It's hard to maintain neutrality sometimes.â†µ
I try not to write much about the franchise that plays their games in Tennessee. I have strong enough feelings about them without talking about their recent past with the Texans. Feelings of the "This franchise was stolen from the city of Houston" kind. Feelings of the "This team should no longer exist," kind. Feelings where I openly disparage them in person and become very conscious about mentioning them in writing solely because I don't want to be that guy who lets inner pain turn him into a complete dillhole about something.
Jason Babin, apparently, has no problems with this concept though. He made it very well known that he ran the gamut of hate when it comes to the Texans for the start of his career the last time Tennessee and Houston hooked up. Then, last night, as a final kick in the nuts to a fanbase that has seen three of the most spectacular losses you will ever see in the NFL, he tweeted the following:â†µ
What a great finish to the Texans vs. Baltimore game....â†µ
Look, growing up under the Casserly and Kubiak regimes make it extremely possible for a defensive player to be overlooked or misused. That said, Babin was given first round money, given every chance to win a 3-4 linebacker job even though he was clearly overmatched at the position, and was part of what was undoubtedly one of the worst trades in Texans history. He bounced around multiple teams before the Titans hooked him into Jim Washburn's rejuvenation machine. There were many other chances to show himself as a defensive end before that, and he didn't distinguish himself in any way.â†µ
You have every right to feel mad about the way your career started off. Truth be told, I don't particularly blame you for that. I have a feeling that years down the line there will be books written about the defensive incompetence of the Houston Texans, some of them not by me. But to continue to nurse this grudge into the defining point of your career when you finally turn it around, well, it's pretty sad. You're well on your way to earning public enemy #1 status in a city that you still live in. As for that tweet?â†µ
Grow the fuck up.â†µ