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Mike Kerns
04-22-2006, 06:22 PM
I don't have a link, but I was watching "Extra Points" on ABC 13 after the NBA game & they reported that he was just released from the hospital with burns on his hands from a Motorcycle accident...

The Dude Abides
04-22-2006, 06:25 PM
Not good news...:challenge

mexican_texan
04-22-2006, 06:26 PM
Karma

Mike Kerns
04-22-2006, 06:26 PM
Hope it isn't too serious, but if it is.....Perhaps we draft a Kick Returner? Say.....with the first pick in the draft?:stirpot:

PapaL
04-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Could be worse though, remember Kellen Winslow.

TEXANRED
04-22-2006, 06:28 PM
I just hope he is ok.

Mike Kerns
04-22-2006, 06:33 PM
I just hope he is ok.
Well, they did say that he was released from the hospital. They also added a "What was he thinking, he has some growing up to do." Another guy asked if this meant that they HAD to take Reggie now, but he replied with the usual Houston answer: "No, they should take Vince Young.":rolleyes:

mancunian
04-22-2006, 06:36 PM
I don't have a link, but I was watching "Extra Points" on ABC 13 after the NBA game & they reported that he was just released from the hospital with burns on his hands from a Motorcycle accident...

maybe the team need to put something in the contracts about not riding motorbikes....I guess they include something already about dangerous sports.

Mike Kerns
04-22-2006, 06:42 PM
maybe the team need to put something in the contracts about not riding motorbikes....I guess they include something already about dangerous sports.
Like Flag Football?

Yankee_In_TX
04-22-2006, 06:45 PM
Like Flag Football?
Hahahaha, no kidding!

mancunian
04-22-2006, 06:47 PM
Like Flag Football?

or maybe soccer:)

Texas_Thrill
04-22-2006, 07:03 PM
Look let's face these boys are going to ride their bikes. They need to make them take LESSONS. These fools out trying to learn on their own. :brickwall

ledzeppelin229
04-22-2006, 07:11 PM
Look let's face these boys are going to ride their bikes. They need to make them take LESSONS. These fools out trying to learn on their own. :brickwall

Or atleast use enough sense to wear gloves so they don't take off the skin of their hands...

Maddict5
04-22-2006, 07:17 PM
1. im glad hes not seriously injured
2. hes an idiot

Trenches
04-22-2006, 07:21 PM
he has hands?

Big B Texan Fan
04-22-2006, 08:12 PM
Was he racing against motorcycle? :superman:

gg no re
04-22-2006, 08:32 PM
So much for his hand modeling career.

tiger06
04-22-2006, 08:32 PM
glad it wasn't more serious

Kaiser Toro
04-22-2006, 08:32 PM
Do we have a link to this rumor?

Kaiser Toro
04-22-2006, 08:36 PM
I don't have a link, but I was watching "Extra Points" on ABC 13 after the NBA game & they reported that he was just released from the hospital with burns on his hands from a Motorcycle accident...

I honestly hope that someone corraborates your story.

mexican_texan
04-22-2006, 09:49 PM
No such thing.
Burns on his hands, GrEaT!!!!!!:rolleyes: That is not important to his future.
What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. You voted for Bush.

Hands are very important to recievers. It did take an electrical accident to make Roy O. what he is today, though.

Big B Texan Fan
04-22-2006, 09:58 PM
Do we have a link to this rumor?
Not a rumor, it was repoted on "Extra Points" on channel 13 today

Mike Kerns
04-22-2006, 11:05 PM
I honestly hope that someone corraborates your story.
I didn't say it, those fat guys on ABC 13 Extra Points did.

The Dude Abides
04-22-2006, 11:12 PM
What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. You voted for Bush.

Hands are very important to recievers. It did take an electrical accident to make Roy O. what he is today, though.

What goes around comes around? You voted for Bush? What does that have to do with anything about Mathis. He supposedly has bad work ethics so he deserves to get hurt in a motorcycle accident?

Hands are important to receivers? I don't believe it.

Keldar
04-23-2006, 12:43 AM
I think its time to take him behind the Texans woodshed for a whoopin'.:slap:

Tulip
04-23-2006, 12:55 AM
I'm glad he wasn't injured any more than he was, but grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

mexican_texan
04-23-2006, 12:55 AM
What goes around comes around? You voted for Bush? What does that have to do with anything about Mathis. He supposedly has bad work ethics so he deserves to get hurt in a motorcycle accident?

