Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


Texans Talk Football talk only please. Keep it to the game, the players, the coaches and management.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2005   #1
Vinny
shiny happy fan
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 50
Posts: 21,670
Rep Power: 133798 Vinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Travis has always been a Bull

I guess its destiny's call...
Quote:
Travis Johnson rolled up his sleeve and flexed his left biceps, revealing a bull tattoo next to the word "untouchable."

"I'm a Taurus," Johnson, the Texans' first-round pick, said Friday between rookie minicamp sessions at Reliant Park. Reminded the Texans logo is an outline of a bull, Johnson smiled and added, "Bulls don't ever stop. They see red and keep going. You have to kill a bull for him to stop."
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/3161464
__________________
http://twitter.com/#!/TexansTalk


"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves" - Edward R. Murrow
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #2
Wolf
100% Texan
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kerrville
Age: 44
Posts: 37,057
Rep Power: 88913 Wolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I read that this morning.. and more I think about it the more I like this guy... there was a big discussion during the season about "lack of fire" on this team.. This guy looks/sounds like he has a nasty attitude on the field.. I am thinking he maybe the leader that we have been looking for..Hopefully him and Walker will flex those Bicepts after a group effort of sacking payton in the endzone for a safety

Now we need a linemen that has that nasty attitude (ala Runyan type) where when Carr keeps getting hit .. a guy that lights a fire under the other lineman..
Wolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #3
GP 
Go Texans!
 
GP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: TEXAS!
Posts: 17,747
Rep Power: 50777 GP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respectedGP is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I thought TJ was a good pick with potential.

Still do.

I know there's a lot of Derrick Johnson fans here, and that's fine. I personally think that it's ironic that Dj is the highest drafted LB by the Chiefs since....Percy Snow. There was a lot of hype around Percy, and he busted.

All of the LB moves we made pre-draft should have been a sign that we weren't serious about DJ.

TJ seems like he's ready to play. You can see it in his eyes. I don't think he's phased by the pressures that I think of the other draft picks are feeling right now. Seems like he's very confident and doesn't really care about anything but playing ball.

And, "yes," it's about time we got some nastiness on our team. Trot David Carr and Andre Johnson down to the Lions Club banquet to shake hands with old ladies....we need a few more players like TJ that just want to hurt someone on an every-Sunday basis.
GP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #4
Wolf
100% Texan
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kerrville
Age: 44
Posts: 37,057
Rep Power: 88913 Wolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

what is kinds ironic.. We win the Cleveland game ...we probably pick 16th anyway .. lose the cleveland gain a 2006 3rd rounder

ok I have too much time on my hands
Wolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #5
El Tejano
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 9,811
Rep Power: 10969 El Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf
what is kinds ironic.. We win the Cleveland game ...we probably pick 16th anyway .. lose the cleveland gain a 2006 3rd rounder

ok I have too much time on my hands
No, that is a good assessment on what we really had on our hands. I think the fact that Johnson looks up to Deacon Jones but also knows so much about him and that position in the past, helps him too.
El Tejano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #6
keyfro
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 30
Posts: 1,859
Rep Power: 14 keyfro was voted MVPkeyfro was voted MVPkeyfro was voted MVP
Send a message via AIM to keyfro
Default

well there have been a couple of hall of fame defensive lineman that have worn number 75...deacon jones, mean joe greene, howie long just to name the ones off the top of my head...let's hope travis johnson can come close to having that type of a career...not comparing his game to theirs just the fact that he chose the same jersey number...i'm sure there have been plenty of d-lineman with that number who have busted out...anyways...i've been all for travis being a texan since i heard his name called...i look forward to seeing him sack leftwich, manning, and every other QB we come against
__________________
With the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft the Houston Texans select...?????
keyfro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #7
F-minus67
Hall of Fame
 
F-minus67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Middletown,CT
Age: 27
Posts: 1,070
Rep Power: 12 F-minus67 is ridin' the pine
Default

I hope that he has a 1/4 of the talent that Jones had, if he does you can expect to see him running down Manning and Leftwich.
__________________
"Democracy is not for the people." - Judge Dredd
F-minus67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 04-30-2005   #8
wiley2002
Veteran
 
wiley2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 30
Posts: 314
Rep Power: 0 wiley2002 is ridin' the pine
Default

Quote:
"Bulls don't ever stop. They see red and keep going. You have to kill a bull for him to stop."
Now that's the kind of attitude we need on the D!!!! :woot
wiley2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #9
JustBonee
Hall of Fame
 
JustBonee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,762
Rep Power: 12 JustBonee is a fan favorite
Default

So Travis is a Taurus. Good to hear that! 2 Bulls on the Team.

