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keyser
08-04-2011, 11:48 AM
I know it is time to move on, and this is stretching a bit, but I saw this quote today, at the end of this update (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-3/Mitchell-shines-as-Texans-don-pads-on-Day-3/bd922b04-c968-4805-b245-03bda80e19a5) we hear this from Eric Winston:

First day in pads is always a little bit of a struggle. I’m kind of wondering who stuck the weights in front shoulder pads; I kept falling on my face a few times.

Wasn't this the same guy talking about how having fewer practices in pads wouldn't matter much?

Double Barrel
08-04-2011, 11:52 AM
lol! He's not soft, though. Don't dare call him soft. The toughest guys in NFL history always struggled with first day of pads and fell on their face a few times. I know it's true because I saw it on tv. :winky:

I like Winston, but he needs to learn to tiptoe up to the line of over-exposure. There are some things fans just don't want to hear from their players.

The Pencil Neck
08-04-2011, 11:57 AM
I think he forgot his :sarcasm: smilie.

beerlover
08-04-2011, 11:58 AM
lol! He's not soft, though. Don't dare call him soft. The toughest guys in NFL history always struggled with first day of pads and fell on their face a few times. I know it's true because I saw it on tv. :winky:

I like Winston, but he needs to learn to tiptoe up to the line of over-exposure. There are some things fans just don't want to hear from their players.

I can't quite grasp the concept of Eric Winston tiptoeing anywhere http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rRV_B-9H1Jc/SUwrVgy9tLI/AAAAAAAAA6o/yzT04LV9IJ8/s320/ace_ventura_ballerina.jpg

TimeKiller
08-04-2011, 12:47 PM
I like Winston, but he needs to learn to tiptoe up to the line of over-exposure. There are some things fans just don't want to hear from their players.

Perhaps some fans need to tip toe away from the line of over-analyzing comments lol.....

IT'S DAY 4 FOLKS, GO NUCKIN FUTS!!!!

DocBar
08-04-2011, 12:56 PM
Perhaps some fans need to tip toe away from the line of over-analyzing comments lol.....

IT'S DAY 4 FOLKS, GO NUCKIN FUTS!!!!LMAO..It'll be nice to see a preseason game. It's been a loooong offseason.

badboy
08-04-2011, 12:57 PM
So after many games as a starter in NFl, Winston suddenly got soft?

The Pencil Neck
08-04-2011, 12:58 PM
So after many games as a starter in NFl, Winston suddenly got soft?

Perhaps he needs a REAL PED...

http://www.euroclinix.net/images/product/viagra-blister-l.jpg

DocBar
08-04-2011, 01:02 PM
Perhaps he needs a REAL PED...

http://www.euroclinix.net/images/product/viagra-blister-l.jpgYou're showing your age, Pencil.....:lol:

Trap_Star
08-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Perhaps he needs a REAL PED...

http://www.euroclinix.net/images/product/viagra-blister-l.jpg

I'm pretty sure if he took them, watt will probably refuse to engage any kind of physical contact with him during practice.

"I'm not performing a swim move on that thing, man"

nytexan
08-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Perhaps he needs a REAL PED...

http://www.euroclinix.net/images/product/viagra-blister-l.jpg

Except that by the 3rd pack everything starts looking steel blue. :spit:

If it's possible to get serious after that pic, I can't imagine them not having a big collective chip on their shoulders after that soft remark. That's about as bad a comment on a team as you can give someone playing football.

GP
08-04-2011, 01:27 PM
He's being sarcastic.

I thought it was funny. It's like he was saying "Oh no! Lombardi was right! The fans were right! Fewer practices in pads is making us soft! Wahhh! Wahhh!"

Ask Finnegan if the Texans are soft.

The Pencil Neck
08-04-2011, 01:29 PM
He's being sarcastic.

I thought it was funny. It's like he was saying "Oh no! Lombardi was right! The fans were right! Fewer practices in pads is making us soft! Wahhh! Wahhh!"

Ask Finnegan if the Texans are soft.

You mean Innegan?

GP
08-04-2011, 01:34 PM
You mean Innegan?

Yeah, cuz he got the EFF knocked out of him.

And I bet Vickers will be targeting Innegan to remove the I and maybe both N's.

The Pencil Neck
08-04-2011, 01:42 PM
Yeah, cuz he got the EFF knocked out of him.

And I bet Vickers will be targeting Innegan to remove the I and maybe both N's.

