Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt went on an epic rent after Houston's latest loss as he called out his team for the lack of professionalism they showed against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Texans, who entered Week 16 with a 4-10 record, were still the favorites to beat the Bengals on their home field but they didn't as the visitors claimed a shock 37-31 win.
The Texans entered the season with high expectations but it's been a horror of the season for them as they started the year 0-5 and they have also lost their last four games. "We're professional athletes getting paid a whole lot of money," Watt started after the game, per ESPN.
"If you can't come in and put work in in the building, go out to the practice field and work hard, do your lifts and do what you're supposed to do, you should not be here. This is a job. We are getting paid a whole lot of money."
Watt wants the Texans to show more effort and dedication
"There are a lot of people that watch us and invest their time and their money into buying our jerseys and buying a whole bunch of s---, and they care about it," Watt continued.
"They care every single week. We're in Week 16 and we're 4-11, and there's fans that watch this game, that show up to the stadium that put in time and energy and effort and care about this. So if you can't go out there and you can't work out, you can't show up on time, you can't practice, you can't want to go out there and win, you shouldn't be here.
Because this is a privilege. It's the greatest job in the world. You get to go out and play a game. And if you can't care enough, even in Week 17, even when you're trash, when you're 4-11. If you can't care enough to go out there and give everything you've got and try your hardest, that's bulls---.
"There are people every week that still tweet you, that still come up to you and say, 'Hey, we're still rooting for you; we're still behind you.' They have no reason whatsoever to. We stink. But they care and they still want to win and they still want you to be great.
That's why. Those people aren't getting paid. We're getting paid handsomely. That's why. And that's ... that's who I feel the most bad for, is our fans and the people who care so deeply and the city and the people who love it and who truly want it to be great.
And it's not. And that sucks as a player to know that we're not giving them what they deserve." Watt, who was taken by the Texans at No. 11 in the 2011 NFL draft, could leave the team this offseason,