Chicago DE Lamarr Houston’s season is over, going down with a torn ACL, in the Bears embarrassing 51-23 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
After a meaningless sack against Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo late in the 4th quarter, and his team getting pounded 48-23 at the time, Houston went into a ridiculous sack dance. Then down he went, clutching his knee. Season over.
“We are disappointed for and in” Houston, Bears GM Phil Emery stated after the game from what Gianfrancesco Genoso had told me, I didn’t get a chance to see.
Yes Phil, you echo all Bears fans in that sentiment, though many Bears fans wouldn’t be quite so diplomatic in appraising what happened Sunday.
Quite simply, Houston was an idiot (didn’t he learn anything from Detroit’s Stephen Tulloch, and his season-ending sack dance fiasco in week 3?)
It’s not as if his team were leading the game, and Houston was just riding the wave of emotion that comes with a decisive defensive performance that was leading his team to a crucial road game victory against one of the league’s best teams. Even in that situation, acting like a moron after a play is inexcusable. No, Houston got up, and danced around like he had just saved the world, when his team was getting absolutely thrashed, the game still going on because by rule, the game has to last 60 minutes.
If there was any justice in this league (and in this sense, there isn’t), Houston should be immediately fired, and his contract revoked. If this were made possible, and other teams followed suit, then perhaps that would stem the tide of these overpaid athletes acting like idiots doing their JOB.