Haywood Jeffires

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  1. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    I forgot to mention that I met Haywood Jeffires at the game on Sunday. He was just standing there in the Blue Lot probably waiting on someone. I recognized him and had to approach him. He was pretty cool and seemed cool about having a fan come up and talk to him. I remember yelling out "Haywood!" plenty on Sundays, normally after a clutch grab, however at times after a drop. He was probably my favorite WR during the R&S era.

    I asked him if he was on board with the Texans and he was real honest with me. He basically said something along the lines that after the Oilers left it wasn't the same for him. It's nice though to see him still supporting the community. He is coaching a semi pro team somewhere in the Houston area.
     
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    Freakwood! I've always liked Jeffires and got to meet him at an All Access years ago.
     
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    he was coaching that women's team for a minute. I always liked him.
     
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    I think he makes it out to a lot of Texans games. In any event, I always enjoyed watching him play. Anyone remember him running into the camera guy in Cleveland?
     
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    I'm not sure any old Oilers are really on board with the Texans. At least none of the big names. Earl Campbell was wearing a generic t-shirt to last weekend's game that just said "Football" on it.

    The Texans haven't done much to connect with them. I don't think the "Homecoming game" gesture means much to them or the fans.
     
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    I thought they had a number of ex-Oilers that are Texans Ambassadors?
     
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    Yeah and I'm pretty sure Haywood was one of them. Shows what that title really means to the ex-players.
     
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    Man, him and Givens were the $hit back in the day.....accept that one game in the 2nd half......you know which one I mean and I'll stop there. :facepalm:
     


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    Personally, I think the Texans should just retire the number 34 out of respect to fans, Earl, and this city's football history. That gesture alone would mean a lot to everyone.

    Plus, I doubt anyone can ever fill the shoes of the big three of 34's: Earl, Nolan, Hakeem. It's a special number in this town.
     
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    I see your point, but I think the Texans' organization will have their own special '34' player one day. Earl is revered in the city, but not where the Texans should retire the #34. That "34" belongs to that other team out in Deliverance Land so they can do what they want with it. But the man himself yes he's definitely loved in Houston and we definitely appreciate the memories he gave us with his play.
     
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    I've suggested the same thing. No one should ever be allowed to wear the # 34 in this city again!


    Sorry Barber!!
     
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    Givens>Jeffires>Hill>Duncan
     
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    That's exactly why the franchise should do it, for the fans and our history. It's a giant middle finger to Buck Fud, and the killer part is that Earl would actually show up for this retirement ceremony.

    Seattle retired the number 12 for their fans (i.e. "the 12th man"). I think it would be special to do it, perhaps after we retire the number 80 (which should probably be our first retired number, all things considered).
     
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    Did the Ravens retire 19 for Johnny U? They have the statue.
     
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    Some could argue a different order.

    I liked Ernest, but not one season did he lead the Oilers in recieving.
    Jeffires only led the team two seasons while Hill lead the most of the that period. Curtis Duncan lead the team once which is still more than Givens.

    It really came down to personal favorites, really.. I kinda dug Curtis Duncan. It seemed to come up with a big catch when needed... But then again they all did. LOL!
     
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    I think they all filled a certain role better than the others. Givens was great over the middle, Jeffires was great on the fly.
     
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    He owns the Pearland Gamblers. I played for them for a little bit. It was fun.

    And Haywood is cool. All around good guy.

    Here is the website for the Gamblers http://www.gamblersfootball.net/index.php/news/46-tryouts-sign-up-now
     
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    NO ONE should ever wear the #34 for a pro team in this city ever again. I dont care what team they played for thats part of Houston history.


    Just for the sake of accuracy, Deliverance was filmed in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
     

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