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Texans Horror
11-03-2005, 07:40 AM
Hey, check it out. Some positive press for the Texans, or maybe I should say, one Texan:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051103/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_texans_fast_mathis;_ylt=ArHCLYvTZafKdCVD_Uwizl ILMxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--

I say change his nickname to "Flash."

Buffi2
11-03-2005, 07:45 AM
If Capers, etc had the sense god gave an earthworm, they would give "Johnny" more offensive plays and can Bradford. This guy is the real deal and gives me hope for the Texans' future.

ArlingtonTexan
11-03-2005, 08:25 AM
doesn't he have a pretty good christmas album?

Boris
11-03-2005, 08:27 AM
did you see the silly grin he had during his TD run!?

Texans_Chick
11-03-2005, 08:32 AM
If Capers, etc had the sense god gave an earthworm, they would give "Johnny" more offensive plays and can Bradford. This guy is the real deal and gives me hope for the Texans' future.

JM needs to get more reps. He was dinged for a lot of the preseason.

It was interesting to see him run the fake reverses in the 4th Q. One of these days, one of those is going to be for real and that could be fun.

At least in the short term, you need some other receiver in after the JM returns because he's got to run so much lately, I am guessing he is a little winded. Heck, his returns make ME tired just watching them. :)

rmartin65
11-03-2005, 02:12 PM
did you see the silly grin he had during his TD run!?
Id have fun to if I could run that fast.

TexasJedi
11-03-2005, 03:26 PM
Travis Johnson and John McClain were on ESPN Classic's "Classic Now" last night. Travis was talking about "Johnny" Mathis. The guy is a bit of a clown, TJ was wearing a huge fro wig and arguing with McClain. He's got a personality, I'll give him that.

Tedc
11-03-2005, 03:44 PM
It would be cool if the Texans would play a part of "Johnny Be Good" before the kick. I could imagine the crowd singing, Go......go Johnny go! Go.......go Johnny go!..........

rmartin65
11-03-2005, 04:34 PM
It would be cool if the Texans would play a part of "Johnny Be Good" before the kick. I could imagine the crowd singing, Go......go Johnny go! Go.......go Johnny go!..........
That would be kinda cool.

Malloy
11-03-2005, 04:56 PM
Travis Johnson and John McClain were on ESPN Classic's "Classic Now" last night. Travis was talking about "Johnny" Mathis. The guy is a bit of a clown, TJ was wearing a huge fro wig and arguing with McClain. He's got a personality, I'll give him that.

TJ has attitude, I like attitude :)

Coach C.
11-03-2005, 05:38 PM
J. Mathis is a stud and almost everyone on this board wanted the kid. He was a double threat returning and receiving and hopefully or better yet in order to save any type of job Capers better can Bradford and start playing the kid. I think now though that Carr will look for the kid more. If Mathis proves that he is not gonna drop many more balls he will be major contributor to the offense.

Texans Horror
11-03-2005, 05:54 PM
Having Mathis as a threat will take some much needed pressure off of AJ, which would open up their game more. It's just one (okay, more like 1 1/2) games, but I am glad to see another receiver getting kudos. However, knowing our ***** coaches, they will probably bench Gaff or Johnny to give Bradford playing time when AJ returns (if he returns). Please bench Bradford!!

eriadoc
11-03-2005, 10:23 PM
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Malloy
11-04-2005, 07:07 AM
Learn how to stiff arm the punters that block you. Man, if he learns how to do this he'll take one to the house every game :)

Scooter
11-04-2005, 07:43 AM
funny, the same was said for moses. it's nice to have the biggest knock on a guy be that he cant beat the kicker (although i dont think mathis will have that problem). most teams would love a guy that can get TO the kicker as consistant as those two have for us.

Malloy
11-04-2005, 09:57 AM
funny, the same was said for moses. it's nice to have the biggest knock on a guy be that he cant beat the kicker (although i dont think mathis will have that problem). most teams would love a guy that can get TO the kicker as consistant as those two have for us.


