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There was shock around the NFL on Monday when the biggest free agent on the market, former Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, announced he was signing with the Arizona Cardinals.
Watt’s signing with Arizona came out of nowhere, and the Cardinals stepped up with a massive two-year deal worth $31 million.
There’s been rumblings for weeks about Watt wanting to play right away for a Super Bowl contender. The Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans were all reportedly in the mix for Watt.
When it came out that Watt had gotten an offer for $14-16 million from a team, it was becoming obvious that he was really trying to cash in and get as much money as possible.
Then Monday afternoon, Josh Reed, the sports director at WIVB in Buffalo, came out with some interesting comments about Watt and a conversation he had with a member of the Houston Texans coaching staff.
Here are the Twitter comments from Reed: “I spoke to someone who was on the Texans coaching staff with Watt and the review wasn’t glowing. ‘He’s selfish, only cared about his stats’, ‘he does a lot of things that hurts the defense’, ‘he hurt us more than he helped us’, and finally ‘I wouldn’t want him'”
FWIW Bills fans: I spoke to someone who was on the Texans coaching staff with Watt and the review wasn't glowing. "He's selfish, only cared about his stats", "he does a lot of things that hurts the defense", "he hurt us more than he helped us", and finally "I wouldn't want him"
— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) March 1, 2021
We will see if the Cardinals regret signing Watt, or if the former coach of the Texans who gave those comments to Reed is simply crying over spilled milk.
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I care not about unnamed sources. Can simply look at JJ’s track record. Cowards need to keep their mouths closed.
So you were in the locker room
No but one of the best ever. Don’t need to be in the locker room to see that.
more accurate headline would. “homer reporter is a…..homer reporter.” gake and fay
JJ caved to Wokeness in 2020. He will get what he deserves in AZ – Nothing.
Agree…. many of these athletes….beasts on the outside….whimps in the mind.
Unless this unnamed source gives his name, then take this with a grain of salt. Maybe Watt is selfish, but winning 3 NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards says he helped more than hurt the D. To say he hurt them more sounds like a jealous fraud of a coach
Im not sure I would go that far – he was a media favorite, and he may have skewed from the scheme and hurt the team for STATS. . The media sure wouldnt point this out, they are a slut for stats.
Instead of chasing Super Bowl winner JJ I guess hoping for one of those coveted wild card playoff rings all players want.
Hahah! Good one!
Well so much for prioritizing winning a SB in 2021. I guess money won out in the the end, but I believed JJ when he said it was about winning a championship. All the best to you in AZ. I hope you will be content with ending your career in a couple of years without a SB ring. Too bad.
“Guess JJ doesn’t want a ring”.
Translation- I’m butthurt he didn’t sign with my team!”
Wonder if this page will come back to haunt us posters on Thewaybackmachine 😉
I really don’t care, but unnamed sources are a cop out. The radio person is either lying or the supplier of the information is a coward.
All we know is, after two years, he’s walking away.
Doesn`t matter to me. if he wants the $$$ instead of the ring that`s up to him. Houston`s a dumpster fire right now. I think he just wanted out of there. The last five years he`s only been on the field for half of the games because of injuries. Buyer beware…….
Since Watt has now come into the same division (NFC West) as Aaron Donald, stats will be Watt’s main goal now that he has got the big paycheck. Donald has been named Defensive Player of the Year three times the same as Watt has been.
“Anonymous sources” are the two most used words by the sports media.
On the other hand, CNN lives by them.