Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt are frustrated going into bye week

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Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans have failed to meet any expectations for the 2020 season, and players are frustrated.

Nobody can blame Houston Texans stars Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt for being frustrated for all that has happened during the 2020 season, because as the faces of the franchise, a lot of the questions are going to be put on them.

A lot has happened in 2020 for the Houston Texans that has turned the reigning AFC South champions from 2019 into one of the very worst teams in 2020. In less than a year, the Houston Texans went from having an All-Pro wide receiver on their team, along with being a team that won a playoff game, to a team that has lost every way possible and can only beat the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Also during that time, the Texans not only traded DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson and Ross Blacklock, but they have fired head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien, have seen their offense not be consistently productive, and their defense has had its share of issues, too.

This season for any chance at success is all but finished in terms of success being making the playoffs, but they all still have a job to do following the bye week, and that in itself is worth seeing how the Texans respond in the final nine games of the season.

Following the game, J.J. Watt was asked about what his emotions were at this point of the season, right after the Texans fell to 1-6 overall, and this is what he said in comments provided by NFL Communications:

"“Frustrated. I’m angry. I mean, it sucks. I don’t know. Yeah. I don’t know what else I’m supposed to feel.”"

Watson was also basically asked the same question in the postgame press conference after losing to the Packers on Sunday, saying the following in comments also provided by NFL Communications:

"“(Expletive) sucks, honestly. This is new to me, so I’m going through it just like everyone else. This is my first time experiencing something like this, so I’m just learning on the fly, trying to stay positive, continue to lead the guys, continue to come to work each and every day and try to improve, and just trying to find ways to win, and just continue to play hard, do my job and not try to do too much and just kind of continue to do that.”"

It must be frustrating as a player, especially one the caliber of Watson and Watt, to go through a season like this. Neither player deserves to be on a team that is 1-6 because they both are the two most talented players on the entire roster.

This season, Watt hasn’t had the best numbers, but teams focus on him more because of the defense that surrounds him, and with the offense Watson plays on, either he holds the ball a tad too long, or the offensive line doesn’t make the best blocks, and the rushing game isn’t that great. either.

Plus, no wide receiver is in the same ball park as the traded Hopkins, and that has shown this year, because none of them have taken over the role Hopkins held as well as he played it. That is just a fact.

Some changes must be made for the future of this franchise, and the 2020 season needs to become a way for the team to figure out who stays and who leaves at the end of the season. The playoffs are a long distance away, and by the way things have went this season, a miracle run at the playoffs isn’t happening.

Yes, Watt and Watson have their frustrations, and both deserve much better this season than what has happened on the field. Now it is time for the Texans to begin to make 2021 a better overall experience for both players.

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If they are both still on the team as the season moves along, more losses are in store, but maybe a better vision could be made for next season, which is what’s most important moving forward.