The Houston Texans are 0-3 and losing right now, and last week they were expected to sign safety Earl Thomas. Everyone in the media thought the Texans would sign Thomas, but they didn’t, and get this it was not because he couldn’t help the team.
The reason Earl Thomas was not signed is that the players went to Bill O’Brien complaining saying they did not want Earl Thomas in the locker room.
That’s because numerous Texans players expressed their displeasure about bringing Thomas into their locker room, team sources said, ultimately convincing coach/general manager Bill O’Brien to back off, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Thomas had an ugly falling-out with the Seahawks, where he performed at a Hall of Fame level and did not make it to a second season with the Ravens before being terminated for cause (pending a likely grievance hearing) during training camp. Thomas was not well-liked at all in Baltimore and was seen as a lone wolf who did not want to buy into the team concept. His attitude and the declining play turned off other players; he routinely showed up late or unprepared, as has been previously reported, and the Ravens’ leadership council strongly urged coach John Harbaugh and team officials to release Thomas after he threw a punch at safety Chuck Clark during practice.
What do you think? Would you let a team that is 0-3 determine whether or not you sign a veteran? I mean at this point, Adam Thielen is tearing up the Texans secondary. The Texans better start stepping up if they do not want to get replaced.