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Schaub stumps for Watt on offense

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07:01 AM ET 08.15 | Terrorizing offenses throughout his short NFL career, 6-foot-5, 289-pound defending NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, he of the 26.5 sacks in two seasons, may have a chance to see the light of day on the other side. On Tuesday, [Watt] said he would be interested in helping out the Texans on offense. On Wednesday, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub responded, enthusiastically. "Definitely all for it," Schaub said. "It would add to his legacy. He's a big target. I wouldn't mind just throwing it up and letting him go after the ball. He could be a mismatch for us. We'll see how it goes. He's definitely lobbying hard. "But," Schaub added, "I saw some 'highlights' of him on the Jugs machine. He looked a little shaky over there."

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August 15, 2013  07:18 AM ET

He did play tight end in high school and his one year at Central Michigan. But it didn't sound like he was any good at it.

Nothing wrong with leaving him at defensive end, where he dominates.

August 15, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Soon he'll want to play QB...Calm down JJ. Sheeesh.

August 15, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Roids make you feel invincible... Not implying.. Just sayin..

August 15, 2013  08:06 AM ET

This is what happens when you allow players to make personnel decisions.

August 15, 2013  09:38 AM ET

I don't know. His instincts would probably have him swat the ball to the ground.

August 15, 2013  10:23 AM ET

The Patriots used to use Mike Vrabel very effectively in goal-line situations.

August 15, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Somebody in the Texans front-office needs to shut this guy up.

August 15, 2013  11:33 AM ET

Watt did he say?

August 15, 2013  11:52 AM ET

It's not all that stupid. Schaub's right, it would create mismatch situations and he'd also serve as a hell of a decoy. But if I'm a coach there I'm be thinking it's that many more opportunities to lose J.J. for the season.

August 15, 2013  12:01 PM ET

Don't worry about Watt. It's Schaub that will let them down.

August 15, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This is what happens when you allow players to make personnel decisions.

Just camp blather... We don't see these quotes coming from Kubiak.

August 15, 2013  05:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Somebody in the Texans front-office needs to shut this guy up.

Finally the 1 Watt bulb illuminated over J.J.'s head, and this was what he came up with.

August 15, 2013  05:47 PM ET

Guys having fun at camp--enjoy!

August 15, 2013  05:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This is what happens when you allow players to make personnel decisions.

If he plays offense as well as he does on defense let the man play fool!!!

August 16, 2013  12:58 AM ET

This guy is a major talent and has proven his worth. Heck, see what he can do.

August 16, 2013  01:57 AM ET

y not?

August 16, 2013  02:16 PM ET

Maybe a few plays but late in the fourth quarter I would want Watt to have as much of his energy left for the defensive side of the ball as possible.

 
August 16, 2013  08:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It's not all that stupid. Schaub's right, it would create mismatch situations and he'd also serve as a hell of a decoy. But if I'm a coach there I'm be thinking it's that many more opportunities to lose J.J. for the season.

DJ,

We got a TE too. Called Dennis Roland ,every bit as big as Watt ,just as big maybe bigger, that the Bengals use in their 'Jumbo' package ,but is as dumb as a sack of hammers.

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