Thanks to all the hoopla over coaching hirings and firings for your Houston Texans, the news that J.J. Watt was named to the NFL All-Pro first team for the second year in a row got lost in the shuffle. From the team's official site:
Watt followed up his Associated Press 2012 Defensive Player of the Year campaign by totaling a career-high 117 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, a league-high 46 quarterback hits, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, seven passes defensed and two blocked field goals. Since 2012, Watt leads the NFL with 31.0 sacks, 89 quarterback hits and 61 tackles for loss. He is also tops among defensive linemen in that time with his 134 solo tackles and 23 passes defensed.
When a team finishes 2-14, it's tempting to focus on the negatives, because there certainly are no shortage of 'em. Yet it's important to note that this team, as awful as it was, still has truly transcendent talent on the roster. Don't miss the J.J. Watts for the Brice McCains.