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J.J. Watt’s Pitch Count Wasn’t Much Of A Pitch Count

That talk about J.J. Watt being limited in his first game back from back surgery? At least in terms of how much he played, not much there.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Houston Texans
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With J.J. Watt missing the entire preseason after undergoing back surgery less than two months ago and having only returned to practice last week, the prevailing thought was that the Texans would limit Watt’s snaps against the Bears even if J.J. claimed he could handle his usual workload. Well, the Texans did technically limit Watt’s snaps yesterday, at least as it compares to how much he’s been on the field since 2013, but the limitation was quite slight.

What were your impressions of J.J.’s play yesterday? Did you think he looked like the same player we’ve grown accustomed to seeing destroy opposing offenses? Or did Watt look like a guy who was "knocking a little bit of rust off?" Anything that gives you concern about J.J.’s play going forward in 2016?

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