Originally Posted by rocyaice
Ngata and Seymour have one more sack than Jason Hatcher and Jason Hatcher has 2 more sacks than Justin Smith.
I am sure you understand what these posters are referring to when they speak about playmaking 3-4 DEs. Seymour, Trevor Price and Shaun Ellis were the best of their era but have been bypassed by Justin Smith, Haloti Ngata, Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell. Each of these guys have had double digit sack seasons from the 3-4 DE spot.
Watt is not the first 3-4 DE to do what he has done. In addition to the guys above, Bruce Smith, Neil Smith, Elvin Bethea, Howie Long, Leslie O'Neal, Ray Childress, Lee Williams, Rulon Jones, Leonard Marshall, Lyle Alzado, William Fuller, Greg Townsend, Sean Jones all came before Watt.
Watt is special, no doubt, but he is not unique.