Found August 14, 2013 on
If the Houston Texans need an emergency tight end, J.J. Watt will be ready.
Coach Gary Kubiak joked Tuesday about using Watt — last season’s Defensive Player of the Year — in goal-line situations. But the 6-foot-5, 289-pound Watt doesn’t sound like he’s joking around when he talks about getting time on the other side of the ball.
“I’ve been lobbying since Day One,” he said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “It hasn’t worked yet, so I don’t think it’s going to work anytime soon.”
After Watt let his intentions be known in the morning, though, Kubiak said that afternoon that the Texans “might let him in there at some point,” mentioning the team’s “Wisconsin package” with tight ends Garrett Graham and Owen Daniels. Watt doesn’t sound like he just wants to be on the field, though — he may be challenging Graham and Daniels for their spots. Watt has been catching footballs during practice.
“It’s just about being an athlete,” said Watt, who has played tight end before.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Texans dominant defensive force J.J. Watt wants to create "20-20-20 Club," which would mean a player notched 20 in sacks, tackles for loss and batted balls.
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt has quickly become one of the preeminent defensive players in the NFL, and if it were up to him, the 2012 AFC Defensive Player of the Year would be vying for Offensive Player of the Year honors as well…or at the very least a few offensive snaps during the season.
Watt has been pestering head coach Gary Kubiak since Day 1 to be included in the Texans’...
J.J. Watt the star DE for the Houston Texans is done with just swatting passes and sacking quarterbacks. Watt has reportedly asked to play some offense during goal line situations. This is not a new thing for the sack leader from last year to ask Coach Kubiak to jump […]
J.J. Watt isn't satisfied being one of the most dominant players on defense.
The Texans star defensive end is making his pitch to play a little offense.
"I've been lobbying since Day 1," Watt told the Houston Chronicle. "It hasn't worked yet, so I don't think it's going to work anytime soon. But it's (coach Gary Kubiak's) team."
J.J. ‘Swatt’ on offense?
Apparently being the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year wasn’t enough for Texans’ J.J. Watt.
Known as J.J. ‘Swatt’ for his ball-batting expertise, Watt played the tight end position at Central Michigan before he moved to defense at Wisconsin. Since going pro for Houston, he has been vocal about wanting to play a role on offense in red-zone...
Saying he has been "lobbying since Day 1," Texans defensive standout J.J. Watt, says he would like the opportunity to play a few snaps at tight end one day.
Being the best defensive player in the NFL isn't enough for the Texans' J.J. Watt. Now he wants to play on offense, too.
"I've been lobbying since day one," Watt told the Houston Chronicle. "It hasn't worked yet, so I don't think it's going to work anytime soon. But it's Coach Gary Kubiak's team."
At first Watt's desire to...
Houston Texans star JJ Watt had a breakout season last year and emerged as the best defensive player in the NFL. He racked up a whopping 20.5 sacks in his sophomore NFL season and forced four fumbles. Watt’s value to the Texans is obviously as a game-changer on defense, but he wants more. The 24-year-old […]
Tweet J.J. Watt is already becoming one of the most interesting and favored players in the NFL. Coming off of an incredibly impressive second season in the league where he led the NFL with 20.5 sacks and won the Defensive Player of the Year. However, that’s not enough for the Houston Texans’ defensive stalwart. According […]
One of JJ Watt’s favorite activities to during practice is catch passes from the Jugs machine. He started off his college career at Central Michigan as a tight end before transferring to Wisconsin. Now, according to the Houston Chronicle, JJ Watt has been lobbying head coach Gary Kubiak for some time on the offensive side of the ball.
Kubiak said after Tuesday’s practice...
J.J. Watt wants to be an offensive player…..only for a few snaps. Take a few deep breaths Houston Texans fans he doesn’t mean that he wants to stop playing on the defensive side. He is looking for just a few plays to take part in for the offense. I mean who would want to work with Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, and Matt Schaub?
Watt spoke yesterday at practice on his desire to...
Deion Sanders used to do it. We have seen Mike Vrabel do it. Why not JJ Watt? Arguably the best DL in the game wants a shot on offense now too.
“I’ve been lobbying since day one,” Watt said after the morning practice. “It hasn’t worked yet, so I don’t think it’s going to work anytime soon. But it’s (Kubiak’s) team.”
Kubiak has not ruled out using the...
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak has been thinking about lining up superstar J.J. Watt with fellow Wisconsin alumni Garrett Graham and Owen Daniels on offense.
For years, we waited for the Houston Texans to finally make the playoffs. And now, we are waiting for them to take the next step.Can this team get over the hurdle of the early rounds of the playoffs and make a considerable effort to play in the Super Bowl?The offense is retooling with speed at the receiving slot. There is still a solid if not the best running game in the league....