Moments after former Houston Texans All-Pro lineman JJ Watt signed a two-year, $31 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals, Josh Reed, WIVB sports director in Buffalo made a tweet alleging that he had had a conversation with a former Texans coach who had made damning remarks towards Watt.
Reed tweeted that the former coach who was apparently on the staff during Watt’s years in Houston told Reed of Watt: "He's selfish, only cared about his stats", "he does a lot of things that hurts the defense", "he hurt us more than he helped us", and "I wouldn't want him.”
The coach wasn’t named in the tweet, and Reed hasn’t made a follow-up tweet with any more details regarding the comments, but Reed began the tweet with a ‘for what it’s worth Bills fans...’, as the AFC-runner up Bills were reportedly one of the front-runners to land the 31-year-old future Hall of Fame defensive end.
Watt spent 10 seasons in Houston and was a five-time first-team All-Pro (2012-2015, 2018). He led the league in sacks in 2012 and 2015.
The tweet quickly went viral with fans and media members alike chiming in on the awfully convenient trash talk on a guy leaving town, and speculating on who this mystery coach might be sho dumped on Watt.