Deshaun Watson scrubs Texans from his social media accounts

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The Cold War between the Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson keeps heating up.

A day after Texans G.M. Nick Caserio said of Watson, “[W]e have zero interest in trading the player,” Watson has made some changes to his social media accounts: He has removed all references to the Texans.

Watson now refers to himself as “athlete,” a possible slap at Caserio calling Watson as “the player.” (Others in the league definitely noticed that remark.)

Where it goes from here remains to be seen. Despite Caserio’s “zero interest” line, he did not take a hard-line position that Watson won’t be traded, and that he’ll play for the Texans or no one.

Offers will be made. Eventually, the Texans could get an offer they can’t refuse. In a later post, we’ll address a strategy they could employ to get even more than an offer they can’t refuse.

27 responses to “Deshaun Watson scrubs Texans from his social media accounts

  1. I’ve lost all respect I had for Watson. He is acting childish. I would force his hand and make him play for the Texans.

  2. the patriot way is really the bellicheck way which is why it never works anywhere else. meanwhile Cesarean is alienating current players. we’ve already seen this same story play out with mcdaniels and o’brien.

  3. Watson, taking pages from Leveon Bell’s guide to success without taking notice of what THAT turned into.

    Great leader they say… LOL

  4. He can’t force the Texans to trade him. He can either sit out, pout, & forfeit all that money he’s due or he can show up & play.

  5. I usually side with the team, but not in this case. The Texans are a sh– show and you can NEVER overcome bad ownership. He’s been very clear about his intentions and “the team” simply asserting that “the player” will be there next year, without any buy-in from Watson, is ridiculous and wreaks of a hostage negotiation. I generally don’t ever think a player just “deserves” anything, but the way Watson has been treated puts him completely in the right in this one.

  6. Why do we continue to doubt Deshaun Watson’s word? He said he wanted out of Houston a long time ago. Nothing has changed. Not anything the coach or GM has said lately matters. Just listen to what Watson is saying, and give him some respect . You might not agree with anything he’s doing, but he wants to leave the franchise. Period. He’s not planning to take another snap for that team. Houston can cut off their nose to spite their face, and their fans’ faces, too. I don’t think they’re going to screw their fan base and put Watson on the bench. Nothing like that. The league would probably step in. Watson has kept quiet about the strange things that go on inside that building. He wants out. It probably wouldn’t hurt if the people in the media that know about the things that are going on would go public with it. Everyone might not still agree, but at least they’d understand the reasons. Watson is taking the high road here, and keeping things private. He’s not the bad guy. I’m not saying there is a bad guy. It’s different strokes for different folks. It has noting to do with football.

  7. The Texans can’t ‘force’ Watson to play. He can actually simply retire and force a $51M cap charge for the Texans in ’21. If they trade him post-June-1 it’s actually a $6M cap savings for the Texans. If Watson fully intends to never play for the Texans again, he holds all the cards.

  8. Yes, Watson has a contract with the Texans and he makes a ridiculous amount of money but at the end of the day, it is his job. They do not own him. Just like you and I, if we want out of where we are working, we can leave regardless if we have a contract or not. Let’s keep things in perspective, this franchise is a dumpster fire and he wants out. I think we should all be able to appreciate that!

  9. Watson had to have an idea before signing the extension. Since when are players allowed to lead a search for the head coach? That was where Houston really screwed it up. Don’t let this become the NBA where players choose to build dynasty teams.

  10. Our daily reminder that no one on this Earth is suffering more than Deshaun Watson.

  11. They cant force him to play, however they can force him to play for them – or no other team in the NFL.

    If he continues to BS – I hope the NFL grants HOU a cap exemption and takes it out of shared revenue. The owners have to take back control of the league. In the future put it in all contracts about forfeiture of all guaranteed money if player requests a trade either directly or through agent within three years of signing a contact.

