Texans Telegram: J.J. Watt chimes in on DPOY race, more
By Cory Kinnan
The Houston Texans continue to be one of the more intriguing teams to follow this offseason, as the new regime manned by executive vice president Jack Easterby continues to catch storylines. Staff out the door, undermining hiring processes, and more, Easterby looks to be in firm control of the organization in Houston.
It has caught the attention of not only disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson, but also other players of well. Including staple defensive lineman J.J. Watt.
Is he subtweeting the Texans?
As the organizational structure of the Texans continues to collapse in on itself, they are not only alienating Watson, but other key players as well. Watt included. After dismissing the equipment manager Mike Parson, Watt took to Twitter to discuss his gratitude for Parson, discussing his character, and potentially signaling the culture in Houston as the opposite of Parson.
"“Mike Parson and his entire equipment staff are incredible people who went above and beyond to help every player in the locker room every single day.A great man and a great staff who shouldn’t be out of work for long.Anybody would be lucky to have them.”"
Parson was known for being a favorite within the organization, and it seems Easterby will take no prisoners as he looks to run the organization like a tyrant. Apparently Easterby has been firing employees who he did not hire, and those who will not fall in line with his way of culture in Houston, running the team like a kingdom of which he rules.
Do not be shocked if Watt and Watson are both out the door before the start of the 2021 season.
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J.J. Watt stick up for his brother
This was not the only time Watt made the news this week, as he also caught attention while standing up for his brother on social media following the NFL Awards show. During the show, his brother T.J. found himself being the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year behind Aaron Donald.
"“Aaron Donald is an absolutely incredible player. I love watching him play & he’s headed to the Hall of Fame without question. This has nothing to do with AD personally.This is me saying what my brother won’t.TJ played 1 less game and STILL led the NFL in every major category.”"
J.J. went on to post a graph showing his brother leading Donald in just about every major statistical category. While we get the sentiment, and we get J.J. has to stand up for T.J. when he has the chance, but the tweet was quite ill-advised considering production standards for edge rushers and that of defensive tackles are not the same. While Watt is showing great production for edge rushers, but Donald is on another planet production-wise for the standard set by defensive tackles historically.