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IDEXAN
07-03-2013, 07:09 AM
J.J. Watt’s breakout 2012 season is regarded by Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips as the best year by a defensive lineman in NFL history. That’s fitting considering one of Watt’s teammates believes the 24-year-old could become the greatest defensive player to ever play the game.

In an podcast interview with ESPN.com’s John Clayton, Brian Cushing, a stellar defensive player himself, said he thinks the sky is the limit for Watt.

“The things that he’s going to be able to accomplish are unbelievable,” Cushing said. “When you talk about the potential that he has of really being the greatest defensive player ever, he could be. I know that’s very premature but he’s that kind of player.

“I think if he just keeps doing what he’s doing and obviously stays healthy, he’s on that track.”

Watt, who revealed in April that he wasn’t completely healthy in 2012, put up eye-popping stats on his way to winning the Defensive Player of the Year award: league-best 20.5 sacks, 81 tackles (42 for a loss), 16 passes deflected and four forced fumbles.

“He’s incredible. There’s no other word for him,” Cushing said. “He’s one of those guys that he’s truly the best at what he does. Just the combination of speed, the power, how he plays, his endurance, his smarts … the scary part is it’s his second year. He hasn’t even hit his peak yet.”
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/07/cushing-watt-could-become-best-defensive-player-ever/?cmpid=sportshcat
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Normally reserved and prudent with his remarks to the point of being reticent, looks like Cushing is flapping his gums and making comments about JJ Watt that will just tend to put his teammate under even more pressure this upcoming season than the reigning defensive player of the year would expect to face. These are the types of comments by a players teammate that will just fire-up even more every player on every offensive line who will play across from Watt this season.

Blake
07-03-2013, 07:31 AM
Watt eats pressure for breakfast.

Rey
07-03-2013, 07:35 AM
Good. Pressure is a good thing for most athletes.

disaacks3
07-03-2013, 08:29 AM
Normally reserved and prudent with his remarks to the point of being reticent, looks like Cushing is flapping his gums and making comments about JJ Watt that will just tend to put his teammate under even more pressure this upcoming season than the reigning defensive player of the year would expect to face. That's certainly ONE way to spin it. :rolleyes:

HOU-TEX
07-03-2013, 08:33 AM
Cushing was "flapping his gums" talking up a fellow teammate. What the hell was he supposed to do? Say he's overrated? What Cushing said is no different than what any fellow player would say about his teammate if he was to have a year like Watt had.

This interview was taken way out of context. Sigh, the offseason....

Señor Stan
07-03-2013, 08:57 AM
Wow. Talk about a misleading thread title.

J.J. Watt in his own words from the TexansChick Blog (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2013/05/the-j-j-watt-interview-awesome/)

JJ: “That’s fine. People are more than welcome to believe what they want. I mean, people had film on me last year. They double teamed me and triple teamed me last year. There’s always going to be adversity and there are always going to be doubters, and I will appreciate them.

All I can control is what I do. I go into work every single day, and put in the time, put in the effort, and study the film. Everybody will be looking at stopping last year me, and I am working on this year me. I’m working on being better than last year. So let them try to stop last year J.J., 2013 J.J. is going to be a little more different.

False Start
07-03-2013, 09:07 AM
I really have no issue with what he said. Its just him having his boy's back and knowing that they can be that damn good. :texflag: :jam: :cool:

IDEXAN
07-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Cushing was "flapping his gums" talking up a fellow teammate. What the hell was he supposed to do? Say he's overrated?
Oh I dunno, how 'bout something along these lines: "JJ is already one of the best defensive players in the NFL after only 2 seasons, and he's totally invaluable to our defense, really to the whole team". Isn't that pretty solid praise, but instead Cushing goes on to say we might be looking at a guy who will become the best ever to play defense. Talk about bulletin board material a team can put up for all of its guards and centers to read and get fired up about when they go up against JJ. He's already on everybodys radar for 2013, why give the opposing offensive linemen even more incentive to take him out of the game or atleast minimize his production.

HOU-TEX
07-03-2013, 09:53 AM
Oh I dunno, how 'bout something along these lines: "JJ is already one of the best defensive players in the NFL after only 2 seasons, and he's totally invaluable to our defense, really to the whole team". Isn't that pretty solid praise, but instead Cushing goes on to say we might be looking at a guy who will become the best ever to play defense. Talk about bulletin board material a team can put up for all of its guards and centers to read and get fired up about when they go up against JJ. He's already on everybodys radar for 2013, why give the opposing offensive linemen even more incentive to take him out of the game or atleast minimize his production.

