J.J. Watt wants to add Manning to 'sack list'
After the Atlanta Falcons sacked and knocked Peyton Manning on his backside on multiple occasions despite Denver's touted offensive line, the Houston Texans are feeling pretty good about getting in on some of that action.
In particular, defensive end J.J. Watt has stepped up and said that he plans on taking Manning to the ground when the two teams meet on Sunday.
"I want to have No. 18 on my sack list," Watt told the Houston Chronicle. "That's my goal."
"I've always said you want the best," Watt said. "You don't earn your stripes playing against inferior competition you want to play against the best every single time and that's a chance to prove yourself."
"You're not going to sack him every play so you need to get your hands up in the passing lanes, hopefully frustrate him," Watt said.
"But he is a veteran quarterback, he's seen that before, he knows people are going to try and bat his passes down. That's another challenge. I'm excited about it. But I want to sack him, too."
Watt's passing lanes comment should not be taken lightly as he's already batted down five balls through the first two games of the year.
It should also be remembered that Watt is a violently disruptive force that even coming from the end position can generate interceptions and is good to force a fumble,
His motor runs so high that he plays in a style that is similar to former Seahawk Patrick Kerney when he was at his best.
The road does not get any easier for the future Hall of Famer whom everyone in Denver is counting on to lead them back to glory.