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rickyb
08-19-2012, 01:04 PM
Dear Mr. Jean,

You are looking to have a fine preseason, and I hope you make this team. That said, I have a concern. When you catch a pass for a first down, kindly give the ball to the official or simply put it on the ground (ahem, after the whistle). Please stop celebrating first downs -- it's beneath a professional. Save it for when and where it counts: the end zone. Please look to #80 for an example. This fan base does not suffer prima donnas kindly.

Keep up the good work, and know that despite the constructive criticism, I am rooting for you to succeed.

Best Regards,
Rick

Playoffs
08-19-2012, 01:11 PM
Please stop celebrating first downs -- it's beneath a professional.

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/387/053/103698915_display_image.jpg?1284055731

rickyb
08-19-2012, 01:22 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/387/053/103698915_display_image.jpg?1284055731

Yes, I am familiar with a certain WR1 in DET, and I don't like it when he does it either, but I can tolerate a little bit because he is one of the best at his craft.

There are exceptions to the celebration "rule": 3rd and long, keeping a 4th quarter come-from-behind drive alive. Let's not turn my feedback into a debate of boundary conditions. If you disagree, that's great. Everyone has an opinion, and I expressed mine. I observed a pattern of behavior last night in Mr. Jean that started to scratch a certain sensitive nerve, made irritated by a certain WR who was recently shown the door. I don't want this to become a habit. Especially from someone who has yet to play a single snap of regular season NFL football.

rickyb
08-19-2012, 01:22 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/387/053/103698915_display_image.jpg?1284055731

That would be a funny picture to caption.

Perki-Perk
08-19-2012, 01:25 PM
Dear Mr. Jean,

You are looking to have a fine preseason, and I hope you make this team. That said, I have a concern. When you catch a pass for a first down, kindly give the ball to the official or simply put it on the ground (ahem, after the whistle). Please stop celebrating first downs -- it's beneath a professional. Save it for when and where it counts: the end zone. Please look to #80 for an example. This fan base does not suffer prima donnas kindly.

Keep up the good work, and know that despite the constructive criticism, I am rooting for you to succeed.

Best Regards,
Rick

At the risk of coming under fire from the OP, I disagree, respectfully. I quite enjoy the attitude possessed by the likes of Antonio Smith, Arian and Lestar. We need players like that. In my humble opinion. Plus, when I'm fired up after seeing the offense go stagnant, then Lestar helps us to continue moving the chains, by all means, let us know that's good for a Houston Texans....FIRST DOWN!!!!

infantrycak
08-19-2012, 01:33 PM
Kevin Walter almost always gives a first down signal.

htowntexans1985
08-19-2012, 01:45 PM
AJ also did it after that big catch yesterday. Just sayin. :kitten:

TEXANRED
08-19-2012, 01:50 PM
I like it when players celebrate. The only time I don't is when that guys team is losing by 35 with two minutes left to play.

badboy
08-19-2012, 01:51 PM
Yes, I am familiar with a certain WR1 in DET, and I don't like it when he does it either, but I can tolerate a little bit because he is one of the best at his craft.

There are exceptions to the celebration "rule": 3rd and long, keeping a 4th quarter come-from-behind drive alive. Let's not turn my feedback into a debate of boundary conditions. If you disagree, that's great. Everyone has an opinion, and I expressed mine. I observed a pattern of behavior last night in Mr. Jean that started to scratch a certain sensitive nerve, made irritated by a certain WR who was recently shown the door. I don't want this to become a habit. Especially from someone who has yet to play a single snap of regular season NFL football.Rickyb, you want to give your observation/POV/opinion but do not want anyone to respond? Good luck with that! lol It is okay for you to give your feedback on a player but do not want any feedback on your view? Must be fun to live in your world. I watched gamed last night and am watching repeat right now & will look for that play. I don't recall any exaggerated celebration. I would think if it violated rules, referee would have penalized Texans.

