Originally written December 05, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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The New England Patriots don't have a J.J. Watt of their own to practice against, but they do have racquets, and that'll have to be close enough. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a bag full of racquetball racquets he brings out from time to time when he needs to simulate the effect a pass-swatting defensive line might have on his offense. And the NFL has never seen a pass swatter quite like J.J. Watt, who last week became the first player in NFL history with at least 15 sacks and 15 passes defensed in the same season. So out come the crude prosthetics in Foxboro, Mass. "Maybe brooms," Belichick said. "Get it a little longer." Belichick has been doing this for years, often to the chagrin of quarterback Tom Brady. "I'm sure there will be a whole bunch of those there this week, which doesn't always make me very happy, but that's probably a good way to prepare for it," Brady told NESN Wednesday. Watt, in his second year out of Wis...
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