January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (99) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions (90) talk during the third quarter of the 2014 Pro Bowl against Team Rice at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
How about the play of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt at the 2014 Pro Bowl?
Watt, who was on Team Sanders, was out there for what seemed the entire game and he played like it was the regular season of the NFL schedule. He made the Pro Bowl a little more enjoyable to watch with Team Rice defeating Team Sanders, 22-21 on a late drive in the fourth quarter.
Watt finished the game with one tackle, one pass deflection and one sack in the one-point loss.
Thanks to GIFD Sports, here are GIFs of Watt with a hit on Philip Rivers that caused an interception and then celebrating a sack with a little “field surfing.”
First the hit on Rivers:
And since the game was in Hawaii … some surfing:
It was refreshing to see the players selected to this exhibition game actually play with some effort this year. It wasn’t the greatest game or anything, but I had fun watching the Pro Bowl for the first time in years.
Also on Team Sanders was Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown. Andre Johnson was selected to the Pro Bowl, but chose not to play in the game.