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nunusguy
10-27-2008, 08:33 AM
Nobody could guard Andre Johnson. No one in the Cincinnati secondary had an answer for the Houston Texans wideout, as pure a combination of size, speed, strength and audacity as plays wideout in the NFL today.
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Added Ndukwe: "Fast and fearless. A freak. He caught every ball. He gets my pro bowl vote for sure."
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20081027/SPT02/810270366
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A glowing report of AJ by the Cinci media after yesterdays game here in Reliant.

Silver Oak
10-27-2008, 09:06 AM
and he does it without all the drama that idiots like T.O. and Ocho Cinco seem to enjoy so much.

edo783
10-27-2008, 09:12 AM
and he does it without all the drama that idiots like T.O. and Ocho Cinco seem to enjoy so much.

Which is one of the things I like and respect most about AJ. The weird thing is that it may inhibit his national notoriety, because he isn't grabbing the headlines for acting the duffas. IMO, he is better than most of those guys (maybe all) but he is more under the radar because he is quite.

Texan Asylum
10-27-2008, 09:21 AM
"But ya doesn't have to call me Johnson." :tiphat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoYsfbq3vMc&feature=related

Porky
10-27-2008, 09:39 AM
And this might come under the blind squirrel finding a nut, but I'm going to give Kudos to Casserly for plucking this gem from Miami on the 3rd pick of the first rd in 2003.

Many here wanted Charles Rodgers. I would love to go back and see the original discussions we all had prior to the 2003 draft.

Yankee_In_TX
10-27-2008, 09:44 AM
http://www.texansbullpen.com/08photogallery/Season/2008-10-26-Bengals-Texans/Fans/DSC_0083.JPG

I agree.

nunusguy
10-27-2008, 10:10 AM
And this might come under the blind squirrel finding a nut, but I'm going to give Kudos to Casserly for plucking this gem from Miami on the 3rd pick of the first rd in 2003.

Many here wanted Charles Rodgers. I would love to go back and see the original discussions we all had prior to the 2003 draft.

If you want to really be objective about it, its well known (and well documeted) that Casserly was right there with Kubiak in the picks in the '06 Draft, easily the best the Texans ever had.
But back to AJ, Casserly, and the '03 Draft. Word was Casserly was "in love" with Roy Williams at that time, Roy W. being the WR the Cowboys just got in a trade with Detroit who was a junior in college at UT at the time but didn't come out early like Miami's AJ did. In other words, Casserly likely would have taken Roy W. instead of AJ.

BaylrBearBryant
10-27-2008, 10:57 AM
I seem to recall that we were going to take McGahee had he not gotten hurt in the national championship game...

gtexan02
10-27-2008, 10:57 AM
The one thing I'm a little concerned with about AJ is this "fearless" label he's getting.

I'm afraid he's turning into a Bob-Sanders-esque type of guy.

When he's healthy, he's a gamechanger. But because of his fearless play, he gets knocked around a lot. I keep reading how many tough hits he got put on him yesterday. I dont want to wear him down too quickly

Yankee_In_TX
10-27-2008, 10:59 AM
The one thing I'm a little concerned with about AJ is this "fearless" label he's getting.

I'm afraid he's turning into a Bob-Sanders-esque type of guy.

When he's healthy, he's a gamechanger. But because of his fearless play, he gets knocked around a lot. I keep reading how many tough hits he got put on him yesterday. I dont want to wear him down too quickly

He did take a beating yesterday, and that does worry me some. Hopefully that'll lessen some as other teams are forced to respect our WR's.

False Start
10-27-2008, 11:04 AM
I remember being at the Texans draft party under the bubble for the 03 draft. There were people that actually booed when the Texans selected AJ, I bet they feel like dumb asses now. I love this guy. :cool:

bigbrewster2000
10-27-2008, 11:14 AM
I remember being at the Texans draft party under the bubble for the 03 draft. There were people that actually booed when the Texans selected AJ, I bet they feel like dumb asses now. I love this guy. :cool:

They do. Because they are the probably the same ones that were booing when we picked Mario and then the same ones at the game the last few weeks booing Schaub. Lame, Lame, Lame.

nunusguy
10-27-2008, 11:17 AM
I seem to recall that we were going to take McGahee had he not gotten hurt in the national championship game...
Yes I think you're right about that BaylrBearBryant. But after he went down and the assumption was Williams was coming out early, he was rumored to be Casserlys favorite among the WRs.

texanhead08
10-27-2008, 11:19 AM
I remember a friend of mine asking him who I wanted the Texans to draft and I said AJ he is the best player on the board at that pick so you grab him. I didnt think trading down would have brought us the same value and looking back at Casserly's personal decisions that was a wise move.

mussop
10-27-2008, 06:21 PM
Yes I think you're right about that BaylrBearBryant. But after he went down and the assumption was Williams was coming out early, he was rumored to be Casserlys favorite among the WRs.Williams???? I think you meant Johnson in which case you are right. There were negatives about both Rodgers and Johnson coming out. Johnson had a rep of dropping easy catches or a lack of concentration but had incredible measureables and potential. Rodgers had incredible hands and very good measureables but seemed to have a reached his potentail.

