What a player, what an athlete. He's only got one speed out there on the field. 13.5 sacks? Countless quarterback hurries? You think that's an accident? You think a player reaches that level success by having an off switch? Can't be an NFL great by not screaming after you do a simple stretch. Can't be a leader without yelling a nickname at your Head Coach from across the field. Who knew JJ Watt was such an incredible trash talker? I cant believe I missed all those times when he was taunting and waving at an opposition's quarterback when he WASN'T 'Mic'd Up'. Shame on me for not paying enough attention I guess. If I had one critique it would be that he should speak up more. I mean, I don't know how the opposition huddled 10-15 yards away is going to hear him mockingly talk about how much he likes Drew Brees and doesn't want to hurt him. It's football JJ, we don't have to use our 6 inch voices. The Saints pathetic offensive line deserves to hear everything you just candidly told the camera, and the camera only. Just a piece of advice, I think you got the rest down pat. Such a great competitor. Still managing to get to the quarterback after the beating that he'll openly tell everyone his body took all day. Such great awareness for him to realize that physical assertion is just part of his job description. Even complimenting the other team when they have finally had enough and put him on his ass? Those are the actions of a man who is not afraid to take a bite of humble pie. He'll never tell you he's a hero boys and girls, but he's oh so thankful for those of you that perceive him as such.
I wish all NFL players were this charismatic, entertaining, and genuine when they knew they had the attention of a dozen cameras and a live audio feed into their helmet. Please NFL, give us more JJ Watt. Just make sure you tell him before you do, or he might actually be himself and ruin the image that he has so desperately been trying to build over the last few years. Wouldn't want the honest portrayal of an attention starved human being to get in the way of a great narrative.
P.S. Would love to get a wire in the room while Bill O'Brien and his assistant coaches discuss how they really feel about JJ Watt off the field, what do you think NFL Films?
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