Houston (CBS Houston)– In a season where disappointment is haunting the Texans 2013 season, a bright spot and fan favorite continues to be defensive end J.J. Watt.
Watt spoke to students at Pin Oak Middle School Tuesday afternoon for a Play 60 Event and took time to speak with the media afterwards.
SportsRadio 610 asked, “J.J. do you have 100% confidence in Matt Schaub?”
“I have 100% confidence in the football team,” Watt responded. “I go out there every single day, I go to work and we do everything we can to win football games.”
Watt, 24, is individually pulling his weight this season: 20 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed. But with Schaub’s brutal and costly interceptions and even worse, pick-sixes it makes it very difficult to maintain and believe in the Texans playoff hope.
“The world’s not ending,” Watt said. “We’re in a tough time right now, there’s no doubt about that. We’re in a tough time as a team as an organization but I can tell that we are doing everything we possibly can.”
The Texans host the Rams, Sunday at Reliant Stadium.
“You get that one win, you that spark, you get that fire,” Watt said. “It’s a game of momentum; it’s a game of emotion. You find that spark you find that energy. It’s very early.”
It is pretty early, but with the resurgence of the Titans and Colts within the division the Texans can’t afford many more losses. Speaking of losses, Tuesday the Texans announced that tight end Owen Daniels is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced fibula fracture.
“Obviously we want OD (Owen Daniels) out there but he’s going to heal up, he’s got time, the bye week will come at a good time for him,” Watt responded. “Garrett’s (Graham) a very good football player he’s going to come in and be great for us.”
Fans are loyal. Many will ride and die with the team, some are fair-weather but as a team if you aspire to maintain a relationship with your fan base you have to give them something. And defensive end Watt knows just that.
“We’re going to find a way, stick with us,” Watt said. “There are worse places to be than 2-3 and we’re going to make you proud. We’re going to work every single day and don’t worry, stick with us.”
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