Earlier this week, I got the chance to sit down with T.J. Watt, fresh off the Steelers' win against the Los Angeles Rams, to talk about a variety of topics.
The first thing I had to ask him was a follow up on his remarks about Steelers Nation at the end of this past weekend's game. It seems Steelers' fans take over every stadium they play in.
"The fandom is absolutely incredible. This year seems like it's been even crazier than years past and it seems like any time we play out West, the fans travel. It was in Vegas originally, and then we saw them in Houston, and then again this past weekend in L.A., it's just incredible. It's not just home at Acrisure Stadium which is pretty special when you can have the opposing offense on a silent snap count gives us a big advantage as pass rushers."
One of the main things I wanted to ask Watt about was Mike Tomlin, who is the only head coach in the Super Bowl era to have a winning record (45-40) when his team is set as underdogs. Is there anything he does different when they're going up against a big opponent.
"We never know if we're underdogs or not it's not like any one in our building is looking at lines or anything like that, so it's just more than anything about Mike T[omlin] being very consistent and transparent. It doesn't matter if we've won six games in a row or lost six games in a row it's going to be the same message. There is no magic formula to winning football games, we all know it, it's all in the details and the work throughout the week."
The hot topic going around the NFL is whether or not the Tush Push, the quarterback sneak play by the Eagles where they all push Jalen Hurts forward, should be illegal.
"My job isn't to get into the politics of everything, my job is to stop things that are presented and luckily it hasn't been presented to us."
He went on to say;
"It's our job to figure out a way to stop it and once someone stops it, it's everyone else's job to be able to duplicate it as quickly as possible."
Be sure to watch the full interview above. Watt also spoke about his favorite play, his Wisconsin Badgers, and who the best golfer in the Watt family is.
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