The Toro Times would like to congratulate J.J. Watt, as he has officially been awarded the top overall ranking on the ever coveted, NFL Top 100 Players list for 2015. Ironically, the superstar is not big on individual awards and remains in pursuit of the ever-elusive Lombardi Trophy but we doubt he’ll have a hard time adding this silverware to his collection, alongside his Defensive Player Of The Year Award, he received toward the end of last season.
The award could serve the Houston Texans in a few ways. The most likely immediate affect will hopefully conclude in almost complete autonomy with regards to developing and mentoring younger defensive players within the squad. With any luck, this might even light a more coachable spark inside Louis Nix III.
The award has only been around for the past five years but don’t tell that to J.J. Watt. He’s made some considerable ground on the list, having dipped from being rated 5th overall on the 2013 rendition, to 12th in 2014. For a guy who’s made even non-football believers enjoy Sunday television, he’s gotta feel good with the pre-season recognition.
Meanwhile, the pressure can only be mounting for second year defensive coordinator, Romeo Crennel. He may not be a stranger to coaching celebrity players within the league however, his cast is rapidly gaining more and more fame, and with that fame, expectations rise equally as fast.
Godspeed, Mr. Crenel. You’ve got a freak player in your arsenal and it’s pretty clear, the whole football community will be tuning in even when Houston doesn’t have the ball.