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12/17/2012

The last team that blocked the Texans' J.J. Watt was TCU

Andy+Dalton+J+J+Watt+Rose+Bowl+Game+Wisconsin+nXUANAFcLXUlWatching Houston Texans' defensive lineman J.J. Watt embarrass the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday was mesmerizing. If there is a better, or more dominant, defensive player in the game today please do tell.

In 14 games this season Watt has 19.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, 15 passes defended, 17 tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries.

Since he came into the league two years ago the Wisconsin alum has routinely over powered NFL offensive lineman in such a way that would remind you of ... Reggie White? Maybe that's much but Watt is toying with guys right now.

Thinking back to his last game of his college career - vs. TCU in the Rose Bowl two years ago - it struck me Watt never really made a play in that game. According to the final stats, he had three tackles and one pass break up.
He was a part of a defense that held TCU's running game to 3.2 yards per carry and limited their offense to 23:35 in time of possession, but never did Watt make the type of play that is making routine now.

StoryIt hurt Watt that TCU QB Andy Dalton routinely got the ball out of his hands quickly that afternoon, and the Frogs played such a clean game. Watt cried in the press conference after that game. It wasn't like it was his fault; he just got beat by a really good team.

Since that afternoon in Pasadena, Watt has only had two games in his career where he did so little - vs. the Falcons and the Titans late last season where he combined for 1 tackle. Other than that, he has been dominant and should win the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

George Andrew of Fort Worth

JJ has a motor. Manning is having a great year, as is Adrian Peterson, but you have to consider him MVP. His motor is too much and the Texans wouldn't have the outstanding defense they have without him.

Watt is an absolute lock of the century for Defensive Player of the Year.

Ken Griggers from Fort Worth Texas

Watt is the man. He gave us fits in the Rose Bowl and has been confounding teams since joining The League. Congrats to JJ Watt for Defensive Player of the Year.....in advance.

Former Cowboys Fan

Watt is a beast. If he doesn't win Defensive Player of the Year something is seriously wrong. Love his game. I wish he got to line up against Dallas more often. I love it when Houston sticks it to Dallas.

Karl R. from TCU

He is great but TCU owned him at the Rose Bowl. Eat that Badgers.

Kelly Loherman

Love his game. He is tuff on the run and has batted more balls than I can remember any one defensive lineman knocking down ever. If he doesn't get the award this year nobody should.

Brundon

I have no respect for crybaby Watt....Thats all he will ever be to me

Pumba

Watt is a massive cry baby. Maybe even he laid off the juice for a minute he wouldn't be sooo emotional. He is insane and takes more drugs than the entire defensive line combined for Houston.

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