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Old 09-27-2016, 08:17 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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The Texans suffered a huge blow, announcing that JJ Watt will miss significant playing time. It's possible he's done for the year. The Texans were marginally good last year, finishing 9-7 and winning an anemic AFC South before taking it up the tailpipes to the tune of 30-0 against the Chiefs in the playoffs. With Osweiler looking like a lateral move over the QB-by-committee crew the Texans trotted out last year, this is a huge blow and can really have an affect on shaping the season in the AFC South going forward.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...ld-miss-season
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Wow, that's shocking. He's a very good defensive player.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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I believe in my season prediction I said something along the lines of Watt retiring after this season.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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I believe in my season prediction I said something along the lines of Watt retiring after this season.
Yeah, my concern is the problem is his back. Backs can be a problem for normal life when people have back issues--and he is playing pro football? Even if he doesnt retire, the back problems may never go away, or he will be dealing with it the rest of his life. I dont see a good scenario at all for him or the Texans.

Granted, the Texans might not get a full 10 year career out of a truly dominant defensive player, but it is a shame they have never amounted to much during his tenure. Even when they had good teams, they would always flame out.
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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is it true he was injured because of over strenuously patting himself on the back?
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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is it true he was injured because of over strenuously patting himself on the back?
yes
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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is it true he was injured because of over strenuously patting himself on the back?
I could have sworn I heard an announcer last season say that JJ was carrying "the whole team on his back" that couldn't have been good for him either....Vince Wilfork alone would break most men's backs....
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I believe in my season prediction I said something along the lines of Watt retiring after this season.

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Yeah, my concern is the problem is his back. Backs can be a problem for normal life when people have back issues--and he is playing pro football? Even if he doesnt retire, the back problems may never go away, or he will be dealing with it the rest of his life. I dont see a good scenario at all for him or the Texans.

Granted, the Texans might not get a full 10 year career out of a truly dominant defensive player, but it is a shame they have never amounted to much during his tenure. Even when they had good teams, they would always flame out.



I remember 2 or 3 weeks before the season started, there was some article on some sports website that said Watt knew he may not be able to walk when he got to age 50. I agree, I don't think he was playing more than 1 or 2 years even though he's in the prime of his career.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Watt is definitely done for the year.
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