Grantland--The Trenchie Awards: ...the Play of the Year from J.J. Watt

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  1. Playoffs

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    Grantland
    THE BIG FELLAS
    The Trenchie Awards: Some Vintage John Abraham and the Play of the Year from J.J. Watt
    By Robert Mays on December 7, 2012

    read the complete article here: http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-t...braham-and-the-play-of-the-year-from-j-j-watt
     
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    Meh, he's containable.

    Even Leroy Harris said so.:cutthroat:
     
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    Beast, thy name is JJ Watt.
     
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    I can't tell from the gif, but did he knock the ball loose, or did he scare the **** out of CJ causing him to drop it?
     
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    "Thou surely jests when projecting a launched pigskin above thine head?!?" replied Sir Watt in a quarrelsome tone to the thrice swatted Quarterback.
     
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    As CJ reverses he turns his back to JJ who, as he goes to make the tackle, hits the ball with his right hand forcing the fumble. Moments before CJ would have gotten into the fettle position cause he knew who was coming.
     
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    CJ didn't drop it. Watt got it with an upper-cut-like stab. The ball pops out & lands about 5 yards from them, to the inside. Antonio picks the ball up & unleashes the 4.5 (not the 4.2 that day) making Chris Johnson like cuts towards the endzone.

    However, the ref standing right there didn't see the ball pop out, thought CJ still had it & blew the play dead, thus nullifying the Ninja endzone dance.
     
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    The ball was traveling so fast after Watt hit it that the ref couldn't see it...


    Posted using Tapatalk from my phone. May contain errors.
     


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    http://youtu.be/CMoPTm1KeXE?t=7m13s

    I'm not seeing JJ making contact with the ball. I think he hit CJ so hard that the ball just popped out of his hand, which would explain why the ball goes forward downfield, rather than backwards. His right arm wraps up like a normal tackle and may have made contact with CJ's arm that's carrying the ball, but in any case I think the force of the hit on the body is what caused the fumble.
     
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    Notice how none of the media talking heads were going orgasmic about how the Texans were robbed of a TD on that play.

    LOL. I laughed so hard when we got robbed of the TD! I was like, "Yup, there's the make-up call from Forsett's TD that wasn't a TD but WAS a TD!"

    None of those people were on the ground when the ball was picked up off the ground, so how did a ref blow the whistle? Out of fear that CJ was about to be killed? To spare us the bloody imagery of Watt consuming CJ in a single bite?
     
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    fify

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  12. 76Texan

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    Something like that.

    Got to give some credit to Mitchell as well though.
    He made CJ ducked and turned to get away from his grab, giving Watt just the right angle for the kill.
     
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    That's another play where Mitchell's quickness impresses me. If only he didn't try to decapitate CJ2ypc, he could have had that tackle.
     
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    He went in high; maybe it's something they want to do with several guys around the ball.

    Stand the ball carrier up so another guy can create a turnover???
    (Obviously, he didn't stand CJ up in this instance, but ya' know what I'm talking about.)

    Or am I reading too much into it?!? :scarygirl::lol:
     
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    I don't know. Just saying I'm impressed by Mitchell's speed.
     

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