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TEXANRED
08-15-2008, 10:32 PM
Really? A mullet? I think he should get cut just for that.


If you haven't seen the practice video today you need to watch it. He roasts Bob Allen during the interview. Funny stuff.

V3rm0nt3r
08-16-2008, 12:04 AM
Really? A mullet? I think he should get cut just for that.


If you haven't seen the practice video today you need to watch it. He roasts Bob Allen during the interview. Funny stuff.

ive been rocking the mullet since i was a kid and its not only a hairstyle its a lifstyle so dont hate

barrett
08-16-2008, 01:33 AM
he said he'll cut it come the regular season.

BSofA04
08-16-2008, 01:42 AM
Come on man, you gotta root for the under-dog! As long as he produces on the field, I could care less what he looks like.

gary
08-16-2008, 09:22 AM
No doubt.

nunusguy
08-16-2008, 09:33 AM
Still got a couple more preseason games to go, but right now DA looks like he's on the roster.
BTW, LZ said in his blog that Jacobey J. may not make the roster if he doesn't pick it up in the balance of preseason. He really needs to hang onto the ball. I dunno, would they really cut last years 3rd round pick this soon ?

gary
08-16-2008, 09:39 AM
I don't know but I don't think so.

beerlover
08-16-2008, 09:54 AM
Still got a couple more preseason games to go, but right now DA looks like he's on the roster.
BTW, LZ said in his blog that Jacobey J. may not make the roster if he doesn't pick it up in the balance of preseason. He really needs to hang onto the ball. I dunno, would they really cut last years 3rd round pick this soon ?

motivation hopefully. practice squad eligible, would be good as gone if they did. really looking forward to WR competition in tonights game, Anderson should make the 53 man roster, Jacoby needs to produce on punt returns, Andre Davis on kick-offs while the battle for the last WR spot is waged between LeRon McCoy & Tim Carter.

1.Johnson
2.Walter
3.Anderson
4.McCoy/Carter

Blake
08-16-2008, 09:55 AM
Are you kidding? I love the haircut. The steps are awesome!

gary
08-16-2008, 09:56 AM
Agreed.

Ole Miss Texan
08-16-2008, 10:50 AM
Still got a couple more preseason games to go, but right now DA looks like he's on the roster.
BTW, LZ said in his blog that Jacobey J. may not make the roster if he doesn't pick it up in the balance of preseason. He really needs to hang onto the ball. I dunno, would they really cut last years 3rd round pick this soon ?

I don't think it's really come down to that just yet, but it very well could. My whole belief is that he's a guy with tremendous athletic ability and upside. We drafted him out of Lane College, knowing he wasn't polished yet and that he would take some time to become an NFL receiver.

Sure he's been here a year now but I would definitely give him at least this upcoming season and even some of next offseason. I think by year 3 he will have really improved and I hope that's the thought kind of when we selected him in the 3rd round.

He does have to hang onto the football, and if he commits some costly turnovers during the year, he may be closer to his way out... but there is no way i cut him for the likes of Carter, McCoy, Jenkins, etc. At worst I would put Anderson ahead of him on the depth chart and have JJ at 5. The others offer no more upside at the #5 spot than Jacoby does so it would be a horrible decision.

The only other thing I can think of is if he's been a bad teammate in the locker room, doesn't practice hard, talks back to the coaches, and/or is being a bad citizen... but I don't think that's the case.

gary
08-16-2008, 10:56 AM
I don't think it's really come down to that just yet, but it very well could. My whole belief is that he's a guy with tremendous athletic ability and upside. We drafted him out of Lane College, knowing he wasn't polished yet and that he would take some time to become an NFL receiver.

Sure he's been here a year now but I would definitely give him at least this upcoming season and even some of next offseason. I think by year 3 he will have really improved and I hope that's the thought kind of when we selected him in the 3rd round.

