PDA

View Full Version : The incredible life of J.J. Watt!!!!


aussie_texan
05-23-2012, 08:03 AM
The incredible life of J.J. Watt: NFL's next Howie Long poised to become a Biggio & Bagwell figure in H-Town

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/05-23-12-the-incredible-life-of-jj-watt-nfl-next-howie-long-poised-to-become-a-biggio-bagwell-figure-in-h-town/

this is a great read on our boy JJ WATT!!!!!!!

aussie_texan
05-23-2012, 08:07 AM
mostly about how his embraced the city and how much everyone loves him lol

G27RR
05-23-2012, 08:26 AM
Little more than a year ago, Watt arrived in Houston for the first time — and got greeted by doubts before he could even step outside the terminal. "A guy in the airport saw my Texans shirt and asked me how I thought they were going to do this year," Watt says. "He said he didn't know about that big, white kid from Wisconsin they drafted. He wasn't sure it was a good move."

Airport guy had no idea he actually was talking to that "big, white kid." Watt wasn't about to identify himself either.
Instead he simply shot back, "I hope he plays good."

Oops.

Consider Watt's response when someone asks him (in all, seriousness) at his Art Car Parade grand marshal press conference if being the leading figure in a parade or playing in the NFL is more difficult.

"We have to learn to smile and wave for this," he says. "But running away from 300-pound men is also quite difficult as well.

"I'll say they're about even."

Watt still manages to come across as being earnest when he's deadpan too. It's a good bet that the question asker didn't even catch the joke.

That's awesome.

pirbroke
05-23-2012, 08:28 AM
nice find, I like the airport part.

NastyNate
05-23-2012, 11:38 PM
I was one of the few retards screaming for Nick Fairley. Thank the heavens that we got Watt instead.

IDEXAN
05-24-2012, 08:51 AM
JJ is becoming for Houston what Cushing could have been. Unlike Cushing who always seems preoccupied with himself and a bit too much of a Hot dog, while Watt is much more laid back and disarming and certainly a lesser risk for advertisers/promoters.

drunkcookie
05-24-2012, 09:43 AM
Wade Phillips: "the YoGa of NFL defense."

Lol

Insideop
05-24-2012, 02:07 PM
Wade Phillips: "the YoGa of NFL defense."

Lol

I wonder if he meant Yoda. :thinking:

Ryan
05-24-2012, 02:09 PM
JJ is becoming for Houston what Cushing could have been. Unlike Cushing who always seems preoccupied with himself and a bit too much of a Hot dog, while Watt is much more laid back and disarming and certainly a lesser risk for advertisers/promoters.


Cushing on the field and off the field are two completely different things. That dude is a 100% team player and is actually a pretty mild mannered guy off the field.

TimeKiller
05-24-2012, 04:22 PM
JJ is becoming for Houston what Cushing could have been. Unlike Cushing who always seems preoccupied with himself and a bit too much of a Hot dog, while Watt is much more laid back and disarming and certainly a lesser risk for advertisers/promoters.

You mean like in interviews? I don't understand this statement.

Kthx
05-24-2012, 05:03 PM
Cushing is really laid back in real life, seriously hes just like a regular guy.

b0ng
05-24-2012, 05:24 PM
JJ is becoming for Houston what Cushing could have been. Unlike Cushing who always seems preoccupied with himself and a bit too much of a Hot dog, while Watt is much more laid back and disarming and certainly a lesser risk for advertisers/promoters.

Yeah that Brian Cushing guy sure isn't loved in Houston for his fierce play.








it's cause his arms look totally sweet on the big screen

IDEXAN
05-27-2012, 08:43 AM
You mean like in interviews? I don't understand this statement.
While I don't deny Cushings importance and value to the team on the field, I don't think he's nearly as good of a goodwill ambassador as Watt can be. It's not just his history/issues with PEDs, to me Cushing comes off as both ill at ease some times but then at other times as a bit of a USC hot dog. Watt on the other hand seems totally comfortable, "in his own skin" as they say with his role of being out front and up front as a face of the Texans. And I think Watt really likes being in Houston but I have always had doubts about Cushing positive sentiments about getting drafted by an "expansion team".

The Medic01
05-27-2012, 11:39 AM
While I don't deny Cushings importance and value to the team on the field, I don't think he's nearly as good of a goodwill ambassador as Watt can be. It's not just his history/issues with PEDs, to me Cushing comes off as both ill at ease some times but then at other times as a bit of a USC hot dog. Watt on the other hand seems totally comfortable, "in his own skin" as they say with his role of being out front and up front as a face of the Texans. And I think Watt really likes being in Houston but I have always had doubts about Cushing positive sentiments about getting drafted by an "expansion team".

