Dick Vermeil Rips Deshaun Watson, Says to Change His Diaper

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TMZ caught up with former Rams and Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil and asked him about the ongoing situation in Houston. Star QB Deshaun Watson is upset with the Houston Texans organization because they didn’t consult him on the GM and coaching hires as they promised they would. Vermeil, however, did not have a lot of sympathy for Watson. He said that the Texans should address the situation by “changing his diaper” and that Watson should shut up, stick to his role and become a better football player.

I’m going to have to go ahead and disagree with Vermeil here. First, if Texans owner Cal McNair told Watson he would have input into the front office and coaching situation, then he should stick to his word. Second, this whole situation with Jack Easterby seizing control of the organization, ignoring the search committee and having his run of the place all seems bizarre.

The question now becomes whether Watson will start behaving like James Harden in the hopes of getting himself shipped out of Houston. Though Watson signed a new deal, the Texans will have little choice but to play ball with him if he becomes enough of a pest. Vermeil comes from a whole different generation of football. Star quarterbacks have much more leverage now than they did when he was coaching.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Agree with Vermeil.

    There’s no QB and I would include Montana, Brady, Rodgers, Mahomes, etc. that is so talented they get to dictate who the GM and coach is. They dictate how plays on the field materialize. Shoot even Michael Jordan tried that (retirement if Phil Jackson didn’t return) and in the end didn’t what he wanted. If they want the power…they should just buy the team. If an owner is dumb enough to float that idea to them…I’d question that owner’s decision making skills (which I would for the Texans).

  2. If I were on Twitter right now I could read how Vermeil’s statements are somehow racist. Alas, I am not so the comments are not in the least bit racist. Yay freedom from daily reminders about white supremacy, racism and (fake) oppression.

    • And he would be the LAST person to be called out for racism (though this woke day and age wouldn’t miss the chance to try) given the fact that he was the last person to try and see the good in Lawrence Phillips until even HE realized there was no saving that guy.

  3. Dick Vermeil is an icon in Philly. He was tough as a coach, old school for sure, but is beloved by ex players, fans, and everybody connected to his tenure here. In my mind, anything he says is gold.

  4. I agree with Vermeil. Watson needs to let go of whatever promises were made to him, and work on being a great player. He has been in the league for 4 years. Does he really think he should have input in selecting a coach and a GM in the NFL? Now, this is what you call privilege.

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