The AFC Title game has plenty of storylines already, but former Tennessee defensive lineman Malik Jackson is among the players for the Denver Broncos stirring the pot a bit as the Broncos and New England Patriots prepare to play in Denver on Saturday.
“I mean when we played him he definitely threw some temper tantrums,” Jackson said, via Pro Football Talk. “It’s one of those things that you know. He definitely [says], ‘What’s going on? Why?’ Definitely one of those whiners that whines but it’s a competitive game. I know I wouldn’t be whining like that, but some people do. So he’s definitely a whiner but he’s actually a big time player, competitor, too.”
Jackson’s had a big year in what is a contract season for the Denver 3-4 defensive end. He’s recorded 47 tackles and five sacks on the highly-ranked Broncos defense.
Jackson is one of six Vols on the rosters of the remaining playoff teams, joining QB Peyton Manning (Denver), punter Britton Colquitt (Denver), guard Chris Scott (Carolina), cornerback Justin Coleman (New England) and linebacker Jerod Mayo (New England), who was injured in the Patriots win over Kansas City and was placed on the injured reserve on Tuesday afternoon.