PDA

View Full Version : AJ is back !!!


EllisUnit
11-22-2012, 04:58 PM
463 yards in the last 2 games can we officially say AJ is back ? I think so !!!

Thorn
11-22-2012, 04:59 PM
How sweet it is! :hurrah:

76Texan
11-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Hell yeah, He may be a year older than Thorn , but if Thorn still got it, AJ still got it :)

SheTexan
11-22-2012, 05:06 PM
I'll agree with ya when he gets in the EZ a few more times!! He's on his way back for sure though!

Norg
11-22-2012, 05:06 PM
We need a statue of AJ out in relient NO doubt about it

ThaJokaa
11-22-2012, 05:07 PM
How sweet it is! :hurrah:

He's Still DRE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CL6n0FJZpk

76Texan
11-22-2012, 05:15 PM
I'll agree with ya when he gets in the EZ a few more times!! He's on his way back for sure though!

Plenty more opportunities, SheTex.

Enjoy the ride woohoo

thunderkyss
11-22-2012, 05:18 PM
We had the bigger Johnson. Andre 9 catches 188 yards. Calvin 8 catches 140 yards.

ThaJokaa
11-22-2012, 05:18 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/files/2012/10/ANDRE.NOTES_-306x209.jpg

Fili
11-22-2012, 05:25 PM
I heard one of the commentators say Calvin Johnson was in the slot when we were on offense. Silly commentator.

76Texan
11-22-2012, 05:28 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/files/2012/10/ANDRE.NOTES_-306x209.jpg

Damn straight!

Fili
11-22-2012, 05:30 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRg-QuVEtf_hVRx09gfXAGSPHzxZJP28X9hFsXfFv3LiUD_cxfwHg

ThaJokaa
11-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Started like this

http://www.mytinyphone.com/uploads/users/cowboyfromhell/304208.jpg
.
Ended like this
http://www.mytinyphone.com/uploads/users/cowboyfromhell/304207.jpg

run-david-run
11-22-2012, 05:53 PM
I heard one of the commentators say Calvin Johnson was in the slot when we were on offense. Silly commentator.

No worries, the other guy called him Adrian Johnson... what does a future Hall of Fame-er have to do to get some respect....

thunderkyss
11-22-2012, 05:55 PM
Started like this

http://www.mytinyphone.com/uploads/users/cowboyfromhell/304208.jpg
.
Ended like this
http://www.mytinyphone.com/uploads/users/cowboyfromhell/304207.jpg

PRIME

http://cdn3.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/3497519/gyi0061999545.0_standard_352.0.jpg

ThaJokaa
11-22-2012, 06:08 PM
Andre Johnson has 461 Rec yds in his past 2 games, most in NFL history in back-to-back games. #HappyDreDay

SAMURAITEXAN
11-22-2012, 06:10 PM
AJ is well, AJ. There's no player like him. He is a beast!

Go Texans!!!

EllisUnit
11-22-2012, 07:50 PM
OHHHH and he now has 1058 yards on the season :clap:

MEGA SWATT
11-22-2012, 07:52 PM
463 yards in the last 2 games can we officially say AJ is back ? I think so !!!

He never left. As long as his hamstrings are fine, I don't care what his stats are.

EllisUnit
11-22-2012, 08:56 PM
He never left. As long as his hamstrings are fine, I don't care what his stats are.

I like him racking up the stats, will only help his bid for the hall of fame. Which is where i think he will end up.

These last 5 games has given him the confidence that i didnt see early in the season. If fully healthy he could play 4-5 more seasons and we all want him to go to the HOF

TheRealJoker
11-22-2012, 11:22 PM
Most by an NFL WR in 2 game span in NFL history...

ThaJokaa
11-22-2012, 11:24 PM
OHHHH and he now has 1058 yards on the season :clap:

1500 Yard season? Just like he said

theNumber80
11-23-2012, 12:02 AM
1500 Yard season? Just like he said

It'd be nice if he got a few more scores though. Kubiak should put Andre in as tightend in our goalline formation and get him some scores considering the majority of the time we get down there is because of him. Our tight ends should be thankful for AJ.

