JJ Watt signs with AZ

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  1. cheesebeef

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    strahan didn’t have multiple back surgeries. And in Strahan’s two previous seasons before getting 18 sacks, he had 11 and 22 sacks.

    In Watt’s last two seasons, he’s had 4 and 5. That doesn’t exactly give me hope for a Strahan-like resurgence.

    Jesus... I just looked at Watt’s last FIVE years and it is actually horrific from a health and production standpoint.

    2016 - 1.5 Sacks
    2017 - 0 sacks
    2018 - 16 sacks
    2019 - 4 sacks
    2020 - 5 sacks

    so, whether due to injury or just not being as effective even when healthy, we just gave a massive salary to a guy with two back surgeries under his belt who has a grand total of 26 sacks... OVER FIVE YEARS.

    yeah. I know I said I was going to be optimistic. But that was short lived. I think this is an absolutely idiotic overpay for a guy who’s not nearly what he was once was in his play on the field or his health off it.
     
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    He's had 3 down years in a row. He get's any more down he'll be playing WR for the opponents.
     
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    I wouldn't retire any numbers, but would consider some numbers special and just few can earn to wear it based on great performances, professionalism and commitment
    I think this is the best way to honor some legends of the franchise history
     
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    J.J. Watt: I’m gonna work my ass off every single day to make you proud

    J.J. Watt has landed in Arizona.

    Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill picked up Watt and Watt’s wife, Kealia Ohai Watt, in Bidwill’s private plane. The team posted video of the Scottsdale, Arizona, landing of the team’s newest player.

    The defensive end spoke briefly after his arrival in his new home.

    I’m very excited,” Watt said. “My wife and I are very excited to be here. Mr. Bidwill, Steve [Keim], everybody here, has been unbelievable so far, and I’m just excited to get started. I’m very excited to get started, get to work, get to know the people of Arizona and to go to work to try to win a championship.

    “The one thing I can promise you is I’m gonna work my ass off every single day to make you proud. Very proud to be part of the Bird Gang and the Red Sea. So let’s get started.”

    Watt broke his own news Monday morning, tweeting a photo of him working out in a Cardinals shirt.

    He reportedly is signing a two-year, $31 million contract with $23 million guaranteed.
     
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    Sacks are nice to get, but I'm stoked for the run game support.
     
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    Yep. He's actually 31 & will turn 32 in a few weeks (3/22). He's not washed up by any means & is a tremendous leader, which is something this team lacks more than anything else. Even our coaching staff lacks a demonstrative voice. Hell, if I were Michael, I would already be talking in his ear about a future in coaching once he retires.
     
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    I'd like to see the response here if Watt had signed with SF or the Rams. I'm guessing it would be alot more positive for those teams.

    TB just showed how important pressure is on the QB. Watt not only made the Dline better, he made the DB's better too.

    People want to focus on the 5 sacks but look at the other stats of how much he was double teamed(teams don't double washed up players), his win%, and other advanced stats.
     
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    After sleeping on it, I like the acquisition. Watt is a real leader. With a due respect to Budda Baker, J.J.'s leadership should make a significant difference on and off the field. There were too many penalties and too little discipline last season on both sides of the ball. J.J.'s contribution could be a difference maker, in work ethic, advice to younger players, communicating a gung ho spirit and on the field with performance. There was more than one game last season where the team wasn't ready to play. J.J. won't let that happen IMO.

    This is obviously a short-term move as opposed to a longer term signing of Reddick. No disrespect to Reddick but he had three great games in a contract year. Love to have him back but not at $15 million a year.
     
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