Joe Anderson Has Been Loitering Outside Of The Texans Stadium All Season Hoping For A Tryout, And He Should Be Given One
Are we in agreement here? Joe Anderson definitely deserves a tryout, right? Well, maybe "deserves" is the wrong word. I know nothing about Joe Anderson, he may very well be terrible at football. I can't definitively tell you whether or not he can catch a cold, never mind a football. I do know he has the most appropriate name for an undrafted free agent in NFL history. Nothing screams "dime-a-dozen" like the name Joe Anderson. Regardless, it's not that Joe deserves a chance just because he's been standing outside of the Texans facilities like a desperate ex-girlfriend that can't take a hint. It's that the Texans could use the good publicity from giving him a tryout. Shit, they need the good publicity. They need to do anything they can to take attention away from the mess that they regurgitate onto the football field every Sunday. If there is any potential at all for a rags-to-riches story that will capture the hearts and minds of America then they have no choice but to give it a chance. Honestly, what do they have to lose? I know that it's not 1976. I know Dick Vermeil is no longer around to be holding tryouts.I know Joe Anderson isn't Vince Papale. I know the name 'Joe' doesn't fit seamlessly into a powerful adjective like 'Invincible'. However, the Texans have been proving narratives false all season because of 'Hard Knocks'. Why change it now? I'm not sure if I respect Joe Anderson's choice of tactics as much as I respect his choice of franchises.
Remember when JJ Watt was the funny, hard working, appreciative (not at all nauseating ::eye roll::) guy that was set to lead the Houston Texans to glory? Now he's just the best player on one of the worst teams in the league. Remember when Bill O'Brien was a great, young coach that had the respect of all his players? Now he's just a guy that will be lucky to have a job come January. Remember when Vince Wilfork was the overall wearing athletic specimen? Now he's just the old fat guy manning the interior of an underwhelming defensive line. Remember when Brian Cushing was just a half retarded meathead? Now he's just a, well, bad example, he's still a half retarded meathead. The point remains, despite being really bad at football the Houston Texans convinced us all that they were set to be a contender this season. If you can convince the world that Brian Hoyer Vs. Ryan Mallett is an interesting quarterback battle than you can convince anyone of anything. Why not convince us that one man off the street has what it takes to compete in the NFL? At the very least there's potential for a movie there, and the Texans have shown they are far better on screen than they are on the field.