Bulls on Parade
11-23-2012, 12:04 AM
463 yards in the last 2 games can we officially say AJ is back ? I think so !!!
Some people were saying he's past his best days. I just think he's saving himself for the big games. I expect him to go beast mode in the playoffs - think Larry Fitzgerald when he took Arizona to the Super Bowl that one year and nearly won it against the Steelers with a go-ahead Touchdown late.

infantrycak
11-23-2012, 12:18 AM
Just for the record since people are loving to write AJ off, Rice's best year of his career came next year in AJ's progression.

There is a huge difference between a 30 year old RB and a 30 year old WR.

edwardc5637
11-23-2012, 12:18 AM
He is simply the best at what he does.

wtp
11-23-2012, 03:46 AM
I've never seen a players health been talked about so much when it's clearly not been an issue.

Andre Johnson has been clutch. Every time we need a big play Andre always seems to be able to make it.

He's been extremely focused on winning and will do anything to win. These same things can be said about Schaub as well.

TheRealJoker
11-23-2012, 09:56 AM
Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
But nothin comes out when they move their lips
Just a buncha gibberish
And mutha****as act like they forgot about Dre

thunderkyss
11-23-2012, 09:59 AM
A quiet 1000 yard season (http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/player/_/stat/receiving/qualified/false).

HTown2ATX
11-23-2012, 10:10 AM
'Dre Day 2012, all day every mf-ing day!!!!! He's been my favorite player from the get go and every game I have been specifically hoping for him to ball and the last 2 games he has been showing exactly why he is STILL, IMO, one of the best 3 WR's in the league!

I'm hoping in the playoffs he gets his Fitzgerald type moments!

klockWork
11-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Maybe I'm nitpicking here but I think AJ leaves a lot of yards on the field after a catch. I would like to see him do a quick juke, spin or a stiff arm at those DB's in front of him insteading of just covering up and pushing forward after a tackle.

Look at Brandon Marshall, that guy leads the league in YAC every season because he knows the superiority in size and strength is always in his favor after a catch. That guy is simply a bully running with the ball.

I look at AJ and I see King Kong behind that facemask. I can't imagine the damage that can be done with a simple stiff arm on a 200lb DB's.

Fortunately for CB's, AJ is too much of a gentleman for those type of things.
But don't expect the same courtesy from him in the Madden World.
Ahhh. Thank god there's Madden....

417Texan
11-23-2012, 12:51 PM
AJ was never gone. Never underestimate heart of this man.

417Texan
11-23-2012, 12:56 PM
osted on November 23, 2012 at 8:48 am by Tania Ganguli in 2012 Regular Season, General

E-mail
|
Print


Is Andre Johnson on the decline? Nope. (Karen Warren/Chronicle)
There has never been a receiver in the history of football to do what Andre Johnson has done in the past week.

There has never even been a receiver in the history of football to do what he’s done in two games.

Johnson caught an astounding 461 receiving yards in back-to-back games, a feat that’s never been accomplished before. He did it within a five-day span, just weeks after cries of his aging body and questions about whether he was finished circulated.

This wasn’t just among spectators and reporters. After his slow start, there were personnel people around the league who wondered if his decline had started.

This week, in two spectacular games, Johnson answered with a resounding, “No.”


On Sunday against the Jaguars, he caught 14 passes for a career-high 273 yards, including a walk-off 48-yard touchdown catch in overtime. Then, after playing five quarters and only getting three days of rest, at a time when another 31-year-old’s body might feel the strain of fatigue, Johnson caught nine passes for 188 yards. Six of those catches and 101 yards came in the fourth quarter and overtime.

“Andre is rolling right now,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s got confidence, he’s playing his tail off, he’s healthy and he’s back in the best condition I’ve seen him in in three years.”

Two games have catapulted Johnson from 21st in receiving yards to second, behind only Calvin Johnson who got upstaged on Thursday.

