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EllisUnit
12-30-2013, 01:35 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/3212/andre-johnson-says-he-wants-to-return

"I would love to be back," he said. "I always said I wanted to finish my career as a Texan. That is my plan."

Gotta love AJ ! He will be the first texan to rep the franchise in the HOF. Hopefully we can get him a ring before he retires !

SAMURAITEXAN
12-30-2013, 01:40 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/3212/andre-johnson-says-he-wants-to-return



Gotta love AJ ! He will be the first texan to rep the franchise in the HOF. Hopefully we can get him a ring before he retires !

Agree. AJ = Priceless

BigBull
12-30-2013, 01:41 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/3212/andre-johnson-says-he-wants-to-return







Gotta love AJ ! He will be the first texan to rep the franchise in the HOF. Hopefully we can get him a ring before he retires !


Just think what his numbers would have looked like with a legit starting qb instead of the trash the Texans have trotted out over the years.


Sent from the future...

TexansSeminole
12-30-2013, 01:43 AM
AJ is the most beloved player in our short history, how could you not love him.

infantrycak
12-30-2013, 01:47 AM
And the naysayers go down again.

JCTexan
12-30-2013, 01:49 AM
I asked Johnson if next season will feel like starting over, and he said he won't know the answer to that until he sees what the Texans do at quarterback -- whether they bring in a rookie or a veteran.


Is he hinting at wanting a veteran QB next year?

EllisUnit
12-30-2013, 01:54 AM
And the naysayers go down again.

Yep ! Not everyone turns on thier team when things are going bad. I love how people just love to assume the worst all the time !

Mari-OWNED!
12-30-2013, 02:22 AM
Not like Andre would say anything different even if he wanted out of Houston. I totally believe his words are genuine, but for argument's sake even if he did want out he's under contract with the Texans through 2016.

He aint going anywhere.

PapaL
12-30-2013, 06:32 AM
This is news? He is under contract right?

sandman
12-30-2013, 06:39 AM
Just think what his numbers would have looked like with a legit starting qb instead of the trash the Texans have trotted out over the years.


Sent from the future...

Wasn't he in the top 5 quickest players to get to 900 receptions?

Five 100-reception seasons. Three 1,500-yard seasons.

One more season like this year and he is #7 All-Time in both receptions and yards. He would already be there had he not missed close to 1.5 seasons due to injuries.

Outside of the lack of TD's, there is not an individual stat that indicates his personal success has suffered greatly with Carr/Schaub.

Take out the 2007 and 2011 seasons where both AJ and Schaub missed significant playing time, and AJ's stats for the other five seasons they played together would have averaged 105 receptions and 1500 yards. That is a pretty damn good 5-year average.

He even managed a 100-reception season in Carr's last year.

If you would like to make the argument that the QB play kept AJ from experiencing team success, that is a different story that I would agree with.

EllisUnit
12-30-2013, 07:41 AM
This is news? He is under contract right?

yes he is under contract, but its the fact that he is saying he WANTS to stay and retire here.

disaacks3
12-30-2013, 07:58 AM
Wasn't he in the top 5 quickest players to get to 900 receptions?

Five 100-reception seasons. Three 1,500-yard seasons.

One more season like this year and he is #7 All-Time in both receptions and yards. He would already be there had he not missed close to 1.5 seasons due to injuries.

Outside of the lack of TD's, there is not an individual stat that indicates his personal success has suffered greatly with Carr/Schaub.

Take out the 2007 and 2011 seasons where both AJ and Schaub missed significant playing time, and AJ's stats for the other five seasons they played together would have averaged 105 receptions and 1500 yards. That is a pretty damn good 5-year average.

He even managed a 100-reception season in Carr's last year.

If you would like to make the argument that the QB play kept AJ from experiencing team success, that is a different story that I would agree with.

You have to wonder with a Manning, Brady, Brees, etc. tossing the rock to him just how much higher those numbers might have been though. If he's "borderline" HOF now, might he have been "done deal" under those circumstances?

IDEXAN
12-30-2013, 08:10 AM
Not like Andre would say anything different even if he wanted out of Houston. I totally believe his words are genuine, but for argument's sake even if he did want out he's under contract with the Texans through 2016.

He aint going anywhere.
I'm a big Andre fan, he's going to the HOF, etc. but it would cost him too much money to leave Houston. Besides what would another team give up for him ? 5 years ago he would have been worth something on the open market, but not today as he's basically a "possession" receiver at this point in his career. Think
Antwan Bolton.

Fred
12-30-2013, 10:25 AM
Not like Andre would say anything different even if he wanted out of Houston. I totally believe his words are genuine, but for argument's sake even if he did want out he's under contract with the Texans through 2016.

He aint going anywhere.

Exactly. His two options are Texans (get millions of $) or sit at home (get nuthin').

Playoffs
12-30-2013, 10:42 AM
For my money, he's the greatest. :logo:

sandman
12-30-2013, 11:16 AM
You have to wonder with a Manning, Brady, Brees, etc. tossing the rock to him just how much higher those numbers might have been though. If he's "borderline" HOF now, might he have been "done deal" under those circumstances?

Marvin Harrison, currently #3 in receptions and #7 in receiving yards, spent 11 years of his 13-year career catching passes from Manning.

Andre is less than 200 receptions and 2,000 yards behind Harrison on the All-Time list. If he plays for two more years to get to 13 years, he stands an extremely good chance of surpassing Harrison in both areas.

If he plays for three more years and get 225 receptions and 3,000 yards (75/1,000 per season), he finishes #2 All-Time behind Jerry Rice.

I'm just not sure that you can say playing with Manning would have made him THAT much better, unless we were talking TD's. Same goes for Brady. They both spread the ball around and rely on the TE too much for there to be a dominant #1 receiver.

