Every 10 years or so there have been game changing
players who redefine their position. But, there are not many players who have
redefined the game of football. The last one might not have been a player, but
a team. About 5 to 6 years ago the Miami Dolphins started running wildcat
formation which eventually evolved into the pistol offense today.
Now a player is changing the game by himself, and that
man is J.J. Watt. Ever since he was drafted 11th out of Wisconsin he has been
dynamite for the Texans and the League. Last year he took his game to the next
level by swatting every pass down that came his way. His media attention went
through the roof with slogans like "swat like Watt" or "J.J.
Even through all of this, Watt had never scored a
touchdown until week 2 against the Raiders when he caught a 1 yard touchdown
from Ryan Fitzpatrick on offense. He followed that up in week 4 with a pick 6.
Then, in week 6 he recovered a fumble becoming one of very few defenses players
to catch a touchdown pass, have an interception returned and a fumble recovery
for a touchdown. The first to do in over 40 years. J.J. Watt is really changing
the game of football. Maybe next week he will be returning punts!