I have never seen any sign of him not liking getting drafted by us. That is pure speculation. And he may be a bit insane and a hot dog but so is Ray Lewis he is the Heart and soul of our defense and nothing else matters.

Wolf
05-27-2012, 12:00 PM
nothing wrong with a little maverick and iceman on the field
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0hi51RUwO1r8zqg2.jpg

DX-TEX
05-27-2012, 12:04 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/27/lions-nick-fairley-arrested-for-dui-eluding-police/

Fairley got arrested AGAIN for DUI and evading police.

To think I was upset when we passed him for JJ Watt.

IDEXAN
05-27-2012, 12:32 PM
I have never seen any sign of him not liking
Apparently you didn't see him the night of the Draft when he got the phone call from the Texans when he was in the "green room" ? Very negative body language, I just don't think Brian was happy with that call.

GuerillaBlack
05-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Apparently you didn't see him the night of the Draft when he got the phone call from the Texans when he was in the "green room" ? Very negative body language, I just don't think Brian was happy with that call.

Idk, I think you're trying to read something that isn't there.

76Texan
05-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Apparently you didn't see him the night of the Draft when he got the phone call from the Texans when he was in the "green room" ? Very negative body language, I just don't think Brian was happy with that call.

Idk, I think you're trying to read something that isn't there.

Idk, there might be something there, but it wasn't disappointment, I don't think.
He did have this line on his website.

"There were a couple of teams that I was positive were going to pick me but it didnít happen."

http://www.briancushing56.com/blog.html

Maybe he was hoping that the Jets or the Skins had taken him earlier so he can play closer to home ?!?

IDEXAN
05-27-2012, 03:39 PM
Idk, I think you're trying to read something that isn't there.
I can't think of a single top/first-round pick by the Texans where the drafted player wasn't visibly and/or audibly excited and very positive about being chosen by the Texans. To a man they were thrilled and in a very demonstrative manner, except for Cushing who's response as seen in the most positive interpretation was at the very least ambivalent and some might say negative.

Carr Bombed
05-27-2012, 11:39 PM
I can't think of a single top/first-round pick by the Texans where the drafted player wasn't visibly and/or audibly excited and very positive about being chosen by the Texans. To a man they were thrilled and in a very demonstrative manner, except for Cushing who's response as seen in the most positive interpretation was at the very least ambivalent and some might say negative.

So??

If you're constantly told that a certain team is going to draft you, you get your hopes set on that team, and it doesn't happen who cares if he could've been upset (which we don't even know if that is the truth or not). These players have emotions too.

It's no different than what happened with Watt.. a lot of fans were upset with the pick and who was coming to the team, but it worked out. Well if Cushing was upset with where he was going (if that was the case), but it also worked out... what's really the difference? We're allowed to have opinions and feelings about who's coming here, but they can't have opinions or feelings about where they're going?

The only thing that matters is Cushing has come here and thrived and now loves the city, loves his teammates, and loves playing here.. it all worked out in the end. The same way that Houston fans now love the draft selection of J.J. Watt, watched him thrive, and love how he represents their team and city. That also worked out in the end.. so why go back and worry about how someone might of felt in a green room 3 years ago?

Warren Sapp has openly said he was not thrilled to be drafted by the Bucs..

I'm sure if you gave Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson truth serum they weren't openly excited about joining the Cardinals and Lions either..

Houston didn't exactly have a track record of success when Cushing came here... in fact they're still working on developing one and Cushing is one of the guys who is leading the way.

ObsiWan
05-28-2012, 10:05 PM
Who cares what he thought draft day? Cush has given his all since he's worn the Texans uni and that's what really matters.

chenjy9
06-01-2012, 03:22 PM
Can you blame Cushings for being ambivalent on Draft day about Texans? Until last year, we were considered a mediocre team at best. Our D was a joke and we never had a season where we dominated. All that matters to me is that he has been nothing but hard working since we got him.

ArTex
06-02-2012, 04:10 AM
Exciting season ride more than "incredible life".

Watt's an engaging fellow having a good time of it, soaking it all up. Its COOL stuff, but not "blown away" by anything the article mentioned. I'd stop short of saying its future Bagwell and Biggio fixture material. Though embracing the city with open arms and "getting hugged back" is a good path to start.

I can't think of a single top/first-round pick by the Texans where the drafted player wasn't visibly and/or audibly excited and very positive about being chosen by the Texans. To a man they were thrilled and in a very demonstrative manner, except for Cushing who's response as seen in the most positive interpretation was at the very least ambivalent and some might say negative.

Nothing much to say there more than SO WHAT (or So Watt, if you gotta be cute about it)

Who cares what he did on an isolated event, when everything past that the next 1,000 days shows its the opposite. He's bought in and he's loving it now, so move on.

If you're gonna celebrate your 5 year anniversary with your wife, it doesnt matter if at first she gave you a cold shoulder when you first met.