Today we’re going to focus on the one and only, Mr. JJ Watt. He has set more fans hearts on fire with his attitude, hard work, out going personality and selfless attitude then just about any player that’s worn the Texans uniform. He’s defensively a blessing for us and a nightmare for anytime to game plan around. So we’re gonna look at the player who at one point was scoffed at as “just a pizza delivery guy”as one pundit called him claiming the Texans should have gone with Nick Fairley. Yeah, that didn’t work out too well for Detroit now did it? Megawatt > Some pundit.
What to be excited about:
Romeo Crennel is like a kid in a candy and toy store right now, with JJ Watt as the center piece to the whole operation. With a big old Nose tackle in Louis Nix, a healthy Brian Cushing back to lead the squad some guy the Texans Texans took in the first round. Oh yeah, Clowney! Crennel has already stated Watt will be moving around just like Wade Phillips did. However, unlike last season the defense has some serious threats to soak up attention and free him. Double teaming J.J. Watt means opening up other threats and as we sit… that’s a bad thing for the other side.
While Watt’s over all numbers were not up to his proclaimed goals, no 20-20-20 hat trick of Sacks, Swatts and tackles for loss he was still a disruptive force on the field. Had the Texans been able to capitalize on that better well, let’s worry about 2014. Last season, gone but painfully unforgettable.
What to worry about:
He just hyper extended his knee. The extent of this set back has yet to be released Bill O’Brien chose to down play the situation and punished him with a day off. For Mr. Watt, a day off from football is punishment one would think. However, like his elbow we’ll have to wait and see what effect this has on him moving forward. Never underestimate a joint malfunction’s ability to ruin a season.
The other issue is the elephant in the room. His contract. While he’s made no noise about wanting to test the market, or that he’s unhappy per say in Houston… Get it done Mr. Smith. I can think of few things more devastating to the fans then to see Mr. Watt in an other teams colors. While the team did pick up his 2015 option, that’s just one more season. If his competitive fire is any gauge, another 2-14 like season he walks. That’s just my impression.
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