T.J. Watt said via zoom just now he feels great, he practiced well today, and will be ready to go for Sunday, ‘no doubt.’
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) October 9, 2020
When it was revealed on Thursday that linebacker T.J. Watt (knee) missed practice, we all held our breath. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long to exhale as Watt shared during a Friday press conference that he’s feeling great and was “flying around” at practice.
Just the thought of the Steelers being without their best defensive player Sunday versus the Philadelphia Eagles was cause for concern. In three games, Watt has racked up 3.5 sacks, nine tackles (five for loss), 10 quarterback hits and an interception. He’s such an integral piece of their defensive front that I’m not sure how it would work without him.
No worries now!
The AFC Player of the Month has been on fire early this season and boasts the highest pass-rush win rate of any edge defender. You know T.J. is ready to eat after being cooped up with a Week 4 bye.
Between him and cohort Bud Dupree, they’ll certainly make Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz a little uneasy in the pocket. Watt and Dupree will be there to greet him as he tries to escape the pocket, too.