Andre Johnson’s total topped Chad Johnson, who had 450 yards in two games in 2006. And Chad Johnson didn’t do it in the same week.


http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/11/andre-johnson-produces-best-back-to-back-in-nfl-history/

thunderkyss
11-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Two games have catapulted Johnson from 21st in receiving yards to second, behind only Calvin Johnson who got upstaged on Thursday.


From 21 to 2

Wow.

Joeycharp89
11-23-2012, 01:32 PM
From 21 to 2

Wow.

This.

infantrycak
11-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Two games have catapulted Johnson from 21st in receiving yards to second, behind only Calvin Johnson who got upstaged on Thursday.

This was slightly bothering me during the game. The commentators kept going on and on about CJ and giving updated yard totals for him but were barely talking about AJ's yards.

TheRealJoker
11-23-2012, 01:43 PM
Maybe I'm nitpicking here but I think AJ leaves a lot of yards on the field after a catch. I would like to see him do a quick juke, spin or a stiff arm at those DB's in front of him insteading of just covering up and pushing forward after a tackle.

Look at Brandon Marshall, that guy leads the league in YAC every season because he knows the superiority in size and strength is always in his favor after a catch. That guy is simply a bully running with the ball.

I look at AJ and I see King Kong behind that facemask. I can't imagine the damage that can be done with a simple stiff arm on a 200lb DB's.

Fortunately for CB's, AJ is too much of a gentleman for those type of things.
But don't expect the same courtesy from him in the Madden World.
Ahhh. Thank god there's Madden....

How soon do we forget about his TD vs Arizona...

76Texan
11-23-2012, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the piece 417.
Repped

rush2112mn
11-23-2012, 02:18 PM
Hell yeah he is back AND HEALTHY....

He really gives credit to the training staff. Those guys ...whatever they are doing....it is working to perfection. Hell give those guys a raise because Andre is back.

He is also playing with chip on his sholder.....he heard all the whispers from the public even some Texan fans who thought..." he is too old" "he is damaged goods"...."better get a new number 1 receiver"...."can we trade him?"..."how many weeks will he last?"....ect.....

Thank you critics....because you just woke the sleeping Andre the Giant.....
And he is angry.......Give them hell Andre.....

thunderkyss
11-23-2012, 02:21 PM
This was slightly bothering me during the game. The commentators kept going on and on about CJ and giving updated yard totals for him but were barely talking about AJ's yards.

Right, I didn't even know Aj had 188 till after the game, looking at the stats. I figured he had about 7 or 8 catches, & probably just over 100 yards.

I was wrong about his ability to stretch the field. He had a forty something a thirty something, a couple of 20s...... & there was that big one Matt over threw him on (yeah, I was wrong about that too).

Yeah, he stretched the $hit out of that field.

klockWork
11-23-2012, 03:54 PM
How soon do we forget about his TD vs Arizona...

That's really desperate digging something over two years ago. That play was late the 4th Q in a close game near the end zone.

Mean while someone like Fitz or Steve Smith play with a slugger-like approach after a catch on every single play. AJ is more physically gifted and imposing than most top 10 WR out there and yet he's content with just getting on base instead of hitting one out the park. And please do bring out the game winning run against Jax. He was following great downfield blocking and coast from there.

AJ is doing CB's a favor by just covering up and letting them make the tackle. I want him to break their ankle with jukes, make them whiff with spin moves, shove face mask down their throats with stiff arm.

He still has all the tools. He's a beast. I want him to be a killer running with the ball. I'm not asking him to make that effort on every play. I know he puts ball securities first and that's great and smart. But once in awhile, let that beast come out to play. Give fans something more to cheer about after catching it.

I remember a while back at a sports bar, everytime AJ makes a catch I can see all the Texans fan in front of me immediately stand up over the table turned to each other for high fives before the play was even over, blocking the TV screen from me while they celebrate.