Here's my feedback to you which I hope you receive in same manner you hope the target of your thread receives yours. I suggest you sit quietly where ever you watch our team with your hands in your laps. No verbal expressions of happiness or dismay. Certainly no cheers or amens. Act like you have watched an NFL game before. Just don't this around me because I get rather animated. In fact, I am rather proud of my trademark "Jump to my feet, take two small steps and do a field goal kick while loudly exclaiming OH YEAH! Whoo hoo!" to just about any positive play.

Dutchrudder
08-19-2012, 01:52 PM
The only time this should be an issue is when we are in a hurry to score. Otherwise it's pretty common.

TexansBull
08-19-2012, 01:52 PM
Really. Doesnt. Matter. Just as long he doesnt break our a sharpee or eat some popcorn and shake some pom-poms I dont care.

He needs to correct the announcers on how to pronounce his name. That bothers me more.

jaayteetx
08-19-2012, 01:53 PM
Why are you guys answering Mr. Jean's letter?

badboy
08-19-2012, 02:15 PM
I just watched two plays by Jean 3:58 & 2:36 of second quarter both resulted in first downs. Jean stands up and move his right hand in a motion referees give when marking the ball and showing progress. No wiggles, dances.etc. Much to do about nothing.

drs23
08-19-2012, 02:18 PM
Why are you guys answering Mr. Jean's letter?

Well, because it's open. :D

Not to offend, but I do the exact same thing whether I'm in the stands or in my recliner. :kitten:

bhsman
08-19-2012, 02:25 PM
AJ also did it after that big catch yesterday. Just sayin. :kitten:

Another way Jean is just like Andre. :kitten:

Home team fan
08-19-2012, 02:33 PM
I just saw his touchdown! Nothing but class afterwards. It's not bragging if you back it up!

badboy
08-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Well, because it's open. :D

Not to offend, but I do the exact same thing whether I'm in the stands or in my recliner. :kitten:You read other peoples mail in the stands or in your recliner? :specnatz:

Premier
08-19-2012, 02:41 PM
Dear OP,

STFU and watch the game..


Your Pal,
LeStar Jean

Playoffs
08-19-2012, 02:43 PM
Not to offend, but I do the exact same thing whether I'm in the stands or in my recliner. :kitten:The OP would appreciate it if you'd stop doing that.

Premier
08-19-2012, 02:43 PM
The only time this should be an issue is when we are in a hurry to score. Otherwise it's pretty common.

i recall kevin walter throwing the ball about 10 yards down field during the texans 2-minute drill in cincy.. poor ref had to run after it and mark the spot in a flash.. since the texans were in a hurry up..

hookinreds
08-19-2012, 03:04 PM
yes, i am familiar with a certain wr1 in det, and i don't like it when he does it either, but i can tolerate a little bit because he is one of the best at his craft.

There are exceptions to the celebration "rule": 3rd and long, keeping a 4th quarter come-from-behind drive alive. Let's not turn my feedback into a debate of boundary conditions. If you disagree, that's great. Everyone has an opinion, and i expressed mine. I observed a pattern of behavior last night in mr. Jean that started to scratch a certain sensitive nerve, made irritated by a certain wr who was recently shown the door. I don't want this to become a habit. Especially from someone who has yet to play a single snap of regular season nfl football.

spot on!!!

Premier
08-19-2012, 03:18 PM
maybe youre upset because every catch hes made as a Texan has been a first down, all of them.. hence the first down motion... i hope to see it all season because that means the chains are moving..

i swear texanstalk has the largest collection of grumpy old men across all the interwebs..

gg no re
08-19-2012, 05:01 PM
I just saw his touchdown! Nothing but class afterwards. It's not bragging if you back it up!

http://chaddukeswrestlingshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Ziggler-ShowOff-Shirt.jpg

False Start
08-19-2012, 05:41 PM
http://chaddukeswrestlingshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Ziggler-ShowOff-Shirt.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/avatar205660_17.gif


There is another certain player on this team that is notorious for doing this.

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/06/24/56/1657742/3/628x471.jpg

Corrosion
08-19-2012, 05:53 PM
Really. Doesnt. Matter. Just as long he doesnt break our a sharpee or eat some popcorn and shake some pom-poms I dont care.

