JJ Watt Leads Revolt To Get Bill O’Brien Fired

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Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt reportedly had a heated exchange with head coach Bill O’Brien that ultimately led to his firing. Watt allegedly called O’Brien out for his coaching ability, which turned into a team revolt. Usually athletes deny altercations like this, but Watt fanned the flames on Twitter.

It’s difficult to ascertain what JJ Watt means, but we can guess it’s something along the lines of: “Thank you, Jesus”. The former Defensive Player of the Year has never been one to complain, but apparently he’s willing to make an exception for Bill O’Brien. If Bill’s coaching tenure has come to this, it must’ve been bad.

I wrote an article a few days ago, trying to guess which NFL head coach would be fired first. With Bill O’Brien, everyone knew it was only a matter of time. He was not just a terrible head coach who even had issues with a guy like JJ Watt, he was also a lousy GM.

A heated exchange reportedly ensued between Watt and O’Brien that led to a full team revolt. Shouldn’t the team’s reaction to this event tell you how the rest of the team felt about O’Brien?

It’s about damn time

Bill O’Brien deserved to be fired the moment he traded away DeAndre Hopkins. Sure he’d done plenty before and after the Hopkins deal, but there was clearly no future for Bill O’Brien in Houston. Bill also attempted to take over play-calling duties, which is hilarious. The guy couldn’t manage the game or the roster, so it was probably a bad idea for him to try and control the plays. O’Brien lacked all self awareness, and the Houston Texans finally put their fan base out of their misery.

Clashing with a player that was the face of the franchise for years is a surefire way to get fired. Bill O’Brien failed at every job the Houston Texans allowed him to try. The Texans were right to make a move in another direction. More details of the Watt-O’Brien exchange will surface. We’ll keep you updated on how this turns out.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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    • Ha, ha – good one. Please let me know if he does show up with his underwear on the outside 🙂

      I don’t have any patience for this anti-flag/anti-american attitude among pro athletes so I’ve skipped the NFL for the last several years. There’s no pro teams in Ohio anyway and my childhood team (Cowboys – sorry) continues to be led by a wealthy version of Mike Brown.

  1. Looking at that photo on the home page of everybody gathered around JJ for the pep talk…that shit is sooooooooo lame it’s beyond lame.
    Which reminds me of all the times we had to endure Drew Breezy Breeze giving his shouting pre-game our house pep talk. I wonder how many players pissed their pants while watching him (prolly only when they were wearing black).

  2. Maybe but an employee jumping up in the grill of his boss not a good idea anyone employed in regular profession go ahead and give it a try and let us know how the works out for ya we used to call it the inmates running the asylum. I like JJ and the coach may be a dork but JJ works for the dork and the players need to play and probably play better leave the hiring and firing to the GM.

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