Hands are important to receivers? I don't believe it.
Check out what I quoted.

The Dude Abides
04-23-2006, 01:00 AM
Check out what I quoted.

I know what you quoted.

mexican_texan
04-23-2006, 01:05 AM
I know what you quoted.
I feel like Vinny.....

He said Karma isn't real, so I gave him some quotes.

He said hands aren't important, but when commenting on WR, one doesn't say he has soft wrists.

Frank_The_Tank
04-23-2006, 01:09 AM
I have researched all over the net and have found nothing about Mathis being in a motorbike accident, and I have heard nothing on the radion. Maybe some people are imagining things they wish were true?

HJam72
04-23-2006, 01:11 AM
In today's world with all the cars on the road, motorcycles are very dangerous because people don't always see you. On one side, I've always wanted something like a Ninja 600 just to get started, but people should really stop buying those things. Less than 2 years ago, a coworker was killed on one at an intersection because a car driver didn't see him and he was on one of those monster Gullwings with lights all over it (it was at night). When my uncle was a teenager, he got some kind of bike and didn't have it more than a few months before he got slammed at an intersection in Baytown and he and his younger brother were thrown about 20 ft. in the air, but luckily weren't hurt too badly. Only thing they're safe for is empty rural interstates in the daytime.

NFL athletes especially should stay off of them.

Of course, if freaking gas prices don't stop going up, I'm gonna have to buy a moped. :)

Ibar_Harry
04-23-2006, 01:48 AM
Is it possible this is what people were saying and got it mixed up?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2418528

There is a Houston in the story.....

DocBar
04-23-2006, 02:01 AM
In today's world with all the cars on the road, motorcycles are very dangerous because people don't always see you. On one side, I've always wanted something like a Ninja 600 just to get started, but people should really stop buying those things. Less than 2 years ago, a coworker was killed on one at an intersection because a car driver didn't see him and he was on one of those monster Gullwings with lights all over it (it was at night). When my uncle was a teenager, he got some kind of bike and didn't have it more than a few months before he got slammed at an intersection in Baytown and he and his younger brother were thrown about 20 ft. in the air, but luckily weren't hurt too badly. Only thing they're safe for is empty rural interstates in the daytime.

NFL athletes especially should stay off of them.

Of course, if freaking gas prices don't stop going up, I'm gonna have to buy a moped. :)
I'm not sure if I should laugh or not.

Blu
04-23-2006, 03:09 AM
This is messed up. how well do hands heal? and how long do they take? I hope he at least wore a helmet. .:dangit:




Well, I guess Bush can earn those $3o million now. :stirpot: if he's all that let see him at the next level. give him the rock with passes ,handoffs, and punt returns now. Shoot put him at DB while were at it

Malloy
04-23-2006, 04:49 AM
In today's world with all the cars on the road, motorcycles are very dangerous because people don't always see you. On one side, I've always wanted something like a Ninja 600 just to get started, but people should really stop buying those things. Less than 2 years ago, a coworker was killed on one at an intersection because a car driver didn't see him and he was on one of those monster Gullwings with lights all over it (it was at night). When my uncle was a teenager, he got some kind of bike and didn't have it more than a few months before he got slammed at an intersection in Baytown and he and his younger brother were thrown about 20 ft. in the air, but luckily weren't hurt too badly. Only thing they're safe for is empty rural interstates in the daytime.

NFL athletes especially should stay off of them.

Of course, if freaking gas prices don't stop going up, I'm gonna have to buy a moped. :)

So I guess the proper thing would to blame horrible drivers and too large cars in Texas ? :)

rmartin65
04-23-2006, 09:35 AM
Wow, I'm glad he did not really hurt himself. If this did happen and he is already out of the hospital, he's okay.

William.carter
04-23-2006, 09:58 AM
Is it possible this is what people were saying and got it mixed up?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2418528

There is a Houston in the story.....

NOPE! I saw the same report on Extra Points and they definitely said Jerome Mathis and said they got their informatin from the Texans organization. No mixup here.

Hardcore Texan
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
I think its time to take him behind the Texans woodshed for a whoopin'.:slap:


:rofl: Thanks for the laugh.

I hope he is Okay, I doubt he wants anything to do with that bike for awhile.

