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Dre Whips Finnegan

burro

probably drunk
How could anyone hate on Andre for what happened out there today? When did giving someone what they deserve, especially when they are provoking, become a morally despicable thing to do? I say good for Andre and good for the Texans, maybe now we wont be viewed as the vagina of the NFL.
 

Malloy

Hall of Fame
I'm proud of AJ!

On that specific play Finnegan hit AJ HARD in the face, he did not even WANT to play football, all he wanted was to hurt AJ. AJ responded :)

If someone tried to break my neck while I'm trying to do my job, I would freaking bash his head in. AJ's response is standing up for oneself, I would even go as far as to call it self defence.
 

TEXANRED

Texan-American
But Richard Seymour didn't get suspended for throwing punches last week, so AJ shouldn't either. And of course Finnegan deserved it. Had it coming for years.
Lets hope your right. We got Philly on Thursday, Baltimore on Monday, and back to the Titans. And we are only 1 game out of 1st
 

Texecutioner

Hall of Fame
1. Yeah, CF has been doing that to AJ for years, and AJ handled it properly until now. He continually outplayed CF and made him look foolish time and time again. Instead of lowering himself to CF's tactics, he stayed above the fray.

2. That's a nice sentiment, but we all know that's not how it works. Young players try to emulate older ones. AJ has tried to emulate his hero: Jerry Rice. Would Jerry Rice ever swing at another player? Nope. He'd laugh it off and laugh as the opposing player cost his team 15 yards.

The bigger is in life. If a punk is constantly bothering you, would you resort to fisticuffs? If you do, you could go to jail for it. What made AJ so amazing was that he was like Jerry Rice in talent and personality. He didn't let opposing players bother him. Now, he has lost some of his luster.

You can't expect AJ to be a robot and not have any emotion or any type of backbone at all. That's not realistic. When this becomes a pattern with AJ and he's repeatedly ripping helmets off of DB's and beating the snot out of them every other week then I'll agree with you and your point. This will probably be a one time incident where AJ showed his more human side and Finnegan's antics finally hit a boiling point where he erupted. I have no problem with AJ standing up for himself and destroying Finnegan. I wish he would have gotten a little longer actually, so Finnegan could have finally gotten the message, but unfortunately he'll be right back at it next week with someone else and with AJ again winking and all. He's a scumbag, and eventually scum like him needs to get dealt with. You can only turn the other cheek for so long.
 
Please.

Richard Seymour threw punches at Big Ben last week and only got a fine. Andre should not be suspended. It's not like it was one-sided.
I'm pretty sure he will be suspended for a game. Finnegan might be as well.


Totally worth it though, **** Finnegan if he thinks he can get away with that ****. If that can't light a fire under our butts for the rest of the season we might as well just forfeit the rest of our games. SHUTOUT!
 

mattieuk

All Pro
You know what? I used to get bullied in school until I stood up in 7th grade and kicked the caca out of one of them. Never got messed with after that. Same thing with my two boys. They got bullied until they stood up. Sometimes you just have to do it. And teaching your kids otherwise sets them up to get bullied their whole life.
Man, you were so wrong.

As all of the anti-AJ's ass kicking crowd are mentioning, the best way to deal with a bully, is let then get away for their actions without getting any sort of comeuppance (and heck, why not earn a few million dollars in contract money at the same time!). Teaching bullies a lesson, shesh, what is the world coming to!

:sarcasm:
 

awtysst

Draft Guru
Statements like yours are the reason we will always be 8-8 or 7-9. A player stands up for himself and defends his house and you get in here and talk about kids looking up to him. Kids should look up to their parents not a progressional athlete they will never have a relationship day to day. The captain of our team did something he felt he had to do in order to get the bs with finnegan to stop. Now what we need to do is talk to our kids and tell them that wasn't the best way to handle but sometimes it happens.
1)There is a difference between defending the house and AJ's actions. For example, AJ could have thrown a nice hard block on CF on the next play or two. Plus, look at the schedule. The Texans NEED to win a bunch of games. If AJ is suspended 1 game, its pretty much a loss. We don't have the kind of depth at WR to make up for his loss.

2) Kids should look up to better role models not athletes. I agree. But they don't. Kids look up to all kinds of poor role models. Here is the thing, if a kid resorts to fisticuffs to settle an issue they may get suspended or even expelled from school. THAT is going to hurt them when it is time to apply for college. They may have been a great student but that one moment had MAJOR effects.

