Chronic: The scoop on Travis Johnson

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  1. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    Johnson tackles tough times

    When I looked at the picture of him of him in that link, that said all I needed to know about why he's at the bottom of the depth chart. He's got maturity issues. But I guess the positive thing, is that his coaches are recognizing that, and aren't sweeping it under the rug.

    It will be real interesting though. Two of those DTs won't make the team. Wonder which two it will be?:hmmm:
     
  2. Texan in Japan

    Texan in Japan All Pro

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    This is probably the best thing that can happen to Travis...either he steps up and competes or he heads to the bench or worse waiver wire. I hope he gets it, I'd hate to think we wasted that pick!
     
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    This pretty much confirms the bad feeling I've been having about him and his performance so far this year.
     
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    at least that 3rd. rd. pick aquired from New Orleans turned into Eric Winston :rolleyes: otherwise last years lack of performance and now this I would slash the caps off my beer bottles. :brickwall
     
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    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    Warren Sapp was a fat piece of poo. Tackles are tackles.
     
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    I don't know.. looks like a young Warren Sapp to me.

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    Don't forget...... he is effectively a rookie this year.
     
  7. Marcus

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    I think Megan Manfull should have not danced around the subject and called Johnson a grotesquely out-of-shape immature unmotivated slacker, living high on the hog on his 1st round draft pick money. Because of all the turmoil and turnover this offseason, there was apparently nobody around to hold his hand, and say that there is actually such a thing as an off-season conditioning program.

    I'm absolutely that last person in the world that would prematurely label a 1st round pick a bust . . . but he's pissing me off.
     
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    Warren Sapp has been there and done that. I wouldn't go there.
     


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    Yeah and I doubt Sapp ever practiced behind someone from the practice squad in his career. I just hope TJ can get his act together.
     
  10. nunusguy

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    I hope this is just a "period of adjustment" thing TJ is going thru, because after the huge disappointment of giving up 2 other first day picks for P-Burnt last year and the way he performed, if TJ doesn't work out it would make the 2005 Draft nearly a complete bust, with the exception of KR Mathis.
    Its especially bad when you consider the likes of OT Alex Barron and WR Mark Clayton, 2 guys who had really good rookies years in 2005 and were arguably at bigger need positions than DT, were both left on the Board last year after we took Johnson.
     
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    throw gasoline on the fire & beat a dead :deadhorse

    16 Houston Travis Johnson DE Florida State
    17 Cincinnati David Pollack OLB Georgia
    18 Minnesota Erasmus James DE Wisconsin
    19 St. Louis Alex Barron T Florida State
    20 Dallas Marcus Spears DE Louisiana State

    21 Jacksonville Matt Jones WR Arkansas
    22 Baltimore Mark Clayton WR Oklahoma
    23 Oakland Fabian Washington CB Nebraska

    24 Green Bay Aaron Rodgers QB California
    25 Washington Jason Campbell QB Auburn
    26 Seattle Chris Spencer C Mississippi
    27 Atlanta Roddy White WR Ala.-Birmingham
    28 San Diego Luis Castillo DE Northwestern
    29 Indianapolis Marlin Jackson CB Michigan
    30 Pittsburgh Heath Miller TE Virginia
    31 Philadelphia Mike Patterson DT Southern California
    32 New England Logan Mankins G Fresno State
     
  12. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Megan was reporting not opining--an article not a opinion column. (Wonder if Megan reads over here--there were a number of us wondering about TJ).

    Actions speak louder than words. They are making sure everyone on the team knows that it doesn't matter where you were drafted, if you are working hard, you will play, and if you aren't you won't.

    It's May. I wouldn't get too freaked out about this. They are getting his attention. Personally, I am rooting for him--he is a likable personable guy. (We should all be so lucky not to have our immaturities played out in the newspaper).

    Everybody on the team has new expectations for them. And they are hearing them.
     
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    I haven't followed all of these players so I'm not going to rate them, but going by your bolding/not bolding there was only about a 56% hit ratio (not counting TJ). I understand that this is an evaluation after just one year and I expect some of the misses to end up being good players. Interesting none-the-less.
     
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    I am glad to hear that these coaches aren't BSing. They are letting people know when they aren't getting what they expect of them.
     
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    I realize that. I guess I should have used a :rolleyes:, but facetious would be better suited.
     
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    "This is a big year for him," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "It's year two. Most of the players in this league make their biggest jump from year one to year two if they are going to be a great player and play a long time. So it's time for Travis to do that."

    Very odd statement given the lack of production for a number of first round picks on this team. Just hope TJ stays with the program, got to have depth and he will be a player eventually.
     
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    I really felt that the 2005 draft class was like 2002. Fairly weak with a few scattered gems that we won't find out about for a few years. I'm not shy about who I wanted and will stick to it. I wanted DJ and would still take him today over TJ + the 3rd round pick. The 3rd round pick was for Spencer (imo) not Winston. They took Winston with the Saints pick to justify the tradedown for TJ (imo). There is no other reason to take Spencer before Winston other than that (imo).

    I still hope TJ proves to be worth his first round status but work ethics aren't something that are easily taught. You either have them or you don't most of the time.
     
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    I think the WORST thing that could have happened to him was having Gary Walker being his mentor his first year in the league.........Lord I hope none of Garys attitude rubbed off on Travis. Mentaly speaking and how Gary approached practice, sometimes I think Gary just thought he could show up and everything would take of its self.:spy:

    I really think Travis will do fine being in the 4-3 again.
    Sound like someone to you............G-FUNK
     
  19. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :fridge: The good news is that TJ has first round talent . Lombardi said winning is not a sometimes thing its an all the time thing ... I think this also applies to being a premier player . This is what the DL coach meens by TJ making up his mind and doing whats needed to fullfill his potential .

    Translation , get off your fat ass and be in shape year around . If you are not bigger , stronger and faster than you were when you arrived here your losing ground . A quality DL over a ten year period can make 20 million dollars and your throwing it away . God only makes so many 300 lb men who are quick and agile enough to be NFL linemen and you still think NC State is on your schedule .
     
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    Make no mistake about it, IMO Kubiak and his people are not immune from playing politics and having favorites players just like Capers and his people did and every other coaching regime does. They have a vested interst in their
    Draft picks and FA players succeeding. It simply makes them look smarter if
    for example D. Ryans and Eric Winston are successes vs TJ and Babin ending up as NFL failures.
    Having said that, I give them much credit for making a real effort to resurrect the career of Seth Wand. He is not their boy, and was inherited from the previous regime. They obviously seem to think he could help them, and its all about winning ultimately and they will keep a player if he's a contributor.
    But I'm confidant that they will have less patience, cut a player quicker if he was not acquired by them as compared to one of their own.
     
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