He does have to hang onto the football, and if he commits some costly turnovers during the year, he may be closer to his way out... but there is no way i cut him for the likes of Carter, McCoy, Jenkins, etc. At worst I would put Anderson ahead of him on the depth chart and have JJ at 5. The others offer no more upside at the #5 spot than Jacoby does so it would be a horrible decision.

The only other thing I can think of is if he's been a bad teammate in the locker room, doesn't practice hard, talks back to the coaches, and/or is being a bad citizen... but I don't think that's the case.I agree.

El Tejano
08-16-2008, 11:29 AM
Does anyone else think that DA is going to become that annoying player to other teams. You know the guy that makes the small plays that drive you nuts and you know he is not really that good of a player but your team makes him look as if he is the most awesome player ever?

Steve Tasker comes to mind right off the bat but there was also an old school KR for the Cardinals and Eagles that had a samoan last name that reminds of this too.

As for Jacoby Jones. With AJ coming off injury, I doubt he gets cut. These are just things they are doing to get this kid to remove his head out of his rear end and play like they know he is capable of playing.

ATX
08-16-2008, 11:36 AM
I would be shocked if Jacoby Jones got cut after only one year, part of which was spent injured.

Goldensilence
08-16-2008, 11:51 AM
I don't think it's really come down to that just yet, but it very well could. My whole belief is that he's a guy with tremendous athletic ability and upside. We drafted him out of Lane College, knowing he wasn't polished yet and that he would take some time to become an NFL receiver.

Sure he's been here a year now but I would definitely give him at least this upcoming season and even some of next offseason. I think by year 3 he will have really improved and I hope that's the thought kind of when we selected him in the 3rd round.

He does have to hang onto the football, and if he commits some costly turnovers during the year, he may be closer to his way out... but there is no way i cut him for the likes of Carter, McCoy, Jenkins, etc. At worst I would put Anderson ahead of him on the depth chart and have JJ at 5. The others offer no more upside at the #5 spot than Jacoby does so it would be a horrible decision.

The only other thing I can think of is if he's been a bad teammate in the locker room, doesn't practice hard, talks back to the coaches, and/or is being a bad citizen... but I don't think that's the case.

Good post.

Right now Anderson is in the driver's seat after a great game against Denver but he's got to continue that through the pre-season just to make the squad.I love how a year later can change everything. Last pre season we were hoping someone would just stick opposite AJ. A year later solid up and down at the WR corps and a fight to make the team at the position.

The only thing that bothers me really is Jacoby started to come on at the end of last year. One PREseason game and a fumble later some people are claiming his spot is in jeopardy. Considering how he looked coming back after the shoulder injury maybe i am the only one excited he wanted to try and make something happen.

Polo
08-16-2008, 12:00 PM
LOL @ Jacoby being cut....

nunusguy
08-16-2008, 12:14 PM
I would be shocked if Jacoby Jones got cut after only one year, part of which was spent injured.

That's what I'd tend to think, and since he came out of a very small college
Kubiak surely had to discount his expectations of JJs early progress given that
small school background.
The only thing is LZ usually has a pretty dang good handle on things and therefor I'm inclined to pay attention to what he says.

TheRealJoker
08-16-2008, 12:15 PM
Jacoby offers us a deep threat at WR even though he is raw. You dont cut that potential... but you do criticize the hell out of it!!!

ATX
08-16-2008, 01:02 PM
That's what I'd tend to think, and since he came out of a very small college
Kubiak surely had to discount his expectations of JJs early progress given that
small school background.
The only thing is LZ usually has a pretty dang good handle on things and therefor I'm inclined to pay attention to what he says.

LZ is reaching on this one IMO, most top WR prospects coming in to the league take atleast a year to get adjusted if not more and Jocoby was always someone that needed to be developed. I just think it would be foolish to drop that potential on an incomplete season and a fumble in one preseason game. Even if Kubiak and Co. see some things they aren't liking, dropping him at this point would have been a wasted pick. I think we'll be alright with Johnson, Walter, Davis, Jones, and Anderson as our WR corp. Davis can return kicks, Jones can return punts, and Anderson can play on special teams.

gary
08-16-2008, 01:11 PM
I think that JJ just being out there on the field is a threat because the D does know that at any given time he might just catch a deep pass.

