Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair might never regain the trust of any player within the NFL.
Even though Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair met with his players on Saturday, so he could apologize for referring to NFL players as “inmates” during a recent meeting with other league and team executives, they don’t believe him.
One player on the Texans told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he’s not buying McNair’s excuse.
"“I think as an owner and as a business man that is something you can’t really say. My reaction is: that’s unacceptable and I don’t want to even hear an apology, or anything like that, because I feel like you knew what you said because you were in a room where you didn’t think it was going to leak out; so you said how you feel. So, that’s how I feel about it.”"
The player who spoke with Anderson is exactly right. People will say exactly how they feel around those who they’re most comfortable with. McNair obviously thought his comments wouldn’t get out. He must not have realized that two NFL reporters were in attendance during the meeting.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote the following about Texans’ cornerback Johnathan Joseph telling CBS Sports they weren’t persuaded by McNair’s apology.
"Dana Jacobson of CBS reports from the site of Sunday’s Texans-Seahawks game that veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph told her that the report was not regarded as persuasive by all players."
There really isn’t much that McNair could say to his players to help change their minds right now. He said what he said and he can’t take it back.
Texans’ players will kneel
There were some reports on Sunday morning that some players on the Texans will protest. It sounds like they will kneel and not remove the decals form their helmets.
I think kneeling is a much better choice than taking the decals off of their helmets.
Comment below and tell us what you think the players on the Texans should do. Should they kneel and protest McNair’s comments or do nothing at all? What would you do in this situation?