March 22, 2018

Brian Cushing and J.J. Watt Honored by Teammates

Today the Houston Texans announced that Brian Cushing was named the team’s most valuable player for 2011, which was voted on by his teammates. Also, rookie defensive end J.J. Watt was named Rookie of the Year by his teammates also. 


Brian Cushing has taken over the leadership role for the Texans at inside linebacker with one of his best seasons as a professional. After a horrid sophomore season marred with a suspension, injury and multiple position changes, Cushing has turned himself into a complete linebacker for the Texans.


Cushing finished the 2011 season with 114 total tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, 5 pass deflections and 2 forced fumbles.


As for J.J. Watt the rookie from the University of Wisconsin, was voted as the team’s rookie of the year. Watt was the 11th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, and has started since day one in Houston. His presence has helped solidify the defensive line and help transition to the 3-4 scheme in 2011. Watt has shown he can play both the run and the pass and is shaping up to be a top-notch defensive end for the Texans for years to come.


Watt this season had 56 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and 4 pass deflections from his defensive end spot. He has picked up the pace the last few weeks and is playing at his highest level of the season.


Both Watt and Cushing were named as 2011 Pro Bowl alternates, and many people around the league think Cushing was one of the biggest snubs of the season. Also, the two make their postseason debuts this Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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