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J.J. Watt wants to create the 20-20-20 club

JJ Watt, Brandon Brooks AP

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the Defensive Player of the Year for his work last season, but he’s not resting on his laurels.

Watt would like to add offense to his portfolio, although it seems like that will have to remain a fantasy outside of any plans he may have to install himself on the Texans offense in the latest version of Madden. Watt’s goals go beyond hopes of bringing two-way football back to Houston, however. He also has set a prodigious goal for his defensive work that would likely bring him more hardware at the end of the season if he’s able to reach it.

“My goal is I want to create the 20-20-20 club: 20 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, 20 batted balls,” Watt said in an interview with Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com. “I was close last year but didn’t make it. Nobody has ever gotten close to that. It’s like the football triple crown. That’s what I am going for. Last year, I led in every category [Watt had 20.5 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss and 16 batted balls], but I didn’t get the 20-20-20. That’s my goal this year.”

One need only look at those numbers from last year to know that Watt isn’t being unrealistic in his personal aim for the season and creating that exclusive club would certainly give him a better chance at attaining what he calls his top goal of the year. That would be winning a Super Bowl, which, unlike the 20-20-20 club, is a goal that has much to do with all the Texans not named Watt as well.

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41 Responses to “J.J. Watt wants to create the 20-20-20 club”
  1. spellingcops says: Aug 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    Dudes such a stud. Pisses me off that he doesn’t play for my team though :(

  2. reesesteel23 says: Aug 15, 2013 9:19 AM

    Adrian Peteron w/ 2500 Rushing

    Before

    JJ Watt w/ 20-20-20

  3. mburkett1980 says: Aug 15, 2013 9:20 AM

    What’s the latest on the league’s HGH testing?

    Just wondering.

  4. historyisyourfriend says: Aug 15, 2013 9:21 AM

    Would be awesome if he does it, but the 20 batted passes seems to be the biggest hurdle for him. Especially now that teams are starting to understand what he does and how. My bet is a lot of teams are going to start using tight ends to help chip block and throw him off so he doesn’t impact as much as he did last year.

    Great player, but someone else on that defense is going to have to take some of the load off him if he wants to make that rather lofty goal of 20/20/20.

  5. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Aug 15, 2013 9:28 AM

    The guy is a load, no one can handle him one on one.

  6. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 15, 2013 9:32 AM

    they should have kept mario too.

    i know there were existing cap issues, , but you could basically have kept Cushing, Watt, and Williams and cut the rest of the defense then built off of that.

  7. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 15, 2013 9:35 AM

    reesesteel23 says:
    Aug 15, 2013 9:19 AM
    Adrian Peteron w/ 2500 Rushing

    Before

    JJ Watt w/ 20-20-20

    __________________________________

    in what world??

    Adrian peterson would have to hit a pace unlike any other ever seen by mankind.

    JJ Watt just needs to keep doing what he is doing.

  8. si1m says: Aug 15, 2013 9:38 AM

    he should be targeting the 4-0 club – being the team to win 4 consecutive games in the playoffs

  9. factsneverlie says: Aug 15, 2013 9:44 AM

    Considering that every sack counts as both a tackle AND a tackle for loss…he should really just be calling this the 20-20 club…

    But he looks more brawn than brains to know this though…

  10. zoxitic says: Aug 15, 2013 9:48 AM

    JJ Watt-a-tool

  11. doormathobo says: Aug 15, 2013 9:54 AM

    Let me get this straight: he wants to create a club that only he could qualify for? (realistically; no other pass rusher even reached 10 batted balls last year)

    Just a teensy bit conceited, no?

  12. robigd says: Aug 15, 2013 9:54 AM

    Isn’t this about the time of year we all rejoice and announce the Houston Texans as the perennial paper champs?

  13. scoops1 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:05 AM

    Last year….JJ Watt sacked Rogers and then went on to do the DDC….

    Next play, Rogers threw a TD pass to JJ

    Packers 42…Texans 24

    Texans..Most Overrated team in the NFL

  14. zoxitic says: Aug 15, 2013 10:06 AM

    The Texans:

    So much individual talent

    And a team that goes nowhere.

    When you got a guy who focuses on his individual stats you see why.

  15. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:10 AM

    Meh, nothing wrong with individual goals but maybe he should concentrate on helping his team do something a little different this year like actually winning the next playoff game after they beat the Bengals in a wildcard game.

  16. jlv3gem says: Aug 15, 2013 10:10 AM

    Hgh

  17. robigd says: Aug 15, 2013 10:14 AM

    As long as Schaub is the signal caller, I don’t see these guys ever sniffing an AFCC game. Somebody like Blaine Gabbert would push them over the hump for sure.

  18. ejmat2 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:14 AM

    There is nothing wrong with individual stat goals. If a player is able to reach or chase his goals it only makes the team that much stronger. Packer fans use Adrian Peterson as a scapegoat saying he cares more about his individual stats than winning.

    I’ll tell you what. Peterson’s individual statistics of rushing 2000+ yards were the main reason the Vikings were 10-6. Without Peterson’s stats, the Vikings were not that good of a team last year.

    JJ Watt is a beast and if chasing a goal such as this will help the team win (which no doubt it would, then I say chase the goals. There is nothing wrong with setting high expectations for yourself.

  19. mattjay0101 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:16 AM

    HGH much????

  20. htown1035 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:18 AM

    zoxitic says:
    Aug 15, 2013 10:06 AM
    The Texans:

    So much individual talent

    And a team that goes nowhere.

