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Jon Gruden Has Message For Anyone Who Dislikes QB Deshaun Watson

A closeup of Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden wearing a white polo.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 18: Head coach Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders coaches from the sideline during the first half of a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, the Oakland Raiders will face off against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

Before the team's game against the Texans this weekend, head coach Jon Gruden had only kind words for his opponent. Gruden heaped praise on star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

"If you don’t like Deshaun Watson you don’t like anybody. If you don’t like Deshaun Watson you’re a miserable human being," Gruden said via James Palmer.

Watson has been a model-citizen ever since his time at Clemson, so it's easy to back Gruden's comments here.

The star quarterback has the Texans just half-game behind the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South with plenty of games left to play. A win over Gruden and company would have Houston at 5-3 on the year with a big home game against division-rival Jacksonville next weekend.

At a surprising 3-3 on the season, the Raiders look to have found a diamond in the rough with tight end Darren Waller.

Running back Josh Jacobs - selected in the first round of the 2019 draft - also looks like a stud. Oakland might not be all the way back just yet, but there is a lot to like about this Raiders team.

Houston and Oakland kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.