Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
Wow ok, why don't you go study how many plays a game other top end DEs average per game? Come back with some info on why the Texans are over-using him and we'll talk. Start with Ngata, Justin Smith and jared Allen.
None of those guys is 50% of their QB pressures.
If Jj Watt is our defense, he'll be in on 90% or more of the snaps. Just like Reed & Barwin were at the end of last year. It's fine for short spurts, a few weeks here, a few weeks there, but none of them can take it for long.
We'll also be "pushing" Jj to play through minor injuries which can potentially hurt his longevity.
On the great teams, your QB pressure comes from two players & a bunch of role players. Freeny & Mathis, Lewis & Suggs & Ngata, Woodley & Harrison, Justin Smith & Aldon Smith & Patrick Willis, Ware & Ratcliff,
Don't get me wrong, it isn't unheard of that one guy makes up a teams pass rush, it happens. But that guy usually get's hurt often, whether that is Jared Allen, Kyle VandenBosh, or whoever.
Bottom line, we need a beter DL rotation where we get pressure on the QB even when Jj Watt is not in the game.