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Rookie Watch: J.J. Watt

Posted by Nick Scurfield on August 1, 2011 – 5:40 pm

Spotlighting one Texans rookie on each day of training camp:

First-round draft pick J.J. Watt stepped right in as the Texans’ first-team left defensive end today on the first day of training camp. The former Wisconsin star is already an imposing physical presence at 6-6, 291 pounds.

“The thing I noticed is in college is he just made a lot of plays, knocked balls down,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said on Monday afternoon. “When they needed a big play, he made the play – a big sack, blocked field goals. He comes out here and today I think he knocked two balls down in a drill. He’s an effort player, and (defensive line coach) Bill (Kollar) works wonders with guys like that. He’s been asked to do a lot, but that’s why we brought him here.”

Watt, 22, has a lot to learn and not a lot of time to learn it in this abbreviated offseason. But he has a clear path to a starting job with the Texans having released Amobi Okoye on Friday.

“It’s tough on any rookie, but that’s what we brought him here to do, and he’s a very mature young man,” Kubiak said. “If today’s any indication, he’s going to be just fine.”

Watt also made a good first impression on his teammates – although that won’t buy him immunity from rookie rites of passage.

“He looks good – a big strong, strapping young buck,” defensive end Antonio Smith said. “It’s going to be a lot of hazing going on. He can carry a lot of pads on that back. We can gather about 20 stacks of pads on him.”

Watt took it in stride, knowing that the good-natured ribbing comes with the territory.

“I expect them to be tough to me,” he said. “I’m a rookie, I’m a first-year guy, so they’re going to be tough, but I feel good for the first day. The install went well for me. I’ve had the playbook for a couple of days and been getting into it, so it just felt good to play football again.”


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7 Responses to “Rookie Watch: J.J. Watt”

  1. By Bobby Ray on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Just remember, next year, you get to stack your pads on someone elses back.

  2. By Chess White on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I hope Watt plays well his rookie year.

  3. By Robert on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    NFL is back. Thank you football Gods! Most exciting Texans team ever… hands down.

  4. By Matthew on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s Go Texans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By Christopher on Aug 4, 2011 | Reply

    I’m going to lay this out there and agree with Robert on most exciting Texans team ever. You know we have the offensive power, I just hope loosing Leach doesn’t sting too much. Defensively we got key pieces in Joseph and Manning but, the fun part is the 3-4 defense. DeMarcus Ware was known by few before he got to stand up in the 3-4 defense as the outside linebacker and become DPY. Now you have Mario Williams, who is known by many, getting to stand up. If Watt goes as hard as he does when he is opposite of Williams, I think we are going to see some special things out of this defense this year.

  6. By Texans Fan on Aug 6, 2011 | Reply

    CAN I GET A GO TEXANS!!!!

  7. By Keidra W. on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I believe J.J. Watt can do anything he wishes to do is sacking quarterbacks to stay on top, never mess with no 99, J.J. is the man with the Texans with power, strength and agility to take you down for a ride. Who cares, no 99 is the greatest!!

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