J.J. Watt on 2-7 Texans: ‘Don’t ever let this be acceptable’


HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- J.J. Watt’s frustration this season is well-documented.

He talks about it every week, how miserable it is to lose and how badly he wants to chase a Super Bowl.

It’s probably not going to happen with these 2-7 Texans.

When Watt was asked Wednesday about the message he sends to his teammates about the failures this year, his frustration was clear.

“I stress that this situation, this feeling, this where we are can never ever be acceptable in any fashion. I personally don’t think you should ever show up to work happy, and excited and joyous when you’re 2-7. I don’t think this should be acceptable for players, for coaches, for fans, anybody ... front office. That’s the message that I stress, is to find a way to put more work in. ...

“Don’t ever let this be acceptable. That’s the biggest message I’d like to get across to these guys, and to this organization and this city. I mean, I’m not going to say you have to live a miserable life because there’s a lot of things, obviously, much more important than football. But when this is your job and we get paid a lot of money to do it, and we take a lot of pride in it, you can never accept this type of situation.”

The Texans host the New England Patriots (4-5) on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The Texans are coming off a 10-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns, and they have only beaten the Jacksonville Jaguars this season.