J.J. Watt is more than ‘just another guy’


Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not saying Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the greatest to ever play his position, but right now I believe, and so do many others, that he is the best at his position today, and not “just another guy.”

As reported by The Tennessean, Tennessee Titans rookie offensive guard Chance Warmack told the paper, “He’s just another guy, a talented dude, but he puts his helmet on just like me.

Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Tennessee Titans offensive guard Chance Warmack (70) watches from the sidelines during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

“I am not going to give him any more credit than he deserves. He’s a talented player. But everybody has a weakness, and he does, too.”

Watt finished the game with two sacks in the first of two meetings between the two AFC South rivals. Houston moved to 2-0 with a 30-24 win in overtime.

Warmack also told The Tennessean, “He did (have some success). But that’s football. You are going to get beat. There are some plays where he got beat, so that’s the game. You can’t get concerned with the name.”

The article also stated the according to Pro Football Focus, Warmack was responsible for allowing the two sacks of quarterback Jake Locker by Watt.

Hey, I get it Warmack is a rookie trying to make his way in the NFL. He has to stick up for the way he played in the Titans’ first loss of the season. I totally get it, but he has to know Watt is more than ‘just another guy,” right?

I hope so.

Watt was the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year last season, has been on two consecutive AFC South championship teams, and has been apart of two playoff wins the past two seasons.

Looking at Watt’s NFL career thus far, many would love to be “just another guy.”

This will be a big matchup to watch come Week 17 when the Titans host the Texans in a rematch of their Week 2 game.

By then both will be in full-season form and we’ll see by then just how much Watt and Warmack have improved this season, but I highly doubt by the final week of the regular season Watt will be “just another guy.”