It was rumored that Casserly liked AJ's potential over Rodgers skills. Of course most scouts rated AJ over Rodges at the final wire. We got lucky and Detroit drafted the local kid and AJ fell in our laps and lived up to his potential. So yes Casserly was responsible for drafting AJ but not without a little luck and help from another GM that had/has a worse record than him.

ATXtexanfan
10-27-2008, 06:44 PM
anyone know the top five of that draft? i thought johnson was the 2nd pick of that draft? hard to pass up on guys from the "U". i was so happy when he extended his contact, i was positive he would leave for a contender after his rookie deal.

Texas Lobo
10-27-2008, 06:53 PM
Ocho Cero > Ocho Cinco

mussop
10-27-2008, 07:51 PM
anyone know the top five of that draft? i thought johnson was the 2nd pick of that draft? hard to pass up on guys from the "U". i was so happy when he extended his contact, i was positive he would leave for a contender after his rookie deal.

1 Cincinnati Carson Palmer QB Southern California
2 Detroit Charles Rogers WR Michigan State
3 Houston Andre Johnson WR Mami
4 New York Jets (from Chicago) Dewayne Robertson DT Kentucky
5 Dallas Terence Newman CB Kansas State
6 New Orleans (from Arizona) Johnathan Sullivan DT Georgia
7 Jacksonville Byron Leftwich QB Marshall
8 Carolina Jordan Gross OT Utah
9 Minnesota Kevin Williams DT Oklahoma State
10 Baltimore Terrell Suggs DE Arizona State
11 Seattle Marcus Trufant CB Washington State

Sal Rosenberg
10-27-2008, 08:02 PM
http://www.texansbullpen.com/08photogallery/season/2008-10-26-bengals-texans/fans/dsc_0083.jpg

i agree.

babe of the day

ATXtexanfan
10-27-2008, 08:12 PM
1 Cincinnati Carson Palmer QB Southern California
2 Detroit Charles Rogers WR Michigan State
3 Houston Andre Johnson WR Mami
4 New York Jets (from Chicago) Dewayne Robertson DT Kentucky
5 Dallas Terence Newman CB Kansas State
6 New Orleans (from Arizona) Johnathan Sullivan DT Georgia
7 Jacksonville Byron Leftwich QB Marshall
8 Carolina Jordan Gross OT Utah
9 Minnesota Kevin Williams DT Oklahoma State
10 Baltimore Terrell Suggs DE Arizona State
11 Seattle Marcus Trufant CB Washington State

thank you mussop. i guess detroit made it easy for casserly on that pick. like i said, take a kid out of the "U" when in doubt. Suggs and Trufant have been good but AJ was the right choice.

swtbound07
10-27-2008, 08:30 PM
i'll come out as one of those that liked rogers. I watched a lot of him in college, liked what i saw. Thought he was going to be very good. hadn't really seen much of andre at the time. shrugs.

Hardcore Texan
10-27-2008, 09:32 PM
Chuck Norris called and said AJ is a badass.......

TexanSam
10-28-2008, 12:00 AM
AJ is special and one of the best receivers in the league, but the guy has been hit hard the last few weeks. I hope he holds up for the entire season with the pounding he's taking.

mussop
10-28-2008, 11:50 AM
Williams???? I think you meant Johnson in which case you are right. There were negatives about both Rodgers and Johnson coming out. Johnson had a rep of dropping easy catches or a lack of concentration but had incredible measureables and potential. Rodgers had incredible hands and very good measureables but seemed to have a reached his potentail.

It was rumored that Casserly liked AJ's potential over Rodgers skills. Of course most scouts rated AJ over Rodges at the final wire. We got lucky and Detroit drafted the local kid and AJ fell in our laps and lived up to his potential. So yes Casserly was responsible for drafting AJ but not without a little luck and help from another GM that had/has a worse record than him.

Ok I reread youre post and see what you were saying. Roy Williams. You are correct Casserly was in love with Williams.

The Pencil Neck
10-28-2008, 05:39 PM
Chuck Norris called and said AJ is a badass.......

The other day, Alex Gibbs leg whipped AJ and AJ leg whipped him back.

They're good friends now.

Marcus
10-28-2008, 06:21 PM
From someone who has criticized AJ in the past for not playing like an elite receiver should be playing . . . he is now playing like an elite receiver.

I'd say he is now the best receiver in the NFL today.

Having said that, with the hits and the beating that he is taking, it's only a matter of time before he goes down. If there is one thing that has irked me about Schaub, is that he hangs his receivers out to dry.

He doesn't need to be taking the beating that he is taking. At this rate, it won't be long.

b0ng
10-28-2008, 06:40 PM
From someone who has criticized AJ in the past for not playing like an elite receiver should be playing . . . he is now playing like an elite receiver.

I'd say he is now the best receiver in the NFL today.

Having said that, with the hits and the beating that he is taking, it's only a matter of time before he goes down. If there is one thing that has irked me about Schaub, is that he hangs his receivers out to dry.

He doesn't need to be taking the beating that he is taking. At this rate, it won't be long.

Really and truly, Schaub hasn't been putting AJ in a bad place, as much as AJ has just been open in the middle where LB's and Safety's like to headhunt. These past few weeks (Except for the first half of the Miami game) Schaub's ball placement has been pretty on the mark.

Think of all the nasty hits David Carr gave AJ. Those were for like 3 and 4 yard gains too. That's what really beat up Andre. I don't worry too much about him and Matt. Matt's more prone to the interception.