Watt leans on Vince Wilfork for leadership advice

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

New Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork has brought more than just an ability to make life difficult for opposing offenses with him to Houston. The five-time Pro Bowler is also helping impart some of what he learned during his 11-year run of success with the New England Patriots. 

Houston star defensive end J.J. Watt said he's taking advantage of learning what he can about his new teammate's time with the Patriots. Wilfork won two Super Bowls in New England and played in two others.

"He's seen championship teams, he's been around great players, great leaders," Watt said, via ESPN's Tania Ganguli. "Obviously myself being a leader I'm always trying to be the best leader I can be, so I go to him and [ask], 'What made your championship teams great? How did you guys get to where you were?' Then I just let him speak and listen to what he has to say. Let him talk about my leadership style, what he thinks I can do better." 

Watt, the NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, said Wilfork's advice was simple.

"He said, 'Listen, just keep doing what you're doing,' " Watt said. "I'm going to just keep doing what I'm doing. Keep working hard. Lead by example. Be vocal when I feel like I need to be vocal. For the most part, I don't think there's ever any better leadership style than going out there and working as hard as you possibly can and setting an example for us to follow."

(h/t ESPN)

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