March 24, 2018

Andre Johnson Wants Teammates To Be Accountable

Houston Texans wide receiver and longest tenured player Andre Johnson spoke on what his message was to his teammates in the players only meeting held at the beginning of the week.

“When things are going bad, there’s going to be a lot of criticism. I told them we’re not in the worst situation. We’re 2-2. Everybody’s panicking like we’re 0-4 or something. I just told them that, in order for us to get it done, it’s going to take us. It’s not going to take, the coaches put the game plan in, but we have to go out and execute plays. I told them that, like Coach (Gary) Kubiak saying that he took responsibility and stuff like that, I felt like that was a bunch of BS. Coach shouldn’t have to come out and take responsibility for what happens on the field because he’s not playing. Yeah, they do make the calls with the plays and stuff like that, but, at the same time, we have to go out and execute. That was pretty much it. I just told them, in order for us to get it done, we’re going to have to get it done. We can’t worry about what people say form the outside. People have their own opinions about whatever. That doesn’t really matter. We just have to keep that tunnel vision and keep going forward.”


This is after teammate Arian Foster called a team meeting after a heart breaking loss against the Seattle Seahawks where the Texans led 20-3 at one point only to fall in overtime 23-20. Along with Foster and Johnson, veteran safety Ed Reed was to have been rumored to speak to the team behind closed doors.

No matter what was said, Johnson has made it clear this season and situation falls on him and his teammates because they are the ones who play the game on the field. When Johnson speaks there is usually some meaning behind it and this time it is no different.


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