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DocBar
05-29-2012, 03:47 PM
LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/29/j-j-watt-aims-to-be-dominant-go-to-super-bowl/)

With defensive tackle Nick Fairley finding himself in multiple jackpots this offseason, Texans fans are happier than ever that their favorite team picked defensive end J.J. Watt instead.

If Watt has his way, they’ll be even happier.

“Last year I wanted to be a contributor and just help us win games and now I want to be dominant and establish myself as a top-tier defensive end,” Watt said Tuesday, via comments distributed by the team.

So what are his overall goals? “Super Bowl,” Watt said. “That’s it.”

Watt showed flashes of dominance as a rookie. After generating 5.5 sacks during the regular season, Watt produced 3.5 in two postseason games, along with an interception he returned 29 yards for a touchdown against the Bengals in the wild-card round.

“I did some good things at the end of the year but I want to put a whole year together,” Watt said. “I started off a little rusty last year, so this year I want to come out from the gate and show everybody what I’m about and show everybody what this defense is about.”

Watt and his teammates showed plenty in 2011. If Watt becomes what he hopes to become in 2012, Watt very well may reach his objective.

GP
05-29-2012, 04:14 PM
The interception of Dalton in the wild card game was...amazing.

Will never forget it. It was unreal.

He threw the ball, Watt jumps, and all of a sudden he's racing to the end zone. I had sort of zoned out and wasn't really watching the play when it happened. I just sat there...stunned.

drs23
05-29-2012, 04:27 PM
I go watch it on YouTube every so often just for a "pick me upper":D

Wolf6151
05-29-2012, 04:50 PM
I'm excited to see Watt in beast mode all year. With Smith on the other side playing his ass off in a contract year, our secondary having a full off season and TC in our new system, the addition of Mercilus to give our outstanding LB a quality rotation to keep everyone fresh, and Cushing being Cushing we should be just fine on the defensive side of the ball.

MightyTExan
05-29-2012, 05:02 PM
I go watch it on YouTube every so often just for a "pick me upper":D

http://px9.funformobile.com/d/169/61/1fjdcjav7c/jjwatspic.gif

:shades:

Nawzer
05-29-2012, 05:04 PM
J.J. Watt was unstoppable towards the end of the season. He should be even better this year.

Imatexanfan
05-29-2012, 05:55 PM
Man sumthin bout those Badger lineman, offense or defense, they just know how to dominate...

GuerillaBlack
05-29-2012, 06:22 PM
http://px9.funformobile.com/d/169/61/1fjdcjav7c/jjwatspic.gif

:shades:

Nice, but it's too bad that gifs don't have sound. That crowd was amazing.

False Start
05-29-2012, 06:47 PM
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/jjsb.jpg

I just think this guy is going to go down as an all time Texans legend. I love his swag, and his approach to the game.

TEXANRED
05-29-2012, 06:49 PM
http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad236/TEXANRED/tumblr_m0nlhffCxu1rrw3aoo1_250.gif

SheTexan
05-29-2012, 06:49 PM
http://px9.funformobile.com/d/169/61/1fjdcjav7c/jjwatspic.gif

:shades:

Wow! Still gives me chilly bumps! I just about had heart failure when he did that!! AWESOME moment in TEXAN football!! LOVE me some JJW!!!

DocBar
05-29-2012, 08:04 PM
Looking at the team that's been assembled, it's hard to gripe too much about the "squeaky clean player" approach McNair has. We have some real beasts on both side of the ball, but none of the distractions that a team like the Lions, Steelers, sAints, Raiders have.

JJ seems to embody all of the qualities the Texans have strived for since day one. I see him as more of a replacement for Ryans' leadership than Cushing. JJ reminds me of AJ. He walks the walk but doesn't have to be over the top about it. Cushing is far more demonstrative and over the top. I love that about Cushing and it gets people fired up, but players have to know when to reel it in. Players like AJ and JJ can reel others in with their on/off field persona's and let others know what is expected of a Texan.

I think we have our Bagwell and Biggio after 10 years.

TexanSam
05-29-2012, 08:34 PM
I go watch it on YouTube every so often just for a "pick me upper":D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPMPr7bAMFw
Is there audio of Vandermeer making the call? Not sure if I've ever seen the NBC video of the interception. Whoever the announcers were make it seem like it's not a real big deal.