But he definitely would have won more games and been in Super Bowls, which is something he more than likely will not get here in Houston.

Double Barrel
12-30-2013, 11:25 AM
And the naysayers go down again.

Yep. Lots of hand-wringing over nothing.

That being said, I can understand the confusion about team & player loyalty in this day and age. It is a rare thing to see in the modern NFL, especially among WRs.

My gut feeling is Watt will be the same way.

drs23
12-30-2013, 12:03 PM
Yep. Lots of hand-wringing over nothing.

That being said, I can understand the confusion about team & player loyalty in this day and age. It is a rare thing to see in the modern NFL, especially among WRs.

My gut feeling is Watt will be the same way.

You've seemed to have fairly sound "gut feeling(s)" historically DB. I hope this is another.

HOU-TEX
12-30-2013, 12:18 PM
Yep. Lots of hand-wringing over nothing.

That being said, I can understand the confusion about team & player loyalty in this day and age. It is a rare thing to see in the modern NFL, especially among WRs.

My gut feeling is Watt will be the same way.

You've seemed to have fairly sound "gut feeling(s)" historically DB. I hope this is another.

I think Watt will stick around too. I think we'll offer a fairly lucrative deal to stay. He has grown roots in the Htown community too. Which can't hurt

drs23
12-30-2013, 12:31 PM
I think Watt will stick around too. I think we'll offer a fairly lucrative deal to stay. He has grown roots in the Htown community too. Which can't hurt

True, but if this coaching/regime change turns into an apocalypse I could see him wanting to wear a cheese wedge. Don't want it to happen but stranger things have come to pass.

Norg
12-30-2013, 01:53 PM
if he was no under contract going into this year I think he would be singing a different tune


this is non news

Double Barrel
12-30-2013, 01:55 PM
You've seemed to have fairly sound "gut feeling(s)" historically DB. I hope this is another.

Thanks, man. :) I mainly base it on how I perceive McNair's stated thoughts.

McNair has only referred to two players as "legacy players", guys he believes will ultimately be in the HoF. AJ and Watt are those two players.

Obviously, part of the equation is taking care of those players, and if McNair's history with AJ is considered, he's done a great job of ensuring they are financially happy to be here.

Emotional ties are obvious to how the fans respect the players, and that's obvious with both AJ and Watt. AJ is probably the first football player since Earl Campbell that has reached an almost 'deity' status in the city. And I see Watt getting there, as well.

drs23
12-30-2013, 02:00 PM
Thanks, man. :) I mainly base it on how I perceive McNair's stated thoughts.

McNair has only referred to two players as "legacy players", guys he believes will ultimately be in the HoF. AJ and Watt are those two players.

Obviously, part of the equation is taking care of those players, and if McNair's history with AJ is considered, he's done a great job of ensuring they are financially happy to be here.

Emotional ties are obvious to how the fans respect the players, and that's obvious with both AJ and Watt. AJ is probably the first football player since Earl Campbell that has reached an almost 'deity' status in the city. And I see Watt getting there, as well.

Agreed.

Corrosion
12-30-2013, 07:55 PM
And the naysayers go down again.

It made no sense cap wise to cut / trade AJ anyhow .... Too much of a cap hit to do either and no way in hell you get anything remotely close to equal value in a trade.


As for his wanting to come back , that's great ..... but its not like he has a choice in the matter , he's under contract.

kingtexan
12-30-2013, 08:11 PM
Ummm ... isn't he under contract? What exactly is the point of the post, that he isn't retiring?

TheMatrix31
12-31-2013, 03:14 AM
Why wouldn't he want to return?

Can we stop this manufactured garbage sentiment about Andre Johnson wanting out?

TejasTom
12-31-2013, 08:42 AM
Schaub wants to come back and is under contract. See the difference?

ChampionTexan
12-31-2013, 08:53 AM
Ummm ... isn't he under contract? What exactly is the point of the post, that he isn't retiring?

Well, there are some folks who apparently don't put much stock in being under contract...
AJ will ask for a trade.

Watt will do the same.

Kubiak and Matt will still be here next year.

Houston sucks for football, has since Bum left ...

kingtexan
12-31-2013, 11:08 AM
Well, there are some folks who apparently don't put much stock in being under contract...

Thank God I was wrong.

Corrosion
12-31-2013, 02:14 PM
Schaub wants to come back and is under contract. See the difference?

AJ wont be cut because he produces ?!

Playoffs
02-12-2014, 01:14 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgSYqB6CEAAcUZq.jpg

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Andre Johnson on BO'B: 'He really loves the game of football. Hes very passionate about it. Hes all about team.'

'I still have a few more years left in me' - Healthy Andre Johnson...

Andre Johnson hasn't given any thought to retiring. Knows he's in latter stage of his career. But he feels fine and plans to keep playing.

#Texans' Andre Johnson respects Michael Sam's announcement. Added, "I don't know," when asked how an #NFL locker room will handle it.

#Texans' Andre Johnson has only spoken briefly with Bill O'Brien.

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Norg
02-12-2014, 01:32 PM
the real question is


DOes

Ben tate wanna stay

does A smith wanna stay at prob less pay

does Mayes and Sharpton wanna stay ...do we want them to stay LOL

does wade smith wanna retire LOL

DOes Greg jones wanna stay

and does Garrett Ghram wanna stay ...or hell follow Kubes the guy who drafted him lOL

Brisco_County
02-12-2014, 01:38 PM
I am really going to miss this guy when he eventually retires.

Playoffs
04-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans
VIDEO: WR Andre Johnson catches up with @TexansVoice.

Part I: http://bit.ly/1hOUwgO
Part II: http://bit.ly/1gxDkAt pic.twitter.com/Yt32GzA7TQ

Pitbull 56
04-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Dre is a class act.