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Wolf
08-21-2007, 12:15 AM
Texans: Five things to know | Prisco

HOUSTON -- Shortly after leaving the University of Miami for the NFL, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson met Deion Sanders at the rookie symposium in what was a Mime Time meets Prime Time moment, the quiet Johnson hearing out the All-Mouth team all-star.

"You can't be from the University of Miami," Sanders told Johnson. "Miami guys are always loud."

Yeah, they have the swagger at The U, but somehow that gene wasn't passed on to Johnson.

He doesn't dance. He doesn't brag. He doesn't point fingers at teammates. He doesn't do commercials and he doesn't talk a lot.

What he does is catch passes as well as any receiver in the league. Johnson was the only NFL receiver over 100 catches last season, yet you'd be hard-pressed to get most to include him in a conversation about the best receivers in the game.

That's why I've dubbed him The Unknown Superstar, which I told him during a chat last week inside the Texans' practice bubble.

"A lot of my friends say that I get overlooked, but I don't worry about that stuff," Johnson said. "My biggest thing is winning. If we do that, the accolades will come."

http://images.sportsline.com/u/photos/football/nfl/img10302383.jpg
Workmanlike Andre Johnson was the only receiver to top 100 catches last season. (AP)

Wolf
08-21-2007, 12:18 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/sportsline/main10301984.shtml

sorry forgot the link

ObsiWan
08-21-2007, 12:30 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/sportsline/main10301984.shtml

sorry forgot the link

Thanks a bunch. Somebody is paying attention.

Hopefully Jacoby follows A.J.'s example.

AZwhoopr
08-21-2007, 12:30 AM
I like how he doesn't care what people think. I like how he's for the team rather than himselve(cough T.O cough). I'm glad he is still playing with us after all these years and not trying to get the hell out of Houston to make a name for himself.

Goldensilence
08-21-2007, 01:01 AM
Reminds me a lot of Marvin Harrison. Quiet guy and very underrated by the media. I think if he gets in the endzone a few more times we'll really start to see his name mentioned.I think this year he really makes a buzz.

JohnsonFan
08-21-2007, 01:52 AM
AJ will hopefully one day be the known superstar! I LOVE U AJ!! i mean he is the 3rd best wide out under ocho cinco and steves smith

Carr Bombed
08-21-2007, 02:37 AM
Roy Williams is another often looked over receiver when people talk about the "best receivers in the league" discussion, since he plays on a crappy team. Now that the lions have CJ now, it might stay that way for awhile.

HOU-TEX
08-21-2007, 09:12 AM
Wasn't he voted the #1 WR by the players last year. As a football player, that would be the vote that meant the most to me. The fans being a close second. Who cares about the media geeks.

Being recognized by your peers would be a greater achievement than seeing your name in an article by some quack who has more than likely ragged on you or your team in the past.

:devilpig:

Errant Hothy
08-21-2007, 09:21 AM
AJ is easily this team's best player.

eriadoc
08-21-2007, 09:25 AM
AJ is easily this team's best player.

For now.

Signed,

Demeco Ryans

:fans:

Texans Horror
08-21-2007, 09:35 AM
From what I've read and heard, AJ is dedicated to Houston Texans football. He may not be the great mouth-off, but I appreciate him more for it. Plus, he makes some unbelievable catches.

Errant Hothy
08-21-2007, 09:36 AM
For now.

Signed,

Demeco Ryans

:fans:

I don't know. Ryans' is great and all; but AJ is on another level. Atleast in my mind.

Double Barrel
08-21-2007, 09:40 AM
I wouldn't go so far as to say AJ is "unknown". Dude has two Pro Bowl appearances in just four seasons on a crappy team. People know who he is, but he's just not a flashy player good for Sportscenter highlights of endzone celebrations.

He wants to win with the team that drafted him, which is far different than most players' attitudes these days. He's a class act, and I think 2007 will be his best year yet.

eriadoc
08-21-2007, 09:42 AM
I don't know. Ryans' is great and all; but AJ is on another level. Atleast in my mind.

Think about AJ's rookie year and think about Ryans' rookie year. Project forward. I really think Ryans will be, very soon, in the class of Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher. By career's end, he may be in a class with Singletary. He's good. He has instincts you can't teach.

Errant Hothy
08-21-2007, 09:47 AM
Think about AJ's rookie year and think about Ryans' rookie year. Project forward. I really think Ryans will be, very soon, in the class of Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher. By career's end, he may be in a class with Singletary. He's good. He has instincts you can't teach.

Try this; take AJ's numbers now project them forward with a competent QB and a decent offensize gameplan. :shudders:

I wouldn't be at all surprised if AJ breaks every Texans receiveing record this year.

real
08-21-2007, 09:51 AM
I wouldn't be at all surprised if AJ breaks every Texans receiveing record this year.


Shouldn't he already have most of those ?

Errant Hothy
08-21-2007, 09:52 AM
Shouldn't he already have most of those ?

He probably has all of them, but that won't stop him from setting new marks this year.

bigbrewster2000
08-21-2007, 09:58 AM
Shouldn't he already have most of those ?

