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Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips clearly loves defensive end J.J. Watt. He told the Houston Chonicle that he believes Watt will one day have a bust at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.
“(Watt’s) going to be a bust — not a first-round bust but a bust in the Hall of Fame,” said Phillips. “The only players I’ve seen that can do what he can do with his intensity can be found in Canton.”
Watt reminds Phillips of former Raiders great Howie Long.
“I’ve seen a lot of guys, and I compare him to Howie Long) in that he has the same quickness to beat (offensive) linemen off the ball. He’s a smart guy who gets it,” Phillips said.
“I expect J.J. to become a megastar,” teammate Antonio Smith said. “I told him, ‘People are going to be looking for you this year (and), you’re not going to surprise them anymore. They’re going to get up to play because of your reputation.’ ”
Now that Phillips has claimed that Watt will be in the Hall of Fame, there shouldn’t be any pressure on him to perform (I’m being sarcastic).
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Full pads were on for the 6th day of camp, and the Houston Texans did receive a scare to one of their star players.
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After just his rookie season, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has cracked our list of the Top 100 NFL Players of 2012 at the N0. 96 overall spot and is already being projected to the Hall of Fame by his defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
“He’s going to be a bust — not a first-round bust but a bust in the Hall of Fame,” Phillips said...
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Texans left tackle Duane Brown left practice Wednesday with a lower leg injury. "He got rolled up, kind of got hit on the outside of his leg," said coach Gary Kubiak. "It's part of football, unfortunately. We'll hold our breath. Hopefully, he's OK." Brown walked off the field and applied ice to his ankle but was taken to the locker room on a cart...
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