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Texans Allow Babin To Openly Twist Knife

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I'm beginning to really dislike talking about this topic, mostly because it really deserves a good ol' fashioned fisking that I'm not really properly prepared to do in a quick hitter topic, but here we go again.

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You may have remembered Jason Babin from his first mention here, less than a week ago. Where he played the role of petty seeker of vengeance. This week, not content with a trouncing and elimination of the Houston Texans, he managed to sneak into the victory formation for the final play of the game and do his celebration pose. In fact, he pretty much begged his coach to let him do it:

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"That's just special," Babin said of the victory formation. "I asked Coach (Jeff) Fisher about it because it was my old team and I said, ‘I want to be out there on the last play of the game.' Thankfully, he let me do it because, after the off-sides (penalty), I thought he was going to take it away from me."

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Putting aside my vindictive feelings for Babin, who now ranges somewhere between Tom Glavine and Carlos Mencia on my personal list of people I'd like to see removed from the public, I'd like to ask a question about this stunt. Why in the hell was the Texans defense so willing to let that happen?

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I'm not an advocate for rah-rah fights, and I know that despite their charitable fronts, a lot of the players could care less about the honor of the city or Babin's history here. But to have so little pride in your team, a team whose season you just helped end by being one of the worst defenses in NFL history, that you allow this troll to just stand there and openly mock you? I'm not saying fists should've flown, but a VERY strong warning should have been given to him, in no uncertain terms, by the defensive players. Instead, they walked off the field despondent, like a kid who had his tricycle stolen by a bully. 

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Then again, the Texans defense is used to teams running all over them on the field. Why not emotionally too? What a disgrace. 

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