So... Egan.

DocBar
08-04-2011, 01:44 PM
Yeah, cuz he got the EFF knocked out of him.

And I bet Vickers will be targeting Innegan to remove the I and maybe both N's.And when he plays us agin, he'll be f##kedegan.

Dutchrudder
08-04-2011, 01:45 PM
I'm pretty sure that comment was tongue-in-cheek, but it will be funny if Lombardi took it seriously.

GP
08-04-2011, 01:48 PM
I'm pretty sure that comment was tongue-in-cheek, but it will be funny if Lombardi took it seriously.

No. He probably has two or three handlers who assure him Eric was joking.

Lombardi sitting in his makeup chair, backstage of the set, just dying to fire off a "See! I told you so!" re-tweet but his handlers say "Uh, he's getting a dig in on you there, Michael."

LOL.

FWIW, this could all be used as bulletin board material. Especially for Vickers if those guys were questioning his ability to replace Leach here. From what I've seen, Vickers is not playin' around out there.

Kimmy
08-04-2011, 04:10 PM
lol! He's not soft, though. Don't dare call him soft. The toughest guys in NFL history always struggled with first day of pads and fell on their face a few times. I know it's true because I saw it on tv. :winky:

I like Winston, but he needs to learn to tiptoe up to the line of over-exposure. There are some things fans just don't want to hear from their players.

I can't stand him for this reason ... oh, and his offsides on 3rd downs

Double Barrel
08-04-2011, 04:45 PM
Perhaps some fans need to tip toe away from the line of over-analyzing comments lol.....

IT'S DAY 4 FOLKS, GO NUCKIN FUTS!!!!

Perhaps some fans need to tip toe away from the line of over-analyzing sarcastic comments from other fans. :fingergun:

Did I really need to disclaimer my post? :bender:

Of course Winston was being sarcastic. But, it also shows that Lombardi's comments got under his skin because he obviously feels the need to deflect. Winston has one foot in the media, so he takes analysts comments with more than a grain of salt. I did not see AJ say anything about Lombardi. hmmmmm.... :hmmm:

Lombardi is just a talking butterface. I said it in the other thread. Winston should just ignore the dude and prove him wrong on the field. A pro player engaging Lombardi just validates his opinions.

Texan_Bill
08-04-2011, 04:51 PM
Perhaps some fans need to tip toe away from the line of over-analyzing comments lol.....

IT'S DAY 4 FOLKS, GO NUCKIN FUTS!!!!

I think DB's not referring to the actual comments, but the fact that Winston tweets quite often. He was out front with the lock-out stuff and lately the back and forth with Lombardi. I agree with DB in that regard.

michaelm
08-04-2011, 04:54 PM
Lombardi is just a talking butterface. I said it in the other thread. Winston should just ignore the dude and prove him wrong on the field. A pro player egaging Lombardi just validates his opinions.

Disagree.
Engaging Lombardi makes him feel as if his opinions are validated.
I'm not sure if anything actually does validate his opinions.

Double Barrel
08-04-2011, 05:08 PM
Disagree.
Engaging Lombardi makes him feel as if his opinions are validated.
I'm not sure if anything actually does validate his opinions.

'Validation' is an ego thing, not necessarily saying that it makes his comments valid. JMO

I think if his comments about being soft were completely ignored by the team / players, there would not be much to talk about.

Winston feeds Lombardi's ego with the tit-for-tat, so that validates his message in his mind.

Lombardi is fishing here. He's a media wonk, and as such, loves any kind of exposure. So arguing with a player just confirms that he's fishing the right pond.

I just hope our team makes him eat his words at the end of the season.

Carr Bombed
08-04-2011, 09:15 PM
Perhaps some fans need to tip toe away from the line of over-analyzing sarcastic comments from other fans. :fingergun:

Did I really need to disclaimer my post? :bender:

Of course Winston was being sarcastic. But, it also shows that Lombardi's comments got under his skin because he obviously feels the need to deflect. Winston has one foot in the media, so he takes analysts comments with more than a grain of salt. I did not see AJ say anything about Lombardi. hmmmmm.... :hmmm:

Lombardi is just a talking butterface. I said it in the other thread. Winston should just ignore the dude and prove him wrong on the field. A pro player engaging Lombardi just validates his opinions.


I don't see it that way at all. Any player who has pride wouldn't just let that comment by Lombardi drift by without a shot back... and since it was Winston's statement that was quoted in Lombardi's comments, it was Winston who had to strike back. Lombardi is a asshat and Winston basically just called him a moron, which he is.