I use to get mad everytime they do that. But when they sit back down and the TV screen is back in view I realize AJ is almost always no more than 3 or 4 yards from where he caught the ball.

Mean while a section next to me was hosting the Bears game with all their die-hard fans. Every time B. Marshall catches a pass I noticed all their fans eye's remain lock to the TV, still seated, hands clutched to their drinks, watching every seconds of every stride at #15 until a sure tackle is made. Because they know their playmaking reciever can easily turn a short slant or hitch into a nice looking house all by himself.

Sadly for AJ the suspense is usually immediately over after a catch.

ChampionTexan
11-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Hell yeah he is back AND HEALTHY....

He really gives credit to the training staff. Those guys ...whatever they are doing....it is working to perfection. Hell give those guys a raise because Andre is back.



But wait, I thought our training staff and team doctors were all a bunch of moronic mouth-breathers incapable of competently diagnosing and treating anything more serious than a paper cut? (Or was that the Strength and Conditioning staff?)

76Texan
11-23-2012, 04:06 PM
Right, I didn't even know Aj had 188 till after the game, looking at the stats. I figured he had about 7 or 8 catches, & probably just over 100 yards.

I was wrong about his ability to stretch the field. He had a forty something a thirty something, a couple of 20s...... & there was that big one Matt over threw him on (yeah, I was wrong about that too).

Yeah, he stretched the $hit out of that field.

Good of you to man up :clap:

rolyat93
11-23-2012, 04:07 PM
He never left.

417Texan
11-23-2012, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the piece 417.
Repped

No problem amd you welcome. Thank you HOuston for having a good football team since ones in my state are horrible to watch.:texflag:

76Texan
11-23-2012, 04:22 PM
He never left.

Haha good one.

76Texan
11-23-2012, 04:26 PM
No problem amd you welcome. Thank you HOuston for having a good football team since ones in my state are horrible to watch.:texflag:

Just move to Houston.
We've got plenty of space around here.

Lucky
11-23-2012, 04:36 PM
Sadly for AJ the suspense is usually immediately over after a catch.

Like on the touchdown that ended the Jags OT game?

Btw, Smith and Fitzgerald average 0.3 additional yards after catch. Marshall averages 0.8 yards less after the catch.

The more you know....

infantrycak
11-23-2012, 05:00 PM
Like on the touchdown that ended the Jags OT game?

Btw, Smith and Fitzgerald average 0.3 additional yards after catch. Marshall averages 0.8 yards less after the catch.

The more you know....

Or to look at it a different way, percentage of yards which come from YAC:

AJ 29%
CJ 23%
Roddy White 24%
Steve Smith 29%
Brandon Marshall 27%
AJ Green 27%

Looks to me like AJ is doing just fine for being such a slow pansy.

rolyat93
11-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Maybe I'm nitpicking here but I think AJ leaves a lot of yards on the field after a catch.

You aren't nitpicking; you're baiting.

76Texan
11-23-2012, 05:33 PM
You aren't nitpicking; you're baiting.

I think you might be right. Well done young Sir.

klockWork
11-23-2012, 08:19 PM
Or to look at it a different way, percentage of yards which come from YAC:

AJ 29%
CJ 23%
Roddy White 24%
Steve Smith 29%
Brandon Marshall 27%
AJ Green 27%

Looks to me like AJ is doing just fine for being such a slow pansy.

I swear. Folks here in this forum reads a post, focus on an undertone, developed tunnel vision and runaway with their own spins on it.
In my post I said AJ is beast, still has all the tools, is physically more gifted than the 10 ten receiver in this league. I gave him more props than anybody in this thread. At what point did I say he was slow or declining? Hell, ealier I compared him to KIng Kong. To KIng Kong!

In regards to the YAC stats. Those numbers are misleading and is subjective and relative to where a WR catches the ball. AJ has benefit from passes that allows him spaces to run forward. Someone like Marshall catches a lot of passes from tight high-traffic coverages. But yet, he makes the most of it and manages to be among the league leaders every season in that category.

