J.J. Watt’s 2013 Must Not Go Unnoticed Despite Texans’ Struggles

November 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

J.J. Watt is having another Defensive Player of the Year worthy season, but it's going relatively unnoticed.
That needs to be changed. 
Last year, Watt led the NFL with 20.5 sacks. He batted down 16 passes, forced four fumbles and racked up 81 total tackles on his way to superstardom.
It was a defensive campaign that forever altered the accepted gold standard for defensive campaigns, especially in terms of all-around disruption for a defensive lineman. 
His Houston Texans went 12-4 and won the AFC South for the second year in a row. 
This year, Watt has 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, only four batted passes and 42 total tackles through nine games. 
That means, he's on pace for 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, seven batted passes and 75 total tackles—still outrageous numbers. 
Clearly, though, Watt hasn't received the same notoriety as he did in 2012. 
And that makes sense.
His numbers are down, and h...

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