When you read this account of what has gone down with the Texans, you just may be a little more understanding of the difficult choice facing the Houston Texans owner, Cal McNair.
According to one of my informed sources [sorry, can't give him away], this is an account of the agonizing decision that Cal was faced with:
God: Cal McNair, I have seen your good deeds and I am therefore blessing you [with the help of Rick Smith] with having Deshaun Watson as your franchise QB for as long as you want.
The Devil: Cal McNair, don't listen to him. He is only giving you "the player", but I am offering you Jack Easterby!
Cal McNair: Beelzebub, please tell me what this Jack Easterby does.
The Devil [clearing his throat]: Well, Easterby does actually nothing, BUT, he is the best talker you will ever encounter-all you have to do to is give up Deshaun and he's yours, forever.
God: I'm giving you the player.
The Devil: I'm giving you the talker.
God: Deshaun Watson
The Devil: Jack Easterby
Decades later, it is now judgement day for Cal McNair. He greets St. Peter at the Pearly Gates:
St. Peter: Cal McNair, going through your record, I see you turned down the awesome blessing from the Lord of Deshaun Watson and decided to keep Jack Easterby over Deshaun. What say you?
Cal McNair: Oh, Lord forgive me. The Devil made me do it.
The Lord, stepping in to answer: As you know, I will forgive almost anything...anything, but forgiving keeping Easterby over Deshaun, even I can't go there.
The Devil [laughing hysterically]: Got him!