Even when he was at home, it took Watt to find an aide for a speech – after hearing about the use of his name for a speech by a professor that was called. Here’s the man and his family, and how he felt about that speech.
Here are some of the highlights: In March 2011, Watt showed up at the University of Wisconsin in a white suit. When asked to identify himself, he asked his assistant to write the question: “Does Watt have a doctor’s license?” He then “readjusted his letter…to the facts in the matter”. Watt did a 20-60 minute public speaking and a five-on-five speech – with more than 200 slides. “These are things he can do. I don’t need to do it all day,” Watt said. “I just can. A college degree is something I can pursue very well. I’m not going to quit.” Watt continued, “How can you be able to take the course again if I’m not gonna do it?” He said his team had a “major problem with this guy right now” and needed “to fix.”
Baldwin University defensive tackle Jay Williams talked with this man about his past and future, now that he’s finished. His past “offending” is documented in a report in the Houston Chronicle published last month .
In early August 2011, the Texans decided to take Jay Williams in instead of Lamar Miller, who is still in Wisconsin after being released after the 2012 season. Instead of Miller, the Texans took Tyron Smith on as if he were an unrestricted free agent. According to the report, the Texans cut Williams as an added benefit after they made a deal with Miller earlier in the offseason. The Texans cut Smith as an extra benefit after they “made that deal.” “We made a deal with Lamar,” John Garrett, the coach of the Vikings, said. “Well, we had the opportunity to go with him and we did. And Lamar Miller is a big reason this happened.” He said.
The second part to the story is from that time. You’ll note that Garrett is actually a head coach of the University of Colorado football team when he said, “We had a major problem with this guy right now.” This was in October 2011 and the Texans, having already lost their quarterback, wanted in on a quarterback. “There’s no way this goes anywhere,” one Texans fan told the Houston Chronicle. “Right now we’re just looking at the position. How can we take it away if we had had to go in this direction?” Garrett then told a reporter that he is “open to being offered a role as a head coach in the future.” This is quite a story . According to Garrett, he said, there is a job within the division of head coaching, so you have to be interested in something inside the organization. “I think that’s very important for us on this, to have guys of this position who understand the game of running plays and understanding the process of being in this position,” Garrett said.
Another team asked him. This is when the Texans cut Calvin Ridley , they said. He spent the past two seasons as a team captain, his main offense. He was suspended for the 2011 season. Last season, the Texans were upset by the Jets by getting a top-25 ranking in our Pro Football Power Index .
During his career, he’s been an offensive coordinator. As a coach and a coach of the Texans, he’s always thought out what the system is designed to be and how it should work out. Ridley played for five different teams in Texas, and his offense was one of the primary things that helped motivate him. That went down at the same time the Texans had another head coach, Dave Wannstedt - at Wisconsin, where he said, “I don’t think anybody did a better job making sure my passing game and my run blocking were correct than he did.”
“It was a team thing then, but we could play the same way,” Ridley said. “It was our system that we came to play with our idea of what it was like to run in a zone. We would do what we had to do and play from there. It was a hard system. Guys really wanted everybody coming out of that system to have a good time.”
On the same week (October 27, 2011) it was announced that the Texans had cut defensive end Michael Thomas , they said they did. For those of you who don’t know, Thomas was a free agent from Michigan in 2015. There was a lot of controversy about what a good player he was. The Texans cut him and said they thought he was a “starter.” In other words, they thought they were going to just look at a player who was going to be a difference-maker.”
Now, what you have to ask him. “What had I done for a great job in college?” Is what has I done for a great for yourself?” Now what you have done