He needs to correct the announcers on how to pronounce his name. That bothers me more.

Whats wrong with all that ? .... This is entertainment. TO entertained , most of us dont like him cause he didnt / doesnt play for our team .....If he did that playing for us we'd have been jumping for joy.
Dude gave his all for the Iggles playing on a broken foot. He may say some questionable sh!t and full of himself .... But like TO and what he accomplished as a WR.


There are exceptions to the celebration "rule": 3rd and long, keeping a 4th quarter come-from-behind drive alive. Let's not turn my feedback into a debate of boundary conditions. .

He does that when the clock is ticking down in the 4th quarter .... Kubiak's gonna strangle him for wasting precious seconds.

Texecutioner
08-19-2012, 06:00 PM
Whats wrong with all that ? .... This is entertainment. TO entertained , most of us dont like him cause he didnt / doesnt play for our team .....If he did that playing for us we'd have been jumping for joy.
Dude gave his all for the Iggles playing on a broken foot. He may say some questionable sh!t and full of himself .... But like TO and what he accomplished as a WR.

Really shocked to hear you say this of all people. I would have been embarrassed if TO was on the Texans pulling all of that crap throughout those years. I'd never want a guy like TO on the Texans. Sure he may have put up great numbers and been a great exciting WR to watch, but he brought teams down and made people miserable to play for him as well as his coaches. He turned his team's success into circus shows. WR's like TO have always historically been more trouble than they're worth and end up getting traded and kicked out of town. Irvin is the only one I can think of that didn't. Irvin was a great leader though, but now that I think of it, he tried to stab a teammate while getting a hair cut.

amazing80
08-19-2012, 06:02 PM
http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2012/08/18/20/35/1akp2Z.St.4.jpeg


might as well cut Andre too, can't have all this non-sense of celebrating first downs or showing emotion.

Texecutioner
08-19-2012, 06:05 PM
It seems like many of you are jumping the gun on Lestar Jean already. Sure, he had a great game and it's great to see, but it's pre season. There are pre season warriors every year on all sorts of teams that disappear once the season starts. Have people forgotten of Jacoby Jones and what a beast he was? I'll admit that I got sucked into that at the time. That won't happen again. I'll patiently wait until the season starts and we're 4 or 5 games into it, before I start proclaiming Lestar Jean and Keyshawn Martin these great new WR's for this team. I'm liking what I'm seeing thus far and I hope it continues, but lets wait until we see these guys tearing it up in the regular season before we start acting like these guys are even worth making a fuss over.

Corrosion
08-19-2012, 06:08 PM
Really shocked to hear you say this of all people. I would have been embarrassed if TO was on the Texans pulling all of that crap throughout those years. I'd never want a guy like TO on the Texans. Sure he may have put up great numbers and been a great exciting WR to watch, but he brought teams down and made people miserable to play for him as well as his coaches. He turned his team's success into circus shows. WR's like TO have always historically been more trouble than they're worth and end up getting traded and kicked out of town. Irvin is the only one I can think of that didn't. Irvin was a great leader though, but now that I think of it, he tried to stab a teammate while getting a hair cut.

Honestly we only know one side of the story ..... So he called out a QB for choking .... who puked on the field in a critical situation when he was out there on a broken foot.

Sure he was a circus at other stops .... but you cant dispute his production not competetive fire.


Circus = entertainment.

Dishman
08-19-2012, 06:12 PM
Kevin Walter almost always gives a first down signal.

That was the first thing that came to my mind. I've been 4 games at Reliant and for some reason the Walter first down pose (?) has always been a vivid memory.

Texecutioner
08-19-2012, 06:32 PM
Honestly we only know one side of the story ..... So he called out a QB for choking .... who puked on the field in a critical situation when he was out there on a broken foot.

Sure he was a circus at other stops .... but you cant dispute his production not competetive fire.


Circus = entertainment.

