Andre Johnson's longevity

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  1. badboy

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    Just curious how posters look at how much longer AJ will be able to play. It is often mentioned that Texans need to start looking for his replacement. IMO most receivesr need two years to hit full strife in the NFL. I don't see a WR in this draft at any of our picks that could lead to an eventual replacement. I think Streeter could if he maxes out. I think we can address WR2 and love Fleener as either a WR or TE. We could perhaps also pick up a slot as I did in my individual mock but a replacement will probably come in a later year.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    It's going to be hard to find another "Andre Johnson", those players are rare... However there are plenty of WRs in this draft that can develop into #1 WRs and we need to grab one pronto... THIS YEAR.

    I remember posting on this board during Andre's first couple of seasons and the discussion then was how Bradford was not the receiver that we need to have paired with a young stud like Andre Johnson.. and how we need to find a vet who could teach him the ropes. I remember when the Raiders cut ties with Rice in '04 there were a LOT of people who wanted to bring him on board just for that reason..

    Well now we have that type of receiver and we need to find his student... he tried to take Jacoby under his wing, but Jacoby isn't the student or technician that he was or needs. If we don't get a young buck to mold under him, we're simply wasting the opportunity of having a young talented receiver to learn tricks of the trade from one of the best.

    It's time that Andre Johnson becomes our Marvin Harrison to our Reggie Wayne (and no, I don't think Wayne would be the player that he became if it wasn't for Harrison)....and Harrison was 28 when the Colts drafted Wayne... Johnson will be 31 this summer. It pains me to say this, but since you asked the question, I think even if Johnson stays healthy, he only has about 2 more elite seasons left in him, then he'll begging to tail off as just a productive receiver. Which make the urgency that much greater to great a blue chip prospect THIS YEAR. Like Harrison was to Wayne... Johnson needs to be able to SHOW him how it's done and how to be great, not just be here to tell him about what he used to be able to do.

    Getting somebody here under Andre, who has 1st round talent and a elite shot at becoming a franchise WR is LONG overdue and it has to be done THIS YEAR. It's one of the biggest disservices the team has done over the last few seasons to be quite honest. We simply cannot afford to continue to sit on our hands and wait for a later year. I remember Andre saying that he thought about retirement when he was battling through his injury situation. Andre is not the type of guy who's going to stick around to chase numbers and I think he's the type of guy who'll simply quietly hang up the cleats at a moments notice as soon as he thinks he doesn't have it anymore. Because of that reason, I think his remaining career might be a lot shorter than others might think. He just seems like that kind of cat who once he thinks he's "losing it" he's done and will walk away. We need to get another #1 type of receiver in here...and if we pick the right guy, it might actually extend Andre's career.
     
  3. VTexan

    VTexan The Realist

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    TL;DR version: Draft a receiver.
     
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    It is also important to select a guy who will be a student; too many WRs are prima donnas and will not listen to anyone.
     
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    so who are y'all thinking then? what do we do? do we trade up?
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    Well that just further proves my point.. It's best to draft a receiver (the pima donna position) when you have a guy who commands as much respect league wide as Andre Johnson does on the roster. Loud mouth receivers like Chad Johnson have even given him props and nobody is going to challenge what the man has to say. Having a receiver like Andre Johnson on the roster means you can draft the most flamboyant receiver in the draft and that player will still know where he sits in the pecking order and he'll still think twice about challenging the guy. Andre = respect. Everybody has learned before, it's always the quiet guys that you don't want to piss off or mess with.. :) Innegan certainly learned that lesson
     
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    Agreed although imo only 2 WRs could be there at #26 that could be #1 quickly; Wright and perhaps Hill.
     
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    What was too long about that post? (which was filled with more than "draft a receiver") Has this country really become that lazy where they can't even read 5 simple paragraphs. Sad

    I was a member of generation x, your generation should be called generation acronym or generation "too lazy to type out thoughts or read" Oh well, maybe that's just a by product of having these smart phones. I'm really starting to think Mike Judge was a freaking prophet with his unheralded "Idiocracy" film.
     


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    Yes, that one forum poster is an excellent gauge of the entire country's laziness.
     
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    Thanks for explaining what he meant.
     
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    Read the rest of that post... (granted, I'm stuck out in the boonies and my edits are hit and miss... connection sucks out here)

    You must be a member of that generation seeing how you took offense to what I said. Thanks for responding though. :fingergun:
     
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    I'm not going to lie... I had to google it, I guess I don't eat at "buttfu*kers" :)
     
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    LOL @ a thread title referring to Dre's weiner.

    Shouldn't there be another section for this?
     
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    So says the member named Shaft.
     
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    Lol, I didn't take offense, you give yourself too much credit if you think that. However, I did point out the logical fallacy of your complaint. Feel free to keep tossing out idiotic generalizations, I'll be happy to shoot them down.
     
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    Actually you did take offense to what I said...which is the reason why you felt compelled to put your two sense in and respond in the first place.. And no, you didn't point out any "logical fallacy in my complaint" either.

    I simply called one guy lazy for not spelling out what he meant to say and I'll easily call you lazy for doing as such.. Guess what, "puller of other man's meat", that will make you lazy as well. keep pulling.
     
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    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    Well played sir.
     
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    1) I think the end of Andre's playing days are closer than any of us would like to think,

    2) This year's WR class is a 2nd round class. None can touch an AJ Green or even a Julio Jones, according to every scout/player personnel guy I've asked.

    3) I have no information on Andre Johnson's wiener. ( I did hear VY hopes to locker-up with AJ & his wiener, but that's another topic. )
     
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    I think he hit the apex of his career in 2010 and he's on the downside now and
    the concern has got to be (a) how rapidly do his raw athletic talents decline from this point on and (b) how much playing time will he miss because of injuries ?
     

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