Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/8/14
J.J. Watt can be counted on for two things: Sacks and salutes. After every sack, the Texans' defensive end salutes the crowd, and given that he recorded 20.5 last season, the sack-salute combo happens often. With the NFL announcing they will be strongly enforcing their anti-taunting rule, could Watt's signature be going away? According to Watt in an interview with the Houston Chronicle, his salute is not a taunt, but a tribute to honor the United States service men and women. "I do my salute as a sign of respect and appreciation to the military," Watt said. "When I was in Afghanistan on a USO tour I had soldiers tell me they appreciated me showing them respect. Thats what its for." But, according to the rule book, a military salute, along with spinning the ball and other types of celebration, counts as illegal taunting. Watt added, "I think its kind of a bad deal if theyre going to take away something Im trying to show respect to the people who protect this country and allow us...
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