J.J. Watts breakout 2012 season is regarded by Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips as the best year by a defensive lineman in NFL history. Thats fitting considering one of Watts teammates believes the 24-year-old could become the greatest defensive player to ever play the game. In an podcast interview with ESPN.coms John Clayton, Brian Cushing, a stellar defensive player himself, said he thinks the sky is the limit for Watt. The things that hes going to be able to accomplish are unbelievable, Cushing said. When you talk about the potential that he has of really being the greatest defensive player ever, he could be. I know thats very premature but hes that kind of player. I think if he just keeps doing what hes doing and obviously stays healthy, hes on that track. Watt, who revealed in April that he wasnt completely healthy in 2012, put up eye-popping stats on his way to winning the Defensive Player of the Year award: league-best 20.5 sacks, 81 tackles (42 for a loss), 16 passes deflected and four forced fumbles. Hes incredible. Theres no other word for him, Cushing said. Hes one of those guys that hes truly the best at what he does. Just the combination of speed, the power, how he plays, his endurance, his smarts the scary part is its his second year. He hasnt even hit his peak yet. http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexan...-best-defensive-player-ever/?cmpid=sportshcat ********* Normally reserved and prudent with his remarks to the point of being reticent, looks like Cushing is flapping his gums and making comments about JJ Watt that will just tend to put his teammate under even more pressure this upcoming season than the reigning defensive player of the year would expect to face. These are the types of comments by a players teammate that will just fire-up even more every player on every offensive line who will play across from Watt this season.