I want to preface this thread by saying I came of age as far as being interested in football in 1992 when Bill Cowher was named head coach and while I did watch some before then in the twilight of Noll's career it was really the Steelers under Cowher that drove my interest. Guys like Greg Lloyd and Kevin Greene, blitzburgh and the roar of the Blast Furnace fueled my obsession. Those were the days. So that being said I haven't felt with recent drafts that the outside linebackers have held held a candle to those guys. Worilds didn't inspire me, Jarvis Jones although I defended him often seemed more like a Clark Haggins than a Greg Llyod, Bud Dupree has shown some flashes and we have hope, but when they drafted Watt although you couldn't doubt his pedigree and coming from a solid 3-4 defensive program in college you could hope but nothing is ever set in stone on how a player will be. Last night that changed for me, in Watt's performance I was reminded of Lloyd and have some of that old excitement. There have been people, media types, coaches, and some fans trying to down play the two sacks last night and tempering expectations and perhaps rightly so but I want to focus on the second sack. Yes Watt was unblocked on what they are describing as a broken play by the Giants however he had the skill to sniff out the fake and stay with the QB and take him down for the sack. Several palys later Moats was in the same position and bought the fake following the RB so for a rookie in his first game to make that read and that play it has to do something to you. It reminded me of watching this Lloyd video the other day. especially the two plays where one he breaks up a double reverse vs the Packers, the next he sniffs out another reverse vs the Chargers I believe. Now I'm not saying that TJ Watt is as good as Lloyd was or even has his mentality, I'm saying that his play in the game last night reminded me of the days of Greene and Lloyd and while we should have tempered expectations, it excited me and very little about the OLB's has in recent years. I will admit I started looking for Watt jerseys online today.