The only place where Winston fails is you can never argue with the media and win. It goes back to the old saying... "never argue with someone who buys their ink in bulk". It's like someone who calls in to argue with a radio host. Even if you're right the host will just hang up on you and he'll always get the last word. Winston is in a situation that he can't win. Even if the Texans make the playoffs, as soon as they come up short, Lombardi can go on air and declare the reasons why they lost as he chooses (softness for instance).


So in short, I'm glad Eric Winston showed pride (Which is what this team needs more of) and fired a sarcastic remark back.... but it won't do any good, because he's basically in a situation that he can't win. Lombardi will always paint "this team" soft even if they do break through and go on a big playoff run. Unless the Texans win a SB, He'll be free to call them soft in any defeat on the field. I'm still glad Winston fired back though, because as i said earlier :) He's a asshat. Hell if you really want to know about Michael Lombardi, go talk to any Raiders fan.

GP
08-04-2011, 09:18 PM
He who holds the microphone wins.

DocBar
08-04-2011, 09:43 PM
I still say the best thing Winston could've said was "Lombardi? WHO" and change the subject. Act like you've never heard of him and marginalize his credibility from the standpoint that he's a know-nothing nobody, not worthy of the attention of the starting RT of the Houston-tough as-effing-titanium-Texans. Winston hasn't been in enough hardball meetings. He pays an agent for that.

GP
08-04-2011, 09:47 PM
I still say the best thing Winston could've said was "Lombardi? WHO" and change the subject. Act like you've never heard of him and marginalize his credibility from the standpoint that he's a know-nothing nobody, not worthy of the attention of the starting RT of the Houston-tough as-effing-titanium-Texans. Winston hasn't been in enough hardball meetings. He pays an agent for that.

Yeah, in hindsight...that's the best remedy for it. Act like you've never heard of the guy.

And if the reporter persists, continue to play it up:

"Lombardi....Lombardi. That name sounds familiar...wait, wasn't he with the Raiders or something and he wasn't good enough to stay with the Raiders or something? Does he have a show? He has a show or something?"

(Reporter says, "No, he is ON a show.")

"Oh yeah! He doesn't have his own show, but he's ON a show. Like with The View or something, right? He's a special guest on Barbara's show every now and then, right?" (chuckles and winks at the reporter).

End of story. And all Lombardi's cohorts laugh out loud at Lombardi because he got punk'd.

DocBar
08-04-2011, 09:49 PM
Yeah, in hindsight...that's the best remedy for it. Act like you've never heard of the guy.

And if the reporter persists, continue to play it up:

"Lombardi....Lombardi. That name sounds familiar...wait, wasn't he with the Raiders or something and he wasn't good enough to stay with the Raiders or something? Does he have a show? He has a show or something?"

(Reporter says, "No, he is ON a show.")

"Oh yeah! He doesn't have his own show, but he's ON a show. Like with The View or something, right? He's a special guest on Barbara's show every now and then, right?" (chuckles and winks at the reporter).

End of story. And all Lombardi's cohorts laugh out loud at Lombardi because he got punk'd.That's what Pimp Daddy docbar is talkin' about!!!

MEGA SWATT
08-04-2011, 11:21 PM
:wadepalm:

DocBar
08-04-2011, 11:36 PM
:wadepalm:Don't you juuuuuuudge me!!! We need a chicken neck smilie!!!! lol

Señor Stan
08-05-2011, 08:48 AM
He who holds the microphone wins.

In that case Eric wins.

Double Barrel
08-05-2011, 10:46 AM
I still say the best thing Winston could've said was "Lombardi? WHO" and change the subject. Act like you've never heard of him and marginalize his credibility from the standpoint that he's a know-nothing nobody, not worthy of the attention of the starting RT of the Houston-tough as-effing-titanium-Texans. Winston hasn't been in enough hardball meetings. He pays an agent for that.

yep, that's all I've been trying to say, as well. Ignoring Lombardi is the best revenge, because it marginalizes his opinions. And his opinions are what his professional media career is all about at the end of the day.

Eric did not elevate himself by playing this game with Lombardi. He lowered himself to Lombardi's level, who is just a media dork.

To me it's a much more powerful statement for a pro athlete to just respond with "who?".

And that's all I've tried to say about validation. Lombardi needs players to stoop to his level to validate his existence.