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Wolf
12-27-2009, 09:07 PM
The Houston Texans came into the league in 2002. They have yet to make the playoffs, but they have made great strides and are now very competitive. They remind me of the Arizona Cardinals where for a couple seasons, we all call
them the sleeper team of the NFL. They make us look brilliant for half a season, and then reveal they are just a tease. Last year, the Cardinals finally had a breakout season, just as people were about to give up on them, and I think Houston might follow that same path. The Texans may have got a later start in the 2000's than other teams, but they have still had a few pretty good players in that time. These are the players I consider to be the best five Houston Texans of the 2000's. (Only accomplishments and stats while playing for the Houston Texans from 2000-2009 were considered.)

1. Andre Johnson - In just seven seasons, Andre Johnson has done more than a lot of wide receivers have done in their whole careers. He is arguably one of the top three receivers in the game right now. He has 576 receptions for 7,812 yards and 41 touchdowns while with Houston.

2. Mario Williams - Do you remember when most people were calling the Texans idiots for drafting Williams #1 overall when they could've got Reggie Bush? Maybe the Texans knew something that most of us didn't. While Bush has nowhere near lived up to even half of his hype, Williams is starting to blossom into one the leagues best defensive ends. In four seasons, he has 200 tackles, 38.5 sacks and 9 forced fumbles.

3. DeMeco Ryans - DeMeco Ryans has registered at least 100 tackles in every season he has been in the NFL. In his four seasons with the Texans, he has 500 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He won 2006 NFL Defensive Rookie of Year by recording 156 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

4. Dunta Robinson - Robinson has been the bright spot in the Houston Texans secondary for the past six seasons. Since 2004, he has made 385 tackles and has 13 interceptions.

5. Matt Schaub - I hesitated to put Schaub on this list since he has only been with the Texans for three seasons, but then I realized who else could I possibly put here? During his three seasons with Houston, Schaub passed for 9,465 yards and 55 touchdowns.



http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2529173/the_houston_texans_best_players_of.html

yikes, Dunta(it isn't saying much but he would be in top 10 )??

no Aaron Glenn, Jamie Sharper?

I would go
1)AJ
2)Cushing
3)Ryans/Sharper
4)Glenn
5)Mario Williams
6)Matt Schaub
7)Owen Daniels

euro-Texan
12-27-2009, 09:12 PM
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2529173/the_houston_texans_best_players_of.html

yikes, Dunta(it isn't saying much but he would be in top 10 )??

no Aaron Glenn, Jamie Sharper?

I would go
1)AJ
2)Cushing
3)Ryans/Sharper
4)Glenn
5)Mario Williams
6)Matt Schaub
7)Owen Daniels


I doubt this guy went to the well in his research seeing all of these players were on the field today.

buddyboy
12-27-2009, 09:16 PM
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2529173/the_houston_texans_best_players_of.html

yikes, Dunta(it isn't saying much but he would be in top 10 )??

no Aaron Glenn, Jamie Sharper?

I would go
1)AJ
2)Cushing
3)Ryans/Sharper
4)Glenn
5)Mario Williams
6)Matt Schaub
7)Owen Daniels

This probably isn't a popular sentiment around here nowadays, but I wouldn't rank Cushing as the number two. Maybe top 10 or top 8. Until he strings a few years together at this level of play, I think that as a whole we should take a step back on raving about how amazing Cushing is. Sure, he's got a good chance for DROY, but I'd still question putting him as the second best Texan player of all 2000.

euro-Texan
12-27-2009, 09:18 PM
This probably isn't a popular sentiment around here nowadays, but I wouldn't rank Cushing as the number two. Maybe top 10 or top 8. Until he strings a few years together at this level of play, I think that as a whole we should take a step back on raving about how amazing Cushing is. Sure, he's got a good chance for DROY, but I'd still question putting him as the second best Texan player of all 2000.

Where is Bennie Joparu on that list?

Pollardized
12-27-2009, 09:37 PM
My Top 10 list includes the following:

1. David Carr (best Texan ever)
2. Travis Johnson
3. Fred Bennett
4. Chris Brown
5. Kris Brown
6. Phillip Buchanon
7. Tony Bosseli
8. Jason Babin
9. Ahman Green
10. David Carr (so good, had to list twice)

kiwitexansfan
12-27-2009, 10:16 PM
Wouldn't that list almost have to include Chester Pitts? He may not be elite, but for longevity, stability and being a light in a dark pit of ineptitude I would put him on my list.

Mario, AJ and Demeco are certainties

Others worth consideration are...

Daniels
Pitts
DD
Sharper
Glenn
K Brown

SAMURAITEXAN
12-27-2009, 10:29 PM
My Top 10 list includes the following:

1. David Carr (best Texan ever)
2. Travis Johnson
3. Fred Bennett
4. Chris Brown
5. Kris Brown
6. Phillip Buchanon
7. Tony Bosseli
8. Jason Babin
9. Ahman Green
10. David Carr (so good, had to list twice)

You forgot to include C.C. and Faggins.