Allstar
05-29-2012, 09:28 PM
If Watt can consistently play like he did from the Indy game through the rest of the way, he can become the best defensive player in the league.

dream_team
05-29-2012, 11:57 PM
I also recall two B.S. calls against him where he got a sack, but it was called back due to a low hit on the QB. One against Pitt, another against Indy.

So in my mind, he had 7.5 sacks in the regular season. Did I miss any more?

NitroGSXR
05-30-2012, 12:02 AM
The interception of Dalton in the wild card game was...amazing.

Will never forget it. It was unreal.

He threw the ball, Watt jumps, and all of a sudden he's racing to the end zone. I had sort of zoned out and wasn't really watching the play when it happened. I just sat there...stunned.

That Dalton pass was destined to be a pick six even if Watt had not snatched it out of thin air. McCain (I think?) was waiting for it. It was the perfect playcall is all I have to say.

TejasTom
05-30-2012, 12:25 AM
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Is there audio of Vandermeer making the call?

Inside the game (http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/Inside-the-Game-January-8/fde20efe-2ef0-4169-bd50-70542ef86ee5)

Vandermeer makes the JJ Watt interception call at about 23 seconds in to this video.

TheMatrix31
05-30-2012, 06:00 AM
I love him.

Clamp
05-30-2012, 06:16 AM
Considering the final score, that changed the course of the game. And if I remember correctly, the defense had been struggling some. As someone mentioned they had some calls that went against them and extended a few Bengal drives. This play finally kind of swung the momentum in our favor and turned the tide.

GP
05-30-2012, 10:20 AM
Considering the final score, that changed the course of the game. And if I remember correctly, the defense had been struggling some. As someone mentioned they had some calls that went against them and extended a few Bengal drives. This play finally kind of swung the momentum in our favor and turned the tide.

You are exactly right.

DBCooper
05-30-2012, 10:54 AM
I'm excited to see Watt in beast mode all year. With Smith on the other side playing his ass off in a contract year, our secondary having a full off season and TC in our new system, the addition of Mercilus to give our outstanding LB a quality rotation to keep everyone fresh, and Cushing being Cushing we should be just fine on the defensive side of the ball.

Don't forget about Crick.

If he can stay healthy, he may be the best pickup of the draft.

Monster in the making.

GP
05-30-2012, 11:44 AM
Don't forget about Crick.

If he can stay healthy, he may be the best pickup of the draft.

Monster in the making.

I just wonder about his injuries. He dropped in the draft because of concerns about that.

Hopefully he can stay on the field. He's a great fit for Wade's defense.

The Pencil Neck
05-30-2012, 11:58 AM
I just wonder about his injuries. He dropped in the draft because of concerns about that.

Hopefully he can stay on the field. He's a great fit for Wade's defense.

InjurY. 1 Injury. A torn pec, just like Mario had last year. From what I can tell, he doesn't have a history of injuries.

His sophomore year, he had 75 tackles and 9.5 sacks. His junior year, he had 70 tackles and 9.5 sacks. His senior year, he tore his pec early and because of that, didn't have recent tape so he dropped.

If he comes out after his junior year (when he was a 2nd team all-american), he's drafted a lot higher. He could end up being a steal.

But it's not like he's fragile like Fangupo is.

Rey
05-30-2012, 01:12 PM
InjurY. 1 Injury. A torn pec, just like Mario had last year. From what I can tell, he doesn't have a history of injuries.

His sophomore year, he had 75 tackles and 9.5 sacks. His junior year, he had 70 tackles and 9.5 sacks. His senior year, he tore his pec early and because of that, didn't have recent tape so he dropped.

If he comes out after his junior year (when he was a 2nd team all-american), he's drafted a lot higher. He could end up being a steal.

But it's not like he's fragile like Fangupo is.

I believe Crick also had a knee injury that caused him to miss time.

edit: He missed some time during the off season with a knee injury....

El Tejano
05-30-2012, 01:46 PM
I wasn't suprised by the JJW pick. I was expecting that after seeing him swat balls down all season long. What I didn't expect was for him to directly catch it as if the pass was intended for him, gather his feet after jumping for the ball, and then (the best part) have enough speed to avoid the tackle.

