October 10th 2012 16:11
6'5, 295 lbs of get after the ball and quarterback; that is the definition of J.J. Watt. The Texans defensive end is just a flat out beast. His 8.5 sacks on the year are tops in the NFL, while he also has deflected/batted down/swatted 8 passes at the line of scrimmage. He had 3 of them in the Monday night win over the Jets to push Houston to 5-0. One of his deflections was the play of the game as it led to an interception as Mark Sanchez was trying to put it into the endzone.
Along with his 3 pass deflections Watt also had 6 tackles and one sack against New York. He is part of the NFL's best defense and is probably the leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year. It is still really early so anything can happen, and now that the defensive leader in Brian Cushing is out for the year Watt is going to have to step up even more.
I don't see a problem with that happening; he is huge and as athletic as Clay Matthews while having a bigger reach than Gronk. In only his 2nd year out of Wisconsin, there seems to be nothing this guy can do. Don't forget about the Texan's offense that seams to be unstoppable. With the combination of Arian Foster running all over people and Watt swatting and sacking everything in sight could this be the year Houston is celebrating in February?