Houston's Johnson poised for big game

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.post-trib.com/sports/1349180,bearnote.article

     
  2. Norg

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    i guess Charles Tillman will be on him all day all the rest of the CB are rookies
     
  3. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    ..."houston's johnson"...


    pardon my immaturity.
     
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    Gotta admit, first thing that came to my mind.
     
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    FYI....................


    Houston is 1-6 when dre doesn't do 70 yards or better...


    So the key is..get him the ball EARLY and OFTEN!

    :splits:
     
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    Sorry, but, I'd like to know why the HELL Oakland was not a BIG GAME??! Winning our last two would have given us a winning season, plus, a HUGE emotional boost for players and fans going into the off season. Unless AJ has an injury no one knows about, WHY did GK decide to mentally bench him for the Raider game? I just don't understand GK! A fierce competitor goes out to WIN any game, any way possible. You have the best WR in the NFL just coming off one of the best games of his career, and you decide to reward him by essentially taking him OUT of the next game, which was just as important if you're playing for a winning season.

    I will NEVER claim to understand the game of football like some of you GUYS, BUT, I'm not stupid either. I'm just old fashioned I guess. Give me some good old smashmouth, hard nosed, ass kicking games anyday over the crap we saw in Oakland! Stay competitive until the END, never give up even when you're down, that's the way I was raised! If GK wants to "evaluate" his players, let him do it during the off season. Hell, he should know by now JJ is a heart attack just waiting to happen! Just ask ANY fan who is watching the guy any time he steps out on the field! Allow your best players to SHINE and make damn sure the weaker one's (JJ) is paying close attention. JMO!

    Sorry, just had to vent a little. It's the middle of the night, can't sleep, waiting patiently for 5am so I can hit the after Christmas sales, and it's raining outside!!:)
     
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    the only way I could see them letting raiders beat them was to keep Oakland as the 3rd best team in their division. In doing that, that allows Houston to play Oakland AGAIN next year. maybe they're already preparing for next year and wanted Oakland to be the team they play. . . :thinking: (Putting on Tin-foil helmet)
     
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    It's very hard to throw against Nnamdi Asomugha, who was covering AJ.
     
  9. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    I don't care who we are playing Sunday, I want them to win. I DO NOT want another losing season.
     
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    We aren't going to the playoffs. And realistically, 9-7, 8-8, 7-9... ...all it means at this point is what our draft spot will be. We won't be in the top ten, so we won't have to pay top ten money. So why not see who is worth keeping and who needs replacing at this late date? I wouldn't be surprised to see more back-ups get P/T against the Bears.

    And if DeMeco or AJ or OD or SS blows out a knee in a game that means nothing more than draft position we'll all be climbing Kubiak's backside for not sitting them out.
     
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    I think that we should play our starters early on maybe through the first half or so and just see what happens and at least try to get a good size lead for our second team. If the game turns into a blow out game early on then just take the starters on out. If we have the lead going into the second half and our second or third stringers hold the lead for us and win the game great because I really want to win this game and go into the offseason at 8-8 and not 7-9. I think at halftime or early in the third to give all of our backups a chance to show us what they have and what key areas does this team need to focus on this offseason and also lessen the chance of any of our starters getting hurt right before the long offseason being that they do not get hurt while they are in the game first half. It is the last game of the season and it does not mean anything besides having a .500 or below. The starters should get a few more reps before they sit down for their long break. I'd like for us to win this game and go into this offseason on some sort of a high note. If we don't win this game oh well, what is there for me to do about it? Just my thoughts here.
     
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    After what happened to Johnson in the Carolina game last year, I'm all for sitting him out when a game has reached the point of not mattering anymore. I don't want to see anybody get injured unnecessarily in a game that is already decided, and I think that when Johnson went out of that Oakland game, it was at that point.

    If the running game is a non-threat for the second week in a row then Johnson better have a pretty freakin huge game if we're going to win.
     
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    When I read the title of this thread I immediately thought of Travis Johnson and then thought well it's about damn time.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't play AJ much since getting hurt would put a dark shadow on the entire post season with endless speculation and discontent over what amounted to a pretty disappointing year. Kubiak said point blank he wants to look at Jacoby so I can't think of a better time to get something on film against an opponent who is trying to get into the playoffs.
     
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    true vinny, I posted this on another thread but fits here too

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/NFL/AFC/AFC+South/Houston/WWHI/2008/wwhi122408.htm
     
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    I've already said that our starters should sit out in the second half. Any good FA wideouts on the market in 2009?
     
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    I know that Davis is a good kick returner/coverage specialist. Jones can return/fumble punts. But, what is David Anderson's valuable skill? Really bad end zone dancing on a bi-annual basis?
     
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    Diles was out & Adibi was out. We had journeymen LBs with no speed in the second level. Johnson disappeared because the Oakland DBs made him disappear. No one wants to hear that but that was the way it was. The reason we lost the Oakland game.... we abandoned the run early and tried to over come the extra possession the Raiders got on the onside kick by throwing into the teeth of their man over coverage. Rolling the coverage constantly at A.J. Instead of realizing what the Raiders were doing and reestablishing the rushing attack taking back control of the game....they panicked and tried to throw their way back to a turnaround. Which of course, was exactly what Rob Ryan wanted. He could pin the ears back on their De's and LB's and send them.

    Kubiack is not a good field general yet. When things go south, so does the game plan.
     
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    I see him going all over the field on Chicago....it is not going to very much fun for them...lol.....
    Andre is on another level....it is scary what this guy can do.....
    We are lucky to have a guy of this calibur on our team.....

    And a great leader on and off the field too.....class act......

    The great thing is he wants to make his teammates better too......just go ask Kevin Walter.....or any of the other recievers.....:texan::gotexans1:logo:
     
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    He's cap friendly. He has soft hands of gold and he has the nerves of a thief. Most of his targets are on third down ? Other than that you're correct....go draft a day one guy and up grade the receivers. Over draft a position of strength ?

    Look Anderson is never going to make anyone forget Wes Welker. But he isn't copped beef either. When the coach says to him self who can make a critical play for me.....and A.J. is being covered like a blanket....it's amazing how many times David Anderson seems to come through and move the chains.

    If Hub Arkin has a source for this let him post it. Otherwise I read this as exactly what I posted last week. We're getting close to the Mathis line on Jacoby Jones. IMHO, this is an end around message to Jacoby. Produce or perish.
     
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