Houston Texans Defensive End J.J. Watt Is An All-Pro Trash Talker (Video)
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is just halfway through his second season in the NFL, but he’s already starting to be called (by some) the best defensive player in the NFL.
Last season he recorded 56 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 4 blocked passes. This season, through just 7 games, Watt has 34 tackles, 9.5 sacks (1st), 2 fumble recoveries (2nd), and 10 blocked passes (2nd).
Not bad, right? Well, in addition to being a sack and passes defended machine, J.J. “Swats” is also really great at trash-talking. And this past Sunday, during the Texans’ 43-13 pounding of the Ray Lewis-less Ravens, Watt happened to be mic’d up for a little run-in with Baltimore RB Ray Rice.
What did he say? Just check it out for yourself:
Yep, that’s 6’5″, 295-pound J.J. Watt comparing the diminutive, 5’8″, 212-pound Ray Rice to a tasty Mexican treat. Classic.
Of course, Rice didn’t just walk away from that bit of trash talking. He gave Watt a piece of his mind. However, according to Watt, the good folks at ESPN had to edit his response out of the clip because it was not family friendly. (And no, Watt wouldn’t repeat what Rice said, either.)
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to make a run to Chipotle. Suddenly I’m craving a burrito.
Hat Tip – [USA Today]