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alphajoker
07-27-2008, 02:51 PM
I wanted to post this because they mention a nickname for the D-line which I really like..."Trench Dawgs". Maybe it will stick.

http://www.houstontexans.com/index2.html

Vinny
07-27-2008, 02:54 PM
I heard one guy call the unit Super Mario and the bash brothers.

Thorn
07-27-2008, 03:40 PM
I still like The Bull Rush

The Pencil Neck
07-27-2008, 03:56 PM
I still like The Bull Rush


And we can call Reliant Stadium... Pamplona.

Or not.

:fans:

gary
07-27-2008, 05:57 PM
I still like The Bull Rush:texflag: :texflag: :texflag:

Wolf
07-27-2008, 06:00 PM
I love the nicknames but a side of me says wait till regular season and the nicknames will come

gary
07-27-2008, 06:16 PM
We shall see.

b0ng
07-27-2008, 06:23 PM
You guys know that the only people who can give a nickname is ESPiN.

gary
07-27-2008, 06:24 PM
Lol.

Texecutioner
07-27-2008, 06:27 PM
You guys know that the only people who can give a nickname is ESPiN.

Unfortunately you are correct sir.

gary
07-27-2008, 06:41 PM
He sure is.

pittbull3
07-27-2008, 07:20 PM
Personally, I don't care what they call each other. I'm just happy they are starting to play as unit, with a chip on their shoulder, and finally recognizing the "new franchise" label is over. These guys are the foundation of a new beginning, with a different attitude, and outstanding outlook on dominating. The line of the past would have settled for the $$$ and lining up on the sidelines making excuses for the loses. These guys are taking accountability and not settling for losing. When Mario says he's not happy with the past performance and his remembering what the city and fans did to him when drafted, will make his motor run for a long time.:bat:

thunderkyss
07-27-2008, 07:37 PM
I'm a little worried. Remember Dunta said Mario is the kind of guy who excels, when people are dog'n him, and he encouraged more and more people to push Mario.

I wonder how he'll respond, when everybody is on his side.

HJam72
07-27-2008, 07:56 PM
On that note, Roethlisberger said Mario's a total wuss.

Second Honeymoon
07-27-2008, 08:10 PM
Bull Rush in a landslide

The Pencil Neck
07-27-2008, 09:21 PM
I'm a little worried. Remember Dunta said Mario is the kind of guy who excels, when people are dog'n him, and he encouraged more and more people to push Mario.

I wonder how he'll respond, when everybody is on his side.

Too late. The chip is already there.

pittbull3
07-27-2008, 09:31 PM
I'm a little worried. Remember Dunta said Mario is the kind of guy who excels, when people are dog'n him, and he encouraged more and more people to push Mario.

I wonder how he'll respond, when everybody is on his side.

The only one on his side is now the city of Houston and it's fans, which can change with two bad games....lol From a national stand point, he is taking a beating from the national media likes, radio personalities, and other players around the league, thinking it is way to early to make this guy a great one. This is enough to keep him motivated. After he reaches success, where it is widely understood he is the best, he will want to keep it. Stars want to remain in the sky, only meteors want to fall.:kingkong:

J-Russ
07-27-2008, 09:36 PM
The D-line's tough play in the trenches inspired tackle Travis Johnson to name the unit “The Chain Gang,” and Johnson leads the linemen in singing the Sam Cooke song when jogging between drills.

HAHAHA. Lame-ness. Just stick to playing football TJ.

GP
07-27-2008, 09:55 PM
On that video, Mario is sort of an ass in his replies to the questions. Heck, a few times he was stopping just short of being openly rude.

Maybe he was tired and ready to go. I can understand if that was the case. Plus, the questions were a little dorkish. "How good can this team be?" was not exactly a good question, to tell you the truth. Still, I was surprised that Mario was acting somewhat aggravated by the whole session.

Amobi, though, seemed to be cordial.

Things I saw in the Camp Day 3 video:

1. Amobi had some nice hand moves, which got him past the blocker.

2. Chaun Thompson was around the edge verrry quickly...which bodes well for our outside pass rush opposite Mario.

3. The defensive guys were all swarming to the ball carrier and repeatedly and viciously trying to strip the ball while yelling and basically looking like a bunch of sharks on a feeding frenzy. I bet the coaches are trying to make this into an instinct so that it's just pure habit come game day. I don't remember seeing this sort of raw, frantic ball stripping THIS early in last year's camp videos.

dtran04
07-27-2008, 10:32 PM
Mario gets asked the SAME questions every time.

"What do you think of so and so's article, rankings, etc."

Mario: "I don't care."

pittbull3
07-27-2008, 10:47 PM
On that video, Mario is sort of an ass in his replies to the questions. Heck, a few times he was stopping just short of being openly rude.

Maybe he was tired and ready to go. I can understand if that was the case. Plus, the questions were a little dorkish. "How good can this team be?" was not exactly a good question, to tell you the truth. Still, I was surprised that Mario was acting somewhat aggravated by the whole session.

Amobi, though, seemed to be cordial.

Things I saw in the Camp Day 3 video:

1. Amobi had some nice hand moves, which got him past the blocker.

2. Chaun Thompson was around the edge verrry quickly...which bodes well for our outside pass rush opposite Mario.

3. The defensive guys were all swarming to the ball carrier and repeatedly and viciously trying to strip the ball while yelling and basically looking like a bunch of sharks on a feeding frenzy. I bet the coaches are trying to make this into an instinct so that it's just pure habit come game day. I don't remember seeing this sort of raw, frantic ball stripping THIS early in last year's camp videos.