Is this a serious? Multiple incidents on all these different teams isn't "one side of the story." It's a long pattern of incidents which suggests that his one side has about as much credibility as Casey Anthony's one side of a story.

He tried to humiliate Garcia and make the public think he was gay. What the hell did Garcia ever do to TO? He trashed his O line repeatedly in San Fran and also trashed his HC Marriuchi. He was kicked out of town and went from a hero to a zero over there.

He then was traded to Baltimore and then whined his way out of that trade to become an Eagle. He begged and begged to become an Eagle. Once he became an Eagle he trashed Mcnabb when Mcnabb carried that team to a SB when TO was hurt. What kind of teammate trashes their QB for not winning a SB when that same QB had been to 3 previous conference title games? He then the next season trashed the Eagles management, Mcnabb, and under minded Andy Reid many times to where they had to kick him off the team.

He then got to go to a great Cowboys team where Romo was on fire. He repeatedly threw Romo under the bus, had a problems with Todd Haley early on, had a suicide incident, and was so bad that the entire Cowboys organization had to beg Jerry JOnes to let go of him. Jones even said that he didn't want to, but his entire staff had to convince him.

Even in Buffalo he trashed Trent Dilfer, but it didn't make the news hardly since the Bills were so bad. People act like he behaved, but had that been the case the Bills wouldn't have let him go. He did make negative comments about Dilfer after two games though.

All in all, the guy had pro bowl QB's everywhere he went other than in Buffalo and Cinci and was booted off of every single team and left in shame other than in his last two stops which were considered "last chance" opportunities.

ANd let's not forget his recent problems he caused in the Canadian league or wherever he was playing. THe ****ing guy even got booted out of there for causing problems.

You don't have a leg to stand on to defend TO man. It's like trying to suggest that Hitler was good for Germany.

ANd to suggest that the circus brings entertainment is one of the most asinine things I've ever heard. The circus problems that TO has caused brought teams down and was "bad entertainment." It's a reason why TO wasn't wanted by any teams and is apparently broke without hardly anyone wanting to help.

We don't know "one side of the story" with TO. He said the majority of this stuff publicly. And how do you defend a guy as saying it was his word against another guy's word when his history has proven that he throws everyone under the bus. THeir is no credibility with a guy like that.

Corrosion
08-19-2012, 06:42 PM
Im not defending him for all that garbage Tex , im just saying I have no problem with his celebrations with a sharpie , pompoms or popcorn. Its entertainment. And that for all his faults , you cant question his competetiveness ....

FosterGreatness
08-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Really shocked to hear you say this of all people. I would have been embarrassed if TO was on the Texans pulling all of that crap throughout those years. I'd never want a guy like TO on the Texans. Sure he may have put up great numbers and been a great exciting WR to watch, but he brought teams down and made people miserable to play for him as well as his coaches. He turned his team's success into circus shows. WR's like TO have always historically been more trouble than they're worth and end up getting traded and kicked out of town. Irvin is the only one I can think of that didn't. Irvin was a great leader though, but now that I think of it, he tried to stab a teammate while getting a hair cut.

I completely agree with this. WAY more trouble than it is worth. That's one of the reasons I really like the Texans (other than it being my Hometown team), all of the players are professional. Going to Training Camp and being able to talk to them is enjoyable, you don't have any Dez Bryant types pieces of **** acting a fool.

PapaL
08-19-2012, 06:48 PM
I just walked to the kitchen to get some snacks. Upon successfully acquiring said snacks, I did the 1st Down sign...just saying, some got it - some don't.

Texecutioner
08-19-2012, 06:49 PM
Im not defending him for all that garbage Tex , im just saying I have no problem with his celebrations with a sharpie , pompoms or popcorn. Its entertainment. And that for all his faults , you cant question his competetiveness ....

I'd never question his competitiveness or his work ethic. But his celebrations and stuff like that is about his self promotion. Guys who focus on that historically have proven to be bad for their teams in the long run. If I had a dollar for every time these guys have claimed that Chad Johnson wasn't a problem I'd be rich. Chad Johnson tried to punch his coach at halftime, drove Carson Palmer crazy, and alienated a lot of his teammates for years in Cinci.

