The Ahman Green era in Houston is long forgotten, so this post would probably have made more sense to write in 2008.
But Florio has one test for whether something is postworthy: Is the story interesting? And I definitely found an exchange between Green and Texans G.M. Rick Smith as described by Green quite interesting.
“Rick Smith called me into his office . . . and he didn’t know how to start the conversation so he just went right out and said it: ‘Ahman are you faking your injury?’ And I kind of took a step back. . . . It was like a wow. This was probably the biggest eye-opening thing I ever experienced in my professional career,” Green told Sean Pendergast on 1560 The Game in Houston Thursday.
“It took me everything in my power not to do something that I would have regretted,” Green said.
Immediately after that, Green asked to be let out of Houston. They kept him for another season. We haven’t previously heard a negative word about Smith, but Green mentioned that the incident wasn’t necessarily unique.
“I had run into former players that played for the Texans before I got there that gave me a warning. Be careful. Be leery of that person or leery of that person. And ironically one of the people I was warned about was Rick Smith,” Green said. “Have him on alert. Be ready for a curveball coming at you.”