Travis meet Toro
: Occupation: Houston Texans Mascot
Date of Birth: 4/21/01
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Parents: Tex and Ann
Education: MA (Master's of Acrobatics)
Weight: Big enough to BULL you over
Height: 6 feet tall
Hoof Size: 10 1/2

Favorites:
Colors: Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red & Liberty White
Songs: Wooly BULLy and Deep in the Heart of Texas
Food: Chips with Salsa & Queso, BBQ Chicken and stadium foods
Vacation Spots: Pamplona, Spain, for the annual Running of the BULLS and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Activity: Bucking Cowboys to the turf

(from Toro's bio at the main page)
JustBonee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #10
DocBar
Hall of Fame
 
DocBar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: I'm international
Section: Channel 700-ish on NFL Sunday Ticket
Age: 44
Posts: 8,916
Rep Power: 59303 DocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I'm really liking this kid more and more. He's saying all the right things and seems to have just the attitude we need. I hope he lets his play do the talking and doesn't get into the fad of celebrating any tackle he happens to be in on like so many other players do these days. Remember Ray Childress?? He'd rip your head off for a 10 yd loss and get up and go back to the huddle. Knock 'em dead, TJ!!!
__________________
“If you take a highly intelligent person and give them the best possible, elite education, then you will most likely wind up with an academic who is completely impervious to reality.” Halton Arp
DocBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #11
Carr Bombed
Hall of Fame
 
Carr Bombed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Wherever the US govt. sends me
Posts: 13,654
Rep Power: 69328 Carr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respectedCarr Bombed is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf
I read that this morning.. and more I think about it the more I like this guy... there was a big discussion during the season about "lack of fire" on this team.. This guy looks/sounds like he has a nasty attitude on the field.. I am thinking he maybe the leader that we have been looking for..Hopefully him and Walker will flex those Bicepts after a group effort of sacking payton in the endzone for a safety

Now we need a linemen that has that nasty attitude (ala Runyan type) where when Carr keeps getting hit .. a guy that lights a fire under the other lineman..
If he is playing Walker is not, or is Payne out, is this guy going to be our future DE or NT. Regardless there is going to be some serious competition in training camp.

Also I'm a tuarus and their characteristics are- very proud and headstrong (stubborn like a bull, hence the sign), will never admit when wrong or give in, very strong and hates to show weakness. They are most capatible his scorpios and are almost identical to leos- had a girlfriend that was in to that kind of stuff, it was kinda spooky, the description of each sign matched the person to a tee. Its kinda scary, I hate to admit when I'm wrong (thats why I sometime get into lengthy debates with fellow posters) I almost died of a appendicitis (went 3 1/2 days), cause I have such a high pain tollerance (hate hospitals). I garrantee you this guy will play through injury. Almost every girlfriend I have had was a scorpio, btw they are the most wild and crazy people you will ever meet

Last edited by Carr Bombed; 04-30-2005 at 10:20 PM.
Carr Bombed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #12
DocBar
Hall of Fame
 
DocBar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: I'm international
Section: Channel 700-ish on NFL Sunday Ticket
Age: 44
Posts: 8,916
Rep Power: 59303 DocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carr Bomb
If he is playing Walker is not, or is Payne out, is this guy going to be our future DE or NT. Regardless there is going to be some serious competition in training camp.
I hope the competition is fierce. This is just what our passrush needed. Walker and Payne feeling pressured will certainly be more productive than the same duo observing last years depth chart. If TJ kicks *** and wins a starting nod, then the same result. WIN-WIN!!!!!! I hope we hit at least 25-30 sacks this year. It would be kinda cool to see our sack total higher than our interception total.
__________________
“If you take a highly intelligent person and give them the best possible, elite education, then you will most likely wind up with an academic who is completely impervious to reality.” Halton Arp
DocBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #13
wags
Hall of Fame
 
wags's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: TX and FL
Age: 36
Posts: 1,601
Rep Power: 23 wags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famer
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DocBar
I hope we hit at least 25-30 sacks this year. It would be kinda cool to see our sack total higher than our interception total.
If we only have 25-30 sacks this year then we are in trouble. We need around 40-45 sacks to be a dominant defense.

