Houston Texans J.J. Watt: A True No. 1



Do you hear that?

Yes, it’s the Houston Texans off season and if you’re not careful it’s going whisk right past you!

I do have to admit that’s a true statement.

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I don’t know about you but this off season has definitely gone by quite fast and the outlook for next season is promising despite all of what the experts are saying how this team will perform.

But us Texans know what the score is and we always seem to exceed many expectations.

In comparison to last off season, we had been wondering who the hell was going to be our starting quarterback.

It turned out to be Ryan Fitzpatrick and we all know how all that went!

Lots of mediocrity and all ended with a leg split in half toward the end of the season.

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  • A game of musical chairs ensued between he, Ryan Mallett, Tom Savage and finally Case Keenum.

    We probably had one of the unluckiest seasons in terms of quarterback injuries in quite some time by any team.

    The fact that we had to sign Thaddeus Lewis just to make sure we have enough warm bodies under center was quite alarming.

    Of course, I do recall the Arizona Cardinals 2010 season when they had a similar situation ending the season starting Max Hall after Derek Anderson and Matt Leinart didn’t pan out.

    But enough about that.

    Let’s fast-forward to this moment.

    It’s a moment where all Texans fans have a sense of pride within themselves.

    There was some good news media-wise in terms of being on top.

    J.J. Watt, the mainstay, the face of the Texans franchise, was voted No. 1 on the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2014 for the first time is his career.

    This is, of course, one of the annual montages the network does to fill the gaps and to bode the time until the start of the season.

    But the fact that the network has recognized and understood greatness makes my smile as wide as the spacious concourses of NRG Stadium.

    Here’s what J.J. had to say about his win in his usual abbreviated but impactful tone:

    It’s hard to even fathom the type of season he had — 20.5 sacks, 50 quarterback hits, 29 tackles-for-loss, and five fumble recoveries…goodness gracious!

    He terrorized quarterbacks left and right, finding ways to bust through the toughest of pocket protection with his show-stopper mentality.

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    Did I mention he won Defensive Player of Year?

    Did I mention he had five touchdowns to his credit?

    Although he should’ve been the league MVP, there’s no question that his season was not only historic but earth-shattering.

    I honestly think it’s going to be hard to follow up on such a monumental season by the $100 million man but there’s no doubt that he’s going to give everything that he has to help his team win.

    And he’ll be right there to give his salute after every bone-crushing sack he doles out earning every penny.

    Take a bow J.J., you deserve every bit of it.

    Go Texans!

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