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J.J. Watt: We have the Super Bowl on our minds

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Texans defensive linemen J.J. Watt had one of the best seasons that any defensive player has ever had in 2012. But it wasn’t good enough.

Watt said in an interview with Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network that the only way this season can be good enough for the Texans is if they win the Super Bowl, and that’s what he and his teammates expect.

“We won another division championship, we won one playoff game, but we’re not satisfied,” Watt said. “Around here we have much higher expectations than that and going into this season, it’s Super Bowl. We have Super Bowl on our mind around here.”

Watt says there’s nothing he would consider an acceptable result from this season other than holding the Lombardi Trophy on February 2, 2014.

“No. Every team in the league will tell you that, but that’s legitimately our expectation. We want to win a championship. We want to bring a championship to this city,” Watt said.

That’s a tall order, but Houston fans know they can count on Watt to do his part.

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42 Responses to “J.J. Watt: We have the Super Bowl on our minds”
  1. lostsok says: May 30, 2013 6:52 AM

    Any team/player that DOESN’T think they’re going to the Super Bowl does not deserve to be in the NFL. Even the Chiefs, Jags, Raiders, Phillies, etc. should believe, in their heart of hearts, that it’s all going to come together.

    Every team is 0-0 with the chance at the big one.

  2. thesteelers says: May 30, 2013 6:53 AM

    The offseason: where players love to talk the talk.

  3. johnnyb216 says: May 30, 2013 7:00 AM

    You and 31 other teams.

  4. suggsbradycrowder says: May 30, 2013 7:01 AM

    You have Super Bowl on your mind…… Do you mean finding tickets and a hotel in New York?

  5. thesteelers says: May 30, 2013 7:09 AM

    We have rings and you may or may not.

  6. logicailvoicesays says: May 30, 2013 7:14 AM

    Another overrated flash in the pan who disappeared late last season pops his mouth off. Redskins don’t do that. They just dominate the NFL quietly and with class.

  7. chalkruz1989 says: May 30, 2013 7:18 AM

    As talented as the Houston Texans may be, it’s their quarterback that will always prevent that from happening.

    Matt Schaub, in my opinion, is a product of how immersed fans are in fantasy football.

    He has been provided with a lot of weapons, more than most quarterbacks if not all and the Texans haven’t been able to show anything from it.

    I understand they won their division but it was a down year considering how poor the Jaguars and Titans played and that a rookie quarterback was calling the shots for an up-and-comer in Indianapolis.

    This year Schaub has no excuses, he has the weapons and the defense. I hope for the sake of J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing, and Andre Johnson that Schaub is ready to make improvements.

  8. thebigtim2012 says: May 30, 2013 7:21 AM

    Maybe you should focus on winning your first game.

  9. justjoevideo says: May 30, 2013 7:24 AM


  10. larrydavid7000 says: May 30, 2013 7:30 AM

    watts your not going far with that whimp of a QB. Never again will I pick him for fantasy football. This clown killed me so I picked up Palmer and did much better. This guy is a LOSER.!!!!!!!

  11. calicokiller49 says: May 30, 2013 7:30 AM

    Man I love Alcon smith, but can u imagine if we would’ve picke jj watt instead, tems would forfeit….

  12. justjoevideo says: May 30, 2013 7:39 AM


  13. ballinmore says: May 30, 2013 8:01 AM

    Hope they have their minds on trading for a real starting quarterback then.

  14. cheapseater says: May 30, 2013 8:13 AM

    Keep dreaming, Watt. You’ll have to get through the Jaguars first…

  15. johanvil says: May 30, 2013 8:23 AM

    J.J. Watt is a brilliant defensive end and of course each team’s dream is to play in the Super Bowl and win it but I just can’t see them winning it this season.

    Maybe it’s the QB or the fact they have just 2 playoff appearance since 2002 and the higher they got is the Divisional round.

    They certainly have a good team and I can certainly say they’re getting there though.

  16. tatvin says: May 30, 2013 8:24 AM

    LMAO not as long as Schaub is the QB

  17. baltimoresnativeson says: May 30, 2013 8:24 AM

    Realistically about 10 teams have a shot at the superbowl. I keep hearing all this crap about parody but since the turn of the millenium its the same teams winning.

    Patriots 3
    Ravens 2
    Steelers 2
    Giants 2
    Colts and a few nfc teams got 1.

    If your not the texans, saints, packers, broncos, niners, seahawks, falcons, or one of the big 4 above you have no shot, sorry.

  18. camdenyard says: May 30, 2013 8:34 AM

    Stop writing checks that your QB can’t cash.

  19. beedubyatoo says: May 30, 2013 8:47 AM

    “Redskins…dominate the NFL…”

    Really? The ‘skins haven’t won a playoff game since when?

  20. walkinginthewasteland says: May 30, 2013 8:51 AM

    Here’s a thought (or 6) for you Texans:
    1) Get the division championship on your mind.
    2) Then concentrate on not pissing away home field advantage
    3) Try to think about winning more than 1 playoff game.
    4) Make it to the AFC Championship
    5) Focus on winning the AFC Championship

    After you accomplish all of the above, then you can dwell about the Superbowl.

  21. miguelromerorhpat says: May 30, 2013 8:52 AM

    Its okay jj..jacksonville,cleveland,the chiefs,have the super bowl on their minds,its something natural jj…

  22. thejohnsmith1122 says: May 30, 2013 8:54 AM

    I bet they would’ve won last year if they had a better QB but then again they got beat by some of the better teams. The only above average team they beat was the Ravens.