We need to teach kids to resolve differences not with fisticuffs but with their brains.

And quite frankly it is losing players of AJ's caliber to suspensions which will keep the team at 7-9 or 8-8. Not people like me.
 

headsplint

Rookie
Seriously!?!? You guys who are bashing AJ for losing his cool? Trade in your pink panties for some big boy underwear. That was the effing ****! I'm all about role models and professionalism, but C.F. is one of the biggest P.O.S. in the NFL and deserved that beat down.

I would have done the same thing and been proud for my son to see it. Sorry about the personal attack but jeez this isn't golf, or tennis it's the goddamn NFL. Man up!

Nothing could have made my day any better.
 

HJam72

Hall of Fame
I'm proud of AJ!

On that specific play Finnegan hit AJ HARD in the face, he did not even WANT to play football, all he wanted was to hurt AJ. AJ responded :)

If someone tried to break my neck while I'm trying to do my job, I would freaking bash his head in. AJ's response is standing up for oneself, I would even go as far as to call it self defence.
Exactly. There's a point where fighting is necessary for self-defense or the defense of others. It's one thing to turn the other cheek and quite another to just keep looking for fresh places on you that they can abuse next.

It's not like anyone can accuse AJ of being a bully here. That cheap-shot punk's been pulling crap like that every game against him for years. I doubt it will actually stop the prick, but I don't blame him at all. Enough is enough.
 

fiasco west

All Pro
Statements like yours are the reason we will always be 8-8 or 7-9. A player stands up for himself and defends his house and you get in here and talk about kids looking up to him. Kids should look up to their parents not a professional athlete they will never have a relationship day to day. The captain of our team did something he felt he had to do in order to get the bs with finnegan to stop. Now what we need to do is talk to our kids and tell them that wasn't the best way to handle but sometimes it happens.
Agreed.

Sometimes you lose your cool like that and it happens. Courtland was being a ***** any ways and deserved it. He's like that one guy you throw into a NBA game just to piss off the other players.
 

Honoring Earl 34

Something Witty !
I wish someone would have whipped up on Allen when he dove at Schaub's knees . The Texans have always been passive and while I don't like AJ getting into a fight ... you gotta defend yourself or change youer name to the Houston Amish .
 

awtysst

Draft Guru
You don't like fighting in hockey!? Do you know anything about the sport, or are you just talking out of your @ss...? Go watch soccer or tennis. Leave hockey alone. You obviously have no respect for the game.

P.S. Finnegan deserved every bit of that. I just wish it wasn't during the football game.
Show me where in my post I "disrespected" hockey. I simply pointed out that I did not like an aspect of it. I simply choose to think for myself and render my own opinions. If THAT is your definition of disrespect, then you have a lot of growing up to do.
 

HJam72

Hall of Fame
Agreed.

Sometimes you lose your cool like that and it happens. Courtland was being a ***** any ways and deserved it. He's like that one guy you throw into a NBA game just to piss off the other players.
Dennis Rodman. Fennigan, Rodman, clowns....and homos....not that there's anything wrong with that.
 

MEGA SWATT

All Pro
For all those talking about how they lost some respect for AJ and how he is a role model and failed the kids and oh, how AJ lost some of his "Jerry Rice-class" by kicking that little vagina's a$$----"Cry me a MF River".

Pro athletes are NOT role models for kids or anyone else.

AJ is still a classy guy in my book and I was very impressed by how AJ dominated that punk and kicked his a$$.

Don't mess with AJ:strangle:
 

awtysst

Draft Guru
I am actually quite disappointed with the responses I am seeing right now. There are right ways and wrong ways to respond to bullying.

Teaching children its ok to resort to fisticuffs is a recipe for disaster. We should instead teach our children to out-think and use cunning strategy to get out of difficult situations.

I mean, lets say your kid has a job where a fellow employee is picking on them. Do you want them to resort to fisticuffs and likely lose their job? Or instead use their brain and find a way to expose and deal with the bully in a way that allows them to keep their job?
 

CretorFrigg

Fire Rick Smith
I'm pretty sure he will be suspended for a game. Finnegan might be as well.

Totally worth it though, **** Finnegan if he thinks he can get away with that ****. If that can't light a fire under our butts for the rest of the season we might as well just forfeit.
Hey, even if Andre Johnson is suspended, that'll give him time to heal his bum ankle.
 

