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J.J. Watt would like to play some offense

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When you’ve been named the Defensive Player of the Year, what do you do for an encore?

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt would like to see how the other half lives by taking a few turns on offense for the Texans. Alas, it doesn’t look like the Texans will be taking a page from the playbook that the Cardinals have established for cornerback Patrick Peterson.

“I’ve been lobbying since day one,” Watt said, via Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle. “It hasn’t worked yet, so I don’t think it’s going to work anytime soon. But it’s [coach Gary Kubiak’s] team.”

Kubiak allowed that they might let Watt play offense at some point and said that the former Wisconsin Badger could be part of a short yardage “Wisconsin” package with tight ends (and fellow alums) Garrett Graham and Owen Daniels. Kubiak warned that “it’s not going to be anytime soon,” however, which means that Watt will just have to make do with the usual drudgery of sacking quarterbacks and knocking down passes for a little bit longer.

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18 Responses to “J.J. Watt would like to play some offense”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 14, 2013 9:11 AM

    Perhaps in the off season he could do a little brain surgery. Or maybe be an astronaut.

  2. spellingcops says: Aug 14, 2013 9:24 AM

    CAN’T WAIT for football. Especially so I can hear Berman say “JJ Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaatt”.

  3. swtxn says: Aug 14, 2013 9:26 AM

    “Wisconsin Package” is probably reserved for the Super Bowl. Which means we may or may not ever see it. I’m leaning towards may.

  4. packh8er says: Aug 14, 2013 9:28 AM

    When you look at guys like JJ and AD you see something in common. They’re always hungry for more.

  5. theguybelowmehasnoarguement says: Aug 14, 2013 9:28 AM

    Too think, People booed him on Draft day

  6. dfields4 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:36 AM

    Guys like JJ and Julius Peppers would be unearthly tight ends. Would be fun to watch.

  7. adamd1981 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:36 AM

    2013 Fantasy football draft –
    1. JJ Watt
    2. Patrick Peterson

  8. jcmeyer10 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:46 AM

    JJ, focus on winning a Super Bowl first.

  9. billhicks666 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:48 AM

    Just stick to what you do best, JJ. Keep wreaking havoc in the backfield and sacking QBs. I want to see you get that sack record – you would be a much worthier record-holder than that gap-toothed loser Strahan.

  10. fosteraustralianfortouchdown says: Aug 14, 2013 9:53 AM

    Its not worth the risk! Someone would likely take a cheap shot on Watt.

  11. roofdoc1 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:56 AM


  12. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 14, 2013 10:10 AM

    3 & 3.

    “JJ, lets go”
    half back dive.

    4th and goal from the 7
    “JJ, lets go”
    half back dive.

    dude can still leap +36”
    has arms longer than my legs at 34”
    and is 6’7 with hands…

    red zone = green zone.

  13. 52lightsxout52 says: Aug 14, 2013 10:28 AM

    swtxn says: Aug 14, 2013 9:26 AM

    “Wisconsin Package” is probably reserved for the Super Bowl. Which means we may or may not ever see it. I’m leaning towards may.

    Amen brother. Put him in at FB on goal-line situations like BJ Raji in Green Bay!!!

    On Wisconsin!!! 😀

  14. rukkus1 says: Aug 14, 2013 10:31 AM

    Line him up at the X receiver coach!!!! Id love to see him bull over some db’s!

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 14, 2013 10:31 AM

    JJ Watt played TE in college. He’s 6’5″ 290 with a 37″ vert (same as DeAndre Hopkins).

    I think he would at the very minimum be a HUGE decoy.

    That said… This will probably ONLY happen in a SB or maybe a playoff game. You only have to look back a year to see Gronk get seriously injured on a meaningless play.

  16. bananasalesman says: Aug 14, 2013 11:49 AM

    I watched him run routes for Peyton during Pro Bowl warm-ups this year. Surprisingly good footwork and cutting ability.

  17. tremoluxman says: Aug 14, 2013 2:18 PM

    Watt = Legend in His Own Mind.

  18. steelerben says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    Big guy, great quickness, great vertical leap, strong, excellent ball skills. There is no reason not to use this guy in red zone passing situations.

    Other than the risk of getting your best defensive player injured on the wrong side of the ball.

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