J.J. Watt is the AFC defensive player of the week

The Texans have one of the best young defensive players in the NFL.  And the NFL has officially recognized that fact.

J.J. Watt is the AFC defensive player of the week for Week Two of the 2012 season.

He had 1.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, a fumble recovery, and two deflected passes.  Watt, who dislocated an elbow and is wearing an Iron Mike Sharpe-style contraption on his arm, has now had two big games this year, which puts him on track for the Pro Bowl and in the early conversation for defensive player of the year.

He’s the first Texans defensive end to win the award since Mario Williams in 2007.  Coincidentally, Watt said last week that, while the Texans may miss Williams in the locker room, they won’t miss him at all on the field.

The players who missed out on the recognition include Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman, Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, Chargers safety Eric Weddle, and Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams.

12 responses to “J.J. Watt is the AFC defensive player of the week

  1. Nothing against Watt but everyone knew the Texans would beat the Jags. He was gonna dominate regardless.

    Personally, I think D’Qwell Jackson should have won it this week. He had 3 sacks and an INT!

    Add that to his game-changing INT for TD off Vick and you are looking at a dark horse defensive MVP candidate.

  2. It’s more impressive when you think about how few of plays the defense has been on the field for him to get those stats.

  3. This guy is a beast!!! So happy to be a Texan fan right now!

    1. P.R wins award for the best P.R team in the NFL for like 3 years running or something.
    2. General Manager, Head Coach, Defensive Cord that are all talked about highly among other NFL front office men.
    3. Several predictions to make it to the SuperBowl. All from well respected football analysis.
    4. Stacked roster which includes top 3 RB and WR in the league.
    5. Roster looks NNNNNAAAASSSSTTTTYYYY. At all positions, safeties are underrated and so is the Texans Corner Depth.
    6. JJ Swatt, Milk Man, Mega Watt, is destroying on the d-line. A long with the Nose, Earl Mitchell, A Ninja, Jiminy Crick,
    7. IMO a top 5 middle linebacker in Cushing and great outside rushers with good depth past Mercilus Whitney like Undrafted Warrior Tim Dobbins. . Bradie James aint bad either.

    O an did I mention theres 4 or 5 players who are former Texans from last years roster or the year befores are starting on other teams?

    Texans to the SB this year! Should be going for a repeat!! Stay Healthy Schuab!!

  4. Dude is the definition of “even if you have talent, it means nothing if you don’t work hard”. One of the hardest workers out there, and he certainly has talent – it clearly pays off in dividends.

    Not to mention he seems to have his head on straight. You gotta love this guy.

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