I just got through watching NFL rewind, Panthers vs Bucs, there was a play by Steve Smith: He caught a short fade toward the sideline, instead of running out of bound he stop short letting a CB run by him. It was a play that seems to last forever. He ended up running all the way across the other side of the field after dodging linemans, linebackers and safteys along the way. It was truly a wild sequences. He finished the play off by pushing off Ronde Barber at the side of his facemask and can be heard yelling "Get off me punk!"
All that running and scrambling only got him 3 extra yards. In hindsight it was probrably a foolish play but man, that got me pump up even though I'm no Panthers fan. Just the fact that there's so much fight in that guy is admirable.

AJ is built like the ultimate bad-ass. On one-on-one situation with a DB's it's heartbreaking to see him cover up the ball and concedes to be tackle.

Maybe AJ is playing it safe to extend his playing career, which make perfect sense. I guess the worst thing I can say about Andre Johnson is he's maybe the best possession/route-running WR in the game. If that's the best we can get from him then I gladly take it. Is it enough to bring a Super Bowl title to Houston? I surely hope so.

EllisUnit
11-23-2012, 09:18 PM
I swear. Folks here in this forum reads a post, focus on an undertone, developed tunnel vision and runaway with their own spins on it.
In my post I said AJ is beast, still has all the tools, is physically more gifted than the 10 ten receiver in this league. I gave him more props than anybody in this thread. At what point did I say he was slow or declining? Hell, ealier I compared him to KIng Kong. To KIng Kong!

In regards to the YAC stats. Those numbers are misleading and is subjective and relative to where a WR catches the ball. AJ has benefit from passes that allows him spaces to run forward. Someone like Marshall catches a lot of passes from tight high-traffic coverages. But yet, he makes the most of it and manages to be among the league leaders every season in that category.

I just got through watching NFL rewind, Panthers vs Bucs, there was a play by Steve Smith: He caught a short fade toward the sideline, instead of running out of bound he stop short letting a CB run by him. It was a play that seems to last forever. He ended up running all the way across the other side of the field after dodging linemans, linebackers and safteys along the way. It was truly a wild sequences. He finished the play off by pushing off Ronde Barber at the side of his facemask and can be heard yelling "Get off me punk!"
All that running and scrambling only got him 3 extra yards. In hindsight it was probrably a foolish play but man, that got me pump up even though I'm no Panthers fan. Just the fact that there's so much fight in that guy is admirable.

AJ is built like the ultimate bad-ass. On one-on-one situation with a DB's it's heartbreaking to see him cover up the ball and concedes to be tackle.

Maybe AJ is playing it safe to extend his playing career, which make perfect sense. I guess the worst thing I can say about Andre Johnson is he's maybe the best possession/route-running WR in the game. If that's the best we can get from him then I gladly take it. Is it enough to bring a Super Bowl title to Houston? I surely hope so.

Ummmm you said he leaves a lot of yards on the field and infantry was just pointing out that he gets more YAC than any other WR. I think you just had a voice in your head saying god knows what.

infantrycak
11-23-2012, 09:27 PM
In regards to the YAC stats. Those numbers are misleading and is subjective and relative to where a WR catches the ball. AJ has benefit from passes that allows him spaces to run forward. Someone like Marshall catches a lot of passes from tight high-traffic coverages. But yet, he makes the most of it and manages to be among the league leaders every season in that category.

Do you actually watch Texans games? The idea AJ is running free and not in traffic more than other top WR's is ludicrous.

76Texan
11-23-2012, 09:27 PM
I swear. Folks here in this forum reads a post, focus on an undertone, developed tunnel vision and runaway with their own spins on it.
In my post I said AJ is beast, still has all the tools, is physically more gifted than the 10 ten receiver in this league. I gave him more props than anybody in this thread. At what point did I say he was slow or declining? Hell, ealier I compared him to KIng Kong. To KIng Kong!

