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TEXANS84
02-08-2007, 10:09 AM
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HONOLULU - It’s been a few years since the University of Miami has basked in the national glory of the college football spotlight.

But it only takes a short glimpse at the respective Pro Bowl rosters this year to remember the influx of talent that matriculated through Coral Gables in the first half of this decade and beyond.

There are five former Hurricanes in the Aloha State this week to play in the NFL’s annual all-star showcase, and a sixth member, New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey, will not participate due to injury. Fortunately for the Texans, arguably the best player of the Miami bunch wears Battle Red and Deep Steel Blue every Sunday during the fall.

With his low-key demeanor and shy-guy persona, wide receiver Andre Johnson doesn’t fit the stereotypical Hurricanes mold. But don’t get it wrong: Johnson bleeds his school’s colors and could not be more proud to represent “The U” this Saturday in his second-career Pro Bowl.

“It’s something that we believe in a whole lot (at Miami),” Johnson said of continuing his school’s prolific football legacy. “Me and (Baltimore Ravens safety) Ed Reed were sitting by the pool the other night and he was like, ‘How many guys do we have here?’ We were sitting there trying to count. So it’s definitely something that we take pride in. And when we’re out on the field we just try to do the best that we can.”

One of Johnson’s New Year’s resolutions was to be more sociable. Whether or not he was kidding, Johnson could have trouble getting a word as he hangs out with characters such as Reed, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor and San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore. That’s not to mention lovable Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, who hails from Miami but attended school elsewhere.

Full article below:
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=3310

Silver Oak
02-09-2007, 03:20 PM
Although I personally think the Pro Bowl should be abolished, I just watched Andre Johnson represent the team with a second place finish in the Fastest Man competition. Easily the tallest entry, AJ was quick off the line, but outraced by only one guy.

:logo:

nunusguy
02-09-2007, 03:22 PM
I dunno, but I think he finished 2nd a couple years ago.
He's a very impressive combo of size & speed.

MightyTExan
02-09-2007, 05:49 PM
Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson – 15.5
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smtih – 15.7
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson – 15.8


Wow, is all I can say. AJ is hanging with some elite talent there.

Watched some of the video clips- Manning to Johnson!

TEXANS84
02-09-2007, 06:19 PM
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii - When you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. That applies to a team, or in the case of wide receiver Andre Johnson on Thursday, an individual.

And the Texans’ lone Pro Bowler was within a few tenths of a second from doing just that during the Best Hands segment of the 2007 Pro Bowl Skills Challenge at the picturesque Ihilani resort (watch the video here).

Unfortunately, the final contestant, Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, delivered an impressive, yet controversial, time to claim first place and push Andre to third in the standings.

In total, eight players were timed running 80 combined vertical yards – 40 yards each way up and down the field – while moving through four different receiving stations with periodic obstacles in between them. The player that completed the course the fastest with the fewest dropped balls was crowned the winner.

The drill tested speed, hand-eye coordination and change of direction. After Packers wide receiver Donald Driver finished the drill in 16.5 seconds, Andre topped that with a time of 15.8 seconds to pace the field. Using his long, bursting strides, Andre barely broke a sweat despite the punishing heat.
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=3312

Official results:
Best Hands times (in seconds):
Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson – 15.5
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smtih – 15.7
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson – 15.8
Lions wide receiver Roy Williams – 16.1
Packers wide receiver Donald Driver – 16.5
Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler – 16.8
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten – 17.1
Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin – 19.5

Aztequila
02-10-2007, 04:28 AM
AJ is showing he deserves to be there. Way to represent the Texans!!!

RTP2110
02-10-2007, 03:23 PM
Does anyone know if the skills competition will be shown on TV? I don't see it on the guide anywhere.

Dre_80
02-10-2007, 03:30 PM
i think they will air it during halftime

TEXANS84
02-10-2007, 04:43 PM
http://images.nfl.com/images/probowl/2006/header.jpg

AFC vs. NFC

Today, 5pm CST on CBS.