Frank_The_Tank
04-23-2006, 05:00 PM
This thread sounds like Buch-Bandwagon chomping at the bit to find a excuse for the texans to take Bush. itwont happen, they will trade down and bring in more plyers to help overall. Better to have 5 to 6 first day picks then 3, one of which who will only touch the ball 12 to 15 plays a game for the next 5 years.

Mr. White
04-23-2006, 06:36 PM
So he's a Ruff Ryder now....

BradK10
04-23-2006, 07:44 PM
pathetic....one our players gets in a wreck and look at the majority of the responses.

sometimes i'm ashamed to be a Texans fan

mexican_texan
04-24-2006, 04:10 PM
Your right, but "Karma" has nothing to do with that.
I know its a religion, but I think of Earl whenever I hear that word.

rmartin65
04-24-2006, 04:23 PM
Anybody have a link for this? One would think that houstontexans.com or HPF would have it.

The Dude Abides
04-24-2006, 04:24 PM
This thread sounds like Buch-Bandwagon chomping at the bit to find a excuse for the texans to take Bush. itwont happen, they will trade down and bring in more plyers to help overall. Better to have 5 to 6 first day picks then 3, one of which who will only touch the ball 12 to 15 plays a game for the next 5 years.

give it a rest.

Texans_Chick
04-24-2006, 04:25 PM
Anybody have a link for this? One would think that houstontexans.com or HPF would have it.


I've done a bunch of searches to find something on it and have found nothing. That doesn't mean it didn't happen, but it is sure unnerving not knowing the status of it. I am hoping that no news is good news.

exclude
04-24-2006, 05:08 PM
NOOOOOO!!! not his hands!


:rofl: Tru that.

I remember watching the Pro Bowl Battle of the Gridiron Stars, and one event had Mathis.

The first part you had to catch a football thrown at you. Mathis, in all his glory, dropped the pass thrown at him. And now we get this. Classic.

jerek
04-24-2006, 05:44 PM
Karma

For what? Don't be ridiculous. If Richard Justice gives an unfavorable sound bite about you some day, I hope his listeners are equally as merciless toward and quick to pass judgement on you.

Richard Justice says it, and it must be true. Wow.

jerek
04-24-2006, 05:49 PM
pathetic....one our players gets in a wreck and look at the majority of the responses.

sometimes i'm ashamed to be a Texans fan

I'm not ashamed to be a Texans fan, but I'm ashamed that some of these people call themselves fans. I hated Dom Capers, Joe Pendry, and Vic Fangio as the coaches but I wouldn't cheer if any of them got in a wreck. Just wrong. Speaking of karma, I wonder what happens when you approve of ill misfortune befalling another?

BradK10
04-24-2006, 07:25 PM
I'm not ashamed to be a Texans fan, but I'm ashamed that some of these people call themselves fans. I hated Dom Capers, Joe Pendry, and Vic Fangio as the coaches but I wouldn't cheer if any of them got in a wreck. Just wrong. Speaking of karma, I wonder what happens when you approve of ill misfortune befalling another?

I tell you what else is gonna be an embarassment, when our fans boo Reggie Bush. I know it's gonna happen, and when it does, we fall behind Philadelphia in terms of bad sports fans.

Bullpen Drew
04-24-2006, 07:30 PM
I hope he was on a Harley!

bad
04-24-2006, 07:35 PM
...I wonder what happens when you approve of ill misfortune befalling another?Probably the same thing that happens when you approve of good misfortune befalling another. :rolleyes:

Seriously, I truly believe that it leaves a lasting scar on your soul. I also believe that you get what you give, in life and beyond, and we should never forget that but for the grace of God the misfortunate one could be you or I - and as it is, the misfortunate one is always our brother or sister under God.

Even if they can't catch a pass for ****.

bad
04-24-2006, 07:37 PM
I tell you what else is gonna be an embarassment, when our fans boo Reggie Bush. I know it's gonna happen, and when it does, we fall behind Philadelphia in terms of bad sports fans. Those boos will disappear the first time Bush lays down 75 yards of vapor trails on a simple option play. Besides, Philly fans booed Santa. The bar has been set pretty low. Texans fans have a ways to go.

