Texans getting some of the spotlight.

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  1. Blake

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    NFL.com Article


    "Carr in overdrive
    Speaking of lights going on, there is none shining brighter than the one inside the head of Houston quarterback David Carr. Not many thought the Texans would be a legitimate playoff candidate -- especially in a division that features Manning, McNair and Leftwich. But Carr has given Houston a presence at quarterback the city hasn't seen since the great Warren Moon.


    In addition to his talent, David Carr has shown a desire to win that has spread to his teammates.

    Houston's games have been as wild as any in the NFL, and it has been Carr at quarterback who has lit a competitive fire within this organization. In six of their first seven games, Carr has completed over 60 percent of his passes, run for first downs, been spontaneous out of the pocket and has made big play after big play. With his big arm and favorite receiver Andre Johnson, Carr has become everything the Texans had hoped for when they drafted him No. 1. The fiery California kid who plays with poise and passion has instilled a spirit within his locker room that is making players play at or above their abilities.

    The most important attribute a quarterback can possess is his ability to inspire his teammates to rise to lofty heights. Carr is a prime example of that type of quarterback. With their confidence riding at an all-time high, the Texans are as dangerous a football team as you can face in the NFL today. Oh, by the way, he looks so much better with a haircut.

    All these young quarterbacks -- and, of course, some of the older ones -- are going to make it extremely difficult for fans and players alike to vote for three Pro Bowl representatives. Right now, there are no fewer than eight AFC signal-callers on pace to easily justify a Pro Bowl invitation. It is going to be a wild second half in the unpredictable AFC."
     
  2. El Tejano

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    That picture is funny but I think the article is correct. I believe even the veterans among the team know this is his team now unlike when he first came here and addressed the veterans as Mr.
     
  3. TEXANS84

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    Thats a great article...and is that Tommy Lee in that picture? Geez.
     
  4. Vinny

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    Either that or Phyllis Diller.

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  5. texan279

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    eek: I thought Halloween was over!
     
  6. swisher

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    Cut your hair David!
     
  7. ledzeppelin229

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    Another thing sort of about Carr that I found on SI.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/players/11/02/smack1108/

    Different players talking about big hits:

    JASON TAYLOR
    Dolphins Defensive End, 6'6", 255 pounds
    "On a blind-side hit you can unload all your frustrations from that week or day. But the league will fine you for hitting a guy too hard, and you can't hit a quarterback with your helmet. You have to hit him with your chest, and you can't hit him below the waist. You have a narrow range. In David Carr's first NFL game I had a great shot at him, and I was going to try to really hit him. I figured I wouldn't get fined for hitting a rookie. But he jumped right back up after I hit him, and I was the one who was woozy. I've also gotten totally nailed by offensive linemen. Once I was blocking for [Dolphins linebacker] Zach Thomas, and I stuck my head out a little bit and got knocked out cold. I used to trash-talk when I was young and didn't know what I was doing, but now I just shut up and play."
     
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    Its kinda funny you say cut your hair, his hair isnt that long dummy :) The reason it looks long in that image is because thats the moment when he slammed his helmet to the ground, its not like his hair looked like jeremy shockey's.
     


  9. Lucky

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    That was Carr's 2nd preseason game. He played in the HOF game in Canton against the Giants a week earlier.

    I'd like to think that I would be smart enough to not correct Jason Taylor in person. But I know that's not true. :slap:
     
  10. JDizzle

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    Oh man, I would love to see Johnson have another great game this weekend followed with a win. With Champ Bailey guarding him and him having a wonderful game, he would really start turning heads.
     
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    i have been to so many other teams message boards just looking and all of them sem to have polls on who the top reciever in the nfl is right now and 2 out of like 17 said johnnson and on the other he wasnt even mentioned. Once he shows the nation what he can do against green bay when the game is nationally televised the world will know he's for real !!!
     
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    Dre Article Link Nice to see Andre finally get some much needed publicity:

     
  14. Mischief

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    david carr is going to be on "jim rome is burning" after sportscenter

    just thought you would like to catch it and see what he is going to talk about
     
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    @ what time? gotta see that. :popcorn:
     
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    VERY SOON!! everything is late because of the louisville game. his show is on right now, but the interview with carr is later
     
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    finally we are gettin the spot light that we deserve
     
  19. JDizzle

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    Rome sorta bashed the Texans after the Lions lost to Philly, but now he's starting to believe we're for real. That is what happens when you start winning games. I love it when we get national pub, but I love it more when we win.
     
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