Denver defensive tackle Terrance Knighton — better known as Pot Roast to his teammates — will go against Seattle Pro Bowl center Max Unger in one of the key matchups of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.
By time the game kicks off, Knighton will know everything there is about Unger, a native of Kailu-Kona, Hawaii, who played at Oregon.
“He’s a good player. He’s real crafty,” said Knighton, a five-year veteran from Temple. “He knows a lot of tricks of the trade of trying to influence you to do certain things. I’ve just been watching him over and over, and trying to figure out what he’s thinking about, and how other guys in the league have been successful.
“Today I’ll start Googling him and doing all types of stuff to (find out) his personal life. I want to know everything about him. Just everything, from his favorite food to his favorite color, where he grew up at, how many siblings he has. I want to know everything about him, and I’ll probably talk a little smack Sunday. I have a lot of respect for him.
“He’s the middle of their offense, and I take pride in being the middle of our defense. So it’s going to come down to that matchup really with a team that likes to run the ball. I’m pretty sure he’s studying me right now, and I’ll be studying him as soon as I leave here. May the best man win.”