The Pencil Neck
05-30-2012, 02:00 PM
I believe Crick also had a knee injury that caused him to miss time.

edit: He missed some time during the off season with a knee injury....

Ah. I was only looking at his missed games. Still not worried about his injury history, though.

GP
05-30-2012, 03:40 PM
InjurY. 1 Injury. A torn pec, just like Mario had last year. From what I can tell, he doesn't have a history of injuries.

His sophomore year, he had 75 tackles and 9.5 sacks. His junior year, he had 70 tackles and 9.5 sacks. His senior year, he tore his pec early and because of that, didn't have recent tape so he dropped.

If he comes out after his junior year (when he was a 2nd team all-american), he's drafted a lot higher. He could end up being a steal.

But it's not like he's fragile like Fangupo is.

I believe Crick also had a knee injury that caused him to miss time.

edit: He missed some time during the off season with a knee injury....



I went and did some digging, this is what I found:

Houston Texans — Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska (126th pick overall) — Probably a second-round pick had he not lost a great deal of the 2011 season to injury, but Crick was medically cleared at the scouting combine, and he's a perfect movable chess piece for Wade Phillips' defensive fronts. He has the ability to play five-tech end and some outside end in four-man fronts, and given Phillips' recent preference for putting lighter guys inside as nose tackles in his one-gap concepts, I could see Crick getting some time there as well. Perfect marriage of player and scheme.

Link to above excerpt. (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/jared-crick-nick-toon-kirk-cousins-among-best-184710512.html)

04/30/12 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 4/126 - Jared Crick, DE, 6-4, 279, Nebraska...A steal in the fourth round after missing his last seven games with a torn pectoral muscle. He'll play end in the three-man front, then move inside and become part of the rotation in passing situations. - The Sports Xchange

04/26/12 - ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 42. Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska: A sprained knee and torn pectoral muscle limited Crick to just five games in 2011 but the 6-4, 279 pounder entered the season with first round grades from some scouts after having proven during an All-American campaign a year earlier (70 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks) that he wasn't just riding Ndamukong Suh's coat-tails. Crick isn't the fearful pass rusher than his statistics would indicate but does have the size, strength and tenacity that teams operating out of the 3-4 scheme are looking for at the five-technique defensive end position. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/19/12 - 04/18 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska...While Ndamukong Suh was tearing up the Big 12 a few years back, a sophomore defensive tackle right next to him was making his own name for himself. However Jared Crick hasn't had the same type of impact since Suh left Lincoln and there are strong concerns about where he will play at the next level. After missing the second half of the 2011 season with a torn pectoral muscle, Crick looked very average in his pre-draft workouts, especially with the 40-yard dash (4.95) and bench press (26). And at 6-4, 280 pounds with shorter arms (32"), he has a tweener skill-set creates concern about where he will "fit" at the next level. Crick stays balanced and fights with a relentless attitude, but plays too high and isn't a natural bender, losing the leverage battle. Once thought to be a candidate to sneak into the first round, Crick's draft stock is currently moving in the other direction. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/19/12 - Unlike a year ago, when the talent pool seemed chock-full of five-technique defensive end possibilities for 3-4 fronts, there aren't a lot of candidates for the 2012 draft. One guy who is getting attention, and who might have worked himself up to the third round, in part because of the thin crop at the position is Jared Crick of Nebraska. The former Cornhuskers' standout has some injury concerns, and at 279 pounds at the combine, isn't nearly as bulky as some teams would prefer as a 3-4 end. But Crick, who ran under five seconds in Indy, is deceptively strong, can hold the point, and really uses his hands well to get rid of blockers. At 6-feet-4 1/4, he might not be able to hold a lot more weight, and a lot of teams project him more as a 4-3 guy who can move inside on third down, but he has some natural 3-4 skills, and is getting play as such. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

03/21/12 - 03/20/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska: Entering the 2011 season, Crick was thought to be a first-round caliber player, but a torn pectoral muscle in October put those projections in doubt. He missed the remainder of his final season in Lincoln and was unable to participate in the Senior Bowl. But Crick looked healthy at the Combine with decent times in the 40-yard dash (4.95), vertical (31.0"), broad jump (8'8), short shuttle (4.40) and 3-cone drill (7.47). He also lifted 26 reps of 225-pounds on the bench press at Nebraska's pro day last week, putting to rest any concerns about his pectoral muscle. Crick might not return to his round one standing he had entering the year, but he has worked his way back from his season-ending injury to show NFL scouts he's at near-full health. He isn't expected to escape the second round because of his natural size and foot quickness. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

Link to above excerpt. (http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=69477&draftyear=2012&genpos=DE)

Sprained knee and torn pec in 2011. Could not participate in Senior Bowl. Cleared for combine and did well.

