J.J. Watt's new goal: 20-20-20

J.J. Watt's new goal: 20-20-20
August 15, 2013, 3:15 pm
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J.J. Watt's 2012 season was great. But it wasn't as great as he's hoping 2013 will be.

Watt has a new goal for this upcoming season: 20 sacks, 20 tackles for loss and 20 passes deflected.

"I mean, that's what I was trying for last year and I didn't get it, so that's the goal," he said, "trying to do things that people don't think you can do, don't think you should be able to do, do things that people don't think will ever be done."

The only reason he missed that milestone last year was because he fell four batted balls shy.

"I'm always trying to set the bar a little bit higher and a little bit higher," Watt said.

"Why not? Why not create high expectations, you know. Nobody sets the bar low and loves jumping over it. I'm trying to strive for a high bar. There's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't embrace high expectations.

"What am I gonna do? Be scared of them? I have no interest in being scared. I have no interest in mediocrity. I have no interest in average. I have no interest in being an OK player. I want to great; I want to be the best, so that's why I set the bar extremely high."

Those high expectations aren't just limited to Watt. Owner Bob McNair spoke on Wednesday night about the team's Super Bowl aspirations and Watt agreed.

Watt also said just getting there isn't enough. They want to win.

"You don't want to go to the dance and sit on the sideline," he said. "You want to move a little bit."