VIDEO: Remembering When J.J. Watt Sacked Alex Smith Without a Helmet

Zach Brunner
Remembering when J.J. Watt sacked Alex Smith without a helmet.
Remembering when J.J. Watt sacked Alex Smith without a helmet. / YouTube/NFL
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J.J. Watt has been one of the league's most dominant players since entering the NFL. He is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and a five-time first-team All-Pro. Despite suffering some significant injuries, Watt has something in him that will never let him give up.

This was on full display when his helmet was knocked off, but he still completed the sack on Alex Smith.

It's nearly impossible to block Watt one-on-one. He is too strong, quick and good with his hands to stop with one person. This was on full display here.

Watt dipped his shoulder and easily ripped through the tackle's arms. In an attempt to slow him down, the tackle punched toward Watt's face, knocking his helmet off. However, with his helmet off, Watt could see even more clearly that he was just a couple steps from bringing Smith down.

If Watt were not so fast in his pursuit of Smith, it could have been much more dangerous, having increased traffic in the backfield. Instead, Watt ran into the backfield without being slowed and was able to complete the easy sack.


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