Nick Toon had a 4th round grade, like Crick did. Toon had battled a nagging foot injury that affected his draft ranking.

I think it's fair to say that Crick AND Toon are two players who had solid careers in college but have the injury question upon them. Arian Foster had a injury that had affected his own Pro Day (or Combine, can't remember which) so I think Crick will be just fine. Hopefully.

The Pencil Neck
05-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Arian Foster had a injury that had affected his own Pro Day (or Combine, can't remember which)

Both.

Brisco_County
05-30-2012, 07:08 PM
The interception of Dalton in the wild card game was...amazing.

Will never forget it. It was unreal.

He threw the ball, Watt jumps, and all of a sudden he's racing to the end zone. I had sort of zoned out and wasn't really watching the play when it happened. I just sat there...stunned.

I sat twelve rows away from it, right at the 30. The most memorable live sports occurrence I've ever witnessed. The two drunk dorks in front of me had just left for halftime refills.

And AJ's TD catch happened at almost the same yard marker in the second half.

Clamp
05-31-2012, 01:37 AM
I sat twelve rows away from it, right at the 30. The most memorable live sports occurrence I've ever witnessed. The two drunk dorks in front of me had just left for halftime refills.

And AJ's TD catch happened at almost the same yard marker in the second half.

I only get to go to one game a year, 2 if I'm lucky. I was at the game where AJ put a beat down on Cortland innagin. 40yd line, club level, 5 beers in, cheering AJ along with the rest of the stadium as he walked off the field and into the tunnel, best game ever.

Playoffs
07-31-2012, 01:55 PM
“He’s going to be a bust — not a first-round bust but a bust in the Hall of Fame,” defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said after practice Monday. “The only players I’ve seen that can do what he can do with his intensity can be found in Canton.”

“He’s powerful, and he’s got a great feel for what it takes to play his position,” Phillips said. “Over the last half of last year, he was fantastic.

“He dominated the line of scrimmage against two playoff teams. I think he’ll continue to go from there because he works so hard at it. He wants to be a great player.”
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“I expect J.J. to become a megastar,” [Antonio]Smith said. “I told him, ‘People are going to be looking for you this year (and), you’re not going to surprise them anymore. They’re going to get up to play because of your reputation.’

“He’s got a tremendous upside. I’ve seen a lot of guys, and I compare him to Howie [Long] in that he has the same quickness to beat (offensive) linemen off the ball. He’s a smart guy who gets it.”
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“He’s stronger than I’ve ever seen him,” [Brooks]Reed said. “He’s abnormally fast for a man that size. He’s also strong at the point of attack. He has great eye-hand coordination.

“I think he can be better than last year. He’s got unlimited ability.”

“He’s a good character guy,” Reed said. “He’s become the spokesperson for the Texans. He is heavily involved in the community.”

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/07/texans-watt-drawing-rave-reviews-in-training-camp/

76Texan
07-31-2012, 02:24 PM
I was a bigger believer in JJ Watt than he, himself when we drafted him.

It was still unbelievable to watch his phenomenal progress.

I thought we're going to get a player that can be as dominant inside as Mario Williams has been on the outside (when he was here - and healthy), but I really didn't expect it so soon.

I just hope the team can stay "relatively" healthy.
This should be a fun season for all, knock on wood.

False Start
07-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Pretty cool video about Watt. (http://youtu.be/GFgRw1cwhD4)

drs23
07-31-2012, 11:15 PM
Pretty cool video about Watt. (http://youtu.be/GFgRw1cwhD4)

Thanks FS!

msr

Corrosion
08-01-2012, 04:49 AM
I think we have our Bagwell and Biggio after 10 years.

