7:34 PM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014

Reasons for concern in the Steelers Week 7 game against the Houston Texans

The powerful but largely one-dimensional Texans pose a challenge in the sense they do what the Steelers have failed to stop so far this season. It's fair to say the existence of the argument of whether Texans defensive end J.J. Watt can lay claim to being one of the best defensive linemen ever is a good place to start discussion regarding why the Steelers should be concerned heading into Week 7. I really don't think we've seen a defensive player dominate the game as much as Watt has so far this year. In an already impressive, and still very young, career, Watt is playing at a level...
Houston Chronicle Oct 16, 2014

Texans’ O’Brien steps aside when asked if Watt is being held

Bill O’Brien’s face lit up when the question arrived. But the first-year Texans coach skillfully avoided the issue. Asked Thursday if star defensive end J.J. Watt is being held too often during games, O’Brien joked a reporter was trying to get the coach in trouble. “It’s an interesting question,” O’Brien said at NRG Stadium. “When […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 16, 2014

Video: J.J. Watt delivers motivational speech to youth football team

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is arguably the best player in the game and might be the sport’s biggest fan. Whether watching a Pearland Dawson game from the end zone or strolling the sideline at Kyle Field, Watt is never far from the game he loves. Last month, he stopped by a Shadow Creek Titans […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 15, 2014

J.J. Watt content staying in his lane

Coach Bill O’Brien was asked if defensive end J.J. Watt ever lobbies to play on offense or to get the ball more considering he’s scored three touchdowns, including a scoring reception. “He never lobbies,” O’Brien said. “There are other guys that lobby for things, but he’s not a lobbyist. He would not fit in well […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 15, 2014

Add Steelers coach Mike Tomlin to the growing J.J. Watt fan club

Defensive end J.J. Watt is getting a lot of recognition as a candidate to be voted the NFL’s most valuable player or defensive player of the year for the second time in three years. “I’ve always said I’m going to work as hard as I can in the film room, in the weight room, on […]

Steelers Cam Thomas, Texans J.J. Watt on opposite ends of defensive spectrum

Thomas will likely be the team’s starting nose tackle when the Steelers host the Houston Texans Monday in Week 7. His play at defensive end so far this season has been decidedly un-Watt-like, to put it mildly. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is to the edge as Great White sharks are to the Atlantic Northeast. They own it. Watching him against the Indianapolis Colts could be one of the finest performances I've ever seen from a defensive lineman (note: I wasn't alive for the Mean Joe Greene Era of defensive linemen dominance). Flipping from that game to the Steelers' recent loss against the...
Houston Chronicle Oct 15, 2014

J.J. Watt enjoyed his visit to Kyle Field for A&M-Ole Miss game

Defensive end J.J. Watt said today he had a great time attending the Ole Miss-Texas A&M game Saturday night at Kyle Field. Punter Shane Lechler, who played at Texas A&M, hosted Watt, who watched the game from the sideline. A crowd of more than 110,000 – the largest to watch a football game at any […]
Revenge Of The Birds Oct 10, 2014

J.J. Watt scoring more touchdowns than biggest Arizona Cardinals playmakers

Is this something to worry about? On Thursday Night Football, if you watched the game, you saw defensive star J.J. Watt score another touchdown, this time on a fumble recovery return. It is the third touchdown he has scored this season. This led to Seth Cox tweeting this tidbit: JJ has more TDs than Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald... Combined... That's... Crazy — Seth (@SCoxFB) October 10, 2014 Watt has three touchdowns. Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington, who should be considered the team's biggest playmakers, have combined for two. Both of those...
Houston Chronicle Oct 10, 2014

J.J. Watt doesn’t think Texans are nearing panic mode

The Texans keep starting slow and falling behind. A 2-0 start has become an average 3-3 record with a tough “Monday Night Football” game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 20 waiting. Despite trailing Indianapolis 24-0 during the first quarter Thursday and ultimately falling 33-28 at NRG Stadium, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said his […]

Upon Further Review: Slowing down J.J. Watt

The Dallas Cowboys are 4-1 after a 20-17 overtime victory against the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. With that we present our weekly Upon Further Review. Enjoy. 1. One of the biggest story lines for the Cowboys in their game with the Texans was slowing down defensive end J.J. Watt. In the base defense, he's an end, but moves inside on the nickel. He has swim moves, bull rushes and finesse to reach the quarterback. Early in the game, Watt targeted what he thought was the weakest link along the offensive line in left guard Ronald Leary.

How Cowboys limited one of league’s top defensive players in J.J. Watt

Dallas Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith (77) blocks Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) in the second quarter during the Houston Texans vs. the Dallas Cowboys NFL football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, October 5, 2014. (Louis …

Jerry Jones surprised Houston DE J.J. Watt has become arguably the NFL’s best player

IRVING – While sitting at his locker on Wednesday, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt “may be the best player we go against all season.” Watt, who has earned a Pro Bowl trip each …
Houston Chronicle Oct 3, 2014

J.J. Watt fined for roughing the passer in win over Bills

Defensive end J.J. Watt was fined $16,537 by the NFL for roughing the passer against Buffalo. Watt was penalized for roughing the passer two times in the Texans’ 23-17 victory. On both penalties, he was whistled after hitting quarterback EJ Manuel around the knees. Watt hit Manuel nine times during the game and intercepted a […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 2, 2014

The Sports Update: McClain and Smith talk Watt vs. Cowboys’ offense

Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss how the Dallas Cowboys will try and contain Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during Sunday’s game in Arlington.
Houston Chronicle Oct 2, 2014

Texans’ J.J. Watt sits out second consecutive practice

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt missed his second consecutive practice Thursday but his thigh injury is not expected to be a factor Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys. The Texans’ A.J. Bouye (groin), Tim Jamison (groin), Shane Lechler (left hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Eddie Pleasant (ankle) and Watt (thigh) didn’t practice. Brian Cushing (knee), Arian Foster […]

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