How's giving praise to a teammate considered bulletin board material? Plus, what he said was true. He is one of the best defensive players in the NFL and could be the best ever if he plays every year like last season. Cush said himself that he's potentially the best and extremely premature.

If that's considered bulletin board material then him being the top defensive player in the NFL's Top 100 must have teams on Watt alert. Plus, Watt's been all over NFLN

disaacks3
07-03-2013, 09:54 AM
Oh I dunno, how 'bout something along these lines: "JJ is already one of the best defensive players in the NFL after only 2 seasons, and he's totally invaluable to our defense, really to the whole team". Isn't that pretty solid praise, but instead Cushing goes on to say we might be looking at a guy who will become the best ever to play defense. Talk about bulletin board material a team can put up for all of its guards and centers to read and get fired up about when they go up against JJ. He's already on everybodys radar for 2013, why give the opposing offensive linemen even more incentive to take him out of the game or atleast minimize his production.

You do realize that those players you're talking about are the same ones who voted him TOP 5 in the league....right? Yep, he's really going to sneak up on them.

:kubepalm:

pissknocker
07-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Wow most Texans fans are pumped about cush comments.

I don't believe it will be a surprise to opposing offenses that JJ is a mf beast and hes coming for your lunch money if you aren't on your A game. Cush didn't suddenly make everyone aware that's for sure.

IDEXAN
07-03-2013, 10:25 AM
You do realize that those players you're talking about are the same ones who voted him TOP 5 in the league....right? Yep, he's really going to sneak up on them.

:kubepalm:
And he is a Top 5, arguably the #1. Today ! I don't disagree one bit with that. But then for Cushing to add that JJ might be better than Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, or anybody else who ever played defense in the NFL, ever in football. You don't think that's over the top and ill-advised ?

Thorn
07-03-2013, 10:29 AM
We're going to have a defense that's as fun and interesting to watch as any offense in the league. That makes me just damn happy. I love good defense.

Jackie Chiles
07-03-2013, 10:59 AM
And he is a Top 5, arguably the #1. Today ! I don't disagree one bit with that. But then for Cushing to add that JJ might be better than Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, or anybody else who ever played defense in the NFL, ever in football. You don't think that's over the top and ill-advised ?

He said he has the potential to be there. Its not like he said currently better than those guys, obviously his career is in its infancy. But after the season he just had I'm inclined to agree with Brian. When its all said and done he will be right there with the greats.

Playoffs
07-03-2013, 11:09 AM
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/3829042/lighten-up-francis-o.gif

Carr Bombed
07-03-2013, 11:44 AM
I don't see what the big deal is.. Cushing isn't putting any added preasure that Watt already doesn't put on himself. He already has said he wants to be one of the best and would like to be MVP. It's the reason why even after the year he had he's still looking for ways and things to improve upon. Also "bulletin board material" is one of the most overrated things in sports. Once the game starts all of that goes out the window.

badboy
07-03-2013, 11:55 AM
Set 'em up & knock 'em down.

Carr Bombed
07-03-2013, 12:08 PM
It reminds me of when Marty was already claiming that LT would be one of the greats just a few years into his career. Greatness isn't hard to identify when you witness it on a daily basis.

FirstTexansFan
07-03-2013, 12:35 PM
Looks like OP has way too much time on their hands... might I suggest a second job, or a hobby? :) Bring on the glorious football season, the thread title is totally misleading LOL

disaacks3
07-03-2013, 01:32 PM
And he is a Top 5, arguably the #1. Today ! I don't disagree one bit with that. But then for Cushing to add that JJ might be better than Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, or anybody else who ever played defense in the NFL, ever in football. You don't think that's over the top and ill-advised ? No.

ChampionTexan
07-03-2013, 01:41 PM
Looks like OP has way too much time on their hands... might I suggest a second job, or a hobby? :) Bring on the glorious football season, the thread title is totally misleading LOL

I think the OP has a Skip Bayless wannabe complex.

badboy
07-03-2013, 01:59 PM
Then there is this:
"Watt has played two seasons. Two. Watt could become a lot of things. He might one day pilot a starship, too."
"This is about history. This is about respecting it."

Link: http://bleacherreport.com/tb/daKtJ?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=houston-texans

The Pencil Neck
07-03-2013, 02:15 PM
Saying that it's disrespectful to say that someone could be the GOAT by the time his career is over is just silly. He's already had one of the greatest seasons by a lineman ever. If he can keep it up, he'll be the GOAT.

How is that disrespectful? I just don't see it.

Brett
07-03-2013, 02:24 PM
Let them try to stop JJ. The more they slide protection to stopping a 5-tech, the more Trevardo, Antonio, Brooks, Brian, and Whitney can get free from elsewhere on the front.

