J.J. Watt says what we are all thinking about the Houston Texans

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Following Sunday’s loss, J.J. Watt didn’t hide his feelings about the losing season.

After J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans lost their 11th game of the 2020 NFL season, it was finally time for Watt to let the whole football world know exactly how he was feeling, and to be quite hones,t it was refreshing to hear and see that kind of emotion.

J.J. Watt wasn’t happy by any means following a 37-31 Houston Texans loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16, and who can blame him as it was an embarrassing loss and one that shouldn’t have happened as the Texans are the more talented team, right?

During the game, you could tell Watt wasn’t happy, especially after the first drive of the game, and from there things kept getting worse. The score was close throughout, but finally it was Cincinnati who were the winners, and for the 11th time this season, the Texans were the losing team.

This season has been very tough to watch for everyone involved, and if J.J. Watt feels bad for the fans like he stated, then the feeling is mutual as the fans feel bad for Watt because he’s better than being on a team that is 4-11 overall with one game left in the regular season.

When asked the following question by the Houston media, Watt finally let all of his feelings be known to who would listen. The question was the following, as provided by NFL Communications:

“Will you all be able to kind of regroup and hope to finish the season on a positive note next week?”

Watt’s comments began like this:

"“We’re professional athletes getting paid a whole lot of money. If you can’t come in and put work in in the building, go out to the practice field and work hard and do your lifts and do what you’re supposed to do, you should not be here. This is a job. We are getting paid a whole lot of money. There are a lot of people that watch us and invest their time and their money into buying our jerseys and buying a whole bunch of (expletive) and they care about it. They care every single week.”"

J.J. Watt is correct as it shouldn’t be tough, hard or a burden to get excited to play in the NFL. Most of us never played in the NFL, and one can only imagine what it is like to be a professional athlete and get to play the game of football at the highest level.

It is great to see a player with all of the great success that J.J. Watt has accomplished in his career still has the passion to play for the Houston Texans and in the NFL that he does. It is such a shame he’s a part of a team like the ’20 Texans, and the same can be said for Deshaun Watson. Both players deserve better that what the front office has done for them on both offense and defense.

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Later in the interview, Watt continues to defend the fans and talk about how the fans deserve better:

"“There are people every week that still tweet you, that still come up to you and say, hey, we’re still rooting for you, we’re still behind you. They have no reason whatsoever to. We stink. But they care, and they still want to win and they still want you to be great.“That’s why. Those people aren’t getting paid. We’re getting paid handsomely. That’s why. And that’s — that’s who I feel the most bad for is our fans and the people who care so deeply and the city and the people who love it and who truly want it to be great.”"

The fans of the Houston Texans are loyal, and this year shows that perfectly. J.J. Watt saying he feels bad for the fans is believable, and he’s one of the few that when he says something like that, you know he’s telling the truth.

Watt showed just how much he cares about winning, and the success of the Texans in what is his 10th season with the franchise. It stinks watching a player of his talent level and past success not have the greatest of seasons, but he’s played in every game, and he’s been on the field for this team when it could have been easy to shut down.

J.J. Watt is on the Mount Rushmore of the Houston Texans and is one of the greatest players to ever play defense in the NFL. If Watt returns to the Texans in 2021, things will still be interesting, but a lot will change from now to the first game of the regular season next year.

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No matter if J.J. Watt stays or leaves the Texans, all of us will know exactly how he felt about winning, how passionate he is about the game and how he truly wants to win for the fans of the Houston Texans.