BullsOnParade

Original Rager
Show me where in my post I "disrespected" hockey. I simply pointed out that I did not like an aspect of it. I simply choose to think for myself and render my own opinions. If THAT is your definition of disrespect, then you have a lot of growing up to do.
You're 29. Quit acting like you've seen it all. Fighting is part of hockey, and it always will be. More people come to the game, than stay away from it, because of fighting. If you don't like it, don't watch it. I can already tell you don't play it.

Like I said, I wish the fighting wouldn't have happened on the football field, because it isn't part of the sport, but to say Cortland didn't deserve it...

C'mon man. He's been asking for it for years.
 

mattieuk

All Pro
Not arguing that Finnegan didnt deserve it, just sayin that when the league reviews the tape they will see Johnson rip off Finnegan's helmet and throw and connect two punches and also rips the refs hands off of him.
That was the worst thing that AJ did in the whole ordeal.
 

Tailgate

Fall of Hame
You know what? I used to get bullied in school until I stood up in 7th grade and kicked the caca out of one of them. Never got messed with after that. Same thing with my two boys. They got bullied until they stood up. Sometimes you just have to do it. And teaching your kids otherwise sets them up to get bullied their whole life.
Right on. There is a point to where, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
 

Marcus

Windmill cancer survivor
I wish AJ would have ripped Finnegan's face off.

He provoked all of that in order to get AJ out of the game. Did you see how he was clapping and celebrating to his bench after they escorted AJ off.

Seriously, Finnegan needed to lose some teeth over that.
 

TexansFight

Veteran
It's obvious who HASN'T played a sport by some of the Nancy boy replies on this thread.

AJ showed pure LEADERSHIP. He is the emotional leader of the team and stood up for himself and his teammates against a cheap shot punk. I hate Finnegan more than any player in the NFL.
 

MEGA SWATT

All Pro
I am actually quite disappointed with the responses I am seeing right now. There are right ways and wrong ways to respond to bullying.

Teaching children its ok to resort to fisticuffs is a recipe for disaster. We should instead teach our children to out-think and use cunning strategy to get out of difficult situations.

I mean, lets say your kid has a job where a fellow employee is picking on them. Do you want them to resort to fisticuffs and likely lose their job? Or instead use their brain and find a way to expose and deal with the bully in a way that allows them to keep their job?
Dude, when did the NFL become Primrose? GMAMFB Bro. These are men in adult situations. Kids need to see this and learn from their parents that this is not the way you should handle things....however once your Brady Bunch Happy ending is over--you need to explain to your kids the way the world is and teach them how to defend themselves.
 

fikster

Rookie
1)There is a difference between defending the house and AJ's actions. For example, AJ could have thrown a nice hard block on CF on the next play or two. Plus, look at the schedule. The Texans NEED to win a bunch of games. If AJ is suspended 1 game, its pretty much a loss. We don't have the kind of depth at WR to make up for his loss.

2) Kids should look up to better role models not athletes. I agree. But they don't. Kids look up to all kinds of poor role models. Here is the thing, if a kid resorts to fisticuffs to settle an issue they may get suspended or even expelled from school. THAT is going to hurt them when it is time to apply for college. They may have been a great student but that one moment had

1. No doubt the Texans need Andre but the Texans also need to show some heart and emotion.

2. You have got to be kidding me. Step up and parent your kid. You need to be a role model to them, not a pro athlete. Andre had enough and did what he felt he needed to do as a man. Did you ever play sports because physical contact and violence is part of all sports. I back Andre 100% because this is not something he does every day. That tells me that finneatrick did something that the couldn't stand anymore.

Finally, if he does aggressively block the guy and handles it in your passive aggressive fashion, who is to say that he doesn't get a reputation as a dirty player. At least now, he will be known as someone you don't screw with. Maybe that part will spread through the team and we will have a backbone.
 
I am actually quite disappointed with the responses I am seeing right now. There are right ways and wrong ways to respond to bullying.

Teaching children its ok to resort to fisticuffs is a recipe for disaster. We should instead teach our children to out-think and use cunning strategy to get out of difficult situations.

I mean, lets say your kid has a job where a fellow employee is picking on them. Do you want them to resort to fisticuffs and likely lose their job? Or instead use their brain and find a way to expose and deal with the bully in a way that allows them to keep their job?
I'm disappointed that you think professional athletes should be role models and heroes to young children when that job falls directly on the parent. You still have a lot to learn...
 