  12. charliecharger says:
    January 30, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Why do we continue to doubt Deshaun Watson’s word? He said he wanted out of Houston a long time ago. Nothing has changed. Not anything the coach or GM has said lately matters. Just listen to what Watson is saying, and give him some respect . You might not agree with anything he’s doing, but he wants to leave the franchise. Period. He’s not planning to take another snap for that team. Houston can cut off their nose to spite their face, and their fans’ faces, too. I don’t think they’re going to screw their fan base and put Watson on the bench. Nothing like that. The league would probably step in. Watson has kept quiet about the strange things that go on inside that building. He wants out. It probably wouldn’t hurt if the people in the media that know about the things that are going on would go public with it. Everyone might not still agree, but at least they’d understand the reasons. Watson is taking the high road here, and keeping things private. He’s not the bad guy. I’m not saying there is a bad guy. It’s different strokes for different folks. It has noting to do with football.

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    So you speculate, and what one side DOESN’T say….is deemed absolute?

    Can you scratch your back with that reach?

  13. You can’t retire to get out of a contract. The reprucusions for him trying to “retire” is built into his contract. Ask his agent. That would be easy to do for every player and that’s why it’s built into every contract. The Texans hold all the cards. Decrybaby signed the contract.

  14. I’ll be the first Texan fan to say it. Trade this drama queen and get a truck load of picks. His great season produced a 4 and 12 record. He has as many playoff victories as Matt Schaub and TJ Yates. No player is bigger than the team or organization no matter how dysfunctional they seem. Instead of throwing the team under the bus, how about accepting your role and try to figure out a solution. Instead he quotes lyrics and scrubs his Instagram page. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  15. Easterby had his hands in the Hopkins trade and even without the SI article seemed way out of his depth. I rarely side with the player in times like these but it has to be amazing to have heard all of the stink on Easterby come out, multiple players including Watson clearly have issues with the guy, and after all of that he comes out with even more power than he had before.

    Without knowing the details it’s easy to assume why the coach they hired was not on any other interviews. No knock on Culley as I’ve heard good things about him, but..

  16. The guy is a top talent. He has been directly demeaned by the Texans ownership and management. He doesn’t want to play there anymore and cleans out his social media to help make his point. Why all the vitriol, personal attacks and hate directed at him? He a no-trade clause. He has one of the worst owners in the NFL and he doesn’t want to be there. He is using what power he has to control his career.

    Seriously, why the hate, demeaning remarks and persoanl attacks? If you want to leave your job and go elsewhere, you do it. Why is this different?

    Many of the remarks sound like they feel they have a personal history with Watson and he personally screwed the commenters over. Just crazy.

    I wonder if it were Brady or Rodgers playing for a bad owner who treated them badly and run the team as McNair does if the commenters would be saying the same thing. I would like to think it is not racial, but that is always lurking under the surface when this kind if hate pours out.

  17. If he wanted influence on hiring coaches, he, his agent, and his lawyers should have included that in the contract.

  18. bigdaddy says:
    January 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm
    Yes, Watson has a contract with the Texans and he makes a ridiculous amount of money but at the end of the day, it is his job. They do not own him. Just like you and I, if we want out of where we are working, we can leave regardless if we have a contract or not. Let’s keep things in perspective, this franchise is a dumpster fire and he wants out. I think we should all be able to appreciate that!
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    You know if it wasn’t for the fact that Baby DeShaun just signed the contract in Sept maybe a lot more people would side with him, BUT the fact is if he wanted out soooo bad he should have NEVER SIGNED ON THE DOTTED LINE, PERIOD! He should have demanded a trade back then and he’d have probably gotten one long before the trade deadline hit in Oct but now like it or not just because of the way he played the $160mil hand he was dealt HE IS THE BAD GUY AND I’D BET A LOT OF TEAMS ARE GOING TO HOLD THIS AGAINST HIM AND RIGHTFULLY SO!

    All this talk for a couple of weeks not and one thing I’m not hearing a peep about and that is any offers, haven’t heard of a single one yet! That’s telling.

  19. BermudaBoy says:
    January 31, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    If he wanted influence on hiring coaches, he, his agent, and his lawyers should have included that in the contract.
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    They did. It’s called a no-trade clause in his contract.

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