awful team. Slauson looked like he had the angle to block Cushing without diving at his knees.

  • Brittany Herrmann

    Off with slausons head. I hope someone takes out his knee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1799980592 Cj LeBlanc

    Bottom of the Barrel, what a waste with Cushing, this team and this kid’s work ethic is becoming legendary.   Hard to see things like this happen and fun to watch people like this GO away til next season.  This Slauson character is suspect at best, ‘guess he can play somewhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.conners.10485 John Conners

    Slauson is a big douche,  he was a douche at Nebraska.  He talks the talk then “cheaps” a NFL brother.  Ask Larry Jacobson how that feels Slaw…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Ciancimino/1849703979 Chris Ciancimino

    Amazing, an article that actually covered what happened: Slauson blocked Cushing below the waist and from behind! ESPN is reporting it, nor is the NFL or any other media outlet. Thank you for some actual journalism.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BQ3RKKLGSMUWIPYWUDPT6MJM4I Fish

    are you suggesting that stomping on a player after the whistle is the same as a chop block? all the hate this guy is getting for doing what he is supposed to is pretty ridiculous and everybody is going to look back in this in a few months and feel pretty stupid

  • http://www.facebook.com/largehardoncollider Theo Crawford

    Boy you’re dumb.

    Intentionally trying to end an opposing player’s season by taking their knees out is an offensive lineman’s job? Seriously?

    Educate yourself in regards to the game of football before you litter the internet with your idiocy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AMBTJULIMM3XWITDEYTGWURGVI Brian

    Matt Slauson…..YOU WILL GET YOURS Soon Enough for the CHOP Block on Cushing!!! (P) (O) (S)….(D) (I) (R) (T)… (B) (A) (G)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That’s the problem with lousy teams in the NFL and even worse players…. They lash out at the apposing team in ANY DIRTY Way They Can!!!Pathetic Jets Players!!!

  • Baka Tare

    it was a dirty hit, plain and simple!

  • Baka Tare

    it seems like whenever a team from Houston starts to show potential, some player from one of the other coasts, (Derick Fisher on Luis Scola), takes one of our players out with a cheap shot!