I'll gladly take the great WR that just does his job like AJ, Fitz, Calvin Johnson, and Marvin Harrison.

FosterGreatness
08-19-2012, 06:57 PM
It seems like many of you are jumping the gun on Lestar Jean already. Sure, he had a great game and it's great to see, but it's pre season. There are pre season warriors every year on all sorts of teams that disappear once the season starts. Have people forgotten of Jacoby Jones and what a beast he was? I'll admit that I got sucked into that at the time. That won't happen again. I'll patiently wait until the season starts and we're 4 or 5 games into it, before I start proclaiming Lestar Jean and Keyshawn Martin these great new WR's for this team. I'm liking what I'm seeing thus far and I hope it continues, but lets wait until we see these guys tearing it up in the regular season before we start acting like these guys are even worth making a fuss over.

I watched Lestar Jean in training camp last year and they were doing endzone drills, he was a mirror image of Andre Johnson... making jump ball catches over defenders, the crowd was cheering... it was impressive. This year I didn't see any endzone catches but he made some nice plays in 7 on 7 scrimmages, I also read some reports that he dropped a few passes though.

I'm not saying he will be the next Andre Johnson or anything of that nature but I have been impressed by what I've seen from him both last year and this year. He made some nice plays in both PreSeason games this year. I'm very optimistic about his future and hope he continues to grow.

Allstar
08-19-2012, 07:03 PM
Lame. Plenty of others do it. Plenty.

Texan_Bill
08-19-2012, 07:16 PM
Dear Mr. Jean,

You are looking to have a fine preseason, and I hope you make this team. That said, I have a concern. When you catch a pass for a first down, kindly give the ball to the official or simply put it on the ground (ahem, after the whistle). Please stop celebrating first downs -- it's beneath a professional. Save it for when and where it counts: the end zone. Please look to #80 for an example. This fan base does not suffer prima donnas kindly.

Keep up the good work, and know that despite the constructive criticism, I am rooting for you to succeed.

Best Regards,
Rick

BOOOOOOOooooooo! I don't like the No Fun League. ;)

Texecutioner
08-19-2012, 07:37 PM
I watched Lestar Jean in training camp last year and they were doing endzone drills, he was a mirror image of Andre Johnson... making jump ball catches over defenders, the crowd was cheering... it was impressive. This year I didn't see any endzone catches but he made some nice plays in 7 on 7 scrimmages, I also read some reports that he dropped a few passes though.

I'm not saying he will be the next Andre Johnson or anything of that nature but I have been impressed by what I've seen from him both last year and this year. He made some nice plays in both PreSeason games this year. I'm very optimistic about his future and hope he continues to grow.

When he made that TD yesterday, I thought it was AJ.

Hopefully the guy can do big things, but I've seen it way to many times where players look great in pre season, and than completely fade away once the season starts. Jacoby Jones was the best example I could think of. Remember how good Vernan Morency used to look in pre season?

Texan_Bill
08-19-2012, 09:47 PM
http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2012/08/18/20/35/1akp2Z.St.4.jpeg


might as well cut Andre too, can't have all this non-sense of celebrating first downs or showing emotion.

Sweet!!!

I agree, Andre is the pilar of all that is wrong with the NFL!! :rolleyes:

hookinreds
08-19-2012, 10:12 PM
http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2012/08/18/20/35/1akp2Z.St.4.jpeg


might as well cut Andre too, can't have all this non-sense of celebrating first downs or showing emotion.

When/if he makes an NFL roster, and accomplishes a quarter of what AJ has accomplished in a season, he can do what ever he wants. I'm all for being pumped up on the field...but let's not get over excited for something you are supposed to do anyway. Until then save if for breaking tackles to keep a drive going, a touchdown, or some other spectacular play. Catching a quick out route on 2nd and 6, and running out of bounds for first down is great. When you have history of moving the chains more times than you have dropped passes that would have moved the chains then maybe you can do what you need. I couldn't stand it when 88 did it for the Cowgirls, becuase it was about him every freaking time he touched the ball for a 1st down, and it's killed it for everyone else since then. I don't care if they do it...just not on every single time they make a catch. I'd rather just see them do the celebrating in the endzone.

