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Old 08-23-2013   #1
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Default Good Article on Watt.

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HOUSTON -- JJ Watt has a pretty good idea what time he will go to sleep tonight, and next Monday, and could probably recite the times he will eat and what foods he will put in his body for at least the next few days or so.

His existence -- singularly focused on being the best football player he can possibly be, if not one of the greats of all-time -- is stunningly calculated, particularly for a 24-year-old kid.

Potential distractions are cast aside or never entertained; girlfriends, a social life, swank parties do not exist in his world where literally every hour, or half hour, is carefully scripted to maximize the Houston Texans defensive end's opportunity to fulfill his dream.

This pursuit has served him incredibly -- historically -- well in two explosive seasons, despite the challenges he faces as a 3-4 defensive end, and if Watt were to shatter the single-season sack record or knock down even more passes than he did a year ago, at this point no one who knows him would be surprised.

"Every single part of my life is calculated," Watt said, looking refreshed even as the monotony of training camp transitions into the regular season routine. "Everything. I'm sure part of it is unhealthy, because my personal relationships suffer, I don't have much of a social life. I literally dedicate my life to this game, and you're not going to find me out, you're not going to find me at the bar, you're not going to find me outside my house very often, because if I'm not at the stadium I'm recovering, I'm eating, I'm doing some recovery for my legs, I'm getting my body ready.

"I know that I have probably an eight- to 10-year window in this league, and if I want to be what I say I want to be, then I have to commit myself 100 percent. That's why I don't have a girlfriend, because I give my life to this game and I want to be the best in this game, and I know it takes an unbelievable commitment. And so I've sacrificed that stuff. I know I've probably missed out on some great parties and some fun at the bars, but to me getting sacks on Sunday and the opportunity to be an All Pro and the opportunity to get Defensive Player of the Year far outweighs any party I could go to."
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Default Re: Good Article on Watt.

Don't know what to say, other than AWESOME!! SO proud he's a TEXAN!!
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Default Re: Good Article on Watt.

He is special, and if he continues this route with his ability in the NFL, and more importantly his personal manners and how he conducts himself this city will raise a statue of him as he enters the hall of fame.

It's been a long time since I've been impressed with a players off the field mannerism as well as his ability on the field. I am glad to have players like this reignite my faith in people.
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He is special, and if he continues this route with his ability in the NFL, and more importantly his personal manners and how he conducts himself this city will raise a statue of him as he enters the hall of fame.

It's been a long time since I've been impressed with a players off the field mannerism as well as his ability on the field. I am glad to have players like this reignite my faith in people.
What if Schaub loses another piece of the earlobe in the process of getting the Super Bowl MVP?!?

As scary as it may sound, it can happen, you know.
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Default Re: Good Article on Watt.

Man, that leaves me almost speechless. What a guy! And still there @ #11. Think there are some GMs kicking themselves in the backside? I was all aboard with the pick. I know some weren't. My guess is, at this point, they'd never admit it and have warmed up to it.

What's a good guess at what it'll take to keep JJ in a Texans uni? 150m/+?

Time to take out a loan Bob! This super human isn't going anywhere. Might not have a team around him, but JJ will certainly be a Texan until he decides to hang 'em up.

I hope #80 is our first HOF'er though with the difficulty of the WR logjam, I'm not as sure as some folks appear to be. I think I can say with absolute certainty that Wade was correct in his statement last year that JJ is definitely a bust.

IN CANTON! No doubt in my mind.

Thanks, Doc for posting that. I'd not seen it yet.
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Man, that leaves me almost speechless. What a guy! And still there @ #11. Think there are some GMs kicking themselves in the backside? I was all aboard with the pick. I know some weren't. My guess is, at this point, they'd never admit it and have warmed up to it.
1 CAR Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2 DEN Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
3 BUF Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
4 CIN A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
5 ARI Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
6 ATL Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
7 SF Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
8 TEN Jake Locker, QB, Washington
9 DAL Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10 JAX Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

11 HOU J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

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Default Re: Good Article on Watt.

gone be a lot of hearts break'n wide open in Houston when they find out he's mortal
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gone be a lot of hearts break'n wide open in Houston when they find out he's mortal
If you're gonna call Watt mortal, you better have some evidence.

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1 CAR Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2 DEN Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
3 BUF Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
4 CIN A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
5 ARI Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
6 ATL Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
7 SF Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
8 TEN Jake Locker, QB, Washington
9 DAL Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10 JAX Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

11 HOU J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

Probably want those picks back.
Man, also including Andy Dalton and Ryan Kerrigan who aren't too far behind, that was a solid draft class.
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1 CAR Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2 DEN Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
3 BUF Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
4 CIN A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
5 ARI Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
6 ATL Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
7 SF Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
8 TEN Jake Locker, QB, Washington
9 DAL Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10 JAX Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

11 HOU J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

Probably want those picks back.
Is this just random poking fun at Dallas or saying that Tyron Smith is bad? Because uh
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Default Re: Good Article on Watt.

How does Russel Wilson last until the third round (75th overall), in the 2012 Draft ?
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Houston's best shot at keeping JJ around over the long-term/after his playing days is if he get's involved with a local woman who's family all lives in the Houston family. JJ does like women, right ? Otherwise, he's gonna want to go home and be with his family and enjoy those beautiful Wisconsin Summers & Falls. Maybe he could have a second home in Houston for the winters ?
But I really think it's a bit premature to put JJ in the NFL HOF, notwithstanding his HOF calibre season last year. Besides having a great season or two, he's got to establish some consistency during a career that should span many years.
After his next contract, he's going to have enough money to have multiple summer and winter homes anywhere he wants.
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JJ Watt = Samson.
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After his next contract, he's going to have enough money to have multiple summer and winter homes anywhere he wants.
Just a trip to the ISS cost more than $50M; I don't think he can afford a summer home there.
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Who really cares if he stays in houston or not after his playing days are done anyways. Its not like he will be inviting any of us over for Friday night pocker anyways. He will retire a texan, and enter the HOF as a texan. So regardless of where he goes he will always be a texan.
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He will retire a texan, and enter the HOF as a texan. So regardless of where he goes he will always be a texan.
He WILL always be a Texan, though I've not ever know him to "pocker". Does one pocker, watch another "pocker", hope he's not the next to be "pockered"? Why does one "pocker" exclusively on Friday nights? I'm not sure yet that I wanna play.







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His being from Wisconsin makes me worry about Green Bay & free agency.
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