Dan B.
08-16-2008, 01:36 PM
This is more about Jacoby than Anderson (who I agree has an awful haircut).
Originally Posted by nunusguy
Still got a couple more preseason games to go, but right now DA looks like he's on the roster.
BTW, LZ said in his blog that Jacobey J. may not make the roster if he doesn't pick it up in the balance of preseason. He really needs to hang onto the ball. I dunno, would they really cut last years 3rd round pick this soon ?
The practice squad eligibility is interesting. Was Jacoby not on the roster for 9 games or whatever the minimum was? If Jones continues to run with the football held extended out from his body, he will not be our punt returner this year. Turnovers absolutely killed us last year (though it was arguably more our failure to cause them then our propensity to give it away), and the coaches will not stand for it. They have stated repeatedly that this is something they've been going over, that they've told him before, etc. He was one of the few players Kubiak called out by name (number actually) after the game.

There is no value in a punt returner who can't hold on to the ball. I don't care how many great moves you make. If you can't hold the ball properly, or if you can't tell when to call a fair catch and just wait for the next series, then you won't have a job as an NFL punt returner for long.

That being said, I do agree that he is a better option for 5 than any of the other guys. But he is no lock to be our punt returner. Just as an example, Steve Slaton showed that he is taking his job with the rock very seriously, in several cases sacrificing a chance to get fancy and gain a few more yards. If Slaton can continue to show that he will hold on to the freakin' ball, than Kubes & Co will start him at PR of Jones. And I for one would be fine with it.

ATX
08-16-2008, 01:40 PM
This is more about Jacoby than Anderson (who I agree has an awful haircut).

The practice squad eligibility is interesting. Was Jacoby not on the roster for 9 games or whatever the minimum was? If Jones continues to run with the football held extended out from his body, he will not be our punt returner this year. Turnovers absolutely killed us last year (though it was arguably more our failure to cause them then our propensity to give it away), and the coaches will not stand for it. They have stated repeatedly that this is something they've been going over, that they've told him before, etc. He was one of the few players Kubiak called out by name (number actually) after the game.

There is no value in a punt returner who can't hold on to the ball. I don't care how many great moves you make. If you can't hold the ball properly, or if you can't tell when to call a fair catch and just wait for the next series, then you won't have a job as an NFL punt returner for long.

That being said, I do agree that he is a better option for 5 than any of the other guys. But he is no lock to be our punt returner. Just as an example, Steve Slaton showed that he is taking his job with the rock very seriously, in several cases sacrificing a chance to get fancy and gain a few more yards. If Slaton can continue to show that he will hold on to the freakin' ball, than Kubes & Co will start him at PR of Jones. And I for one would be fine with it.

I don't think he's eligible for the PS, and even if he was, he wouldn't last very long. He'd be signed to another team in no time.......can't put guys like that on the practice squad.

Carr Bombed
08-16-2008, 02:10 PM
Really how can anybody knock the mullet.........it's fing AWESOME.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlgZPBvEcXw

David Anderson > than the Boz :cool:

gary
08-16-2008, 05:44 PM
I don't think he's eligible for the PS, and even if he was, he wouldn't last very long. He'd be signed to another team in no time.......can't put guys like that on the practice squad.Agreed.

Ole Miss Texan
08-16-2008, 07:30 PM
Well Jacoby sure started off strong didn't he? /sarcasm

Still don't think we should cut him... but I don't feel comfortable with him fielding punts. He may have just lost those privaleges.

Bubbajwp
08-16-2008, 10:29 PM
Dudes a beast.

TexansLucky13
08-16-2008, 10:34 PM
This offense will be dangerous in a 4 WR spread with both Andres, Walter and Anderson. Toss Slaton into the backfield and you have some awesome possibilities.

