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GP
01-08-2012, 01:47 AM
JJ Watt is my Big Players make Big Plays in Big Games guy for this game. The way he caught the bullet as it left the barrel of the gun was remarkable and momentum changing, IMO. What is YOUR moment that stood out for you?

Lurvinator11
01-08-2012, 01:58 AM
Andre Johnson for me. When I saw him all alone in the area and the ball coming towards him, I already knew what would happen. It was fitting. That in my opinion, put the game out of reach for the Bungholes. The Foster run is what sealed it!

Marcus
01-08-2012, 02:19 AM
I loved getting to see AJ catch a TD pass, but JJ Watt catching that ball the way he did, changed the game.

The Pencil Neck
01-08-2012, 02:21 AM
It's GOT to be JJ Watt.

I'm not a big believer in momentum, but it sure did feel like the whole game changed after that one play. And then the sack.

kcdoubleeagle
01-08-2012, 02:28 AM
He doesn't get a lot of hype...but name a defensive player you would take over him right now from last years draft...maybe Von Miller? WE got a steal

SheTexan
01-08-2012, 07:57 AM
JJ WATT!! Boy played his heart out, and it paid off!! That JJ play was by far one of the BEST I've ever seen. Wade commented on the news last night that JJ does this in practice all the time. Wade was wondering what took him so long!

I think we were all excited watching AJ make a big play, but, overall, he looked a little rusty. JMO!! He's gettin his groove back though, and he'll be AWESOME against the birds!!

MightyTExan
01-08-2012, 07:59 AM
http://px9.funformobile.com/d/169/61/1fjdcjav7c/jjwatspic.gif

sakebomb
01-08-2012, 08:02 AM
The Watt play was definitely the Versus NFL Turning Point.

TexanBacker93
01-08-2012, 08:06 AM
All 3 were big, but the Watt play changed the momentum and set the tone for the 2nd half. The D was awesome in the final 2 quarters.

GuerillaBlack
01-08-2012, 08:13 AM
JJ WATT!! Boy played his heart out, and it paid off!! That JJ play was by far one of the BEST I've ever seen. Wade commented on the news last night that JJ does this in practice all the time. Wade was wondering what took him so long!

I think we were all excited watching AJ make a big play, but, overall, he looked a little rusty. JMO!! He's gettin his groove back though, and he'll be AWESOME against the birds!!

Arian Foster was saying the same thing during his interview after the game on NFL Network. Also said Watt's play was the game changer and I agree, it was. Didn't see the Texans losing after that.

amazing80
01-08-2012, 08:15 AM
JJ Watt by far, but I will say I was very impressed with Earl mitchell. The guy played great from the nose

EllisUnit
01-08-2012, 08:16 AM
When Marvin Lewis used both his challenges early ;) hmmm i dont know if that counts though

buddyboy
01-08-2012, 08:33 AM
The Watt play was definitely one of the game changing plays, but on offense, I'd say one of the big plays that maybe is under the radar is Owen Daniels' catch between two defenders for a first down (which was challenged and confirmed). That was clutch!

Sigma
01-08-2012, 08:35 AM
JJ Watt is my Big Players make Big Plays in Big Games guy for this game. The way he caught the bullet as it left the barrel of the gun was remarkable and momentum changing, IMO. What is YOUR moment that stood out for you?

I have to choose the same play you choose.... If you let me :D

Watt The F!!!!! :D he was awesome

Lucky
01-08-2012, 08:39 AM
The reason the Texans are advancing is due to multiple players making big plays. Both teams had good game plans. But it was the Texans plays (Watt, Foster, AJ) that stepped up and make explosive plays the opponent can't anticipate. That's how championships are won. Great players overachieving.

Lucky
01-08-2012, 08:41 AM
...I'd say one of the big plays that maybe is under the radar is Owen Daniels' catch between two defenders for a first down (which was challenged and confirmed). That was clutch!
Very clutch. Yates should have never thrown the ball there (Foster was open on the swing), but Daniels bailed him out. And that's basically what the Texans have been saying to Yates. "We've got your back."

bckey
01-08-2012, 09:13 AM
JJ Watt is my Big Players make Big Plays in Big Games guy for this game. The way he caught the bullet as it left the barrel of the gun was remarkable and momentum changing, IMO. What is YOUR moment that stood out for you?


I think that interception by JJ was incredible and definately a momentum changer. It was like a reward for all the crap he took in the Colts game.

EllisUnit
01-08-2012, 09:15 AM
I think that interception by JJ was incredible and definately a momentum changer. It was like a reward for all the crap he took in the Colts game.

u dont mean the one where it was 4th down and we woulda been on their 40 instead of our 30 had he just knocked it down ?

Seņor Stan
01-08-2012, 09:22 AM
I think that interception by JJ was incredible and definately a momentum changer. It was like a reward for all the crap he took in the Colts game.

I can honestly say I have NEVER seen a play like that before. I've seen DLinemen tip it to themselves, bet never have one literally "jump the route". Dude stopped and waited on the throw, then jumped like a power forward and snagged the ball like he had Lester Hayes style Stickum on his hands.

