Deshaun Watson calls his work ethic a lifestyle

AP

The Texans drafted former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson in the hopes that he’d be the same kind of leader in the NFL that he was in college, where he led his team to a national championship. The early returns are very, very positive on that front.

John McClain, the longtime NFL reporter who covers the Texans for the Houston Chronicle, wrote on Twitter that Watson has been everything the Texans wanted in a franchise quarterback, and more.

“I can’t overstate how hard rookie QB Deshaun Watson worked in the offseason. Stayed after practice. Worked on days off. What a work ethic!” McClain wrote.

Watson saw that tweet about his work ethic and added, “It’s a lifestyle.”

Whether Watson can develop into an NFL-quality passer remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that he will put in the work.

24 responses to “Deshaun Watson calls his work ethic a lifestyle

  1. What they need in Houston is someone who understands how to develop a QB. This will impair this kid’s ability to be great.

  2. Deshaun has an alleged good work ethic but he will still have the misfortune of being coached by Bill O’Brien who hasn’t had a QB he liked since Tom Brady. O’Brien has an overcomplicated system and he is extremely difficult to play for.

  3. Talk about irony!! Here is a story about how hard DeShaun Watson is working, which is a vital part of being a QB. The story before mentions how C. Kaepernick is “inexplicably unemployed”. There is no mystery at all as to why, he doesn’t work very hard off the field, so he’s not prepared to make quick decisions on the field. IF HE WAS BETTER, HE’D HAVE A JOB.

  4. uglydingo says:
    Jun 23, 2017 6:14 AM
    Deshaun has an alleged good work ethic but he will still have the misfortune of being coached by Bill O’Brien who hasn’t had a QB he liked since Tom Brady. O’Brien has an overcomplicated system and he is extremely difficult to play for.

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    Honestly, this is why I think Osweiler will play much better for Cleveland than he did in Houston last year. Hue gets the most out of his guys.

  5. Playing QB in the NFL is more about mental acuity than athletic ability. Can you read the defense and identify the weak spot? Can you fit the ball in a tight window while a 300lb lineman bears down on you? Can you get the team lined up quickly in a two minute offense, kill the clock when needed?
    The best QB’s are not the most athletic, but the smartest. Montana, Brady, Unitas, Elway, P Manning.
    Is Watson going to be one of these? Or is he going to be a Vince Young or Vick type?
    We will see.

  6. You’ll find very few who don’t love Watson the kid. H possesses high character, he’s a hard worker, a leader. I’m not a Texan or Clemson fan, but I probably feel the way many do, really want to see him succeed.

  7. uglydingo says:
    Jun 23, 2017 6:14 AM
    Deshaun has an alleged good work ethic but he will still have the misfortune of being coached by Bill O’Brien who hasn’t had a QB he liked since Tom Brady. O’Brien has an overcomplicated system and he is extremely difficult to play for.

    OK Brock, just focus on not getting cut by Cleveland……….

  8. uglydingo says:
    Jun 23, 2017 6:14 AM
    Deshaun has an alleged good work ethic but he will still have the misfortune of being coached by Bill O’Brien who hasn’t had a QB he liked since Tom Brady. O’Brien has an overcomplicated system and he is extremely difficult to play for.

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    Overcomplicated and “difficult”? This is why you Millennials and your Boomer parents have destroyed the country. You’re either dumb, entitled or arrogant.

  9. It’s always been said that Jon Gruden had the hardest system to learn but he won a Super Bowl with it.

    Watson will be fine, he’ll have a lot of weapons at his disposal on offense and a championship caliber defensive to back him up. His only problem will be an extremely questionable offensive line.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 9:11 AM
    Sad.

    John McClain is not the brightest bulb in the shed. He’s nothing more than a fanboy.
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    McClain has been doing this a long time. He’s right about the Texans more than he is wrong. I put some stock into what he says most of the time. As a Texans fan, like this tweet.

  11. As a Texans fan, I really want Watson to succeed. We’ve been thirsty for a real qb since we came into this league. I too, however, am concerned that O’Brien could be a real impediment. His offensive play calling and acumen are atrocious and the worst I’ve seen in Houston. O’Brien just doesn’t seem to get it. My fingers are crossed that someone else in the organization will lead Watson to the light.

  12. NFLexpert says:
    Jun 23, 2017 7:17 AM
    Not smart enough to be successful in the NFL…

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    graduated in 3 years, hby?

  13. Mr. Wonderlic dont hold your breath. how hard is it to hold a clipboard ? kid has no fastball ,cant stand tall in the pocket , and DEF will eat him for lunch. besides that cant miss.

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