Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt will be the first person to tell you that the build up to the Steelers game against Houston was normal for him.
For the first time in their professional careers, all three Watt brothers (T.J., J.J. and Derek) were all of the field in the NFL with T.J.
and Derek on the Steelers and J.J. on the Texans, with Pittsburgh winning 28-21.
While T.J. is relieved the media attention will shift away slightly from him, he says he tried to “soak up” as much of the experience as he could.
“I just tried to, especially toward the end of the game there take a moment, be able to see the guy that I looked up to my whole life playing football in my brother J.J. and just to see him go to work on the football field with my own eyes is something that I’ll never forget and I’m truly grateful that I was able to share the field with my brothers,” said T.J.
Unfortunately for Derek, he didn’t get to play the whole game, suffering a hamstring injury in the second half. He did not return for the rest of the game.
While J.J. will enjoy the moment down the line, losing to the Steelers was the first thing on his mind.
After the game he spoke with reporters about the experience.
Yeah, it's all right. Someday we'll look back and it'll be pretty cool, but right now, sitting at 0-3, it doesn't feel that great. It's a special thing for our family, but right now it's about Houston Texans and figuring out what we need to do to win a football game.
T.J. and Derek now turn their focus to the Titans. They play Tennessee this Sunday at 1 p.m.