I am extremely impressed with David and I doubt that Jacoby will be in front of him on the depth chart come game one.

Texans_Chick
08-16-2008, 10:41 PM
Really how can anybody knock the mullet.........it's fing AWESOME.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlgZPBvEcXw

David Anderson > than the Boz :cool:

He says he is going to cut the hair when the season starts. Given his Welker/Chrebet sort of offseason/preseason, he needs to keep rocking the hair.

/Not saying that hair should make football decisions.

//Afraid of jinxes.

///Do not interview Rick Smith about running back depth during a game or else bad stuff happens to running backs.

////It is bad living your life worried about sports jinxes. There are too many rules.

/////Just wanted to go to five slashies.

Hervoyel
08-16-2008, 10:58 PM
I don't think he's eligible for the PS, and even if he was, he wouldn't last very long. He'd be signed to another team in no time.......can't put guys like that on the practice squad.

Sure you can and if the get signed by another team you can find guys like that all over the place.

Real fast, exciting to watch, sometimes catches the ball, puts the rock on the ground regularly. I can find you 2-3 guys like that in no time at all. Rick Smith probably has a dozen of them in his rolodex. Jerome Mathis isn't working and he's been to a Pro Bowl. Apart from his stupidity (which wouldn't slow anybody else in the NFL in need of his services down) he IS Jacoby Jones at this point in his career. The whole idea with Jacoby is that he'd grow beyond this crap. He hasn't and that makes him very common.

I keep Anderson over Jacoby without hesitation at this point.

Corrosion
08-16-2008, 11:59 PM
I keep Anderson over Jacoby without hesitation at this point.


Me too .... I think Anderson is damn near a lock to make the final 53 with the way he has played so far . JJ has lost ground to the point I wonder if he even makes the team , Kubiak doesnt take to people putting the ball on the ground . Its pretty important for JJ to have good practice and games the next two weeks . M.Simmons (#13) looked real good tonight as did Harry Williams on coverage teams .

TexanSam
08-17-2008, 12:06 AM
Me too .... I think Anderson is damn near a lock to make the final 53 with the way he has played so far . JJ has lost ground to the point I wonder if he even makes the team , Kubiak doesnt take to people putting the ball on the ground . Its pretty important for JJ to have good practice and games the next two weeks . M.Simmons (#13) looked real good tonight as did Harry Williams on coverage teams .

Anderson can also return punts. At least he did for a few times last season I believe.

He kind of reminds me of Owen Daniels except he's quicker and faster. He's not afraid of contact it seems and is a physical wide receiver.

Corrosion
08-17-2008, 12:12 AM
Anderson can also return punts. At least he did for a few times last season I believe.

He kind of reminds me of Owen Daniels except he's quicker and faster. He's not afraid of contact it seems and is a physical wide receiver.

Yeah , I almost expect to see Anderson return punts against the Cowpies .... But I think that they will give JJ at least one more shot to earn his spot .

Texecutioner
08-18-2008, 02:13 PM
I am really taking a liking to this guy. Where did Anderson come from?

He seems like he might have a lot of potential to help us out in the slot this year. He seems physical and like a guy that will really work hard on every down from what I've seen so far. He reminded me of Welker a little bit, and might be able to really help us on 3rd down plays when we need to move the chains.

hadaad
08-18-2008, 03:23 PM
He was a seventh round draft pick a couple of years ago. I think Colston was still available but I could be wrong.

ATX
08-18-2008, 03:26 PM
He was a seventh round draft pick a couple of years ago. I think Colston was still available but I could be wrong.

I believe we picked him 1 pick before the Saints picked Colston.

Anyway, DA is looking like the poor man's Wes Welker.

wolf123
08-18-2008, 03:26 PM
He was a seventh round draft pick a couple of years ago. I think Colston was still available but I could be wrong.

He was the pick right before colston

barrett
08-18-2008, 03:33 PM
I keep Anderson over Jacoby without hesitation at this point.