...and that catch in the picture was a deep ball he went up for against a double team...not some routine first down.

GP
08-19-2012, 10:19 PM
I was conflicted when he did it over and over.

First I was a bit grumpy, but then I figured "Oh well, this guy missed all of last season...had a personal day in preseason THIS year...watches Keshawn Martin straight up owning...and so Jean has some fun in Reliant, in front of real fans in a real game environment, meh...let the big dawg eat. FIRST DOOOWWWNN!!"

Texan_Bill
08-19-2012, 10:21 PM
I just walked to the kitchen to get some snacks. Upon successfully acquiring said snacks, I did the 1st Down sign...just saying, some got it - some don't.

:spit:

Stop it!! Just stop it, smartass!!!

Texan_Bill
08-19-2012, 10:25 PM
I was conflicted when he did it over and over.

First I was a bit grumpy, but then I figured "Oh well, this guy missed all of last season...had a personal day in preseason THIS year...watches Keshawn Martin straight up owning...and so Jean has some fun in Reliant, in front of real fans in a real game environment, meh...let the big dawg eat. FIRST DOOOWWWNN!!"

You're gettin' old, you old Curmudgeon! :D

TexansBull
08-19-2012, 11:51 PM
Im not defending him for all that garbage Tex , im just saying I have no problem with his celebrations with a sharpie , pompoms or popcorn. Its entertainment. And that for all his faults , you cant question his competetiveness ....

The dude is competitive but not focused on his team winning. He is only focused on himself. Its great to celebrate but everything has its limits. TO is a cancer and thank god we never had him on this team. TO spells team with only the "m" and the "e". I never think of going to a game and leaving talking about the players celebrations and wonder if I was entertained enough. But if you want entertainment go watch the WWE or a movie. I will watch football instead and the occasional spike, first down gesture, a bow and anything else that doesn't scream "its all about me."

Isn't TO the guy that wouldn't visit a childrens hospital or something like that? Or was he clubbing baby seals? I cant remember.

EllisUnit
08-20-2012, 02:49 AM
Dear Mr. Jean,

You are looking to have a fine preseason, and I hope you make this team. That said, I have a concern. When you catch a pass for a first down, kindly give the ball to the official or simply put it on the ground (ahem, after the whistle). Please stop celebrating first downs -- it's beneath a professional. Save it for when and where it counts: the end zone. Please look to #80 for an example. This fan base does not suffer prima donnas kindly.

Keep up the good work, and know that despite the constructive criticism, I am rooting for you to succeed.

Best Regards,
Rick

nothing wrong with it IMO

The Pencil Neck
08-20-2012, 09:35 AM
I've got no problem with guys making the first down sign when they make a first down. KW does it all the time. AJ does it. OD has done it... I think.

Does not bother me.

Blake
08-20-2012, 09:59 AM
The only time this should be an issue is when we are in a hurry to score. Otherwise it's pretty common.

Or how about when your shoe comes off and you are going to need to get off the field? haha

I dont care if a guy signals first down. But if you know your shoe is off just flip the ball to the ref, get your shoe back on and get in the huddle, or get off the field and get your shoe back on.

Texanmike02
08-20-2012, 10:02 AM
Dear Mr. Jean,

You are looking to have a fine preseason, and I hope you make this team. **** ****, * **** * *******. ***** *** catch * **** *** * first downs ***** **** *** **** ** *** ******** ******* *** ** ** *** ****** (****, ***** *** *******). ****** **** *********** ***** ****** -- *'* ******* * ************. **** ** *** **** *** ***** ** ******: *** *** ****. Please look to #80 for an example. **** *** **** **** *** ****** ***** ****** ******.

Keep up the good work, and know that ******* *** ************ *********, I am rooting for you to succeed.

