Texans superstar defensive end J.J. Watt spoke in the locker room after the team’s final OTA practice last week and gave the rookies some very sound advice, which hopefully all will follow.
“Good is the enemy of great”
Watt has always been a hard worker, which is how a player who is only 26 years-old has become the only person in NFL history to record 20 or more sacks in one season two different years.
How was it that Watt continued to improve and kept from being satisfied with the good start to his career? That is exactly what he discussed before the players went their separate ways for the remainder of the offseason.
"“Good is the enemy of great” Watt said via HoustonTexans.com “Never be satisfied with anything,” Watt said Wednesday. “Never be happy with just good. Every single day, you need to do something to make yourself better than everybody else. That’s the only way we’re going to improve. We can’t be satisfied with just being good. You can’t go to your workout every day, just go through the motions, and be happy with what you’re doing.”"
Watt led the team last season with 20.5 sacks and was a legitimate MVP candidate despite his team failing to make the playoffs after a 9-7 year. Armed with new defenders like veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork and rookies Bernardrick McKinney at linebacker and Kevin Johnson at corner, Watt and the Texans are looking to expand upon a good 2014, and hope for a great 2015.
Watt will spend the rest of the offseason in his secluded cabin in Wisconsin as he focuses on working out and improving his focus for 2015. Hopefully his words and the example he sets will sink in to the young guys as they learn to be professional players.