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JJ done with Houston? (Article)

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badboy

Hall of Fame
Like Corrosion and a few others, I was firmly on board with the Texans trading Watt before the trade deadline. I feel like that was the best way to maximize his trade value. Both he and Will Fuller.

I feel like the management of this team is in a state of catatonia, or plain outright cowardice to do anything. Cal came out Thursday, why? To repeat what Rootes said about Easterby. That's not what fans of a 2-7 team want to hear from the ownership. We want to hear how you're going to right the ship. We want to hear what the future plans are. We want to hear why you hired, and then fired Gaine just after Easterby came along. Who made that decision? And Cal, who made the decision to make OB GM and then fire him 4 games into the same season he was promoted, you gutless imbecile?

I didn't enjoy O'Brien as HC. I thought he was average, at best. But ownership, along with Easterby, made him the fall-guy for some of the worst decisions in the history of the NFL. My theory now is, they're going to bring in another GM to make more tough decisions (like trading Watt) that they don't have the guts to make themselves and if it goes sideways fire that that poor guy, send Jamey Rootes out again to publicly say "we made a mistake...our bad".

The ownership of this franchise is a joke and if they are up to some nefarious activities (shenanigans), I hope they do get caught and are forced to sell the team. Hopefully to someone that will want to keep the team here and operate it with the primary goal of winning a Super Bowl.

End of rant, sorry I got a bit off-topic.
No problem we all rant at times. I actually do not care why or who did what when. It might be nice if McNair would come out and tell us what his plam for the Texans future is. But I really don't even care about that. Don't tell me show me. The less you say the less chance to say something stupid. Just put the plan, if you have one, into effect. I will then decide on how you did and whether I choose to watch.
 

SnakeEyes

Waterboy
Watt HAD value to a contender in need of pass rush help as a situational pass rusher. I think he could have thrived not playing a lot of snaps as an every down player and his ego should have facilitated that if he were on a a team like the Packers, Seahawks, etc.
Steelers don't need him but I don't think they would not be interested in him. Combine with TJ and Derrick (sp) be a good story to go with a very promising season.
 

thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
Staff member
Contributor's Club
Watt is prime for trade. Zero dead money hit in 2021 and he's officially an UFA in 2022.
The other team will want a new contract. I know I would. So Jj will have to agree.

If we can’t trade him, would you be okay with cutting him?


or it could wind up being a late RD4 b/c the teams that could see the marketing benefits of bringing him on board would be the top tier teams.
Only one team in the league thinks this way.
 

DocBar

Hall of Fame
Contributor's Club
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Agreed

He has Janice heart. He's not going anywhere except if he wants to be traded.

The Texans are a very poorly run org, because they treat players with sentimentality instead of doing everything thing possible to put the best product on the field.
If this were the case, the Texans would've traded JJ before the deadline, for whatever they could get, because he's earned the right to request a trade and it would've been the honorable and compassionate thing to do for JJ.
 

amazing80

Fire Billy O
They will ship him off to Green Bay before the 2021 NFL Draft for a 2nd or 3rd RD draft pick.
Why do people keep saying this? It’s a lazy take.

Watt has no connections to GB other than liking the team and being from the same state. There is no single owner to meddle and force the move for PR reasons. He’s much more likely to end up in PIT because his brothers pushing for him, but even that is unlikely.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
If this were the case, the Texans would've traded JJ before the deadline, for whatever they could get, because he's earned the right to request a trade and it would've been the honorable and compassionate thing to do for JJ.
I think one reason he didn't get traded is he went to Janice/Cal just before the deadline and told them BOB had lost the team.

Also think about the optics, Watt gets the HC fired, then asks for a trade.
 

Texian

Hall of Fame
Why do people keep saying this? It’s a lazy take.

Watt has no connections to GB other than liking the team and being from the same state. There is no single owner to meddle and force the move for PR reasons. He’s much more likely to end up in PIT because his brothers pushing for him, but even that is unlikely.
In your very own words you do admit that he's a Hometown Boy. Hometown Boys sell tickets and merchandise. I expect GB, PIT and a few others to be in on a JJ trade.
 
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Mollywhopper

Facilitator
Staff member
We should try and make an arrangement with Pitts., Green Bay, and Chicago so that over the course of the next couple years - or however much longer before he calls it a career - Watt can fulfill every fans low hanging fruit ideas of seeing him play in the same town as his brothers and chase a ring, in his home town and chase a ring, before finishing his career playing and retiring side by side with his wife..

..would that finally scratch every last itch?
 

Mr teX

Hall of Fame
I could easily see him agreeing to finish out his career here reworking the last year of his deal and extended him at a reasonable price for a few more years b/c I think his legacy here means something to him. I could be wrong but the reason I say this is b/c I don't know if JJ's the type to try to hang on just for a ring elsewhere unless its a really good opportunity & he could be a significant contributor...like KC opportunity good. Even then, I still think it'd have to be where he's pretty much an every down guy...don't see him going somewhere and agreeing to be just a 3rd down pass rush specialist under any circumstances, I think if that was all he'd be offered he just hang em' up.
 


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