Deshaun Watson hasn’t been active on the media after being suspended for most of the 2022 NFL Season.
However, the Cleveland Browns quarterback recently spoke at a press conference, receiving mixed reviews from several media members.
This included Dan Patrick, who had much to say about Watson on his show.
“You can’t be blaming the media,” Patrick exclaimed.
“Not for the coverage, what happened, any of that,” Patrick said.
He also suggested that moving forward, Watson should “avoid the landmines,” not discussing the situation this way.
Patrick isn’t the only media member to speak about Watson’s pressure but is among the most passionate.
Being a sports media member is important to Patrick, who takes his role seriously.
Judging by these comments, he certainly doesn’t appreciate players like Watson blaming the media for their shortcomings or any other issues they may encounter.
Patrick later said, “You don’t want to create a headline” with your comments, especially when you are a player of Watson’s caliber.
He has, at times, performed as an MVP-caliber player and will look to get back to that brand of football in 2023.
As Patrick mentions, Watson should focus more on his efforts on the field rather than spending time trashing the media.
The Browns invested significantly in him, giving Watson the most guaranteed money in league history.
Will it pay off, particularly in the upcoming season?
Watson underwhelmed in the six games he appeared in during the 2022 campaign.
With an entire offseason, the hope is that Watson can find chemistry with his receivers, resulting in a playoff push for the Browns.NEXT: Joy Taylor Says One AFC North QB Will Be Under Pressure This Season