T.J. Watt wins AFC defensive player of week honors

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Tying the Browns was a huge disappointment for the Steelers.

But the play of outside linebacker T.J. Watt might have been the only reason it wasn’t worse.

Watt was named AFC defensive player of the week, for his incredible individual effort in the opener, which included blocking a potential game-winning field goal by the Browns in overtime.

Watt had 11 tackles, four sacks, three quarterback hurries and four tackles for loss, the kind of impact from edge rushers the Steelers have been looking for.

12 responses to “T.J. Watt wins AFC defensive player of week honors

  1. @minnesotablizzard says:

    If you ever want to see a packers fan squirm just casually ask them why they passed on T.J. Watt in the draft. It’s great entertainment.
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    Yeah, it stings. But not as bad as it must hurt knowing you chose BOTH Troy Williamson and Erasmus James before Rodgers. How did those picks turn out?

  2. Cowboys passed on Watt as well. They selected Taco Charlton instead. Steelers selected Watt two picks later. Taco is a rotational player that I think had a single sack all of last year. It will take him 4 years to match Watt’s sack total for last week.

    I suppose it could be worse. The Browns passed on him 3x in the first.

  3. That award should have gone to broncos lb miller. These awards are a joke just like the power rankings.

  4. Aye, and I mean no insult to Cleveland, but TJ did all that against the Browns – and not just any Browns but a Browns determined to throw away a game the Steelers kept handing to them.

  5. Steelers gave up 21 points to the still winless Browns. How Watt gets an award boggles the mind unless you consider him the only player who accomplished anything on Sunday. That makes sense because Steelers are a group (not a team) of “Me First” players who couldn’t care less about any of their teammates. Just look at Bell, Brown, and Little Ben. Only out for themselves and feeding their giant overinflated egos.

  6. I guess he deserve it holding the Browns to 21 points after his offense gave the ball away 6 times. Any other team would have scored 40 but it’s the Browns.

  7. “Steelers gave up 21 points to the still winless Browns. How Watt gets an award boggles the mind unless you consider him the only player who accomplished anything on Sunday. That makes sense because Steelers are a group (not a team) of “Me First” players who couldn’t care less about any of their teammates. Just look at Bell, Brown, and Little Ben. Only out for themselves and feeding their giant overinflated egos.”

    I was about to give that a Thumbs Down. But the last half of that statement is completely true, at least as far as the stars go. Can I give it a sideways thumb?

  8. minnesotablizzard says:
    September 12, 2018 at 9:45 am
    If you ever want to see a packers fan squirm just casually ask them why they passed on T.J. Watt in the draft. It’s great entertainment.
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    A lot of people passed on Watt. A lot of people passed on Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Sometimes you just don’t know.

  9. Whenever I think of the Pack passing on Watt, yet drafting Biegel (now cut)…and try to understand WHY,I just hit myself over the head with a mallet because it feels so good when I stop.

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