J.J. Watt Bloodies Up the Pro Bowl and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Nate Dunlevy@NateDunlevyGuest ColumnistJanuary 28, 2013

Watt couldn't haul down a pass in the end zone.
Watt couldn't haul down a pass in the end zone.Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Leave it to J.J. Watt to provide one of the coolest (and grossest) moments of the Pro Bowl.

Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle reports on Watt's hilariously disgusting bloody hand. He suffered the injury early the exhibition.

While the injury looked gruesome, Watt seemed to be handling it in stride and with humor. It looked serious, but Watt returned to the game and even went out in a pattern as a receiver. In the end, the wound looked to be no more serious than a split nail.

On a night when his teammate Matt Schaub played particularly poorly, it was fun for the signature Texan of 2012 to get a little attention for his exploits. Watt got the opportunity to get two goal-line throws. One was from Peyton Manning and was broken up. The second was from Andrew Luck at the end of the game and was intercepted.

It was a fun and lighthearted end to a memorable season for Watt. On Saturday night, he will likely cap off his campaign by being named the AP Defensive Player of the Year.


General Interest

Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth talks about how illogical the "winner" tag is for quarterbacks.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland runs down the best and worst coaching moves of the year.

Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts has the best and worst quarterbacks on third down in the playoffs.

Will Carroll of Bleacher Report says Darrelle Revis may not come back as the same player.


Houston Texans

Ganguli says the Texans players got respect at the Pro Bowl.


Indianapolis Colts

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star hopes Jim Irsay can find a way to use Jeff Saturday in the front office.

Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority says Anthony Castonzo was still the correct pick for the Colts.

Rodriguez, writing for Bleacher Report, runs down what the Colts need to do in 2012.

Rodriguez also has a scouting report for the Senior Bowl.


Tennessee Titans

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean says the Titans and Ravens have gone in opposite directions.

Tom Gower of Total Titans tracks how the Titans were penalized in 2012.

Gower questions why the Titans would be interested in Jerry Gray.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union says Gus Bradley will mix it up on defense.

Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country urges the Jaguars to draft a quarterback.