The Houston Texans have not been great. I am sure they are better than their record is right now. At the moment they are 2-7 and most likely out of the playoff race in the AFC. The Texans have improved since firing Bill O’Brien, but still not where they were expected to be. JJ Watt had some thoughts about where the Texans are at as a whole. Quote provided by ProFootballTalk:
“I stress that this situation, this feeling, where we are, can never, ever be acceptable in any fashion,” Watt said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I personally don’t think you should ever show up to work happy and excited and joyous when you’re 2-7. I don’t think this should be acceptable for players, for coaches, for fans, for anybody, front office. The message that I stress is find a way to put more work in. The only way to get better at football is to practice football.”
If you’re wondering if other Texans teammates know how J.J. Watt is feeling, Watt assures you that they do.
“I made my feelings known on that,” Watt said. “I tell guys that don’t ever let this be acceptable. That’s the biggest message I like to get across to these guys and to this organization and this city. I’m not going to say you have to live a miserable life, because there’s a lot of things, obviously, that are much more important than football. But when this is your job, when we get paid a lot of money to do it and we take a lot of pride in it, you can never accept this type of situation.”
I love Watt’s attitude. Personally, I am a sore loser and just hate losing in general, in anything. JJ Watt has the right attitude about this and is pushing his team to be better. I don’t blame him as he is nearing the end of his career. Do the Texans have a chance to turn it around against the Patriots this week? We’ll find out.