T.J. Watt on playing his brother: ‘If he goes to cut anywhere in my vicinity, he's on the ground'

Posted at 9:03 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 22:39:34-04

When T.J. Watt comes back home to Pewaukee, he always gets the question about a certain play against Brett Hundley during the Packers-Steelers game.

"It was a helmet to helmet but I squared up on him.  And my facemask hit him," Watt said.  "It was nothing malicious.  Or nothing intentional at all.  So nobody can hate on me too much for that."

So I had to ask, I'm sure he had heard that T.J. because I didn't even have to ask the question.  "Yeah, I knew it was coming."

He didn't get fined.  But on Dec. 2, he could face his brother with the Chargers.  

And Derek Watt says he might fake cutting T.J., and then burn him deep.  

"If he goes to cut anywhere in my vicinity, he's on the ground.  So it's not going to happen," T.J. Watt said.  "I don't know what was in his meal that morning, what made him say that, but it's not going to happen."

T.J. says he's noticed nearly as many of his Steelers jerseys around this area, as Texans J.J. Watt jerseys.  But everyone wants to know how his brother is doing.

"He looks great," T.J. said.  "It's the same old J.J. to me.  He's back.  I think he is out to prove something special this year and I can't wait to see it."