What does it take to consider a player a bust? What, or more importantly, who is the standard for a bust? IMO, Tim Couch was the result of bad coaching and starting for a bad expansion team(ring a bell?) and Akili Smith was a victim of injuries that would take anyone down. Ryan Leaf, on the other hand, just plain stunk. What shows success? Pro Bowls are rewarded not to the best players, but the best big name player(Keith Bulluck should have gone to the Pro Bowl.) The Hall of Fame? Drew Bledsoe may not go into the Hall, but I doubt the Patriots consider him a bust. I'll go out on a limb and call Jeff George, Rashaad Salaam(sic), and the infamous Boz as the standards. Lately, SOME people have been calling former first rounders Jason Babin and Travis Johnson busts. I want to put a stop to that. People have no problem blaming the coaches for David Carr's struggles, but didn't all the players on the team play under Dom Capers? I have been saying that it takes three years for transitional players like Babin, who went from DE to OLB in the 3-4 D, to prove their worth. Was I listened to? Or was his spin move getting the attention. I'll put my money on the latter. If you have not seen flashes in him, I recommend you pay more attention. He led the team in hurries his rookie year and the complaint was that he didn't get enough sacks. Yet, when our defense failed to pressure the QB this past season, we sure missed those hurries, didn't we? I blame Babin's failure so far on the coaches, for I noticed a change in his play in his sophmore year from his rookie year. I can't explain it, but if you watch the tape, you should see the difference. Travis Johnson, on the other hand, played a mediocre season IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR. Soon after the draft, we agreed that he wouldn't do much this season, but we were quick to point out his failures after the season. I see more irony than that Alanis Morisette song. Wait...were either ironic? Anyway...I believe Johnson played fairly well this season. Look at the stats, but I should point out that the D-line plays as a group, needing harmony for a sack. If you saw any harmony in last year's group, I suggest you take off the pink-tinted, oversized sunglasses. If Courtney Brown and Travis Johnson played DE with Jacksonville's DT's, I bet at least one of the two goes to the Pro-Bowl. My only complaint on Travis Johnson is that he made Andre Johnson put the A. in front of his Johnson. Wait...that didn't come out right...Travis Johnson made Andre Johnson's name on his jersey go from just Johnson to A. Johnson. Rant off...Go Texans!