In regards to the YAC stats. Those numbers are misleading and is subjective and relative to where a WR catches the ball. AJ has benefit from passes that allows him spaces to run forward. Someone like Marshall catches a lot of passes from tight high-traffic coverages. But yet, he makes the most of it and manages to be among the league leaders every season in that category.

I just got through watching NFL rewind, Panthers vs Bucs, there was a play by Steve Smith: He caught a short fade toward the sideline, instead of running out of bound he stop short letting a CB run by him. It was a play that seems to last forever. He ended up running all the way across the other side of the field after dodging linemans, linebackers and safteys along the way. It was truly a wild sequences. He finished the play off by pushing off Ronde Barber at the side of his facemask and can be heard yelling "Get off me punk!"
All that running and scrambling only got him 3 extra yards. In hindsight it was probrably a foolish play but man, that got me pump up even though I'm no Panthers fan. Just the fact that there's so much fight in that guy is admirable.

AJ is built like the ultimate bad-ass. On one-on-one situation with a DB's it's heartbreaking to see him cover up the ball and concedes to be tackle.

Maybe AJ is playing it safe to extend his playing career, which make perfect sense. I guess the worst thing I can say about Andre Johnson is he's maybe the best possession/route-running WR in the game. If that's the best we can get from him then I gladly take it. Is it enough to bring a Super Bowl title to Houston? I surely hope so.
So how many yards did Steve Smith collect after that catch?

But who cares how it gets done.
Greg Cosell, widely considered as the guru of game film still sees AJ as premier receiver in the league (a hair above Megation).
That says a lot.



Andre Johnson, not Calvin Johnson, NFL's top receiver?
By Dan Hanzus (NFL Writer)
July 16, 2012

As for the No. 1 spot, Cosell says a 2011 hamstring injury -- and the relative low profile that comes with playing for the Houston Texans -- makes it easy to forget how special Andre Johnson is. Cosell calls the difference between Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson "microscopic," but says the Texans' Johnson is "more purely athletic and explosive."

"When you watch him on film, you see the quickness, lateral agility and short-area burst of a much smaller man," Cosell wrote. "... Talk to many receivers and defensive backs in the league, and they will tell you that his combination of size, speed and sheer athleticism is off the charts. They have never seen another receiver like him."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a97300/article/andre-johnson-not-calvin-johnson-nfls-top-receiver

417Texan
11-24-2012, 02:46 PM
Just move to Houston.
We've got plenty of space around here.

Funny used to live in DFW and me and old lady want to maybe retire in Texas. The Missouri winters can be a beatdown.

MistaRed
11-29-2012, 12:30 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread so I'll just up this one:

Andre Johnson named AFC Offensive Player of the month for November

Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans

AFC Offensive Player of the Month @johnson80 had 35 catches for 614 yards in November. He averaged 153.5 yards a game!

Playoffs
11-29-2012, 12:32 PM
“I’ve been telling you guys I’ve been feeling better and better every week,” Johnson said.

“Maybe you guys will believe me after that." After Johnson's 273 yard game.


Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
RT @TexansVoice: Any conversation about best WR today still must include him "@NickScurfield: Andre Johnson - AFC Off. Player of Month"

In 4 games in November, @johnson80 topped 100 rec yds 3x & 175 2x. Set @nfl record w/ 461 yards in a 2-game span #Texans

Andre Johnson has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month. Averaged 153.5 receiving yards in 4 Nov. games #Texans

thunderkyss
11-29-2012, 12:33 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread so I'll just up this one:

Andre Johnson named AFC Offensive Player of the month for November


That's pretty sick.

If I hadn't admitted I was wrong for saying Andre Johnson's best days are behind him.... I was wrong.

thunderkyss
11-29-2012, 12:38 PM
This has been posted in the AJ's back thread.

DX-TEX
11-29-2012, 12:45 PM
How soon do we forget about his TD vs Arizona...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/139795_o.gif

Also dont forget:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/2s1rhxg.gif

76Texan
11-29-2012, 01:48 PM
He shoulda gain more yards after catch.:kitten: