J.J. Watt wants takeaways

J.J. Watt has a few things he'd like to accomplish on Sunday, but there's one in particular that he really wants the Texans defense to improve in Week 2 against Carolina.

"I'd like to get some takeaways," Watt said Wednesday. "I'd like to take the ball away. That's one thing we're really going to focus on is trying to force some errors, force some takeaways and get the ball back in our offense's hands so that they can put the points on the board."

Houston's defense has yet to force its first turnover of the 2015 season after leading the NFL with 34 takeaways last year. Watt recorded five fumble recovers, four forced fumbles, one interception, and two defensive touchdowns as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

On Sunday, he came close to intercepting a screen pass against Kansas City, something that still bothers Watt days later. 

"I screwed that one up," Watt said. "It hit one of my hands but my hands were too far apart. I just kind of mistimed it. I guess I need to work on the JUGS machine a little more."

Watt will get his chance to try again when the (0-1) Texans travel to play the (1-0) Panthers on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610. 

Defensive end J.J. Watt's 2014 was one to remember. Game-by-game, a Texans' opponent shared his thoughts on the Defensive Player of the Year.

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