J.J. Watt really loves football. Actually, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year loves football so much that he eagerly awaits training camp.
Even at a young age, players don’t always look forward to the summer session. However, the Houston Texans defensive end shared a different perspective, as noted by Drew Dougherty of the team’s official website:
“Training camp’s the greatest. Because it’s a chance for you to try new moves. Try new things. See what’s successful, see what’s not.”
Houston will again heavily rely on Watt to lead the defense, especially because it placed Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.
The No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Clowney has battled through injuries since entering the NFL. He could return at any time, but Watt is a constant in the lineup—and a constant force.
Watt racked up 20.5 sacks and 51 hits last season, so it’s somewhat scary to think the 6’5″, 289-pounder can improve his pass-rushing arsenal.
Since the Wisconsin product boasts tremendous strength and quickness, Watt could be adding a variety of finesse-focused or strength-powered moves. He’s already a versatile player, but another offseason likely allowed Watt to become more dangerous at multiple spots.
And that should terrify opposing coaches.
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