Brisco_County
01-08-2012, 09:33 AM
The last time I saw that happen was when Aaron Schobel did it to Tom Brady a couple of years ago. It's extremely impressive that Watt already has that kind of anticipation as a rookie.

DBCooper
01-08-2012, 10:28 AM
The big plays were great.

But to me it was the play after play intensity of Antonio Smith that set the tone.

MEGA SWATT
01-08-2012, 10:49 AM
JJ W.:kingkong:

Mailman
01-08-2012, 11:18 AM
I had a text exchange with a buddy of mine earlier this week. He was predicting a low-scoring, defensive slugfest in which the Texans would prevail 13-10. I generally agreed, but told him I was surprised that few analysts were considering the sizable homefield advantage. I wrote this just a day before kickoff:

"As awesome as the defense has been, we haven't had a defensive TD all year. They will be feeding off the crowd, and that is one angle few analysts are picking up on. Again...EIGHTEEN YEARS. The crowd noise is going to outdo the Saints."

GOD BLESS YOU JJ WATT!!!!!

Mailman
01-08-2012, 11:19 AM
The big plays were great.

But to me it was the play after play intensity of Antonio Smith that set the tone.

He's a ninja, though, and ninjas need to play smarter. That penalty was dumb.

The Pencil Neck
01-08-2012, 11:32 AM
u dont mean the one where it was 4th down and we woulda been on their 40 instead of our 30 had he just knocked it down ?

No. He was talking about JJ Watt's bogus unnecessary roughness penalties against the Colts.

Playoffs
01-08-2012, 11:35 AM
JJ and Arian split my award this week.

Honorable mention to Brisiel for gutting it out.

Lucky
01-08-2012, 11:45 AM
He's a ninja, though, and ninjas need to play smarter. That penalty was dumb.
I haven't seen a replay of this. Wasn't Antonio just diving into the pile trying to recover the loose ball? If so, that was a bogus penalty. Anyone see a replay on this?

The Pencil Neck
01-08-2012, 11:49 AM
I haven't seen a replay of this. Wasn't Antonio just diving into the pile trying to recover the loose ball? If so, that was a bogus penalty. Anyone see a replay on this?

I never saw what he did. The guy jumping in and going for the ball was Barwin, iirc. I haven't run that play back to see if I can find out what Antonio did.

Mailman
01-08-2012, 11:53 AM
I watched that play again three times shortly after the flag was thrown and, despite the bad camera angle, you can see Antonio spearing either Lee or a Bengal lineman on the ground because he thought there was a scrum for the football. Unfortunately, the refs had clearly blown the whistle and there was no fumble at all. I don't know what he was doing but it wasn't smart football.

Lucky
01-08-2012, 12:03 PM
I watched that play again three times shortly after the flag was thrown and, despite the bad camera angle, you can see Antonio spearing either Lee or a Bengal lineman on the ground because he thought there was a scrum for the football. Unfortunately, the refs had clearly blown the whistle and there was no fumble at all. I don't know what he was doing but it wasn't smart football.
I realize that the Bengal was down by contact. But, there was a loose ball, and the refs generally let contact after the whistle go in instances of loose balls. Without the benefit of replay, I thought the call was weak.

Having said that, Smith has lost his poise at times this year. At Baltimore comes to mind. He does need to keep his composure in this game, because the Ravens will try to exploit that. But, Smith's intensity has been infectious throughout the season and is a big reason the Texans are in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Wolf
01-08-2012, 12:06 PM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/852400/dalton_medium.gif

:lol:

the look of "this game is over"

Hervoyel
01-08-2012, 12:16 PM
With the hands JJ showed yesterday I wonder if our WR2 problem might not be solved.....

What's that boys 40 time? Does he feel up to playing a few snaps on offense every now and then? :)

Maybe he could be our part time Gronkowski?

Wolf
01-08-2012, 12:24 PM
With the hands JJ showed yesterday I wonder if our WR2 problem might not be solved.....

What's that boys 40 time? Does he feel up to playing a few snaps on offense every now and then? :)

Maybe he could be our part time Gronkowski?

keep the "O" coming

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/852412/watt2_medium.gif

Hervoyel
01-08-2012, 12:40 PM
I tell you, I keep watching that interception and I'm about halfway convinced that Watt used the force on that.

JJ Watt: Jedi Knight.

dream_team
01-08-2012, 12:44 PM
The big plays were great.

But to me it was the play after play intensity of Antonio Smith that set the tone.

This!^^^

Watt made the big game changing play, but Smith was unblockable the whole game. His shoulder must be better, he's looked awesome the past two games.

El Tejano
01-08-2012, 04:10 PM
I would have to say, the offense as a whole playing almost mistake free football with few penalties.

DexmanC
01-08-2012, 04:36 PM
http://px9.funformobile.com/d/169/61/1fjdcjav7c/jjwatspic.gif

Looks like a play Haloti Ngata would have made. Yep. The Texans got
ourselves a steal.

