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J.J. Watt ranked 3rd on NFL Top 100 list – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com
"Defensive end J.J. Watt, who’s won three of the last four AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards, was voted as the third-best player in the NFL Network’s ‘NFL Top 100’ list.Watt was atop the list last year, 12th after the 2013 season, and fifth after the 2012 campaign."
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"Last season he led the NFL in sacks (17.5), tackles for loss (29) and quarterback hits (50). In six games last year he talliied two or more sacks."
Linebackers coach Mike Vrabel sets bar high for Texans’ Brian Cushing – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"From his vantage point, Mike Vrabel watched every tackle, every blitz and every block shed by Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing last season.And the Texans linebackers coach observed a resurgent, healthy season from the former first-round draft pick.Years removed from having his left knee surgically repaired, the 29-year-old New Jersey native started every game last season and led the NFL’s third-ranked defense with 110 tackles. It marked the first time in four years that Cushing hit the century mark for tackles and also had four tackles for loss and a forced fumble. He also had an interception during the Texans’ 30-0 AFC wild-card playoff loss to the Chiefs."
Michael Irvin thinks it’s J.J. Watt’s fault the Texans haven’t won a title – by Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk
"Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin won three Super Bowl rings during his years with the Cowboys, and so he thinks players should be judged based on their postseason accomplishments. And that’s where, Irvin says, Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt falls short."