Hmmm........I don't know man, Corey Bradford was so spectacular during his tenure, I think he has all of them.:shades:

In truth Bradford still has the longest TD catch in the teams short history.

Specnatz
08-21-2007, 10:27 AM
Thanks a bunch. Somebody is paying attention.

Hopefully Jacoby follows A.J.'s example.

Jacoby will not be quiet what so ever. He is going to be loud and proud.

JohnsonFan
08-21-2007, 11:23 AM
what are AJ's chances of the HOF?

sakebomb
08-21-2007, 12:37 PM
what are AJ's chances of the HOF?


I'll get back with you on that in about eight years.

Texans Horror
08-21-2007, 01:13 PM
what are AJ's chances of the HOF?

Better than most players at this stage in his career, but he needs to be in big games on national television if he is going to cement his chances.

The Pencil Neck
08-21-2007, 01:19 PM
what are AJ's chances of the HOF?

Depends on how many superbowls we win.

:texflag:

powerfuldragon
08-21-2007, 01:20 PM
Depends on how many superbowls we win.

:texflag:
yup

kiwitexansfan
08-21-2007, 07:34 PM
For AJ to make the hall of fame he does need to be on a winning team or shatter some of the all time records.

As far as AJ breaking the teams records I am going to go out there and say it won't happen. Here are my reasons: Teams will double him a lot, we now have a QB that will look at other receivers, we are committed to being a run orientated team, deeper pool of WR talent to take advantage of.

Leahmic223
08-21-2007, 07:52 PM
I like him quiet...if he was a Randy Moss or Terrell Owens he would have left the team a year ago...

ObsiWan
08-21-2007, 07:54 PM
I like him quiet...if he was a Randy Moss or Terrell Owens he would have left the team a year ago...

...or would have thrown Carr "under the bus" a couple of years ago...

Leahmic223
08-21-2007, 07:57 PM
...or would have thrown Carr "under the bus" a couple of years ago...

Well I think Dunta does that plenty...but he(andre) tries hard not to...

Wolf
09-11-2007, 11:21 PM
good writeup on AJ for you Panter fans about our receiver

Bubbajwp
09-11-2007, 11:55 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/photos/football/nfl/img10302383.jpg

He looks like a evil robot in this picture.

Runner
09-11-2007, 11:56 PM
He looks like a evil robot in this picture.

His face isn't usually that lumpy. What's up with that?

Bubbajwp
09-11-2007, 11:59 PM
For AJ to make the hall of fame he does need to be on a winning team or shatter some of the all time records.

As far as AJ breaking the teams records I am going to go out there and say it won't happen. Here are my reasons: Teams will double him a lot, we now have a QB that will look at other receivers, we are committed to being a run orientated team, deeper pool of WR talent to take advantage of.

This will pull double teams off AJ. Also having a run orientated offense will open up the deep ball and play action.

brakos82
09-12-2007, 12:23 AM
If the defenses d-t AJ, Jacoby's going to get away. If they d-t Jacoby, AJ for 6 points. :fans:

Malloy
09-12-2007, 03:20 AM
His face isn't usually that lumpy. What's up with that?

Allergies :)

BigBull17
09-12-2007, 11:34 AM
AJ is easily this team's best player.

Yeah, your a bad dude when you walk in a TD from the 30... Manimal.

PapaL
09-12-2007, 11:37 AM
AJ is easily this team's best player.

He's the best player in the state right now. I wouldn't take anyone else over AJ right now.

Yankee_In_TX
09-12-2007, 01:20 PM
But he DOES do commercials:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZsL_Jjx_E8

(btw, there's a few on there I haven't seen)

MissouriTexan
09-12-2007, 01:33 PM
Less catches with more yards and tds.

bigbrewster2000
09-12-2007, 01:47 PM
Less catches with more yards and tds.

Why would you want less catches? How about the same amount of catches and just increase YPC? And it already looks as if Schaub found his #1 target which should be no suprise to any of us, thus adding more touchdowns in the process. :texflag: JMO

The Pencil Neck
09-12-2007, 02:18 PM
Why would you want less catches? How about the same amount of catches and just increase YPC? And it already looks as if Schaub found his #1 target which should be no suprise to any of us, thus adding more touchdowns in the process. :texflag: JMO

Imagine if he can keep up the 20 ypc and still pick up 100+ catches.

That would be sick.

Sick in a very, very good way.

MissouriTexan
09-12-2007, 05:47 PM
Why would you want less catches? How about the same amount of catches and just increase YPC? And it already looks as if Schaub found his #1 target which should be no suprise to any of us, thus adding more touchdowns in the process. :texflag: JMO

No no, I'm just saying he'll touch the ball less since Schaub will actually look at other receivers now. However, those won't all be the short routes we saw Carr throwing.

bigbrewster2000
09-13-2007, 10:09 AM
No no, I'm just saying he'll touch the ball less since Schaub will actually look at other receivers now. However, those won't all be the short routes we saw Carr throwing.

Even though it was just 1 game, it does not really appear that will be the case. Schaub will surely spread the ball around more but I still think that Andre will get the ball a whole lot. He is just that good and I think Schaub will be able to get him the ball anywhere on the field. I still see him getting at least 90 catches.