Houston has tried to do everything they can to limit the absurdity of their operation. They have removed Cal McNair from the media, splicing off his opportunities to answer questions, instead, leaving him in a cold and empty room with Jack Easterby holding up cue cards behind the camera; refuse to answer any questions regarding Deshaun Watson; have hid Jack Easterby under the hotdog stand whenever the media is around; made training camp a season ticket only invite; and hell, they even adopted a puppy to deflect the hatred and vitriol they are met with on a daily basis.
Not everything can keep the carousel from spinning the jugglers from tossing bowling pins. Yesterday Deshaun Watson attended training camp. He showed up in sweats, face obstructed, and went to work. Houston’s coaching staff had him as the fourth quarterback in drills, catching swing passes, and standing in the deep middle of the field as a scout team safety. His reward for asking for a trade, and then showing up with his tail between his legs to save 50K a day.
We all assumed how this was going to play out. Watson would be traded before the draft, so Houston would know what picks they would have, and could go after a quarterback in a deep quarterback class. Then the sexual assault allegations came in. Then the draft past. Watson is still here. With him attending camp this throws a fork into the garbage disposal. Will Watson end up sitting out the rest of the season, wasting another year of his career? Will Houston make a trade before the 2021 camp begins to get ahead of a possible suspension, losing the ability to know what the draft picks they receive are worth? Will Watson play for the Texans this season, giving Houston a chance to correct old wrongs? What was once complicated, and even more complicated, seemed simple, but things are crazy once again.
That was all just from yesterday. As P.O.D once said, every day’s a new day, and today is exactly that. Let’s see what is going on today.
- Thursday, July 29 at 9 a.m.
- Friday, July 30 at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, July 31 at 9 a.m. (open for exclusive event)
- Monday, Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. (open to the public)
- Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. (open to the public)
- Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m.
- Friday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. (open to the public)
- Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. (open to the public)
- Monday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. (open for an exclusive event)
- Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 14 7 p.m.: Texans v. Packers (Preseason Game #1)
- Monday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 19 at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 21 7 p.m.: Texans v. Cowboys (Preseason Game #2)
- Monday, Aug. 23 at 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 28 7 p.m.: Texans v. Buccaneers (Preseason Game #3)
Since this isn’t televised, and is merely occurring through screens via clips and someone saying they saw something do something, or heard someone say something, the best we can do is follow along through Twitter, our window into the simulation. Follow along in our carefully curated Twitter feed below, as we continue to be sickos, and consume everything there is about our favorite football team.