ATX
02-10-2007, 05:22 PM
http://images.nfl.com/images/probowl/2006/header.jpg

AFC vs. NFC

Today, 5pm CST on CBS.

Cool, I can watch it then.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 06:26 PM
Sry to say it but the skills comp is on nfl network after the game at 9......

TEXANS84
02-10-2007, 06:28 PM
Peyton's both incomplete passes to AJ have been terrible.

DenverBorn
02-10-2007, 06:33 PM
OK Peyton, sit down, time for Vince -

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 06:40 PM
So i decided to start this is keep people posted plus to talk abot whats happening.......brees left with hurt hand not good for him. hope he is ok. aj just caught his 1st catch nice sant pattern.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 06:43 PM
carson threw a nice one on the slant to aj....

TEXANS84
02-10-2007, 06:47 PM
Reggie Wayne not looking so good.

Hopefully Brees is ok, probably a sprain by the way he landed on his hand.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 06:49 PM
Ya. It will be a long boring/struggling defensive game.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 06:53 PM
I is brees elbow not wrist and he is doubtful

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 06:53 PM
Touchdown Tiki Barber.

DenverBorn
02-10-2007, 06:53 PM
Ya. It will be a long boring/struggling defensive game.

Not in the second half -

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 06:58 PM
Hopefully not. Plus i want Aj to catch a nice TD pass!!!!!

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 07:01 PM
Man TD wayne.......ugh i wish it was AJ.....that sux....o well

DenverBorn
02-10-2007, 07:13 PM
Hopefully not. Plus i want Aj to catch a nice TD pass!!!!!

Maybe Vince will throw it. A glimpse of what might have been :cry2:

run-david-run
02-10-2007, 07:23 PM
Maybe Vince will throw it. A glimpse of what might have been :cry2:

Yep, we can only dream about those 13 TD's/ 18 INT's and 50% completion percentage. Bash the current team all you want, but let the draft go, its been a year, move on!

DenverBorn
02-10-2007, 07:28 PM
I look forward to watching David Carr let it loose in the secon...oh, wait, he isn't there, I almost forgot! Well at least we'll have Mario dominating the NFC's offens...ooops, not that either. C'mon AJ!

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 07:34 PM
Can't really trust someone who actually likes Madonna anyway.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 07:38 PM
The guy always has so many negative things to say about the texans.....dude if you dont like the team then stfu!!!!! Just stop with all the hate......and dont say 'well i dont hate them' cuz if u didnt u wouldnt down on the decisions about the fo u would suck it up and stick with them..............on a side not chad johnson hyperextended his knee....looked like it hurt!

Khari
02-10-2007, 07:38 PM
:spy:

DenverBorn
02-10-2007, 07:48 PM
Can't really trust someone who actually likes Madonna anyway.

What do you think? I like her hair straight, how about you?

http://www.madonnashots.com/turner16.jpg

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 08:22 PM
Holy **** did anyone see that hit???? wow that one hurt lol.....at least he is ok cuz that could've been bad......

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 08:24 PM
What do you think? I like her hair straight, how about you?

http://www.madonnashots.com/turner16.jpg
Someone please censor that...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-10-2007, 08:28 PM
There it is, Vince to AJ.

GuerillaBlack
02-10-2007, 08:28 PM
Big ass catch by Andre from Vince. The announcer said, "Andre from the Houston Oilers...I mean Texans."

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 08:28 PM
"...and its a catch by Andre Johnson of the Houston Oilers!"

Nice catch.

Dr. Toro
02-10-2007, 08:31 PM
"...and its a catch by Andre Johnson of the Houston Oilers!"

Nice catch.

Smashing head on keyboard.

run-david-run
02-10-2007, 08:34 PM
umm, what happened?

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 08:36 PM
VY threw the ball downfield and AJ caught it in between two or three defenders, like the one from his rookie year with a slightly worse pass.

Tulip
02-10-2007, 08:37 PM
AJ catches a 47-yard pass in the middle of the field? What an odd sight.

