J.J. Watt gets a lot of attention off the field.
He get plenty on the field too.
With opposing teams looking to contain the two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Watt often finds himself double- and triple-teamed.
"It definitely happened last year," Watt said Wednesday. "I think so far this year, there's already been more triple teams then the past. But that's to be expected. I mean, that's what I would do, too. You have to continue to fight, continue battle. Like I've always said, it makes it that much sweeter when you do get there."
During the 24-17 loss at Carolina, both Watt and Clowney were the targets of double teams. Watt predicts that Clowney will draw plenty of attention from teams and will soon be "no stranger" to it.
"You got two good guys coming off the edge, that's what you're going to do," Watt said. "But they're also obviously then sacrificing guys out in routes. You have to do whatever you can to fight through it and to get there."
While Watt has two passes defensed and forced three sacks through two games, he says Houston has only begun to scratch the surface. The Texans defense, which led the league in forcing turnovers last year, has just one takeaway this year and wants to bring back their brand of football and do it consistently for 60 minutes. It's a goal they are hoping to accomplish Sunday against the Buccaneers.
"We haven't put it all together yet for a full 60 minutes, so that's the goal for this week," Watt said. "To go out there, to put it on the field, to play our style for an entire 60 minutes, to let it loose, to make plays, and go out there and just fly around. I think that's when we're at our best, when we're flying around, everybody's making plays, we're excited, we have energy, we get the crowd into it here at home. We just let loose and I think that's when we play our best ball."
The Texans will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in their Week 3 matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for noon on FOX-26 and SportsRadio 610.