I think Smithiak keeps them both. I'd say the only hesitation is weather or not to keep Williams as a 6th.

if my numbers are right:

3 QB's
5 RB's
3 TE's
9 OL's
6 WR's

3 ST's

8 DL's
6 LB's
8 DB's

I think that's only 51 so I could see them keeping 6 so they can "develop" Jones.

The Pencil Neck
08-18-2008, 03:37 PM
I think Smithiak keeps them both. I'd say the only hesitation is weather or not to keep Williams as a 6th.

if my numbers are right:

3 QB's
5 RB's
3 TE's
9 OL's
6 WR's

3 ST's

8 DL's
6 LB's
8 DB's

I think that's only 51 so I could see them keeping 6 so they can "develop" Jones.

5 RB's without a separate category for FB's makes that kinda slim. At least 6 RB's.

But I think 6 WR's is doable. Gonna make some hard cuts, though.

Hervoyel
08-18-2008, 06:50 PM
I think Smithiak keeps them both. I'd say the only hesitation is weather or not to keep Williams as a 6th.

if my numbers are right:

3 QB's
5 RB's
3 TE's
9 OL's
6 WR's

3 ST's

8 DL's
6 LB's
8 DB's

I think that's only 51 so I could see them keeping 6 so they can "develop" Jones.

Entirely possible. The only thing I keep coming back to is this "idea" people seem to have that Jacoby Jones is somehow "Special" or "Gifted". Why? Because the Texans said he was last year when he was their 3rd round rookie in a draft class that had much steak but very little sizzle to sell? The Texans tell you somebody is special every single year. The Texans tell us hurt guys are going to be playing next week and all kinds of other BS all the time. Jacoby Jones is a very common guy in the NFL IF he stays as erratic as he's been the last few weeks.

Where I'm going with this is that in the past David Anderson doesn't make this team because he's not lightning fast and he isn't exactly as tall as he's supposed to be to play WR in the NFL. Jacoby Jones does make the team because he's got measurables. In the past we let football players walk because workout warriors and guys with measurable physical ability looked good in shorts. Today we don't seem to do that and that makes me a happy fan. I WANT Jacoby Jones to pull his head out of his fourth point of contact and grow. I WANT him to get it together and be great. I just don't confuse his skill set with Jerry Rice's just because he's from a small school and plays WR. Granted Jerry Rice wasn't "Jerry Rice" when he came into the NFL. He had the will and dedication to make himself into "Jerry Rice". Without it he would have been nobody.

Renaldo Nehemiah looked a lot like Jerry Rice during the preseason too at times but he was just Renaldo Nehemiah. A fast guy who didn't catch so good and who ran sloppy routes.

TheRealJoker
08-18-2008, 07:49 PM
David Anderson is a testament to our WRs coach Larry Kirksey's ability to develop players. He's improved every year since he's been with the team. As has Kevin Walter, plus he made Andre Davis who was bouncing around the league into a legitimate playmaker.

He's an unsung hero to this franchise, last year was his first year here. When he came in we didn't know if we'd have a viable option next to AJ, now we're wondering whether we should keep 5 or 6 WRs because we've got so many options.

Texecutioner
08-18-2008, 11:59 PM
David Anderson is a testament to our WRs coach Larry Kirksey's ability to develop players. He's improved every year since he's been with the team. As has Kevin Walter, plus he made Andre Davis who was bouncing around the league into a legitimate playmaker.

He's an unsung hero to this franchise, last year was his first year here. When he came in we didn't know if we'd have a viable option next to AJ, now we're wondering whether we should keep 5 or 6 WRs because we've got so many options.

That is a good point about the WR's coach. He definitely did a good job with Davis and Walter last year.

I really like what I'm seeing out of Anderson though. He's got some quickness and looks like a worker on the field. The Texans could really use a move the chains kind of guy and check down WR. He's got me a hell of a lot more intrigued than JJ does going into this season.