Best Regards,
Rick

FIFY.

Mike

Corrosion
08-20-2012, 10:12 AM
FIFY.

Mike

Great Fix Mike. :spit:

DBCooper
08-20-2012, 10:16 AM
FIFY.

Mike

Perfect!

HOU-TEX
08-20-2012, 10:38 AM
Heck, it'd be nice to see him do it more often!

At least he didn't get up and spike the ball, only to find out he was never touched down...

Thorn
08-20-2012, 10:45 AM
Dear Mr. Jean,

Pay no attention to anybody else on this board except for me. I am truly the paragon of intelligence and a foolball wizard, unlike some of the other folks here. You may continue to celebrate only if you are doing well. If you turn into another JJ, the skys will open up and the wrath of TexansTalk will fall upon you. If you doubt this power, see J. Jones career.

sincerely

Mr. Know it All

b0ng
08-20-2012, 10:52 AM
I will never understand what some people have against football players celebrating a TD or a first down or whatever. They aren't robots made for your entertainment why do you expect them to act like so? I understand being annoyed at celebrations that seem to take forever but who cares if he makes a gesture and then moves on? That **** happens at like every game by a bunch of different players both Texan and other.

drunkcookie
08-20-2012, 11:13 AM
I hated AJ's celebration after his big catch... Act like you've been there, AJ... Just put the ball in the refs hands... then walk off the field, drive to airport, fly to St. Louis and start throwing down on Innegan...then signal first down...

That would have officially been the greatest first down celebration of all time, hands down on his face...

The Pencil Neck
08-20-2012, 11:30 AM
I will never understand what some people have against football players celebrating a TD or a first down or whatever. They aren't robots made for your entertainment why do you expect them to act like so? I understand being annoyed at celebrations that seem to take forever but who cares if he makes a gesture and then moves on? That **** happens at like every game by a bunch of different players both Texan and other.

I figure if I'm celebrating his making a first down, he might as well, too.

Rey
08-20-2012, 11:35 AM
I'm not going to lie. I thought it was corny at first. It looked forced to me. Wasn't going to say he shouldn't do it, it just seemed cheesy.

But the more he does it and the more I hear him talk I realize the guy is just loving the moment. He loves the game and he's thankful for every minute and is just having fun. Im fine with guys just having fun.

2012Champs
08-20-2012, 12:13 PM
Maybe you should tell all the fans to calm down on the Texans first downs if celebration is such an issue because I am sure the fan response plays into player reaction

kwayshauntay
08-20-2012, 02:38 PM
It would be more tolerable if he did it spontaneously and with emotion.

But he drags it out and holds it like he's posing for a photoshoot, showing up the other team, "Hey! Look at me!"

Every time.

Do not like.

will742
08-20-2012, 02:51 PM
Dear LeStar,

Keep doing what you're doing my man. That is all. Also thank you for following me on twitter.

rush2112mn
08-20-2012, 06:03 PM
If the coaches have a problem with it.....they will let him know....if they don't...I dont.......

PapaL
08-20-2012, 06:06 PM
:spit:

Stop it!! Just stop it, smartass!!!

Just moving the chains. Nothing to see here buddy.

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/dec-4-texans-vs-falcons/texans93.jpg

Ryan
08-20-2012, 06:10 PM
I hated AJ's celebration after his big catch... Act like you've been there, AJ... Just put the ball in the refs hands... then walk off the field, drive to airport, fly to St. Louis and start throwing down on Innegan...then signal first down...

That would have officially been the greatest first down celebration of all time, hands down on his face...


He's hardly played football the past year, I think he wanted to give people the message saying "I'm back". I have no problem with what he did. AJ is AJ and AJ is a badass.

drs23
08-20-2012, 07:29 PM
I'm not going to lie. I thought it was corny at first. It looked forced to me. Wasn't going to say he shouldn't do it, it just seemed cheesy.

But the more he does it and the more I hear him talk I realize the guy is just loving the moment. He loves the game and he's thankful for every minute and is just having fun. Im fine with guys just having fun.

