|'Losing, I can't stand it,' says Houston's J.J. Watt. 'I can't stand any aspect of it.' (US Presswire)|
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Before the Houston Texans would get obliterated by the Patriots, one of the classiest men in the NFL did something sort of slovenly.
Texans pass rusher J.J. Watt came out of the Texans locker room, approached the painted Patriots logo at midfield, spit on it, and then wiped his feet like the spat-upon logo was a welcome mat.
After the game, Watt admitted doing it, claiming he does this for every road game. No, this isn't a huge deal. It's not Spitgate. Just disgusting.
It's also emblematic since all the Texans do in big games is spit the bit.
Choke city, baby.
This was the second motivational ploy the Texans used against the Patriots this season. The first was Houston players wearing supposedly bonding letterman jackets. They were annihilated in that game, too.
If only the Texans could play the Cincinnati Bengals in every playoff game.
The Texans lost 41-28 in the divisional round against New England. That means the Texans have been outscored 83-42 in two games this season against the Patriots.
There's very little doubt the Texans are frauds. It's just a question of how much.
“Losing, I can't stand it,” Watt said. “I can't stand any aspect of it.”
The problem is, in big spots, losing is all the Texans do. Thus, at some point there has to be a reckoning. Matt Schaub isn't great or accurate, and coach Gary Kubiak and his staff were, again, thoroughly outcoached by New England.
So the Texans aren't just spitting. They're gagging.