Texas
04-24-2006, 11:14 PM
I saw it too...We just need a link...Probably will be in the cronicle tomorrow...What a idiot...Maybe it will make his hands better!

mexican_texan
04-24-2006, 11:53 PM
For what? Don't be ridiculous. If Richard Justice gives an unfavorable sound bite about you some day, I hope his listeners are equally as merciless toward and quick to pass judgement on you.

Richard Justice says it, and it must be true. Wow.
I'd rather read MONARCH's posts. He was late to Pro Bowl meetings, fought with Marcellus Rivers, and is supposedly thinks he's above everyone else.

chuckm
04-25-2006, 08:50 AM
Mathis made PFT ...

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm


MATHIS PULLS A WINSLOW

A league source tells us that Texans receiver Jerome Mathis is sporting casts on both hands and bandages on his wrists and arms due to a recent motorcycle accident.

The accident happened recently, and nearly a year to the day after Browns tight end Kellen Winslow auditioned for the role of Superman by flying over the handlebars after attempting a reverse wheelie. Winslow suffered far more extensive injuries, including a torn ACL that knocked him out for the 2005 season.

Per the source, the injuries to Mathis appear to be limited to his arms. The source added that Mathis looks like "a mummy from the elbows down" (which raises all sorts of interesting bathroom issues).

Coincidentally, both Winslow and Mathis are represented by the Postons.

Attention all NFL players. You are not invincible. And you need your bodies to make your living. So wait to do the motorcycle thing, or any other potentially dangerous activities, until after your careers are over.

Playing pro football should be enough of a rush. When you can't play pro football anymore, then go look for other ways to get your bodies snapped and twisted 100 different ways.

Kaiser Toro
04-25-2006, 09:12 AM
Thanks for the link Chuck. This stinks and hope that he has a speedy recovery, but raises multiple questions on draft need depending upon the effect of the injury on Mathis playing abaility down the road.

Haams
04-25-2006, 09:30 AM
OK, somebody please catch me up... why do we hate Jerome Mathis? There seems to be a lot of negative comments about our only all-pro player.

chuckm
04-25-2006, 09:33 AM
OK, somebody please catch me up... why do we hate Jerome Mathis? There seems to be a lot of negative comments about our only all-pro player.


The only negative comments that I've heard or read, outside of MB posters, was John McClain. A few weeks bad he alluded to Mathis being a bit stubborn and hard to teach .... much ado about nothing or an ominous sign of trouble?

houstonbuckeye
04-25-2006, 09:35 AM
this close to the draft , this may open the door to another draft choice for a returner.

rmartin65
04-25-2006, 03:23 PM
this close to the draft , this may open the door to another draft choice for a returner.
Why??? I thought pretty much everyone agreed that this team has lots of holes to fill, and we already have an all-pro there. This does not seem like it is the end of the world. It does not sound like he tore anything or broke anything. Injuries happen, albeit this was because of a stupid mistake. He will heal and come back as good or better as last season.

wrestler4life
04-25-2006, 03:34 PM
The only negative comments that I've heard or read, outside of MB posters, was John McClain. A few weeks bad he alluded to Mathis being a bit stubborn and hard to teach .... much ado about nothing or an ominous sign of trouble?
When was this said?

MojoX
04-25-2006, 03:41 PM
When was this said?
Search these boards. McClain has said it on the Chronicle podcast and written it once (that I know of). Megan Manfull wrote about it, too. Although, Manfull had more to say about Mathis not being a team player, McClain has mentioned it in passing. I wrote the guy asking if he would write or comment directly about the issue to clarify the issues with Mathis. But you know McClain tends to toe the Texans' party line so he might perfer to not talk too much about the troubles in last years locker room (And from what I can tell, there were troubles in that locker room).

chuckm
04-25-2006, 03:48 PM
When was this said?

http://www.houstontexans.com/fan_zone/messageboards/showthread.php?t=21046

Texans_Chick
04-25-2006, 03:55 PM
Is anyone going to the Houston Touchdown Club's dinner next Wednesday??? Jerome is supposed to be there.

I just hope he is OK and wish him the best.

kastofsna
04-25-2006, 07:29 PM
they just reported it on NFL Total Access. he's fine. just some scratches to his hands.

rmartin65
04-25-2006, 10:47 PM
Thats good.

MojoX
04-26-2006, 01:56 AM
McClain chimes in:
The new coaching staff is finding out what the previous staff learned last season — that receiver Jerome Mathis is immature and irresponsible.