Im not looking forward to either of those guy's testing the FA market .... Better get them locked in .... or I fear they will be playing for the next Barfallo Bills team that has a cool hundred million to throw at them.

False Start
08-01-2012, 09:26 AM
Thanks FS!

msr


:tiphat:

ckhouston
08-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Im not looking forward to either of those guy's testing the FA market .... Better get them locked in .... or I fear they will be playing for the next Barfallo Bills team that has a cool hundred million to throw at them.

Smith would be crazy to let them test the market. Hopefully he locks them up.

BullBlitz
08-01-2012, 10:50 AM
Watt is a second year player who had a good rookie year capped by a great initial playoff game. He's not an All-Pro. He should quit with the sensational quotes and the seeking of media attention and focus on having a good follow through year.

ChampionTexan
08-01-2012, 10:58 AM
Watt is a second year player who had a good rookie year capped by a great initial playoff game. He's not an All-Pro. He should quit with the sensational quotes and the seeking of media attention and focus on having a good follow through year.

What "sensational quote" has he made?

drs23
08-01-2012, 11:23 AM
Watt is a second year player who had a good rookie year capped by a great initial playoff game. He's not an All-Pro. He should quit with the sensational quotes and the seeking of media attention and focus on having a good follow through year.

Yeah? Hide-N-Watch.

Don't be too surprised when he is. JJ Watt is an All Pro talent. He will be recognized as such more likely sooner than later.

Ryan
08-01-2012, 11:28 AM
Watt is a second year player who had a good rookie year capped by a great initial playoff game. He's not an All-Pro. He should quit with the sensational quotes and the seeking of media attention and focus on having a good follow through year.


Just a great initial game? He had 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks against the Ravens too. He's only gonna get better from what he was as a rookie which is downright scary. And he might be the hardest worker on the team.

BCRich
08-01-2012, 01:29 PM
I was a bigger believer in JJ Watt than he, himself when we drafted him.
.

I was upset we took a 3-4 DE in the first round. I wasn't a Farley guy, but I wasn't expecting to take a 3-4 DE that early.

JamesBill
08-01-2012, 02:08 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7692604038_6472872846_c.jpg

The Pencil Neck
08-01-2012, 02:55 PM
Watt is a second year player who had a good rookie year capped by a great initial playoff game. He's not an All-Pro. He should quit with the sensational quotes and the seeking of media attention and focus on having a good follow through year.

What has he done to go out of his way to draw attention to himself? I've only heard other people talking him up, I haven't heard him being a ham or an idiot or anything.

JamesBill
08-01-2012, 05:51 PM
When I was watching the Colts game, despite the questionable penalties, he took over the game. It was obvious he wasn't prepared to lose, and for a rookie DE to do that blew my mind.

It was more impressive than Mario in the OT Redskins game. I'm a Mario fan so..........

BCRich
08-01-2012, 06:56 PM
When I was watching the Colts game, despite the questionable penalties, he took over the game. It was obvious he wasn't prepared to lose, and for a rookie DE to do that blew my mind.

It was more impressive than Mario in the OT Redskins game. I'm a Mario fan so..........

A rookie DE in a 3-4...... that's unheard of imo.

GP
08-02-2012, 04:01 PM
The guys on NFL 32 were ragging Wade Phillips statement about JJ Watt destined to become a HOFer.

They said "Flag on the play," and Jason Taylor and that other doof began cat-calling Wade's statements.

I hope JJ and Wade see that video clip, it's on ESPN.go.com today (8-2-2012) on their NFL page. Sort of buried in with the Detroit Lions video clip.

I hope he dominates in 2012. Let's see what those guys have to say when it's over. Their comments were bulletin board stuff all the way. Not disrespectful, but definitely something JJ and Wade could use for motivation.

I'd have it playing on the largest screen I could put it on when JJ and the defense comes out to practice the next time. Make JJ stare at it and watch it. In front of the team. I bet Kubiak wouldn't even let the defense go up against the offense that day of they showed it to JJ and the gang. Out of fear.

The Medic01
08-02-2012, 04:22 PM
The guys on NFL 32 were ragging Wade Phillips statement about JJ Watt destined to become a HOFer.

They said "Flag on the play," and Jason Taylor and that other doof began cat-calling Wade's statements.

