The Houston Texans are currently 2-7 and are basically, in the words of Kristin Cavallari in Laguna Beach, DUNZO. I'd imagine everyone from the coaches to the practice squad players are pissed, but no one has made it more known that he is pissed pissed like defensive lineman JJ Watt.
Watt told the Houston Chronicle that he doesn't accept his team's record, adding to the ongoing list of signs pointing to the fact that he wants to get the hell out of Houston and never wants to look back. “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." Watt went on to explain that the team needs to put forth more effort instead of just laying down and accepting defeat.
Another of the recent instances that show Watt wants out was when he voiced his displeasure over the firing of award-winning public relations director Amy Palcic, telling reporters he considered it a "big loss."
My personal favorite "JJ Watt is Fed the Fuck Up" moment was when he could barely speak to reporters after the Texans lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. This is a clip for the ages.
Watt told reporters earlier this season that he knows he's heading into the backend of his career and that his primary interest is winning a championship (or at least contending for one... baby steps) before he can't any longer. "I'm not looking to rebuild. I'm looking to go after a championship, and that's what I want to do. So, whatever is in the best interest of the Houston Texans, that's in the best interest of myself."
Watt is too good for this team (so is Deshaun Watson while we're at it) and deserves a chance elsewhere. It's at the point where he's put in the work, won a handful of Defensive Player of the Year awards, gotten a big payday, and now just cares about winning occasionally. It's hard for me to sit back and watch this team play; I can only imagine being told to suit up and try your best when this team is determined to stay bad for as long as humanly possible.
I hope for his sake he's somewhere else in 2021, and I can't find a reason aside from his contract ($17.5 million remaining) why any contending team won't take him.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has had a rough few weeks. Last week, the Lions put him on the COVID reserve list after coming in contact with someone who tested positive; this week, he injured his thumb during Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team. Typically, that's a red flag for a quarterback - it can affect their grip and release on the ball. But X-rays on Stafford's thumb were negative, and he isn't expected to miss any time. Good news.
The expectation is that Stafford will undergo more tests on Monday and that he will be limited in practice this week. Barring a setback, Stafford should be good to go for next week's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth was carted off the field during Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks with a tough-looking injury. The good news is he didn't tear his ACL. The bad news is he's going on injured reserve anyway. Whitworth's initial diagnosis is a torn MCL and a damaged PCL.
Joe Noteboom assumed responsibility for Whitworth after his exit and will likely be in his spot moving forward. The Rams take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next weekend.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has another impressive feat on his resume. During Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Rodgers passed Hall-of-Famer Warren Moon on the all-time passing yardage list, bringing Rodgers to No. 11.
After a few seasons of being a little "off," Rodgers has come back to being the Rodgers we all know in 2020. Whether he's entirely healthy or just vibing with head coach Matt LaFleur, Rodgers isn't to be messed with this season.
Next up: Winning the division and playing deep into the playoffs. If Rodgers keeps playing like he has been, that won't be a huge problem.
Minnesota Vikings guard Dru Samia received a positive COVID-19 test Sunday, and will be out for Monday's game against the Chicago Bears.
Samia will not travel with the team, and contract tracing is being done to determine his "close contacts," even though he practices with literally the entire team.
With running back David Montgomery already ruled out for Monday's game, the Chicago Bears need some new blood. Lamar Miller will be promoted to the active roster before Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Miller hasn't played in a game since 2018.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to protect quarterback and Golden Boy Tom Brady better this week. Center Ryan Jensen will move to guard and AQ Shipley will take over at center as Ali Marpet is out with a concussion.
After an embarrassing blowout last weekend, the Bucs are doing everything they can in order to make sure that doesn't happen again. It also doesn't really matter if Shipley is one of head coach Bruce Arians' favorites. We all know who is calling the shots in Tampa, and his name is Tom. Brady stays screaming at his offensive line every week. This was definitely his doing, in my opinion.
The Miami Dolphins are looking for their fifth-straight win on Sunday, and will have to try without running back Matt Breida's help.
Breida was out last week as well with a hamstring injury. He was listed on this week's injury report as questionable, and it looks like he will be deemed inactive this weekend against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis plans to play in Thursday Night Football tonight, a day after his brother Titus Davis lost his battle with cancer at age 27.
Titus Davis was also a football player, with a monster college career and small stints with the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, and Chicago Bears.
Corey Davis planning to play is likely an homage to the sport they both loved, and honestly, it's probably therapeutic. While we all (hopefully all of us anyway) would understand if he chose not to play tonight, it will be an emotional night for him.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen's grandmother died unexpectedly over the weekend. Besides still managing to play a great game afterward, Bills fans are supporting their quarterback by donating over $200,000 to the Oishei Children's Hospital in her memory.
Fans are mostly donating in increments of $17, an homage to Allen's number 17.
Something you absolutely love to see. The link to donate, Bills fan or otherwise, is right here.
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