ChampionTexan
07-03-2013, 02:32 PM
Then there is this:
"Watt has played two seasons. Two. Watt could become a lot of things. He might one day pilot a starship, too."
"This is about history. This is about respecting it."

Link: http://bleacherreport.com/tb/daKtJ?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=houston-texans

JJ has done nothing to indicate he has any interest in piloting a starship. On the other hand, he just had arguably the best season and NFL Defensive Lineman has ever had. I'm pretty certain JJ respects history, but I'm 100% positive he has made history.

silvrhand
07-03-2013, 03:40 PM
J.J. Watt’s breakout 2012 season is regarded by Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips as the best year by a defensive lineman in NFL history. That’s fitting considering one of Watt’s teammates believes the 24-year-old could become the greatest defensive player to ever play the game.

In an podcast interview with ESPN.com’s John Clayton, Brian Cushing, a stellar defensive player himself, said he thinks the sky is the limit for Watt.

“The things that he’s going to be able to accomplish are unbelievable,” Cushing said. “When you talk about the potential that he has of really being the greatest defensive player ever, he could be. I know that’s very premature but he’s that kind of player.

“I think if he just keeps doing what he’s doing and obviously stays healthy, he’s on that track.”

Watt, who revealed in April that he wasn’t completely healthy in 2012, put up eye-popping stats on his way to winning the Defensive Player of the Year award: league-best 20.5 sacks, 81 tackles (42 for a loss), 16 passes deflected and four forced fumbles.

“He’s incredible. There’s no other word for him,” Cushing said. “He’s one of those guys that he’s truly the best at what he does. Just the combination of speed, the power, how he plays, his endurance, his smarts … the scary part is it’s his second year. He hasn’t even hit his peak yet.”
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/07/cushing-watt-could-become-best-defensive-player-ever/?cmpid=sportshcat
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Normally reserved and prudent with his remarks to the point of being reticent, looks like Cushing is flapping his gums and making comments about JJ Watt that will just tend to put his teammate under even more pressure this upcoming season than the reigning defensive player of the year would expect to face. These are the types of comments by a players teammate that will just fire-up even more every player on every offensive line who will play across from Watt this season.

I don't even know where to begin with this post.. wtf?

Heath Shuler
07-03-2013, 03:47 PM
J.J. Watt’s breakout 2012 season is regarded by Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips as the best year by a defensive lineman in NFL history. That’s fitting considering one of Watt’s teammates believes the 24-year-old could become the greatest defensive player to ever play the game.

In an podcast interview with ESPN.com’s John Clayton, Brian Cushing, a stellar defensive player himself, said he thinks the sky is the limit for Watt.

“The things that he’s going to be able to accomplish are unbelievable,” Cushing said. “When you talk about the potential that he has of really being the greatest defensive player ever, he could be. I know that’s very premature but he’s that kind of player.

“I think if he just keeps doing what he’s doing and obviously stays healthy, he’s on that track.”

Watt, who revealed in April that he wasn’t completely healthy in 2012, put up eye-popping stats on his way to winning the Defensive Player of the Year award: league-best 20.5 sacks, 81 tackles (42 for a loss), 16 passes deflected and four forced fumbles.

“He’s incredible. There’s no other word for him,” Cushing said. “He’s one of those guys that he’s truly the best at what he does. Just the combination of speed, the power, how he plays, his endurance, his smarts … the scary part is it’s his second year. He hasn’t even hit his peak yet.”
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/07/cushing-watt-could-become-best-defensive-player-ever/?cmpid=sportshcat
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Normally reserved and prudent with his remarks to the point of being reticent, looks like Cushing is flapping his gums and making comments about JJ Watt that will just tend to put his teammate under even more pressure this upcoming season than the reigning defensive player of the year would expect to face. These are the types of comments by a players teammate that will just fire-up even more every player on every offensive line who will play across from Watt this season.

ooh someone is flapping their gums for sure

Thorn
07-03-2013, 04:00 PM
More shenanigans from our press. LOL

Is it just me, or is this particular off season really dragging?

The Pencil Neck
07-03-2013, 04:09 PM
More shenanigans from our press. LOL

Is it just me, or is this particular off season really dragging?

It feels like it took me a week just to read that last sentence.

:spin:

HOU-TEX
07-03-2013, 04:18 PM
More shenanigans from our press. LOL

Is it just me, or is this particular off season really dragging?

It feels like it took me a week just to read that last sentence.

:spin:

Right! And I keep making things worse by re-watching last season's games. Started watching the playoff game with the Pats last night. I got pissed and went to bed. There were so many missed opportunities in the 1st half it made me sick. The dropped pass by Casey. Schaub's poorly thrown ball to a wide open AJ in the endzone....ugh!