The good news is that the media team was so focused on Taylor's hit on the punter, that they didn't even pay much attention to the Vince-AJ connection.

run-david-run
02-10-2007, 08:41 PM
AJ catches a 47-yard pass in the middle of the field? What an odd sight.

The good news is that the media team was so focused on Taylor's hit on the punter, that they didn't even pay much attention to the Vince-AJ connection.

I dont think they have acctually mentioned that AJ is on the field...gotta love our Texans

OrangeCountyTexansFan
02-10-2007, 08:42 PM
There it is, Vince to AJ.
But the uh-oh interception wipes away vy's atta boy pass.

TwinSisters
02-10-2007, 08:44 PM
Big ass catch by Andre from Vince. The announcer said, "Andre from the Houston Oilers...I mean Texans."

I know man... my eyes started swelling up.

I put the beer back and broke out the hard stuff.

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 08:44 PM
In other news, AJ asked Marvin Harrison about the part of the field called "the middle."

run-david-run
02-10-2007, 08:45 PM
In other news, AJ asked Marvin Harrison about the part of the field called "the middle."

"Wait, I can run past those sticks without the ball?"

GuerillaBlack
02-10-2007, 08:48 PM
It ain't AJ's fault he can't run past them, ask his Carr.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 08:52 PM
O well i know he has gotta love that..... lets see some more...ps ocho cinco is amazing

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 08:53 PM
we should trade all our crap players plus all seven draft picks for chad johnson and carson palmer.....man chad andre and palmer.....wow

Scottyboy
02-10-2007, 08:57 PM
With Ajs preformace its obvious Carr is the root of all evil ! :drunk:

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 08:59 PM
does anyone know what his numbers are as of now?

bah007
02-10-2007, 09:01 PM
I think he has 3 catches for 73 yards.

bah007
02-10-2007, 09:04 PM
Hester is amazing!

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 09:09 PM
I know. Its so funny my friend is a Colts fan and before the super bowl we played madden and i was the bears and he was the colts. he kicked to me and i returned it for a td and before the game my girlfriend said it would be funny if hester took it to the house on the opening kick....well....we all know what happened....he was sooo mad....hahaha, but ya he is good i want afc to win but i also want him to take it to the house sometime today.

bah007
02-10-2007, 09:15 PM
Ha Ha.

Vince got screwed.

Taylor took that ball from him while he was laying on the ground.

GuerillaBlack
02-10-2007, 09:16 PM
Yeah that was a bad call..but it is the Pro Bowl.

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 09:19 PM
Hester is amazing!
Basically.

bah007
02-10-2007, 09:24 PM
Romo has a tendency to stop looking for his recievers when he is under pressure.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 09:25 PM
ya that was a bad call....

GuerillaBlack
02-10-2007, 09:31 PM
This game is actually pretty good for a Pro-Bowl.

TwinSisters
02-10-2007, 09:32 PM
that's too funny... Palmer is back in again.

this game better not end in a tie.

amazingandre
02-10-2007, 09:37 PM
Chad Johnson Gets Leveled

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 09:40 PM
The 12 year old Nate Kaeding kicks a game winning FG...and VY was not the QB in crunch time.

mexican_texan
02-10-2007, 09:42 PM
Drew Brees dislocated his elbow.

qman_tx
02-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Kinda upset Palmer did not throw to Andre on the game winning drive.

I missed the catches made by Andre, can someone YouTube them?

MrMeToo
02-10-2007, 10:29 PM
That was a perfect throw and catch by Andre from Vince.Oh how I wished they were on the same team...

Silver Oak
02-10-2007, 10:31 PM
Vy went all the way to Hawaii to showcase his skills with an interception and two fumbles.

DenverBorn
02-10-2007, 10:33 PM
Vy went all the way to Hawaii to showcase his skills with an interception and two fumbles.

Yep - at least David Carr didn't throw any interceptions or lose any fumbles in the Pro Bowl

Texas Lobo
02-10-2007, 11:17 PM
I know I'm just a homer but I thought Andre was way under used. They should have tried to go to him a bit more.

qman_tx
02-10-2007, 11:25 PM
I know I'm just a homer but I thought Andre was way under used. They should have tried to go to him a bit more.