GP- I thought the same thing. Either the success of last season is goinng to his head or he was tired. But his answers did seem short, arrogant, and not as cordial, this early in camp.

Goldensilence
07-27-2008, 10:51 PM
You guys know that the only people who can give a nickname is ESPiN.

Yep cause they were around to name the Steel Curtain, Orange Crush and Purple People Eaters.

The name will come in time and if we get our D to be good enough to have that kind of reputation.

pittbull3
07-27-2008, 10:58 PM
Yep cause they were around to name the Steel Curtain, Orange Crush and Purple People Eaters.

The name will come in time and if we get our D to be good enough to have that kind of reputation.

Good one!

Tex Trenches
07-28-2008, 02:07 AM
Sounds good to me.

BattleRedToro
07-28-2008, 06:26 AM
Yep cause they were around to name the Steel Curtain, Orange Crush and Purple People Eaters.

The name will come in time and if we get our D to be good enough to have that kind of reputation.

I think they should have said sports media instead of ESPiN, but at this time ESPiN is the dominant voice of sports media.

BattleRedToro
07-28-2008, 06:42 AM
I didn't see anywhere in that video where Mario was being arrogant.

He answered all of their questions, even the stupid ones.

I'm sure that he is tired of answering the same questions over and over, and he let them know that in a nice way by saying, " You'll know that I don't watch or read that stuff."

If he was arrogant he might have thrown a tirade or just said, " The interview is over", and walked off, after being asked the same question again.

Why don't they ask him good questions about football, like:

" Which side do you prefer to lineup on, the left or the right?"

" Are you still going to move around this year, like you did in the past or are you only going to lineup on one side?"

" Have you noticed a difference in the play of Amobi Okoye?"

" What do you think of the new additions on the line, Colvin, Okam, Thompson, et al?"

Thorn
07-28-2008, 07:09 AM
Yep cause they were around to name the Steel Curtain, Orange Crush and Purple People Eaters.

The name will come in time and if we get our D to be good enough to have that kind of reputation.


The Purple People Eaters. Haven't heard that in a while. Good post. I'm still fond of The Bull Rush, but hey, I don't care what they are called as long as they are good.

Hey! I got an idea! let's call them.........The Texan's Defense!

LOL

Insideop
07-28-2008, 12:42 PM
Yep cause they were around to name the Steel Curtain, Orange Crush and Purple People Eaters.

The name will come in time and if we get our D to be good enough to have that kind of reputation.

You forgot the "Fearsome Foursome." I'm sure ESPiN was around back then. :shades:

Ole Miss Texan
07-28-2008, 12:53 PM
Things I saw in the Camp Day 3 video:

1. Amobi had some nice hand moves, which got him past the blocker.

2. Chaun Thompson was around the edge verrry quickly...which bodes well for our outside pass rush opposite Mario.

3. The defensive guys were all swarming to the ball carrier and repeatedly and viciously trying to strip the ball while yelling and basically looking like a bunch of sharks on a feeding frenzy. I bet the coaches are trying to make this into an instinct so that it's just pure habit come game day. I don't remember seeing this sort of raw, frantic ball stripping THIS early in last year's camp videos.

I came away with the exact same feeling after the clip, from Amobi to Thompson to the whole defense in general. I was thinking that the DL/Defense looks a lot more polished than our offense did. They really did look like sharks swarming around their prey. It got me to thinking how good this defense really can be. Spend another 1st and 2nd rounder on the D next year and I think we have a top 5 D in the whole league... and what's even scarier is the average age would probably be 24 years old.

Wolf
07-28-2008, 08:21 PM
Someone on the Chron website said

legion of DOOM
Demeco
Okoye
Okam
Mario

lol
http://blogs.chron.com/fanzone/2008/07/why_do_you_like_mario_williams.html


performance on the field will get them the name if one comes

HJam72
07-28-2008, 08:49 PM
The Purple People Eaters. Haven't heard that in a while. Good post. I'm still fond of The Bull Rush, but hey, I don't care what they are called as long as they are good.

Hey! I got an idea! let's call them.........The Texan's Defense!

LOL

Exactly what I think.

gary
07-28-2008, 09:05 PM
I came away with the exact same feeling after the clip, from Amobi to Thompson to the whole defense in general. I was thinking that the DL/Defense looks a lot more polished than our offense did. They really did look like sharks swarming around their prey. It got me to thinking how good this defense really can be. Spend another 1st and 2nd rounder on the D next year and I think we have a top 5 D in the whole league... and what's even scarier is the average age would probably be 24 years old.This means that the Texans should have a great D for years to come.

beerlover
07-28-2008, 09:10 PM
more like "Bulls on Parade" use the Rage Against the Machine as music intro-

NBT
07-28-2008, 09:30 PM
I still kinda like "Raging Bulls".

markn
07-28-2008, 10:23 PM
Death row

J-Russ
07-28-2008, 10:25 PM
Please no nicks with bull in it.

I like Red Rush... too bad we're only red twice a year.

J-Russ
07-28-2008, 10:26 PM
Someone on the Chron website said

legion of DOOM
Demeco
Okoye
Okam
Mario

lol
http://blogs.chron.com/fanzone/2008/07/why_do_you_like_mario_williams.html


performance on the field will get them the name if one comes

Best one I've heard yet. Seriously.

If Okam becomes starter.....

Then it must happen.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Legion_of_Doom.jpg