Found September 05, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
J.J. Watt has come so far. I know, you’ve heard this story before. Well, not all of you know he was delivering pizzas in 2007 and buried on the Central Michigan depth chart. You Wisconsin Badgers people know this tale, and may be sick of it by now. However, the rest of the nation needs to know how J.J. Watt came to be the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year; receiving 49/50 votes. For the NFL on NBC Football Night in America conference call, Watt was a hot topic. Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison chimed in. Tony Dungy: “I remember Warren Sapp when I coached him in Tampa and he had that breakout year. The next year you are going to see people game plan for you. J.J. Watt is going to have a great year, but he is going to have to deal with more blocking schemes and more ways to try to slow him down. If he puts up the same type of numbers that he did this year I think it will be a tremendous credit to him, because every offensive coordinator that plays them is going to try to stop him f...
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