Houston Texans: Week 4’s HOH Golden Bull Award Goes To…


The Houston Texans worked hard to make sure that they overcame the stigma of last week’s terrifying loss to the New York Giants.

With that cloud hanging over their head, they knew they had to punch their time cards, head to work and give it all they could.

Just like the rest of us…

The Texans were able to take charge, step up and get the badly-needed victory.

The defense as a whole looked a bit better out there this past Sunday.

But it was the Front 7 that shined the most…

That particular portion of that defensive unit was stingy with the rushing yards — giving up only 96 of them.

Going into this game, they were allowing 142 yards per so this performance was well below their average.

A total of 220 yards were allowed in the air which is close to what the Texans were averaging (243).

Our captain of the defense excelled once again and he remained focused and steadfast as he kept the ship far from sinking.

Because of this, excellence deserves to be recognized — we started at the beginning of the season and on that type of basis continuously, we will honor an individual player that made the most impact in helping the team, despite whether it resulted in a win or a loss.

We’ve dubbed it House of Houston Golden Bull Award

And this week’s Golden Bull Award goes to…

J.J. Watt!

The guy has been nothing short of amazing this season — is there anything he can’t do?

Although he was our first recipient of our award, he extremely deserving of it again.

Sep 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) throws as Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) defends during the first half at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

He just had a different look in his eye as if he had a beef with someone, a bone to pick, a tick to scratch.

And his desires to quell his concerns would not be settled until he got out there on the football field.

It had been said that he was at the stadium nearly four hours before kickoff, making him, by far, the first guy in the building.

He was in the face of teammates such as Jerrell Powe to motivate when they were slacking…

He literally was everywhere and there was nothing anybody could do to stop the bullet train of a defensive end that was coming down the tracks.

And then, it happened.

The game-changer, the momentum-shifter, if you will…

It was the Pick-6 that got the 70,000 fans at NRG Stadium on their feet and the millions of Houstonians watching on their television sets cheering in jubilation.

Another Pick-6?

Yes but this time Ryan Fitzpatrick didn’t throw it!

It was at the start of 2nd half, the Bills were up 10-7 and fans already had their head in their hands as Fitz threw a short pass intended for Arian Foster but was picked off by Nigel Bradham.

I was definitely thinking “here we go again…”

The Bills, with 13:40 left on the clock with the ball back, lined up in shotgun formation.

It was 3rd-and-3 on the Houston 12-yard line.

EJ Manuel emitted a short pass intended for Fred Jackson, then…all of a sudden…Watt just leaped out of nowhere, grabbed that weak pass of Manuel’s and took it to the house for six points.

To the 30…20..10…TOUCHDOWN!

Sep 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Buffalo Billsat NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the bills 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills made a feeble attempt to stop him but it was too little, too late.

Watt had already shifted to overdrive and if anybody tried to stop him, his 300-plus pound frame would’ve creamed them on the way to the end zone.

Wow, it’s amazing how this one play made such an impact for both teams.

To illustrate, it created a chain reaction that got the fans riled up, gave the team confidence to defeat the Bills and it ultimately cost Manuel his job.


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I know we have a long way to go but if the Texans do make the postseason, it will be hard not to consider Watt for league MVP.

It’s uncharacteristic of a defensive player to win the award but he’s a special player that has ferociously shattered the mold!

Keep doing what you do J.J. — we’re H-Town proud!

I can’t wait until you check off Tony Romo on your sack list this Sunday.  I hope you get it!

Go Texans!