Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt talks Thanksgiving


Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was asked his plans for Thanksgiving and here is what he told the Houston media.

Watt said:

"“I’ll be at football practice trying to win a game.”"

Watt, the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, has 56 combined tackles this season with three forced fumbles and 9.5 sacks in 2013.

He just might be the No. 1 player Texans fans have to be thankful for on this day of giving thanks. Watt is coming off a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars where he totaled nine tackles and one sack.

The third-year pro was asked about Thanksgiving Day traditions. Though he has to change them up from what he normally does, he said he’s still thankful:

"“Normally try to spend it with family, friends, but my family is in Wisconsin. My brothers are both at Wisconsin. My parents are going to be up there with them. I’ll be here. I’ve had a couple of invites, a lot of invites, so I’m very fortunate that I’ll have plenty of good meals to eat.”"

Wide receiver Andre Johnson also spoke about his Thanksgiving plans, saying:

"“I don’t have any. I’ll be in the house watching football. That’s about it.”"

These are the two best players on the Texans right now, and they still seem focused even with a 2-9 record.

Fans should be thankful for these two and how they are still seem to care about the team, even with all that has went wrong with the team this season.

Wins or losses, we all should have something to be thankful for on this day and hopeful everyday, football or non-football. Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers of the Toro Times. We thank you for reading. Have a safe holiday.