That's my take on it Rey. It's not all TO excess "look at me" kinda thing. It's just a quick simple gesture. If it becomes his trademark "celebration" I'm more than cool with it.

Regarding the first part of you paragraph I think it's spot on. From all I've seen and heard it's just an expression. I think the man has humility and I don't think we'll have to be concerned about him ever being a showboater or a hotdog kinda guy.

Guess we'll have to see how it plays out long term but I don't see it changing. He's very thankful for the opportunity he's been given.

Corrosion
08-20-2012, 09:51 PM
Hey Lestar .... Do me a favor , give us some celebratory moments in a Superbowl win.

Popcorn , sharpie , pompom's .... its all good brother!


Fbomb the NoFunLeague :corrosion:


We came here to entertain you! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzkXGIRaxcI)
Leaving here we aggrivate you
Don't you know it means the same to me

rickyb
08-20-2012, 10:46 PM
http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2012/08/18/20/35/1akp2Z.St.4.jpeg


might as well cut Andre too, can't have all this non-sense of celebrating first downs or showing emotion.

I'd say AJ has earned the right. He also does it relatively infrequently. Celebration is like salt. A little bit is good. A lot ruins the meal.

Me love me some #80. I wouldn't change a thing there.

rickyb
08-20-2012, 10:48 PM
When/if he makes an NFL roster, and accomplishes a quarter of what AJ has accomplished in a season, he can do what ever he wants. I'm all for being pumped up on the field...but let's not get over excited for something you are supposed to do anyway. Until then save if for breaking tackles to keep a drive going, a touchdown, or some other spectacular play. Catching a quick out route on 2nd and 6, and running out of bounds for first down is great. When you have history of moving the chains more times than you have dropped passes that would have moved the chains then maybe you can do what you need. I couldn't stand it when 88 did it for the Cowgirls, becuase it was about him every freaking time he touched the ball for a 1st down, and it's killed it for everyone else since then. I don't care if they do it...just not on every single time they make a catch. I'd rather just see them do the celebrating in the endzone.

...and that catch in the picture was a deep ball he went up for against a double team...not some routine first down.

This too.

TimeKiller
08-20-2012, 11:00 PM
This has to be the guy behind me who was yelling "eat a steak" every single time a Foster run went for 3 yards, like a 3 yard run is unheard of.

Get over it. Be happy the Texans got another guy who can actually catch first downs.

rickyb
08-20-2012, 11:41 PM
At the risk of coming under fire from the OP, I disagree, respectfully. I quite enjoy the attitude possessed by the likes of Antonio Smith, Arian and Lestar. We need players like that. In my humble opinion. Plus, when I'm fired up after seeing the offense go stagnant, then Lestar helps us to continue moving the chains, by all means, let us know that's good for a Houston Texans....FIRST DOWN!!!!

Why would you come under fire from me for expressing your opinion? You expressed yours, without diminishing mine. That's good in my book.

Rick

drunkcookie
08-21-2012, 11:19 AM
I'd say AJ has earned the right. He also does it relatively infrequently. Celebration is like salt. A little bit is good. A lot ruins the meal.


Almost every time Johnson hauls in a bomb he does that "stare into the crowd" deal... I love it... "yah, i'm a bad ass..."

Hardcore Texan
08-22-2012, 12:55 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/387/053/103698915_display_image.jpg?1284055731

That would be a funny picture to caption.

4th and Schlong.

Fili
08-22-2012, 11:48 PM
The game was made to have fun. Shouldn't be a problem unless he gets flagged or something.

Bulls on Parade
08-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Kevin Walter does it all the time as well. It's a harmless display of enthusiasm and emotion. I wouldn't have a problem with it unless they start to take it to the extreme -- doing what Antonio Smith does with his ninja move on defense but the offensive version of that. That to me is a little too much. I'm surprised the officials haven't flagged him yet for excessive celebration.

kwayshauntay
08-23-2012, 06:28 PM
Antonio gets a pass because his celebration is entertaining.