Chance Warmack has been hearing about Houston defensive end J.J. Watt since he was playing in college at Alabama. Now the rookie right guard is preparing to defend Watt in person.
In his second NFL game.
Having to play the 2012 AP defensive player of the year twice each season in the AFC South is why the Titans drafted Warmack at No. 10 overall in April while also bringing in a new left guard and center. But Warmack will see plenty of the defensive end Sunday when Tennessee (1-0) visits Houston (1-0).
''That was someone we knew we needed some help up front anyway with the guards, but then you start thinking we need guys that can match up with guys in our division also,'' Titans coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday of Watt. ''That's part of it, and we'll see how it all works.''
Warmack calls those words a big honor.
''I really appreciate how the coaches feel about me,'' Warmack said. ''That's just going to motivate me to do better each game and not look at this game any different t...