After Sunday's 30-17 Giants victory over the Texans, Pugh said that Watt and Houston's defensive line "tapped out" late in the contest. The Giants ran for close to 200 yards and their best offensive showing of the season.
Houston's run defense, meanwhile, continued to struggle.
"You saw them tapping out toward the end of the game," Pugh said.
When asked Wednesday about Pugh's tapping out comment, Watt acted as if the Giants tackle didn't exist. See the video HERE.
J.J. Watt was asked about Justin Pugh saying #Texans DLine “Tapped out” in 2nd half. Said he doesn't know who that is and what that means.Pugh spent much of the game lined up opposite Watt. He did a decent job (or as decent as one can expect against perhaps the best defensive player in the league), especially in the second half.
— James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) September 24, 2014
Watt finished with seven tackles, two for a loss, a sack, quarterback hurry and pass defended. For most defensive linemen, that's a monster game. For Watt, it's expected.
The All-Pro finished with a +3.4 grade from Pro Football Focus. Pugh was -0.4 overall, and did a better job against the run than the pass.
On the first three plays to start the second half, Pugh dominated the first two. Watt, however, single-handedly ruined the third.
This comment by PFF's Pete Damilatis seems to pretty accurately explain the situation of Pugh deciding to make the comment about Watt and the Texans after the game.
What you say when you don't have to see Watt for 4 years. MT @TomRock_Newsday Justin Pugh said JJ Watt..."tapped out" at the end of the game
— Pete Damilatis (@PFF_Pete) September 22, 2014