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Pot Roast Joins NFL Total Access, Talks 'Capital Punishment' Nickname

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Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has been getting rave reviews for his performance in "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No," but defensive lineman Terrance Knighton is a sharper critic than most when it comes to TV movies that are intentionally campy.

Check out images of veteran defensive lineman Terrance Knighton during his first few months as a Washington Redskin.

"I'm going to give him a B," Knighton said of Kerrigan's performance on the set of NFL Total Access. "I'm kind of interested in how many takes did it take to get it right because he doesn't say anything in the building. He's a quiet guy. I haven't heard him say anything. I have to start conversations with him all the time. He usually gives me a head nod or something. I'll definitely give him crap about it when I get back."

Knighton continued his TV show tour Thursday and opened up about a variety of topics in the brief window of interview time he was granted.

During an appearance he made on SportsNation, Knighton referred to the defensive line's nickname as "Capital Punishment," a fitting title, though lightly criticized for not being created organically, like his own nickname "Pot Roast."

"We came together as a group. The D-line is a special group," Knighton said. "I think we're probably the tightest-knit group on the team and I think that's probably for any team. We just wanted to come up with something that makes us stand out and give us a name and something to have fun with. The guy in the group [Jason] Hatcher came up with the name and said that's what we're going to start calling ourselves…We just wanted to create an identity for ourselves and just have something fun to play with. We're excited about the guys that we have in the room and we're just looking forward to changing this thing around."

Of course, he couldn't leave the studio without discussing Robert Griffin III, specifically the time Knighton sacked him while with the Denver Broncos.

"A lot of my buddies are from the DMV area and they were like, 'You just ruined our season and you just knocked out our franchise quarterback,'" Knighton said. "My brothers loved it, family loved it. It's definitely one of those hits I'll probably remember for the rest of my life."

Griffin III does, too.

When Knighton signed with the Redskins, Griffin III texted the big D-lineman telling him how grateful he was to never have to face him on the opposing side of the football.

"He has all the tools to be a great quarterback. I think his main thing is just confidence and just going out there every day and just proving that he's the leader; just doing things right all of the time," Knighton said. "He probably gets a lot of criticism from everyone…He had a great rookie year so he put a lot of pressure on himself. But I think he's ready to prove everyone wrong. We have a lot of good leaders on the team. They bring somebody like me in who I'm going to share my knowledge of what I learned from Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware and guys like that in Denver, and just share with him. Right now it's just about building confidence for the quarterback."

Knighton later went onto the Dave Dameshek show to play his "2 minute drill."  The only thing notable to take away: Knighton thinks #KD2DC will happen.

Your move, Durant.






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