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JJ Watt had back surgery. PUP to start camp

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Deuce Rings, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. RV6

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    i think the blame is more on Watt...the organization can't really do much about how he spends his offseason...with a star like him, you can't really put restrictions on him like that, but i imagine they tried in some way.

    He was already in pretty damn good shape before...then it seemed like the last two off seasons he was talking about stepping it up..it was like he was trying to get better when it was really not necessary..he was already destroying opponents. I understand wanting to improve..but if you're already at the top, then there's no shame in accepting you've maxed out..he could've just maintained his training and still been the best.
     
  2. Mr. Clutch

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    I don't know that training is the problem. He was one of only two DLinemen to play over 1,000 snaps and then they threw him in on offense too


    Here's an article on it


    http://www.scout.com/nfl/texans/story/1643024-jj-watts-workload-adding
     
  3. TheFreak

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    I for one am totally SHOCKED at your take on this.
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    I can go on.

    I mean using watt as an RB in the playoffs? With wilfork as the lead blocker?

    Wow
     
  5. TheFreak

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    On the plus side - everyone knows Belichick would have completely taken Watt out of the NE game anyway. Maybe this makes him have to think a little more, especially with Clowney probably hurt as well.
     
  6. RV6

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    Training.. Not taking plays off.. Playing too hard in practice..thats all driven by him. When a guy is a superstar, it's hard to tell him no. Send him home early, sit him earlier, etc and guess what he'll just do? Go to the gym and put in extra work.
     
  7. Mr. Clutch

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    Yeah but with training he isn't getting pounded on.
     
  8. RV6

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    Doesn't mean he can't injure himself training... Or that too much intensity during the week won't make his muscles more vulnerable on Sunday..
     
  9. Nimo

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/x54zmB0ide">pic.twitter.com/x54zmB0ide</a></p>&mdash; JJ Watt (@JJWatt) <a href="https://twitter.com/JJWatt/status/757381932283899904">July 25, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  10. Derp McFlopsky

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    That's what happens when you carry a franchise. Hope he gets well soon.
     
  11. HR Dept

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    JJ Watt isn't human.

    He'll be fine.
     
  12. MystikArkitect

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    This organization has never once driven a single player into the ground by making him carry an entire side of the team.

    JJ out there just trying to be the best teammate he can be.
     
  13. ln3012

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    Foster?
     
  14. RV6

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    Deleted
     
  15. Snow Villiers

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    Lindsey Vonn has moved on to the wolf from Twilight. :grin:
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watt said he has to listen to doctors. Hopes to be back Week 1 but acknowledges he can't guarantee it. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> <a href="https://t.co/RxhLPDL0df">pic.twitter.com/RxhLPDL0df</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/759789552223387648">July 31, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watt said he has to listen to doctors. Hopes to be back Week 1 but acknowledges he can't guarantee it. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> <a href="https://t.co/RxhLPDL0df">pic.twitter.com/RxhLPDL0df</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/759789552223387648">July 31, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watt said it can be smart to miss a couple games to be healthy long term. Emphasizes he hopes to be ready Week 1. Had disc removed from back</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/759789657869524992">July 31, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  17. deb4rockets

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    I thought the exact thing about rolling the giant tires. Superman is a fictional character and thinking you ARE one makes you do stupid stuff like roll monster truck tires and think you can't possibly damage your back just because you are stronger than most.
     
  18. DCballer

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    Wow! You clearly know nothing about physical fitness, strength training, or anything for that matter. This has to rank in the top 5 when it comes to dumbest posts I've read in all my many years on this site.:rolleyes:
     
  19. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> HC Bill O'Brien encouraged by <a href="https://twitter.com/JJWatt">@JJWatt</a> recovery from back surgery after Wed update. Told me still unsure Watt plays first 2 RS games</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/766657916573134848">August 19, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Asked Bill O'Brien about <a href="https://twitter.com/JJWatt">@JJWatt</a> (1/2): &quot;He’s really on an upward trajectory. Everything is going in the right direction.'' ...</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/766668516946644992">August 19, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">O'Brien: &quot;I don’t think we can predict whether he’ll be ready for Week 1 or Week 2, but he’s going to be ready sooner rather than later.''</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/766668894752821248">August 19, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  20. Air Langhi

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    This is your franchise player. Just let him come back game 3. No need to push him because you know he will go back even if not 100%.
     

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