Cardinals' JJ Watt on playing against Texans: 'It’s not the same organization that I remember'

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克里夫兰, 哦 - 十月 17: 一句话. 瓦 #99 10 月,亚利桑那红雀队在第四节对阵克利夫兰布朗队的比赛 17, 2021 in Cleveland, 俄亥俄.

克里夫兰, 哦 – 十月 17: 一句话. 瓦 #99 10 月,亚利桑那红雀队在第四节对阵克利夫兰布朗队的比赛 17, 2021 in Cleveland, 俄亥俄. ((Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images))

The Texans at one point held a 24-0 lead over 帕特里克·马霍姆斯堪萨斯城酋长 在里面 2019 Divisional Round of the playoffs, but they eventually lost by 20 点数.

This upcoming weekend, Watt will face his former team as a member of the 亚利桑那红雀队.

瓦, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, said that the Texans are hardly recognizable now, just two years after that playoff loss to the Chiefs.

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克里夫兰, 哦 - 十月 17: 一句话. 瓦 #99 and DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals react after a 37-14 win against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Cleveland, 俄亥俄.

克里夫兰, 哦 – 十月 17: 一句话. 瓦 #99 and DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals react after a 37-14 win against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Cleveland, 俄亥俄. ((Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images))

There’s obviously something more to it,” Watt said on Thursday, 通过 ESPN. “I don’t think that it’s what people may think it is because, 我的意思是, you look at the roster, and you look at the guys that are there — I mean it’s been so massively turned over that there’s only a handful of guys that are even there from last year that I played with.

“所以, it’s not like, 我很像, '哦, I want to go and beat my old team’ or ‘Oh, I can’t wait to face this guy,’ because it’s not the same team. It’s not the same organization that I remember and that I was a part of.'

瓦, 谁玩过 10 seasons with the Texans, asked to be released by the team back in February before signing with Arizona. 现在, as a member of the undefeated Cardinals (6-0), Watt has a legitimate chance to win his first Super Bowl title. With Houston, Watt won four AFC South titles, but now the 1-5 Texans don’t havemany guysWatt knows.

克里夫兰, 哦 - 十月 17: 一句话. 瓦 #99 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Cleveland, 俄亥俄.

克里夫兰, 哦 – 十月 17: 一句话. 瓦 #99 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Cleveland, 俄亥俄. ((Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images))

That’s why it hurts me to see where it is now because I believe those fans deserve to be living those high times and to be experiencing those great moments, and it hurts to know that they’re not and to know that they’re struggling,” Watt said. “所以, I hope that they get back there at some point, and I hope that they get to do that because I know first-hand it’s an unbelievable place to play when you’re rolling.

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