Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton's NFL career is at a crossroads -- and his defensive coordinator isn't afraid to admit it.
Speaking with me and co-host Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Mel Tucker addressed the weight problems that caused regression in a third-year player who was emerging as one of the league's top young interior linemen. The 6-foot-3 Knighton was well above his listed weight of 336 pounds last season, which greatly affected his productivity and stamina.
"I'm not going to tell you anything I haven't told Terrance. He knows this is put-up-or-shut-up time right now," Tucker said Tuesday night from the Senior Bowl. "He knows he can be a dominant player if he keeps his weight under control. Now is the perfect time to get that right.
"He knows that, 'If I'm going to be the player I need to be and can be and have the respect of my teammates and coaches, there are certain things I have to do on and off the field.' Weight management is one of tho...