With 104 tackles, 18.5 sacks, 15 passes defensed and a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown over the first 25 regular and postseason games of his NFL career, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has established himself as one of the most dominating players in the National Football League and a player that analysts cannot say enough good things about.
Watt has also shown that he has the ability to talk trash, as 5-foot-8, 212-pound Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice learned after attempting to block Watt during the Texans' 43-13 win on Sunday.
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During the Texans' game against the New York Jets on Oct. 8, ESPN's Jon Gruden repeatedly gushed over Watt, referring to the 2011 first-round pick out of Wisconsin as "the best player at any position I have watched on tape this year." Gruden's man-crush on Watt that night brought to mind "Bill Brasky," a "Saturday Night Live" character who is employed as a salesman and is described by Will Ferrell as being an "eight-foot, two-ton monster who could palm a medicine ball."
Watt actually stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 295 pounds, but possesses freakish athleticism and monstrous, 11 1/8-inch hands that have him leading the NFL with 9.5 sacks and ranked second in the league in passes defensed with 10.
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