I know...

SamuraiSword
02-11-2007, 01:16 AM
Yep - at least David Carr didn't throw any interceptions or lose any fumbles in the Pro Bowl

Wow Andre had real QB's this game and look at what he could do! 3 catches and 73 yards total!!!! Yes he did deserve to be there and Carr was parked in Houston........:stirpot:

OrangeCountyTexansFan
02-11-2007, 09:35 AM
Yep - at least David Carr didn't throw any interceptions or lose any fumbles in the Pro Bowl
As I've said before, the Pro Bowl is decided by fanboys voting multiple times for their favorite player. vy played very average today and did not deserve to be there. Maybe he took some notes from Palmer, but that would be the only good thing he really did. vy deserved to be there as much as golden boy Romo -- who should have stayed home dating country music superstars instead.
:texan:

Malloy
02-11-2007, 10:20 AM
As I've said before, the Pro Bowl is decided by fanboys voting multiple times for their favorite player. vy played very average today and did not deserve to be there. Maybe he took some notes from Palmer, but that would be the only good thing he really did. vy deserved to be there as much as golden boy Romo -- who should have stayed home dating country music superstars instead.
:texan:

Man, someone's bitter... I just wonder why?...

OrangeCountyTexansFan
02-11-2007, 10:24 AM
Man, someone's bitter... I just wonder why?...
Because some fans still can't see that boosting our defense was more important in last year's draft and are still whining about not getting vy. It makes me bitter the way they chide Mario like it is his fault or something that we didn't go to the playoffs after a dismal 2-14 season before he got here.
Oh wait, maybe since they still pull for vy over our own players they are not true Texans fans. Hmmm...
:texan:

tulexan
02-11-2007, 10:29 AM
As I've said before, the Pro Bowl is decided by fanboys voting multiple times for their favorite player. vy played very average today and did not deserve to be there. Maybe he took some notes from Palmer, but that would be the only good thing he really did. vy deserved to be there as much as golden boy Romo -- who should have stayed home dating country music superstars instead.
:texan:

Actually, fans are only one third of the vote. Players and coaches make up the other two thirds.

OrangeCountyTexansFan
02-11-2007, 10:37 AM
Of the three, which do you think have the tendency to vote multiple times? I think we can rule coaches out. And I guess some players might do it. But my money would be on the fan boys voting multiple times the most.

DenverBorn
02-11-2007, 10:42 AM
You know, one school of thought should be that these "all star" games should include the players that the fans want to watch play. I know the debate happens every year in baseball. So while it was clearly obvious that David Carr deserved inclusion over Vince Young :rolleyes: , I guess more fans around the country wanted to watch Vince. I'd be curious to know how the TV ratings in the principal markets in Texas compared to previous years -

TwinSisters
02-11-2007, 11:07 AM
I'd be curious to know how the TV ratings in the principal markets in Texas compared to previous years -

It wouldn't say much because Romo played with Roy Williams, along with Vince Young.

The other two have large flocks of fans up north and outwest.

DenverBorn
02-11-2007, 12:44 PM
It wouldn't say much because Romo played with Roy Williams, along with Vince Young.

The other two have large flocks of fans up north and outwest.

Tony Romo - the darling of Texas -right. texanpride

QB75
02-11-2007, 08:36 PM
OK Peyton, sit down, time for Vince -

Yeah.... we're waiting.....:bubble:

Yankee_In_TX
02-11-2007, 08:41 PM
AJ got shafted, seeing his skill contest results. They didn't mention him at ALL, and he was right there in quite a few events!

vtech9
02-11-2007, 11:17 PM
AJ got shafted, seeing his skill contest results. They didn't mention him at ALL, and he was right there in quite a few events!
Maybe I missed something, but I thought that AJ only participated in the hands drill in which he finished a close 3rd.

Yankee_In_TX
02-12-2007, 12:59 PM
Maybe I missed something, but I thought that AJ only participated in the hands drill in which he finished a close 3rd.

I think that is correct. The beginning of the thread confused me :)