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J.J. Watt Gives The Details On 'MegaWatt'

Defensive lineman admits it was only briefly practiced

The play resulting in a touchdown, so in the end, that's all that mattered. But as cool as it was to see unfold, J.J. Watt admitted it wasn't exactly the high-tech cloak-and-dagger plan that it looked like as it unfolded.

At least not for Watt.

The play was exciting to watch -- the Cardinals on the Tennessee 2-yard line, with running back James Conner in the backfield behind a pair of offset-left jumbo blockers -- defensive linemen Leki Fotu and Watt.

"I was mic'd up and I think they caught it where I said I didn't know where the play was going -- that was not a joke," Watt said. "I didn't know where it was going. We put the play in, and it was kind of like a throwaway conversation, 'Hey we're going to have MegaWatt in this week, you'll line up in the backfield and go here.' I said 'OK.' We walked through it one single time with me and Leki all week."

Fotu ended up shoving a defender deep into the end zone, but Watt realized quickly there was no play developing behind what was sure to be vicious goal line blocking.

"Even in the walkthrough I was focusing on what we were doing and wasn't 100 percent sure where the ball went," Watt said. "Then I went to block the guy (in the game) and he wasn't even trying to get me, so I was like, 'Alright, the ball is probably not here.'

"I looked on the Jumbotron and Kyler was in the end zone. So I was like, 'That's fine. That works for me.' I don't care what happens. I was going to block whoever I was supposed to block."

JJ Watt rushing the passer against the Titans in Tennessee in 2021
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