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Old 12-02-2005   #1
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Has he lived up to anybody's expectations and what kind of future do you see him as having? I was wondering what the prevailing mood was. He was drafted around where Tommie Harris was and it took him a year to get going so how long before the jury is out?
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It's really hard to say because he doesn't start. I think the jury will not fully be out on him until after next year. I think his future kind of depends on the coaching staff next year though. I have seen him do good things and then I have seen him do nothing at all. I love his attitude though.
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for my expectations travis johnson has definetly lived up to his draft status...look the main thing everyone needs to realize is that both offensive and defensive lineman (especially d-lineman) need time to develop in the nfl no matter where they were drafted...TJ next year will be more involved in whatever defense we are running and will be more productive and then in his third year he will be the starter and will be an absolute terror...given no injury problems
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I think if we switch to the 4-3 next year, you will see if he is worth or not.
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I think, after watching interviews and listening to his knowledge and respect of the game, that Travis could wind up being a leader on this team, especially on defense!

However, that depends on talent and production as well. He sems to have a pretty good motor. Also, it seems like DT's take a while to grasp the game.

Personally, I think 75 will be fine. (shh...but would still pick DJ, actually!)
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I think if we switch to the 4-3 next year, you will see if he is worth or not.
He does look pretty badass with that black visor though.
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He doesnt play enough for me to even say he was worth a number 1 pick. When we picked that high in the draft, we should have gotten a starter, not a back-up....
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Just not ready to give a thumbs up or down on him yet. The player needs more time to develop. If he is not making plays by the end of next season (when I assume we will probably be looking at drafting defensive players), then we might want to rethink him. But so far, so good.
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He doesnt play enough for me to even say he was worth a number 1 pick. When we picked that high in the draft, we should have gotten a starter, not a back-up....
He'll be a starter soon enough, if he's good enough anyway. Walker isn't that young. Also most 3 man fronts like to rotate their DTs so he should get more time.
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Default I am rooting for TJ.

Agree with the others that say it is too early to tell with him. Think that he will be a good one though, and I think it was a position we needed to draft for.

But as an aside, I will say that I think he might have the type of large personality that can make him one of the leaders on the D. Very personable and funny.

At one of the Texans events, I was trying to get personalized messages on a Texans baseball cap for someone going through chemotherapy and who was losing her hair. Anyhow, I ran into Travis Johnson first, and he signs the hat and says, come with me, I'll get the whole team to sign. And he walks me back where the team was and got everyone there to sign it with really nice messages.

It might not be a big deal, but he didn't have to do that and a lot of athletes wouldn't have.

Anyhow, I hope he stays on track and is a force on our team for a long time to come.
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At one of the Texans events, I was trying to get personalized messages on a Texans baseball cap for someone going through chemotherapy and who was losing her hair.
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TJ is going through typical rookie pains this year. Give him time, he will be a good defensive lineman!

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I'll admit I wasn't happy at ALL with the pick but he's growing on me. Especially if we switch to a 4-3.

I concur with the board. Too little info on him to tell anything right now.
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i like his attitude for sure. Texans need more players w/some 'tude and aren't affraid to intimidate and talk smack.
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He will have a career about as long as his first contract. Then he will become a 600 pound man.
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I believe he will show himself as a great player as soon as he gets some push from the linebackers.
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So if TJ does turn out to be a stud, do ya'll give Casserly any credit?

Hopefully our D will be much more aggressive next year and we see him starting. That's when we'll all know if he's worth the first round pick or not. Of course, I'm hoping he's all that and a bag of Cheetohs. I mean, he's our boy!
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Remember when most of you went "Who?" when Casserly took Chester Pitts in the 2nd round?
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Remember when most of you went "Who?" when Casserly took Chester Pitts in the 2nd round?
That doesn't mean much when they took David Carr and I said, "Who?"

(I say, "Who?" a lot.)
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Give him time. Given the season that we've had it's almost tough to call. With time, he'll be one of the best.
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