The Pencil Neck
01-08-2012, 09:00 PM
This!^^^

Watt made the big game changing play, but Smith was unblockable the whole game. His shoulder must be better, he's looked awesome the past two games.

You know... when we signed Antonio, after his SB run with the Cardinals, the knock on him was that he played so much better in the playoffs than he did during the regular season.

So, I'm wondering if we're seeing the Ninja in his element: in the playoffs, stepping up.

NitroGSXR
01-08-2012, 10:51 PM
I tell you, I keep watching that interception and I'm about halfway convinced that Watt used the force on that.

JJ Watt: Jedi Knight.

Please... leave the Star Wars gimmicks at bay. The last time you dubbed a player, he busted badly.

Amobi-wan was it?

:)

NitroGSXR
01-08-2012, 10:58 PM
I would have to say, the offense as a whole playing almost mistake free football with few penalties.

We made plenty of mistakes starting with Arian's fumble. The Bengals simply did not capitalize. The Ravens defense will not fail there.

Texn4life
01-08-2012, 11:50 PM
Not a big moment, but I'm gonna give credit to Joseph. He shut AJ Green down for the last 2 1/2 qtrs. Money well spent by Rick Smith and McNair. It feels good to have a true lockdown corner.

Hervoyel
01-09-2012, 09:42 AM
Please... leave the Star Wars gimmicks at bay. The last time you dubbed a player, he busted badly.

Amobi-wan was it?

:)

Not much you could do with "Amobi Okoye" so I plead guilty. It was either that or a play on the Nigerian Email Scammer.

In hindsight that probably would have been more accurate.

"Greetings! I am Amobi Okoye and I am currently a legendary NFL defensive lineman looking to deposit 10 million dollars in an account in the United States before the Houston Texans realize I've stolen it...."

But Watts catching that pass? I'm not going to whip up some pictures or anything but that was some wicked-fast stuff there. You gotta admit that it was closer to a Jedi move than anything Amobi ever did.

majestrate
01-09-2012, 10:00 AM
Don't want to leave out Special Teams. Shout-out to them for keeping Cincy from getting anything going on kick and punt returns

Hardcore Texan
01-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Watt and Foster were terrific. That 42 yard touchdown run was awesome, he keeps his balance, tight ropes the sideline while delivering a stiff arm. That was great, huge props to Jacoby for a great block.

Watt's pick 6 change the momentum of the entire game.

Really a total team effort, like I have been saying, some of the best team football I have ever seen.

LikeMike
01-09-2012, 10:28 AM
He doesn't get a lot of hype...but name a defensive player you would take over him right now from last years draft...maybe Von Miller? WE got a steal

I love Watt and wouldn`t trade him for anybody else... but Von Miller, Aldon Smith and Ryan Kerrigan all had great seasons and I still believe Peterson has a bright future. Watt might not be the best player out of this bunch - but with his combination of character, work ethic, motor, passion and skill and position of need, I am very glad we have him.

El Tejano
01-09-2012, 10:30 AM
We made plenty of mistakes starting with Arian's fumble. The Bengals simply did not capitalize. The Ravens defense will not fail there.

Hence the almost mistake free football. We did have few penalties on offense and that resulted in a sound offense.

silvrhand
01-09-2012, 10:38 AM
http://px9.funformobile.com/d/169/61/1fjdcjav7c/jjwatspic.gif

Lol.. this looks like a great commercial for:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BX3VSE7TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

DBCooper
01-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Not much you could do with "Amobi Okoye" so I plead guilty. It was either that or a play on the Nigerian Email Scammer.

In hindsight that probably would have been more accurate.

"Greetings! I am Amobi Okoye and I am currently a legendary NFL defensive lineman looking to deposit 10 million dollars in an account in the United States before the Houston Texans realize I've stolen it...."

But Watts catching that pass? I'm not going to whip up some pictures or anything but that was some wicked-fast stuff there. You gotta admit that it was closer to a Jedi move than anything Amobi ever did.

Lol, Watt was headed to the endzone before Amobi could come out of the 3-point stance!

TheCD
01-09-2012, 02:47 PM
I love Watt and wouldn`t trade him for anybody else... but Von Miller, Aldon Smith and Ryan Kerrigan all had great seasons and I still believe Peterson has a bright future. Watt might not be the best player out of this bunch - but with his combination of character, work ethic, motor, passion and skill and position of need, I am very glad we have him.

Von Miller has been very good, no doubt. But in terms of longevity, I'll take Watt, personally. Great DEs stick around and stay great for 12+ years, and it's looking like Watt will be one of those guys. Just comes down to personal preference. Miller is an electric player, but Watt has the drive and motor that few possess in the NFL, and I'll take that every day.

TimeKiller
01-09-2012, 03:42 PM
I think I'm pretty lucky that I didn't get the cops called on me for all the hollerin' I was doing after that play!!!!! Scared the hell outta my dog!!!

drs23
01-09-2012, 06:17 PM
I think I'm pretty lucky that I didn't get the cops called on me for all the hollerin' I was doing after that play!!!!! Scared the hell outta my dog!!!

Your's too? :lol: