T.J. Watt gets two quick sacks

AP

The Giants didn’t put quarterback Eli Manning in the lineup against the Steelers on Friday night and the first two drives provided some support for that decision.

Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt sacked Josh Johnson on both possessions. Pressure up the middle forced Johnson to step up and Watt got free from left tackle Ereck Flowers for the first sack. No one on the Giants appeared to account for Watt on the second.

While Manning and Odell Beckham aren’t playing, the Giants are playing their first string offensive linemen and that’s seen as an area of potential concern after the Giants largely stuck with last year’s group despite underwhelming results.

There’s time for them to figure things out, but it’s probably not a bad idea that Manning isn’t standing behind there while they are in the first stages of the process.

21 responses to “T.J. Watt gets two quick sacks

  1. I watched TJ play a lot of football at Wisconsin.

    He is going to make a lot of plays in the NFL.

    I really wish he was on the Packers, Steeler fans you got a player.

  2. I watched TJ play a lot of football at Wisconsin.

    He is going to make a lot of plays in the NFL.

    I really wish he was on the Packers, Steeler fans you got a player.
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    A lot of football? He played one season.

  3. waynefontesismyfather says:
    It would be a story if he would run towards the sidelines and spear OBJ and break his ribs
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    Giants safety Leon Hall did that to Jordy Nelson last year in the playoffs. He led with the helmet and it was a step out of bounds when it happened. No Penalty or fines. Karma !!

  4. As an avid LSU fan, I only knew of this kid by his last name… until we played Wisconsin.

    Dude was all over the field like an animal.
    He single handedly beat LSU and earned a ton of respect from us chest thumping SEC fans.
    He rushed from the edge, played MIKE, even lined up at 3 tech a few times.

    He was easily the best player on the field not named Fournette.

    I wanted my Saints to draft him really bad.
    Kid is a beast and seems like a quality dude.

    Steelers got a good one.

  5. I tought he’d be smaller, he’s been hitting the weights lately and looks almost as big as his brother without missing quickness, it is all in the genes, the Steelers finally got it right after missing with Jones and Dupree

  6. Lets hope for TT’s sake (GB Packers) Watt aint that good. He took King instead and King looking like he didnt know what a football was. When the heartly GB fans trash your first outing that’s not a good sign.
    Some people just cant handle the mental side of pro ball. They never get it. He may be one of them.

  7. Watt, like his brother, has a hell of a ‘motor’. Let’s hope some good coaching will direct his drive to the right places. He’s no Harrison but he looks like he can be at some point in time.

  8. Too early one of his sacks was a missed assigment where he walked in untouched; no one even tried to block him. The other was because the QB scrambled into a sack. The LT (E. Flowers) actually had him locked up, but pressure from middle forced QB try and escape the pocket.

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