By Howard Fendrich
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Any look at the most memorable plays in the NFL season so far could begin and end with a compilation of J.J. Watt’s highlights.
Yes, the defensive end for the Houston Texans pretty much has provided enough fodder to fill any such list, from top to bottom.
Take your pick: Watt’s blocked extra point in Week 1 against the Redskins. Or his touchdown catch after lining up as a tight end in Week 2 against the Raiders. Or his 80-yard interception return for a TD after tipping a pass to himself in Week 4 against the Bills. Or his 45-yard fumble return for a score in Week 6 against the Colts.
Or, most creative yet, Watt’s post-sack pantomiming of a cell-phone selfie to send a message to rookie Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger in Week 8. Watt then sent some pointed words Mettenberger’s way: “Their quarterback had posted a few selfies this week, including one before the game, and it’s just kind of a reminder _ this is the National Football League, not high school, so welcome to the show.”
Week after week, it’s been Watt’s show.