It’s been a tough season for the JJ Watt-led Houston Texans and their massive fanbase. Their struggles under former coach Bill O’Brien in 2020 ultimately led to his sacking in Week 5. Deshaun Watson and Co. failed to win a single game in their first four opening fixtures of the season.
They’ve managed to win 2 games since Week 5, both wins coming against fellow AFC South strugglers, Jacksonville Jaguars. However, Watt is not ready to go down without a fight with 7 games left to play in the regular season.
A disgruntled JJ Watt appeared on a recent interview ahead of Week 11. The veteran Texans defensive end spoke about his team’s struggles over the course of the 2020 season.
“I stress that this situation, this feeling, where we are, can never, ever be acceptable in any fashion. 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.
“I made my feelings known on that. 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,” Watt said via The Houston Chronicle.
Despite a tough start to the season, the Texans have shown some improvement in recent weeks under interim Head Coach Romeo Crennel.
The Texas-based franchise suffered a narrow 10-7 loss to the Baker Mayfield-led Cleveland Browns last weekend. They will host Cam Newton’s New England Patriots on Sunday.