Returner wasting chance

Mathis, who isn't supposed to ride motorcycles, was involved in an accident over the weekend. The AFC's Pro Bowl kickoff returner wasn't injured seriously. He suffered cuts on his arms and is wearing bandages that are supposed to come off this week.
The problem is that Mathis is blowing a great opportunity to show coach Gary Kubiak, offensive coordinator Troy Calhoun and receivers coach Kyle Shanahan that all those things they heard about him aren't true.

But they are.

The Texans can't count on Mathis, which is another of the many reasons they would be foolish to pass up Bush. Not only is Bush an extraordinary runner, but his terrific receiving and return skills make him even more valuable entering the draft.

Defensive end Mario Williams is a super prospect, too, but unless he could knock some sense into Mathis, he's not going to be as useful to the Texans as Bush.

As for Mathis, if he doesn't get his act together fast, he can get back on his motorcycle and ride it right out of town.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/3820034.html

The Dude Abides
04-26-2006, 01:57 AM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/mcclain/3820034.html

Mathis, who isn't supposed to ride motorcycles, was involved in an accident over the weekend. The AFC's Pro Bowl kickoff returner wasn't injured seriously. He suffered cuts on his arms and is wearing bandages that are supposed to come off this week. The problem is that Mathis is blowing a great opportunity to show coach Gary Kubiak, offensive coordinator Troy Calhoun and receivers coach Kyle Shanahan that all those things they heard about him aren't true.
But they are.
The Texans can't count on Mathis, which is another of the many reasons they would be foolish to pass up Bush. Not only is Bush an extraordinary runner, but his terrific receiving and return skills make him even more valuable entering the draft.
Defensive end Mario Williams is a super prospect, too, but unless he could knock some sense into Mathis, he's not going to be as useful to the Texans as Bush.
As for Mathis, if he doesn't get his act together fast, he can get back on his motorcycle and ride it right out of town.

The Dude Abides
04-26-2006, 01:58 AM
McClain chimes in:
ahh, posted at the same time

SAMURAITEXAN
04-26-2006, 03:35 AM
Ya'll friends of Mathis? Do you know anything about Mathis? Or just knowing him by reading a newspaper? He had a great season for us last year right?
He went to the Pro-bowl right? Why don't we give him a chance this year to prove himself that his is a coachable player. I don't know about ya'll but I am looking forward to Mathis' KR this year.

Ibar_Harry
04-26-2006, 04:26 AM
Ya'll friends of Mathis? Do you know anything about Mathis? Or just knowing him by reading a newspaper? He had a great season for us last year right?
He went to the Pro-bowl right? Why don't we give him a chance this year to prove himself that his is a coachable player. I don't know about ya'll but I am looking forward to Mathis' KR this year.

There seems to be a lot of smoke, and where there is a lot of smoke, there is fire. It would appear that Mathis is very immature and it has gone to his head. If you recall when Moss 1st came out he had problems. Perhaps Moulds will take him under his wing. I sometimes get the impression that McClain is a messenger for the Texans. Sort of what you call planned leaks and warnings.

Ibar_Harry
04-26-2006, 04:30 AM
I forgot one point and that is this is not last year's receiver core. We have gotten a whole lot better in that department and he's going to have to shape up if he is going to compeat for a WR spot. The competition is a whole lot better this year.

You basically have to all pro-WR's in AJ and Moulds. I think the young man from Cincy is going to surprise a lot of people. He has a very good work ethic with excellent hands. He's also use to competing. Mathis might be in a dither before the Spring is over.

SAMURAITEXAN
04-26-2006, 04:55 AM
I forgot one point and that is this is not last year's receiver core. We have gotten a whole lot better in that department and he's going to have to shape up if he is going to compeat for a WR spot. The competition is a whole lot better this year.

You basically have to all pro-WR's in AJ and Moulds. I think the young man from Cincy is going to surprise a lot of people. He has a very good work ethic with excellent hands. He's also use to competing. Mathis might be in a dither before the Spring is over.
I do hope Walter turned out to be a good WR for us. Cincy fans has only a good thing to say about him. So I'm looking forward to see him in action this season.

RE: Mathis
Moss is Moss, Mathis is Mathis to me. I don't know if McClain is used as a messenger for the Texans. It is only your impression and not a fact. So I can't comment on that. But, I'm hoping that Moulds can teach our young WRs a thing or two to be competive in the NFL.