T.J. Watt

Film Room: T.J. Watt Showing Pass-Rush Repertoire

I think it would be fair to say that Pittsburgh Steelers fans are really hungering to find their team’s next elite pass-rusher—or at least anything that comes close to resembling such. Since the dominant pairing of James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley fell apart, the team has been searching for edge…


T.J. Watt Flashes Pass-Rush Potential In Division Clincher

It might not have seemed like it until at the very end of the game, but Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starting outside linebacker T.J. Watt is coming off arguably his best game of the season as a pass rusher. It certainly helps that he capped off the night with a walk-off…




T.J. Watt Not Fined For Helmet-To-Helmet Hit On Brett Hundley

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt wasn’t fined this past week for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley in the fourth quarter of the team’s Week 12 Sunday night game. TJ Watt not fined for his hit on Packers QB Brett Hundley. mike McCarthy…



T.J. Watt Praised For His ‘Unusual’ Knowledge

In Pittsburgh, it’s unusual for a rookie to have such an impact. It’s unusual for a rookie to have as many sacks as T.J. Watt. But according to Mike Tomlin, unusual might be an apt word to describe his play. The rookie made as many plays in coverage as he…


Danny Smith Calls T.J. Watt A ‘Hell Of A Player’

T.J. Watt has made the coaching staff pretty happy this season. Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert for drafting him, Keith Butler for the production on defense, and last Thursday, Danny Smith for making a fantastic special teams play. It was Watt’s swat that kept the Steelers ahead in an eventual…




T.J. Watt Says Blocked FG Was First Of His Life

Special teams hasn’t often been kind to the Pittsburgh Steelers this year. You can bet Danny Smith has gone through several hundred packs of gum. But last night provided splash in a positive way. T.J. Watt blocked a Ryan Succop 48 yard attempt early in the second quarter. After the game,…


Joey Porter Loves The ‘Natural Competitor’ In T.J. Watt

It is usually true in my experience that it helps when you are your own harshest critic. There are certainly instances in which it can go overboard—especially if you start criticizing things over which you have no control—but I would think that it applies to the football field. And I…


One Steeler Makes PFF Midseason All-Rookie Team

Ah, lists. They sure are fun to argue about. At the very least, they tend to draw in discussion, which tends to be more valuable and rewarding than the list itself. To that end, I have another list for you today, and another one from Pro Football Focus. This one…


T.J. Watt Proving Impactful Against The Run

So it’s time to have some fun with numbers. I would like to point out an interesting statistic that came to my attention recently about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie defensive starter, outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Evidently—outside of some missed tackles, which need to be cleaned up—he has been one of…


Film Room: T.J. Watt Has Got It Covered

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt is a lot of things, most of them good. One of them is simply being fun to watch. Another is being versatile on the field, being able to make an impact in all phases of the game, run, rush, and coverage. Even special…