Someone give David Culley a hand, please.
Deshaun Watson and the Texans are reportedly still parting ways at some point this offseason. The organization was silent about Watson’s availability, but that changed slightly on Thursday.
Texans new head coach David Culley is basically this gif of Donald Glover where he walks into a room on fire with a stack of pizzas and sees everyone trying to put out the flames; Culley appeared on the “Huddle & Flow” podcast with Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche, and cast doubt on Watson’s future with the organization.
“He’s our starting quarterback right now,” Culley said. “He’s our starting quarterback. Things are going until then. We’ll see what happens.”
The ‘right now’ part is particularly revealing, given that the team remained committed to Watson being a Texan at the start of the 2021 season. ‘Right now’ means, well, now, and like Culley l ‘mentioned, things may change by then.
But at a press conference later today, as Culley reiterated Houston’s commitment to Watson as a quarterback, he hinted that Watson’s commitment to the team is, essentially , as strong as he has ever been, and that he has no indication Watson wants out. from Houston.
David Culley just said he didn’t know Deshaun Watson wanted to leave the Texans, so that’s how my day is.
– Seth C. Payne (@SethCPayne) March 11, 2021
Q: You said you were attached to Deshaun Watson. Is Deshaun Watson committed to you guys?
David Culley: “Yes, he is.”
Q: How do you know that?
Culley: “He’s a Texan from Houston.”
– Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) March 11, 2021
David Culley on the contingency plan if Deshaun Watson does not report: “At the moment there is no contingency plan. He’s a Texan from Houston. We are attached to him, as I said before.
– Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 11, 2021
You must feel for Culley: entering his first season as NFL head coach at 65 and having to explain the drama between Watson and the organization is a difficult task. And judging by his answers, it might not work.
Watson would be completely done with the organization. Someone might want to leave Culley too.