Before and after the 2017 NFL Draft we dedicated quite a few posts to breaking down the play of new Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. So what’s better than that? How about Watt breaking down his own tape.
This past December, Watt sat down with Howard Griffith of the Big Ten Network to break down the Wisconsin defense in addition to a few plays that he made during the season. The video is just over four minutes long and there’s a few interesting tidbits included in it and especially early on when Watt talks about his role in a stunt his defense ran. If you remember, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently talked about Watt’s effectiveness as a stunter during an interview a few days after he was picked in the first-round.
“A lot of times he’s [Watt] setting stunts. Usually the setter isn’t the guy making a sack, but he ended up getting a couple sacks when he was the setter,” Colbert said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “So, those types of things, it was really more the playing and the play demeanor that caught our attention more than the work out numbers.”