Pollardized
12-27-2009, 10:36 PM
You forgot to include C.C. and Faggins.

Gosh who should I bump to squeeze them in? I mean, look at that list. SO many greats, like .5ypc Chris Brown or the best OL to ever be a Texan Tony Boselli. Just imagine how great he would have been had he ever played a down?

New_Texans
12-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Remove Dunta and replace him with Owen Daniels and im ok.

powerfuldragon
12-27-2009, 11:26 PM
d. davis isn't on the list. it's crap, thx.

SAMURAITEXAN
12-27-2009, 11:40 PM
Gosh who should I bump to squeeze them in? I mean, look at that list. SO many greats, like .5ypc Chris Brown or the best OL to ever be a Texan Tony Boselli. Just imagine how great he would have been had he ever played a down?

May be just put those two in hornorable mention list.

Seriously, I will put
1. AJ
2. Ryans
3. Mario
4. Daniels
5. Schaub
6. Glenn
7. Cushing(If he keeps up next year, he will go up)
8. Sharper
9. Pitt
10.Domanick Davis(Williams) Thanks for good three years. Wonder what he is doing now?

Go Texans!!!

Goatcheese
12-27-2009, 11:44 PM
May be just put those two in hornorable mention list.

Seriously, I will put
1. AJ
2. Ryans
3. Mario
4. Daniels
5. Schaub
6. Glenn
7. Cushing(If he keeps up next year, he will go up)
8. Sharper
9. Pitt
10.Domanick Davis(Williams) Thanks for good three years. Wonder what he is doing now?

Go Texans!!!

Pretty close to what I would rank them, but Glenn would be #2 for me. People forget how good he was.

imatexan
12-28-2009, 12:40 AM
Another example of fans hatred towards Dunta getting in the way of what he has done for this franchise.

Goatcheese
12-28-2009, 12:48 AM
Another example of fans hatred towards Dunta getting in the way of what he has done for this franchise.

I probably defend D-Rob more than anybody, and I really can't see a case for ranking him higher than the 10 SamuraiTexan listed.

imatexan
12-28-2009, 12:54 AM
I probably defend D-Rob more than anybody, and I really can't see a case for ranking him higher than the 10 SamuraiTexan listed.

From what he has done in his career with the Texans, not just this year!?

Who else other than MAYBE OD could you put on that list in front of him?

Goatcheese
12-28-2009, 01:10 AM
From what he has done in his career with the Texans, not just this year!?

Who else other than MAYBE OD could you put on that list in front of him?

1. AJ
2. Glenn
3. Ryans
4. Mario
5. Daniels
6. Schaub
7. Cushing
8. Sharper
9. Pitts
10.Domanick Davis
11. D-Rob

SAMURAITEXAN
12-28-2009, 01:14 AM
D Rob would be 10B with edged by Davis but certainly #11. And, I don't hate DRob at all.

imatexan
12-28-2009, 01:23 AM
1. AJ
2. Glenn
3. Ryans
4. Mario
5. Daniels
6. Schaub
7. Cushing
8. Sharper
9. Pitts
10.Domanick Davis
11. D-Rob

Sorry but no way Cushing could already be on that list(I think the guy is amazing but he hasn't even finished a year).
Sharper and Pitts just plain do not have the same talent/difference making ability that D-rob had.

MAYBE DD, big maybe..it was short lived.

infantrycak
12-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Sorry but no way Cushing could already be on that list(I think the guy is amazing but he hasn't even finished a year).
Sharper and Pitts just plain do not have the same talent/difference making ability that D-rob had.

MAYBE DD, big maybe..it was short lived.

Sharper and Pitts were both a whole lot closer to a Pro Bowl than Dunta ever has been.

Honoring Earl 34
12-28-2009, 11:06 AM
My Top 10 list includes the following:

1. David Carr (best Texan ever)
2. Travis Johnson
3. Fred Bennett
4. Chris Brown
5. Kris Brown
6. Phillip Buchanon
7. Tony Bosseli
8. Jason Babin
9. Ahman Green
10. David Carr (so good, had to list twice)

Where's Charles Hill ?

May be just put those two in hornorable mention list.

Seriously, I will put
1. AJ
2. Ryans
3. Mario
4. Daniels
5. Schaub
6. Glenn
7. Cushing(If he keeps up next year, he will go up)
8. Sharper
9. Pitt
10.Domanick Davis(Williams) Thanks for good three years. Wonder what he is doing now?

Go Texans!!!

I can't argue much here .

TigerWoods..Not
12-30-2009, 09:22 AM
Cushing hasn't done enough to be that high in this decade. For the future, absolutely...but not these 10 years.