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Five minutes with Chargers fullback Derek Watt

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Fullback Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers attempts to tackle wide receiver DeAndre Carter #14 of the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Fullback Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers attempts to tackle wide receiver DeAndre Carter #14 of the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
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Steven: “It’s been fun for us fans to watch those things on Twitter and Instagram. I want to shift to talk about some things on the field. You’ve been having a lot of success on special teams lately, I don’t know off the top of my head if you still lead the league in special teams tackles but we’ve really noticed a big improvement in that area of your game. What would you attribute that recent success to?”

Derek: “Well yes, I do still lead the league in (special teams) tackles. I would just say, I mean shoot it’s a lot of things, a lot of it is just making the plays that are there when they present themselves. There’s a lot that goes into it scheme-wise, to everybody doing their jobs, if it wasn’t for other guys and making the ball come my way in certain situations I wouldn’t have those plays to be made.

Sometimes it’s just kind of luck of the draw, and the guy comes your way and you gotta execute and make the play. Fortunately for me, I’ve had a lot of those opportunities and made a bunch of plays. I’m hoping to do some more and would love to finish the year on top (of the special teams tackles).”

On the #Chargers' flight back from Oakland earlier this month, Nick Dzubnar pulled this clip up and yelled to Derek Watt.

"Bro! You put that dude on his ass!"

Watt has been this dominant on special teams all season. He deserves to make the Pro Bowl.https://t.co/wquETgb3FZ pic.twitter.com/urx81GFQhT

— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) November 26, 2019

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