View Full Version : Demeco Ryans nickname:"The engineer"?

12-03-2006, 11:17 AM
DeMeco Ryans (born July 28, 1984 in Bessemer, Alabama) is an American football player for the Houston Texans. He was drafted as the first pick of the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Ryans played college football at the University of Alabama. He was named the 2006 Cotton Bowl (game) defensive MVP in their 13-10 win over Texas Tech. He played outside linebacker in college, but in his first season, Ryans has earned the starting Middle Linebacker position with the Houston Texans of the NFL, due to his excellent performances in the preseason. In his first game with the Texans he recorded a league high 12 solo tackles. Ryans had an overwhelming impact as a rookie linebacker for the Texans, leading the team in tackles in the first half of the 2006 season. Many Texans fans have deemed him "The Engineer" for his technical defensive adjustments and his metaphorical ability to stop trains.


never heard that nickname around here

I though mario could stop trains :superman:

12-03-2006, 11:20 AM
That could be the least exciting nickname in the history of least exciting nicknames.

Why does everyone feel compelled to give a guy a nickname? It never works when you try and force it on someone. It has to be a natural fit... Such as Super Mario and Mario Williams. There are exceptions to every rule, but more often than not, forced nickames are lame. The "engineer" is no exception.

12-03-2006, 11:22 AM
true, I was suprised that he had one, on this board, I haven't heard anyone get a nickname unless it was Super Mario

12-03-2006, 11:22 AM
In terms of consistency, Maybe "The Lone Ranger?" ....I like it though, The engineer.

gg no re
12-03-2006, 11:23 AM
It also makes no sense.... you either gotta be the engineer who's technical, or the engineer who drives the choo-choo.... YOU CAN'T BE BOTH!

Unless you are the electrical engineer who also drives an electric train, it just makes no sense!

12-03-2006, 11:27 AM
DeMeco is Da Man :redtowel:

12-03-2006, 11:33 AM
DeMeco is Da Man :redtowel:

FACT and will be in a Texans Jersey for years to come. DeMeco has to be hands down the best drafted player in Texans short history so far.

12-03-2006, 11:56 AM
Meco nickname - D-ROY!

12-03-2006, 12:58 PM
Meco nickname - D-ROY!

That's the only nickname I know him by...and you're right, Meco D-ROY!! :highfive:

12-03-2006, 01:03 PM
Meco nickname - D-ROY!

DRoy- I vote for that. Simple and modern.

12-03-2006, 01:08 PM
someone typed it in wiki as a popular nickname....but no real Texans fans ever heard him called that. you guys do the math

12-03-2006, 01:11 PM
Many Texans fans have deemed him "D-Wreck" for his toughness and hard hits; another popular nickname is D-ROY to promote Ryans for the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

Double Barrel
12-03-2006, 01:40 PM
"The Engineer" doesn't sound too intimidating. If he gets a nic, it should be fear inducing like The Shark or something.

Ole Miss Texan
12-03-2006, 01:53 PM
I like D-Roy as well.

12-03-2006, 02:18 PM
D-Wreck is pretty cool. I think that and D-Roy win out.

Double Barrel
12-03-2006, 02:27 PM
Meco nickname - D-ROY!

Granted, of course, he gets D-ROY this year. :shades:

12-03-2006, 03:15 PM
The Engineer? that is so lame.

Ive never heard a more forced nickname. The guy who wrote that made it up on the spot, guaranteed

12-03-2006, 03:16 PM
I like the Engineer, he's the "Project Manager" of the defense. Now only if he had better employees.

12-03-2006, 03:52 PM
D-Wreck or Beast is fine by me.