The Pencil Neck
07-03-2013, 04:25 PM
Right! And I keep making things worse by re-watching last season's games. Started watching the playoff game with the Pats last night. I got pissed and went to bed. There were so many missed opportunities in the 1st half it made me sick. The dropped pass by Casey. Schaub's poorly thrown ball to a wide open AJ in the endzone....ugh!

Right now, I'm only watching the good games. And mostly, just the Short Cuts version.

Texn4life
07-03-2013, 05:13 PM
When does training camp start again? Seems like this has been the longest offseason ever.

RTP2110
07-03-2013, 08:37 PM
Didn't Wade pretty much say the same exact thing last season?

drs23
07-03-2013, 09:16 PM
Wow most Texans fans are pumped about cush comments.

I don't believe it will be a surprise to opposing offenses that JJ is a mf beast and hes coming for your lunch money if you aren't on your A game. Cush didn't suddenly make everyone aware that's for sure.

OR, even if you are, perhaps.

HOU-TEX
07-05-2013, 09:14 AM
Right now, I'm only watching the good games. And mostly, just the Short Cuts version.

I had to have my AT&T receiver replaced shortly after mid-season, so the good games are kinda slim pickings. Or, I've watched them enough to where I know exactly what's going to happen

HJam72
07-05-2013, 09:39 AM
I don't see a single thing wrong with what Cushing said praising Watt.

I just read a short article that I happened by where the writer was bashing Cushing for not respecting all-time greats, stating that Watt has only played for 2 years. The key though is that Cushing said "COULD." Watt COULD become the greatest ever. Anybody who saw what Watt did last year and recognizes that word "COULD" will either agree with Cushing or is biased against Watt himself, Houston, the Texans, white athletes, or anybody who has played in the last 20 years.

After the season Watt had last year as a sophomore, his teammates owe him nothing less than to talk about him in that light. If Joe-Blow from another team isn't quite as impressed, who cares?....but this is his teammate, and he earned it.

PS-Watt can return the favor when Cushing & Reed help make this the best D the NFL has seen in 10 years.

ObsiWan
07-05-2013, 10:09 AM
Right! And I keep making things worse by re-watching last season's games. Started watching the playoff game with the Pats last night. I got pissed and went to bed. There were so many missed opportunities in the 1st half it made me sick. The dropped pass by Casey. Schaub's poorly thrown ball to a wide open AJ in the endzone....ugh!

Right now, I'm only watching the good games. And mostly, just the Short Cuts version.

Did you guys DVR (I almost said "tape") all the games or is there a site where they can be found?

I need a fix myself...
:pissed:

2012Champs
07-05-2013, 10:36 AM
Oh I dunno, how 'bout something along these lines: "JJ is already one of the best defensive players in the NFL after only 2 seasons, and he's totally invaluable to our defense, really to the whole team". Isn't that pretty solid praise, but instead Cushing goes on to say we might be looking at a guy who will become the best ever to play defense. Talk about bulletin board material a team can put up for all of its guards and centers to read and get fired up about when they go up against JJ. He's already on everybodys radar for 2013, why give the opposing offensive linemen even more incentive to take him out of the game or atleast minimize his production.



You are off your rocker dude. Nothing Cushing said would put JJ any higher on anyone's radar.

HOU-TEX
07-05-2013, 11:33 AM
Did you guys DVR (I almost said "tape") all the games or is there a site where they can be found?

I need a fix myself...
:pissed:

I DVR every preseason and regular game

HJam72
07-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Oh I dunno, how 'bout something along these lines: "JJ is already one of the best defensive players in the NFL after only 2 seasons, and he's totally invaluable to our defense, really to the whole team". Isn't that pretty solid praise, but instead Cushing goes on to say we might be looking at a guy who will become the best ever to play defense. Talk about bulletin board material a team can put up for all of its guards and centers to read and get fired up about when they go up against JJ. He's already on everybodys radar for 2013, why give the opposing offensive linemen even more incentive to take him out of the game or atleast minimize his production.

There. :)

The Pencil Neck
07-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Did you guys DVR (I almost said "tape") all the games or is there a site where they can be found?

I need a fix myself...
:pissed:

I DVR all the games, but if you go to NFL.com, you can get NFL Rewind and watch EVERYTHING from the past several years (depending on how much you want to pay and how much you want to see.)

I guess my NFL Rewind ran out because I just tried to pull up a game from 2012 and another from 2009 and got a fail. I guess I'll have to re-up.

False Start
07-05-2013, 07:39 PM
So... what about the Astros? :)