TJ comes to Mario's defense

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  1. nunusguy

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    ""Mario's going to take responsibility for what he does, but everybody has to remember Mario's a rookie, three games into it," said defensive tackle Travis Johnson, the Texans' first-round pick in 2005. "I can understand, being the No. 1 pick, everybody has anticipation of him doing all these Super Mario-type things.
    "Eventually, when Mario starts making big plays and becomes Super Mario, all of a sudden, y'all are going to be talking different things about him. Everybody's going to be jumping on the bandwagon."
    "For Mario and the Reggie Bush controversy, he's going to forever be linked to a running back, which is not fair," Johnson said. "We don't give Mario the ball to score touchdowns.
    "I mean, everybody's sitting there (slobbering) all over themselves because Reggie Bush rushed for 63 yards (in the Saints' victory over the Falcons on Monday night), but Mario is a D-lineman, the second-hardest position to play on the field. But I think if we gave Mario the ball, he could rack up 63 yards, too."
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4220367.html
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    TJ can appreciate the criticism that Mario is being subjected to more than
    anybody on the team. Still, expectations for Mario are higher, far higher than
    the FSU grad who was taken in the mid teens of the first round last year.
     
  2. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    Spoken like a D-lineman.
     
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    Sounds Good...:rolleyes:
     
  4. hot pickle

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    when i first read the thread i thought maybe mario was about to get in a fight with a scout, and TJ came and defended him

    but this works to
     
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    Its true.

    You dont know the count, guys are pounding on you a step before you know what is going on, if you stand up too high you get KILLED!

    QB and then DLine are the hardest to play.
     
  6. real

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    No...D-line is probably one of the easier positions to play....I know for a fact it isn't harder than O-line...And if you wan't to look at it from a physical standpoint...it's not harder than running back...I would have to say D-Line is in fact THE easiest position to play...DT's being the easiest, and DE's being second easiest....
     
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    He is right on with this, you can critique him all you want, but when people start fortune telling Marios future you just sound stupid.

    And if your affended by what he said then he is talking to you!
     
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    Seeing how I have played the possition in HS and College and had some camp time in the NFL I think I know what I am talking about.

    ***EDIT*** O and I forgot about 300lbs guys taking your legs out cause they cant block you and then if they miss they come with their leg wip.

    And like I said if your affended by what Travis said then he is talking to you.
     


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    Good to hear teammates backing up one another.

    Although I think the hardest positions to start in are in order:

    QB
    CB
    DE
     
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    How the hell would you know what is harder to play in the NFL? You are making a joke out of the name "xtruroyaltyx" with posts like this.
     
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    Dude you wanted Reggie Bush.......
     
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    I like to hear that they're taking up for each other.

    I would say O-line and QB are the hardest positions to play. I don't know that I'd say D-line is "second hardest" but I can appreciate most of what Travis is saying, especially since it's the same thing I've been saying: give the guy time (and I also appreciated how he threw in a quick jab at Reggie.)

    We drafted Mario because he's an athletic freak and we said from the word go that the guy will need a little time to develop. I still think he will pour it on at the end of the year as he continues to improve and add a move or two to his rush.
     
  13. Runner

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    Or are biased.
     
  14. Mr. White

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    He didn't run for 63 yards.

    He ran for 53.
     
  15. real

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    LOL.....So it's ok to predict he will be great....but you just sound stupid when you predict he'll be a bust....Thats what you meant to say...
     
  16. real

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    Maybe you're just biased....
     
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    Bro? Its a fact. Come on.
     
  18. real

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    You're right I have never played in the NFL.......have you???
     
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    Yea put words in my mouth big dog, arent you late for 1st period.
     
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    Yea thats what it is, were does the anger come from, cause you found out your flat wrong.
     

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