Don't get me wrong, I'm loving Mathis. I were just thinking (after watching the Browns game this morning) that he would have had 4 TD returns already were it not for kickers blocking him :)

With a bit of stiff arm he would be the perfect returner, and he's real close to being there :)

chuckm
11-04-2005, 10:02 AM
Id have fun to if I could run that fast.


I've love to be able to do that at least once .... and isn't it wonderful to have a kick returner whose best ability is something other than "he never fumbles" .....

aj.
11-04-2005, 12:48 PM
funny, the same was said for moses. it's nice to have the biggest knock on a guy be that he cant beat the kicker (although i dont think mathis will have that problem). most teams would love a guy that can get TO the kicker as consistant as those two have for us.

Big difference -- Moses was already running out of gas by the time he was getting to mid-field and Mathis is just hitting top gear at that point. Moses could be run down from behind by linebackers. Mathis is mostly straight ahead speed (that's why the other comparison to Dante Hall is way off base as well) and few players in the NFL can run with him. I've noticed that Mathis doesn't appear to be able to change directions easily and when you're running 4.29 at someone it's all about angles of attack. He will get even better with more expereince. Why I'm even comparing Moses and Mathis is a good question.

sakebomb
11-04-2005, 01:58 PM
And to think 90% of you wanted to keep Swinton. My how things have changed.

eriadoc
11-04-2005, 02:01 PM
And to think 90% of you wanted to keep Swinton. My how things have changed.

I still think we should have kept Swinton. Keeping Swinton and Mathis are not mutually exclusive. I'm not a big Bradford fan, though .....

Vinny
11-04-2005, 02:05 PM
Swinton doesn't have a catch this year.

eriadoc
11-04-2005, 02:23 PM
Swinton doesn't have a catch this year.

Granted. I was trying to exclude hindsight from my response, basically stating that, prior to the season, I was in favor of keeping Swinton AND Mathis. It wasn't an either/or situation, in my mind. Even given Swinton's lack of production this season, I'd still rather have a WR corps of AJ, Gaffney, Armstrong, Mathis, and Swinton. With Swinton working out with the first team offense during the preseason, he had a much better chance to succeed here than in Arizona, where he received no preseason work. Regardless, he's nothing more than a #5 WR and kick return guy. There were at least a couple weeks where he would have had an opportunity to shine with Mathis being sidelined by a hamstring injury.

z0rpAn
11-04-2005, 04:41 PM
well if we kept swinton, then he could return the kicks and we could constantly use johnny on offense.

rmartin65
11-04-2005, 05:04 PM
Mathis has a tight hammy. YIKES

Sco-tai
11-04-2005, 08:14 PM
I still think we should have kept Swinton. Keeping Swinton and Mathis are not mutually exclusive. I'm not a big Bradford fan, though .....

They play the same position...and your use of "mutually exclusive" is incorrect.

I agree...DUMP Bradford. You're presuming Swinton is better than SLOAN THOMAS! How quickly we forget the comments last year that THOMAS was quoted as the "FASTEST TEXAN" by several coaches. ADDITIONALLY...he had the most yards for a receiver this pre-season.

And with the first pick of the 2006 NFL draft, the HOUSTON TEXANS PICK ?!??!

:texans:

chuckm
11-05-2005, 08:42 AM
You're presuming Swinton is better than SLOAN THOMAS! How quickly we forget the comments last year that THOMAS was quoted as the "FASTEST TEXAN" by several coaches. ADDITIONALLY...he had the most yards for a receiver this pre-season.

And with the first pick of the 2006 NFL draft, the HOUSTON TEXANS PICK ?!??!

:texans:

has Thomas caught on with anyone?

Davis37
11-05-2005, 11:02 AM
has Thomas caught on with anyone?

I believe Sloan is on our practice squad. Someone correct me if im wrong.

Vinny
11-05-2005, 11:03 AM
Nope, he was signed by the Titans since they have their top 3 WR's injured. He still may not get much time on the field. They throw to the TE's first and WR's second. Last week Roby and Roydel Williams got over 20 targets between them and will likely be more of the same tomorrow.