I hope JJ and Wade see that video clip, it's on ESPN.go.com today (8-2-2012) on their NFL page. Sort of buried in with the Detroit Lions video clip.

I hope he dominates in 2012. Let's see what those guys have to say when it's over. Their comments were bulletin board stuff all the way. Not disrespectful, but definitely something JJ and Wade could use for motivation.

I'd have it playing on the largest screen I could put it on when JJ and the defense comes out to practice the next time. Make JJ stare at it and watch it. In front of the team. I bet Kubiak wouldn't even let the defense go up against the offense that day of they showed it to JJ and the gang. Out of fear.

Can't find it. Can you give a link to the vid?

Speedy
08-02-2012, 05:08 PM
Watt is a second year player who had a good rookie year capped by a great initial playoff game. He's not an All-Pro. He should quit with the sensational quotes and the seeking of media attention and focus on having a good follow through year.

Wow! Some folks just don't have a clue. It's like they're watching a different sport or something.

And I'll go with Wade Phillips' observations over BullBlitz observations all day every day.

drs23
08-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Wow! Some folks just don't have a clue. It's like they're watching a different sport or something.

And I'll go with Wade Phillips' observations over BullBlitz observations all day every day.

Ditto...

GP
08-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Can't find it. Can you give a link to the vid?

http://espn.go.com/nfl/

The video that says Lions' Troubles...click it and watch it, then wait...the next video that plays will be NFL 32 OT and at the end of it is when Jason Taylor and another doofus openly laugh at and certainly mock Wade Phillips for making such an outrageous claim about JJ Watt so early into Watt's career in the NFL.

I guess that tends to be trend, former NFL players sitting on their newfound media throne looking down at the young'uns who can't quite possibly be as good as they're being hyped.

I mean, Wade sees something in JJ Watt...but no, Wade's a fool in the eyes of a few talking heads. I mean, he certainly saw Bruce Smith and coached him too...he might know something about dominant d-linemen or something.

The Medic01
08-02-2012, 06:44 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/

The video that says Lions' Troubles...click it and watch it, then wait...the next video that plays will be NFL 32 OT and at the end of it is when Jason Taylor and another doofus openly laugh at and certainly mock Wade Phillips for making such an outrageous claim about JJ Watt so early into Watt's career in the NFL.

I guess that tends to be trend, former NFL players sitting on their newfound media throne looking down at the young'uns who can't quite possibly be as good as they're being hyped.

I mean, Wade sees something in JJ Watt...but no, Wade's a fool in the eyes of a few talking heads. I mean, he certainly saw Bruce Smith and coached him too...he might know something about dominant d-linemen or something.

Haha Bruce Smith dominant your not smart I openly mock you for I am Jason Taylor the greatest of all non great players.

TejasTom
08-03-2012, 08:59 PM
Can't find it. Can you give a link to the vid?

NFL 32 OT Episode 179 (http://brsseavideo-ak.espn.go.com/motion/2012/0801/com_120801_NFL32OT_Episode_179/com_120801_NFL32OT_Episode_179.mp4) Jump to 1:40

thunderkyss
12-13-2012, 03:34 PM
LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/29/j-j-watt-aims-to-be-dominant-go-to-super-bowl/)
With defensive tackle Nick Fairley finding himself in multiple jackpots this offseason, Texans fans are happier than ever that their favorite team picked defensive end J.J. Watt instead.

If Watt has his way, they’ll be even happier.

“Last year I wanted to be a contributor and just help us win games and now I want to be dominant and establish myself as a top-tier defensive end,” Watt said Tuesday, via comments distributed by the team.

So what are his overall goals? “Super Bowl,” Watt said. “That’s it.”

Watt showed flashes of dominance as a rookie. After generating 5.5 sacks during the regular season, Watt produced 3.5 in two postseason games, along with an interception he returned 29 yards for a touchdown against the Bengals in the wild-card round.

“I did some good things at the end of the year but I want to put a whole year together,” Watt said. “I started off a little rusty last year, so this year I want to come out from the gate and show everybody what I’m about and show everybody what this defense is about.”

Watt and his teammates showed plenty in 2011. If Watt becomes what he hopes to become in 2012, Watt very well may reach his objective.


Best draft pick ever.