Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by JCTexan, Aug 14, 2013.
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I'm on the fence about this. On one hand I think he could be effective in Goal line packages, but with his elbow injury I don't know if I'd tempt fate.
I don't think the reward would be worth the risk. Stick to killin' QBs JJ!
Honestly, I think this could be very effective inside the 5.
I'm also getting deja-vu, & I don't think this is the first time we've talked about it. Must've been a thread this time last year.
Not interested in having Watt's knees the target of some DBs spear-tackle.
I started to post this yesterday but was concerned I'd get booed out of town for being the messenger. I vote no way! The article indicates Watt joking and so was Kubiak's response
I hear ya, but what if it really IS effective and we need 5 yards to win THE SUPERBOWL?....or to get there...
Honestly, if we need JJ to line up as a TE then we have truly selected our actual TE's poorly.
Putting JJ in as a decoy would probably be effective once or twice only.
I'm not lobbying for Watt to play offense at all. I just saw this and I thought it was worth the discussion.
Chuck Bednarik, on playing both ways:
For anyone who has seen the movie, I always read this quote in Wally's voice from Necessary Roughness LOL.
Seems to me this would be fixing a problem we didn't have. Watt would likely only be used inside the 5.
On all drives where we were inside the 5, they were converted into touchdowns as follows:
NYJ 0/1 (3rd goal from the 5)
CHI 1/2 (failure was 3rd goal from the 5)
CIN 1/2 (3rd and 3 from the 4)
NE 2/2 (one was a 4th down conversion)
Overall 30 trips inside the 5 with 26 touchdowns. I don't know what the overall conversion rate is, but it doesn't seem like a problem.
caveat: Assuming I counted right
Well, assuming those numbers a right, and I don't really doubt it, you've got a very good point.
Get inside the 5, call a 2 FB package, have Greg Jones go in and block, then hand it off to JJ and let him punch it through!!
Obviously, JJ can also catch & block. JJ has quicker, faster (paler) Refrigerator Perry written all over him.
LZ was talking about this subject this morning. I really don't see the need for it, but hey, I can clearly see it working as well. I wouldn't rule it out completely, especially if for some reason we're struggling on the goal line but, I don't see that happening either (knocks on wood).
Honestly, I see this as something to pull out in a playoff game against a very stingy D, not something to showcase every week.
it's not like it would be too unprecedented, watt played a little TE in college and star defenders get some time in goalline situations. haloti ngata is the first to come to mind. i dont think we'll see it, but the biggest thing adding watt to the offense does is create confusion. all of a sudden you have a "hey, he's not supposed to be there" problem on defense and it becomes a distraction ... is he the focus? a decoy? do we have to change cover assignments?
that being said, we have 3 capable tightends already on the roster and two receivers who are effective in the redzone. it would be fun, but completely unnecessary.
Reminds me of Gronk playing ST. Let's just not.
Ugh no thanks, too big a risk to our BEST DEFENDER.
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