    When you got a guy who focuses on his individual stats you see why.
    ================================
    A team that was bad for a decade makes the playoffs 2 years in a row. Took the Ravens 5 years of playoff futility to finally win it. Took the Niners 10 years, last playoff appearance was 2002 (when the Texans joined the league) and made the Super Bowl last year.

    Texans will get there. Plenty of other teams going nowhere, not them.

  21. buffedwhiteman says: Aug 15, 2013 10:35 AM

    mattjay0101 says:
    Aug 15, 2013 10:16 AM
    HGH much????

    ————————————————

    Jealousism

  22. patriots420 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:36 AM

    I think Watt would sacrifice the teams success to accomplish his triple crown, my point being you don’t see the teams who beat the texans predicting stats.

    They are the best team outside of the elite level of teams, and the culture and attitude is the only thing holding them back.

  23. floratiotime says: Aug 15, 2013 10:49 AM

    If his eyes get any closer together he’d be a cyclops.

  24. smackingfools says: Aug 15, 2013 10:49 AM

    It’s a sad day when every good player is automatically accused of being on PED’s.

  25. jdragash says: Aug 15, 2013 10:50 AM

    I am pretty sure Ronde Barber has already done the 20-20-20 club.

  26. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 10:56 AM

    Aug 15, 2013 9:19 AM
    Adrian Peteron w/ 2500 Rushing

    Before

    JJ Watt w/ 20-20-20

    __________________________

    Yeah… JJ is already in the 20-20 club. He was 4 batted balls from the 20-20-20 club. That’s an additional .25 batted balls per game.

    Peterson would need over 25 extra yds a game to eclipse 2500 yds.

    I think Peterson’s production will drop off dramatically this year as I think Ponder will become more a part of the offense.

  27. theytukrjobs says: Aug 15, 2013 11:06 AM

    JJ’s goal is very high, like Peterson’s. And JJ Watt, like Peterson, was vastly better than any other player at his position last season.

    JJ Watt, again like Peterson, had a historic MVP caliber season despite playing with injury issues. Finally, Watt and Peterson are both 100% to start the season.

    We might see some pretty incredible performances if they stay healthy.

  28. rodgersboys says: Aug 15, 2013 11:19 AM

    Would love to see J.J. pull that off! Great guy and I still wish he was in our backfield with Clay Matthews. They’d be unstoppable!

  29. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 11:22 AM

    jdragash says:
    Aug 15, 2013 10:50 AM
    I am pretty sure Ronde Barber has already done the 20-20-20 club.

    _______________________

    In his career maybe….

  30. koufaxmitzvah says: Aug 15, 2013 11:23 AM

    Zoxitic:

    So much trollish talent

    And roots for a team that going nowhere.

    When you got a guy who focuses on his individual boneheaded idiocy, you see why his greatest accomplishments are meaningless internet barbs.

  31. golforepar says: Aug 15, 2013 11:37 AM

    J J CLASS ACT! Most guys idea of the 20 – 20 is 20 tackles – 20 mill per season!!

  32. purpleguy says: Aug 15, 2013 11:41 AM

    Not like he’s focusing upon personal statistics or anything.

  33. txtuff says: Aug 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    Factsneverlie funny name for a guy who doesn’t know what he is taking about! Yes sacks count as TFL. That’s why JJ had a total of 44 Tackles For Lose last year, 20.5 where sacks and the other 23.5 where just plan old TFL. Yes he is a BEAST!

  34. jayv27 says: Aug 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    I figured he would say his only goal was to win a Super Bowl.

  35. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 12:14 PM

    @txtuff

    In fact the AVERAGE JJ Watt tackle was a TFL…

    If you take out his sacks, the avg yds gained on a tackle JJ Watt made was .16 yds.

  36. thekingdave says: Aug 15, 2013 12:27 PM

    Zoxitic is a Jacksonville Glitter Kitties fan. No rebuttal necessary. No one year turn around in store for Gus Bradley.

  37. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 2:35 PM

    jayv27 says:
    Aug 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    I figured he would say his only goal was to win a Super Bowl.
    ________________________________

    Remember, reading is fundamental…. Read the last two lines of the story…..

    @thekingdave…
    “Jacksonville Glitter Kitties”
    Lol!! Classic!!!

  38. thekingdave says: Aug 15, 2013 2:58 PM

    @8to80texansblog

    Glitter Kitties has been thrown around for years not over on Battle Red Blog. Of course this spans to pre-2011 before it was “cool” to be a Texans fan in Houston. Now you’ve got tons of brain dead people at the grocery store in Watt jerseys on a Sunday with blank stares. Glad I’m moving to Austin.

  39. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 5:24 PM

    @8to80texansblog

    Glitter Kitties has been thrown around for years not over on Battle Red Blog. Of course this spans to pre-2011 before it was “cool” to be a Texans fan in Houston. Now you’ve got tons of brain dead people at the grocery store in Watt jerseys on a Sunday with blank stares. Glad I’m moving to Austin.

    ________________________

    I have a buddy that lives in Austin and he says it’s nothing but Cowboys on TV there…. You better get DirecTV or you’ll be watching highlights on SportsCenter.

  40. thekingdave says: Aug 15, 2013 7:10 PM

    @8to80texansblog

    The local Austin CBS affiliate carries the Texans. I know because when I lived there in fall 2006 I was among the most vocal in opposition to them showing Titans games because of VY. They came to their senses the next season. UT > VY.

  41. Dream_Machine says: Aug 16, 2013 12:18 AM

    Seahawks And Broncos will have a 4 20 club during their preseason game.

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