Out of the mouths of babes ...
Doubtful that J.J. Watt needs to get himself fired up for the rematch between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans on Dec. 29, but in case he does there now is some pretty interesting talk from a guy with two games under his belt versus one who has established himself as one of the NFL's elite players.
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Warmack, when asked about his performance against Watt (who had two sacks and four quarterback hits Sunday when the teams played), didn't appear overly impressed, per The Tennessean.
“He’s just another guy, a talented dude, but he puts his helmet on just like me,” Warmack said on Monday. “I am not going to give him any more credit than he deserves. He’s a talented player. But everybody has a weakness, and he does too.”
If Watt has a discernible weakness, it didn't appear to be exposed in that matchup. Watt did work against the first-round pick in his second NFL contest, appearing to be guilty for two of the four sacks (and at least one to Watt) that the Texans piled up Sunday. A quick reminder: Watt collected 20.5 sacks a year ago, and was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.
When the rematch comes, Warmack said he'll be ready to step up:
“He did (have some success). But that’s football. You are going to get beat. There are some plays where he got beat, so that’s the game. You can’t get concerned with the name.”
Guessing that Watt isn't so concerned with Warmack's name quite yet.