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Texans34Life
06-03-2009, 08:03 AM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/6455203.html

Even after we saw him make plays, impact plays even, last season, something about DelJuan Robinson just doesn’t look right on the Texans’ defensive line.

At 6-3, 300-plus, he’s one of the big boys, so it’s not that.

It’s that number he wears: 66.

Sixty-six? For a big, nasty interior defensive lineman?

It looks weird, all right, but you are going to have a fight on your hands if you try to take that jersey away from Robinson.

“I don’t care what it looks like; I ain’t changing it,” Robinson said after Tuesday morning’s workout. “I’ve had a couple of opportunities to get a number in the 90s, but I won’t do it.

“I didn’t ask for it; they gave me the number. And they’re going to have to take it away.”

Robinson isn’t attached to the number because he loved it as a child. His No. 9 is retired at Hernando High School in Mississippi, where he starred at defensive end. He wore No. 98 at Mississippi State, where he was signed by Jackie Sherrill.

No, Robinson’s 66 was a temporary number that NFL teams give to players when the roster is too big for everyone to have digits that correspond to their position. Big-time draft picks get to stand before the cameras holding up their numbers. Undrafted free agents take what they’re given.

“That automatically told me where I stood from day one: looking like an offensive lineman,” Robinson said. “Every day I look at it, I know where I came from.

“I’m just thankful for a jersey. You can give me No. 1. You can give me double zero. I’m just thankful to get a jersey. Any jersey.”

How can you not root for this guy? (Click on the link for the rest of the article)

Love this guy....Travis needs to learn heart from him.

:fans:

Specnatz
06-03-2009, 09:24 AM
I love it.

You want it come take it and pack a lunch because it is going to take you all day.

Hervoyel
06-03-2009, 09:29 AM
Tell me this guy doesn't make you want to go out and get a 66 custom jersey made.

I'm thinking that if he has another year like he did last season I'm going for it.

TheIronDuke
06-03-2009, 09:30 AM
I got a chance to talk with DelJuan at All Access and he was a great guy, basically said he just plays hard at all times and shook my hand and took some time to talk with my 6 year old boy. I'd take him over TJ all day.

Kaiser Toro
06-03-2009, 09:32 AM
Tell me this guy doesn't make you want to go out and get a 66 custom jersey made.

I'm thinking that if he has another year like he did last season I'm going for it.

The name on the back should simply be "Grunt."

TimeKiller
06-03-2009, 09:34 AM
Um...please don't take away his motivation because I want to see where he goes with it!

False Start
06-03-2009, 09:37 AM
That's what I'm talking about! I love to hear things like this about a player. I hope he can continue to improve and make the squad full-time. Players like this guy make you wanna cheer for him. Go 66!

Polo
06-03-2009, 09:40 AM
I just want the best guys on the field...Don't care where they come from...

J. Sean Wonton
06-03-2009, 09:57 AM
I like him. Best wishes, DelJuan.

nunusguy
06-03-2009, 10:26 AM
Add me to the growing list of DelJuans fans. I think it would be great if he opened up the season vs the Jets as one of our startings DTs. Can you just imagine how pumped he'd be for that game ? And if he did get the start, you know he earned it because nobodys ever given him anything in his NFL career.

HOU-TEX
06-03-2009, 10:31 AM
I just want the best guys on the field...Don't care where they come from...

I agree with this, but it's still a nice story.

Specnatz
06-03-2009, 10:39 AM
I just want the best guys on the field...Don't care where they come from...

I want guys that go all out and give it everything they have every time they are out there. Right now, that is what DelJuan is.


Oh and get away from my cheerios. :foottap::bat:

Ryan
06-03-2009, 10:40 AM
DelJuan is gonna tear stuff up this year.:fans:

Texan JBZ
06-03-2009, 10:46 AM
As always, you can't go wrong with a football player from the football mecca that is Mississippi. Glover Quin and Deljuan Robinson are just the latest examples. We produce only the finest!

Goldensilence
06-03-2009, 11:57 AM
Good story from a guy who has made big strides since arriving here. I'm really interested to see how he does this year, last year when he was on the field he seemd to havea bigger impact sometimes then the guys drafted in teh first round. I think he'll have a big say in how effective the DT rotation is this year. IF nothing else he's going to be pushing some guys for playing time.

Texans34Life
06-03-2009, 12:26 PM
I love it when DelJuan and Bulman are in the lineup.

Just imagine those 2 along w/ Cushing, Barwin, and Mario at the same time (if it ever happens).....

:eek: :wild:

:texflag:

Vinny
06-03-2009, 12:49 PM
Robinson played really well last year and in spurts really chained together some nice drive stopping plays. It may be a break out year for him.

badboy
06-03-2009, 12:54 PM
As always, you can't go wrong with a football player from the football mecca that is Mississippi. Glover Quin and Deljuan Robinson are just the latest examples. We produce only the finest!

And the women ain't to shabby either.:wild:

Jackie Chiles
06-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Good story from a guy who has made big strides since arriving here. I'm really interested to see how he does this year, last year when he was on the field he seemd to havea bigger impact sometimes then the guys drafted in teh first round. I think he'll have a big say in how effective the DT rotation is this year. IF nothing else he's going to be pushing some guys for playing time.

Completely agree with this post. I don't know if there has been a better game by one of our DTs since we became a 4-3 squad than the game he had against Tennessee last year. I'm definitely rooting for him to start but if he doesn't he needs to be getting a lot of snaps.

CloakNNNdagger
06-03-2009, 02:22 PM
"66" may give him the strength of many men..............1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11=66:taz:

valleytexfan
06-03-2009, 02:31 PM
I love it when DelJuan and Bulman are in the lineup.

Just imagine those 2 along w/ Cushing, Barwin, and Mario at the same time (if it ever happens).....

:eek: :wild:

:texflag:


Niiice!!!! :texflag:

barrett
06-03-2009, 02:45 PM
"66" may give him the strength of many men..............1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11=66:taz:

how on earth....? what sort of places is your mind going to? you scare me. :)

Mari-OWNED!
06-03-2009, 04:15 PM
I've been a fan of DelJuan for a while now. I even had a question answered by Frank Bush basically saying that I'd like to see him have more playing time.

As cliche as it sounds, DelJuan legitimately is playing with a chip on his shoulder, and from what I've seen when he is on the field he plays hard, and non-stop.

I really wish the best for him, and I hope to see him have a lot more playing time this coming season.

TEXANS84
06-03-2009, 04:19 PM
97.5 was pimping him Sunday morning when I was driving to breakfast saying "he looks like the best defensive tackle, hands down this OTA period".

RipTraxx
06-03-2009, 05:11 PM
i always thought it should be him and okoye in the middle....for as sparingly as he played, he seemed to either have a pressure, sack, or a tfl in each of them.

:d:

TexansMVP
06-03-2009, 05:20 PM
Great story. What's even more surprising is that someone from the Chronicle wrote a nice article like this. I've gotten kind of use to them just regurgitation the press conferences a day after HT.com has released them to the public.

Hope 66 keeps pushing the team.