T.J. WATT ON DPOY RACE, SACK RECORDS, STEELERS' 2021 SEASON, BIG BEN'S FUTURE, SCUFFLE WITH JOE BURROW & MORE
The best pass rusher in the game, T.J. Watt, joins Bryant McFadden as the current Steeler and former Steeler cover it all! They begin with Watt's football background and growing up in a football family in Wisconsin. T.J. shares his first thoughts when Badgers' coaches asked him to switch sides of the ball and how he was able to pick up defense. He then expresses how grateful he is to be in Pittsburgh and to have been drafted by the Steelers organization. The 5th-year pro discusses battling James Harrison for a starting spot as a rookie and then breaks down some technical aspects of rushing the passer. Watt just passed Harrison as the Steelers single-season sack leader and now could break the all-time NFL record that Michael Strahan holds for sacks in a single season. If he does that, he'll win Defensive Player of the Year, an honor he has been snubbed of the past two seasons. And trust us, T.J. doesn't forget not winning! We hear about playing with Ben Roethlisberger and for Mike Tomlin before heading to the Superlatives part of our show. T.J. shares which brother is late more often (he or Derek), the QB he wants to sack next and what happened on a play with him and Joe Burrow earlier this season.
(2:00 ) Wisconsin football
(4:00 ) Switching positions in college
(8:00 ) 2017 NFL Draft
(11:00 ) Learning from James Harrison
(12:30 ) Pass rushing technical talk
(16:30 ) Battling through 2021 injuries
(18:15 ) Steelers single season sack record
(20:30 ) DPOY snubs
(23:45 ) Big Ben's future
(25:00 ) Mike Tomlin
(27:45 ) Superlatives
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