If our sack total isn't higher than our INT total, we will officially be a joke on defense.
__________________
A good argument is always spoiled by someone who knows what they're talking about
wags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005   #14
DocBar
Hall of Fame
 
DocBar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: I'm international
Section: Channel 700-ish on NFL Sunday Ticket
Age: 44
Posts: 8,916
Rep Power: 59303 DocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respectedDocBar is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wags
If we only have 25-30 sacks this year then we are in trouble. We need around 40-45 sacks to be a dominant defense.

If our sack total isn't higher than our INT total, we will officially be a joke on defense.
I whole-heartedly agree with you, but I was trying to be realistic/almost pessimistic. That's how futile our "pass rush" has made me feel. Walker and Payne have NFL life left in them. I just feel that at this stage of their respective career's they may be seeing the end of the rainbow and (Payne's severe hamstring injury not withstanding) be looking to get out with no more physical damage than previously incurred. I used to ride bulls for a living and know how much it sucks getting out of bed in the morning. I think TJ is gonna give a much needed attitudinal adjustment to a couple of entrenched starters. Let the games begin. Loose the Hounds!!! :woot
__________________
“If you take a highly intelligent person and give them the best possible, elite education, then you will most likely wind up with an academic who is completely impervious to reality.” Halton Arp
DocBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005   #15
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Age: 31
Posts: 5,792
Rep Power: 10214 STEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respectedSTEEL BLUE TEXANS is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Travis Johnson, my favorite newest Texan.

http://mediaframe.yahoo.com/launch?l...?p=1&.mh=noint
STEEL BLUE TEXANS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005   #16
keyfro
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 30
Posts: 1,859
Rep Power: 14 keyfro was voted MVPkeyfro was voted MVPkeyfro was voted MVP
Send a message via AIM to keyfro
Default

i hope he brings that never say die attitude to this defense...i hope his attitude is contagious to the rest of the guys cause i'm a defensive guy...i'd rather have a good defensive team over a good offensive team...i absolutely can't wait to see travis johnson in action...how far away is august?
__________________
With the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft the Houston Texans select...?????
keyfro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005   #17
LikeABoss
All Pro
 
LikeABoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The MidWest, Ohio to be exact...
Age: 32
Posts: 599
Rep Power: 0 LikeABoss seems to be losing the respect of his peers
Default

Hopefully TJ and Robaire Smith can cause some serious penetration on the D-line. If they do that, it will make Peek's and Babin's job a whole lot easier.
__________________
This is Peyton Manning, can you send a 30 ft long catfish po boy please? - Reggie Bush
LikeABoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2005   #18
Honoring Earl 34
Hey Koolaid
 
Honoring Earl 34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Age: 51
Posts: 18,834
Rep Power: 144920 Honoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respectedHonoring Earl 34 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

A good DL will make a good LB look great . A bad DL will make a Great LB look OK. If TJ can play Greenwood will look like what people think DJ would be .
Honoring Earl 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2005   #19
Vinny
shiny happy fan
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 50
Posts: 21,670
Rep Power: 133798 Vinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I was looking for articles on Ryan Moats and came across this quote in the Philly paper. Figured I'd share...
Quote:
Fan of the Deacon

If there's one draft pick you should root for, it's Houston defensive lineman Travis Johnson, taken 16th in the first round by the Texans out of Florida State. Unlike many of his inked-up young brethren, Johnson has respect for the old heads. His football idol was, and is, Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones. Johnson wears No. 75 in honor of Jones.

The two met when Johnson was a senior in high school and considered the nation's top prep defensive lineman. Jones, Johnson, and Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott taped a television show together, and Johnson was enthralled with Jones' war stories.

"He's an O.G. [original gangster]," Johnson said of Jones.

"I've been an NFL Films junkie since I was a little kid," Johnson said. "Ever since I've seen the way Deacon used to talk about the game, I went back and looked at a lot of stuff, and I just loved the way he plays. To be a student of the game, you've got to know about everybody. Everybody knows Deacon would probably be the all-time sack leader if they kept track of stats" - sacks weren't counted as an official stat until 1982 - "what would he have, about 280 sacks?"
http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/spo...l/11590711.htm
__________________
http://twitter.com/#!/TexansTalk


"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves" - Edward R. Murrow
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2005   #20
El Tejano
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 9,811
Rep Power: 10969 El Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respectedEl Tejano is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

When I read that about Johnson in the chronic, it kind of gave me a different look to him. Kind of like what we are getting here is not just someone wanting to earn a million dollar check but someone who wants to put his stamp in the game. That kind of stuff leads to super bowls.
El Tejano is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger