Texans owner Cal McNair had quite the phrase to describe his plans for the organization.
The Houston Texans have a major problem on their hands as an organization. That problem is a franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson who may want out.
Watson seemed to be upset after the team hired Nick Caserio to be the new GM. McNair spoke with the media Friday about that topic and much more following a disappointing 4-12 season. He also slipped in a phrase he may want to avoid moving forward, given the context.
Houston Texans owner Cal McNair says the Texans' vision for their program is "we're gonna build a wall."
Could a man be less in touch with the world.
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) January 8, 2021
McNair uses a familiar phrase
Anyone with access to a phone or television knows the connotations with the phrase “build a wall.” Sports owners have a tendency to be out of tough in general and this takes it to a whole new level.
The late Bob McNair was the one to bring football back to Houston. Now his son is taking a ton of heat for how he has handled the Texans franchise over the past several years. The Bill O’Brien tenure ended is hideous fashion, but not before he totally tanked the team’s draft capital for the next regime in charge.
McNair has now upset the franchise quarterback after seemingly listening to Watson’s choices for new hires, only to ignore everything he said. Watson isn’t entitled to make personnel decisions, but there is no point to hear his input and not even consider anything he said. That is only going to cause drama.
McNair may also want to try and be more relatable to those who didn’t come from a billionaire family. He may also want to read up on current events to avoid saying things that will make him look silly in the media.
Hiring a head coach who isn’t a disaster will help his image in Houston as well. Fans just want to see a winner. Seeing Watson and J.J. Watt give it their all on a bad team is not what fans had in mind when the McNair family brought football back to Houston in 2002.