  23. richkotitte says: May 30, 2013 8:56 AM

    Reality check time:

    The Texans started out great last season and then the wheels fell off late ( as per usual).

    When you need OT to beat the 2-14 Jaguars at home in November, it speaks volumes about how far the Texans are actually away from a superbowl victory.

    The team should make the playoffs, but they are also one Arian Foster injury away from a 7-9 season.

  24. riverace19 says: May 30, 2013 9:10 AM

    Until they get a QB it’s going to stay on their minds

  25. raiderlyfe510 says: May 30, 2013 9:15 AM

    I love it when a player’s goals are team oriented. Whenever players have goals such as All Pro, defensive player of the year, etc. It’s always a cause for concern.

  26. lagg1 says: May 30, 2013 9:27 AM

    chalkruz1989 is correct. Schaub, Dalton, Romo, Rivers and a few others need to step up their games to win an SB. They have weapons. They have had chances. Enough-just do it! As for the Redskins, they have had 21 years of chances, 4 presidents, 5 speakers of the house and three popes and still no SB.

  27. steelers4385 says: May 30, 2013 9:29 AM

    Not with shaub you dont

  28. bmore52ravens says: May 30, 2013 9:39 AM

    Ya JJ you have it on your mind, but the ravens have the hardware!!!

  29. jamaltimore says: May 30, 2013 9:42 AM

    Ask Ed Reed if he can get you two tickets to paradise. He”ll also have some pictures of what it’s like to play and win the superbowl but thats about as close as the texans will get to being in a superbowl.

  30. deathonwings410 says: May 30, 2013 10:03 AM

    They’ve played the Bengals at home in the playoffs at home the last few years. Not even real competition.

  31. malvaren18 says: May 30, 2013 10:09 AM

    Too Bad your Missing an Elite QB.

  32. essentialsausage says: May 30, 2013 10:12 AM

    Yeah, I have to agree that Schaub probably can’t get it done. And the team isn’t good enough in other areas that they can overcome an average QB and win the Super Bowl.

  33. 8to80texansblog says: May 30, 2013 10:25 AM

    thesteelers says:
    May 30, 2013 7:09 AM
    We have rings and you may or may not.

    What does that even mean?

    JJ Watt is a star in this league now, the leader of his team, and if he had his sights set any lower than the Super Bowl he wouldn’t be doing his job… simple as that.

  34. wikidpissah says: May 30, 2013 10:35 AM

    baltimoresnativeson says: May 30, 2013 8:24 AM

    Realistically about 10 teams have a shot at the superbowl. I keep hearing all this crap about parody but since the turn of the millenium its the same teams winning.


    I think you meant “parity.”

    10 teams with a legitimate shot at the Championship is better than any other sport. That’s as close to parity as you’ll get.

  35. philgrek says: May 30, 2013 10:48 AM

    I love how unrealistic the Texans and their fans are. None of them seem to be able to admit how fat they’ve gotten off easy schedules the past two years. Their record against above .500 teams is laughable. They’ve won two playoff games against the same team which has been usually the worst team in the AFC playoffs both years. They’ve gotten trounced on multiple occasions by superior teams. Their division comes with 4 wins practically built in for a decent team. In any other division they’d be fighting for a playoff spot and Watt literally won them 2 games last year HIMSELF (Jags, Jets). Substitute any other player for him and they sit around 9-7/10-6. Its about that year where the heralded Wade Phillips defense takes the major step backwards as the signs started to show last year. And the organization is dumb enough to think that a 1st round WR is what they needed to get them over the hump.

  36. notwithkubiak says: May 30, 2013 10:52 AM

    As long as Gary Kubiak is the head coach of this team, they will continually collapse at the end of the year. That guy plays not to lose instead of playing to win.

  37. baltimoresnativeson says: May 30, 2013 11:03 AM

    Right parity, good catch. But if you look at the other major sports, the NFL has just as much or more repeat champs since 2000.

    And this notion the league keeps pushing that any team can win it in a given year is nuts.

  38. koufaxmitzvah says: May 30, 2013 11:04 AM

    “Another overrated flash in the pan who disappeared late last season pops his mouth off. Redskins don’t do that. They just dominate the NFL quietly and with class.”

    Get real. You’re talking about a team employing a racial epithet as its name.

  39. koufaxmitzvah says: May 30, 2013 11:08 AM

    I love folks like Phil who considers the expected high hopes and high expectations of a high performing athlete to be excessive bravado of an entire city and/or that team’s fans.

    Displaced aggression leads to overt stupidity, Phil.

  40. mungman69 says: May 30, 2013 11:19 AM

    They will win the Super Bowl only if they play the Bengals three times.

  41. 8to80texansblog says: May 31, 2013 10:26 AM


    That’s actually kind of funny..

  42. quadecam says: Jun 21, 2013 10:28 PM

    Whats every ones problem with schaub? I agree hes not the best QB in the league but he isn’t as bad as you all say he is. Schaub makes his fair share of mistakes but players like Andre Johnson or Owen Daniels wouldn’t even have a chance if he wasn’t doing his job. Also some of you forget the Texans have a All Star RB, WR, and DE plus an All Pro TE, QB, LT, MLB, and CB. If all the Texans players do their jobs, they can be some serious contenders.

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