TexansFight

Veteran
Did you see the play??? Finnegan came after him HARD with a push to the head and didnt have any plans to quit... basically attacking him. He did what 99.9% of all MEN would have done at that point. If anything, I have even MORE respect for AJ.
This man gets it
 

False Start

On # 69
I had no problem with it. Finnegan was being his usual self and playing like a dirty b!tch! I guess he finally got tired of being owned by Dre, and couldn't take it no more. Dre is the most humble player in the game so I think it had to be something really bad for him to go off like that. :wild:

I bet Finnegan will think twice before he decides to unleash the beast again.

There are a lot of people here that say this team needs to show some attitude, and fight in them. Then, when they do folks complain, I don't get it.

Thats just my take on the situation.
 

HJam72

Hall of Fame
Hate to tell y'all this, but I saw three punches landed by AJ in the replay on YouTube. The roundhouse when Finn first went down, a second more normal, somewhat roundhouse-ish punch, and the upper-cut. The first roundhouse slammed Finnegan's head into the dirt. I believe it landed and did anyway.
 

b0ng

Bad Hombre
I am actually quite disappointed with the responses I am seeing right now. There are right ways and wrong ways to respond to bullying.

Teaching children its ok to resort to fisticuffs is a recipe for disaster. We should instead teach our children to out-think and use cunning strategy to get out of difficult situations.

I mean, lets say your kid has a job where a fellow employee is picking on them. Do you want them to resort to fisticuffs and likely lose their job? Or instead use their brain and find a way to expose and deal with the bully in a way that allows them to keep their job?
Comparing being in grade school and having a job is not good. And yes, if my child is getting bullied by some kid who's bigger than him you are damn straight he is learning self defense. We all get it, you don't like violence. As you can see you are in the minority here and you're going to be typing words on the internet for a long time trying to defend your position.
 

TexansFight

Veteran
I am actually quite disappointed with the responses I am seeing right now. There are right ways and wrong ways to respond to bullying.

Teaching children its ok to resort to fisticuffs is a recipe for disaster. We should instead teach our children to out-think and use cunning strategy to get out of difficult situations.

I mean, lets say your kid has a job where a fellow employee is picking on them. Do you want them to resort to fisticuffs and likely lose their job? Or instead use their brain and find a way to expose and deal with the bully in a way that allows them to keep their job?
To hell with the kids. This is the frigging NFL. I'd erect a statue of AJ pummeling Finnedouche if I owned the Texans.
 

Mr teX

Hall of Fame
This has been brewing for years...Finnegan can't cover him so he tries to push AJ's buttons & until today AJ had resisted for the most part. AJ should be commended for being able to resist this long. Finnegan the little irish-looking leprechaun, got exactly what he deserved...a beat down. Even titans fans agree.

http://www.gotitans.com/goForum/showthread.php?t=66205
 

mattieuk

All Pro
I had no problem with it. Finnegan was being his usual self and playing like a dirty b!tch! I guess he finally got tired of being owned by Dre, and couldn't take it no more. Dre is the most humble player in the game so I think it had to be something really bad for him to go off like that. :wild:

I bet Finnegan will think twice before he decides to unleash the beast again.

There are a lot of people here that say this team needs to show some attitude, and fight in them. Then, when they do folks complain, I don't get it.

Thats just my take on the situation.
Spot on.

I think we'll have a lot more posts like this when people are back from the game.
 

BullsOnParade

Original Rager
Comparing being in grade school and having a job is not good. And yes, if my child is getting bullied by some kid who's bigger than him you are damn straight he is learning self defense. We all get it, you don't like violence. As you can see you are in the minority here and you're going to be typing words on the internet for a long time trying to defend your position.
Amen.
 

HJam72

Hall of Fame
Here's what I like:

AJ waits all this time, until we are winning against them in a 17-0 game with the ball and 3.5 minutes or so left in the game, to pound on Finnegoober's head. :)
 

LonerATO

All Pro
Finnegan did something or said things to AJ all day and it was go time for AJ. I can understand when someone says something to you and you walk away, but in AJ's case you can't walk away. I lost no respect for the man and if any thing I respect him for letting Finnegan know he's no ones punk.
 

OzzO

.. and then?
FINISH HIM!

I can dig it. Probably years of frustration built up as well. Shoulda went up the coaches afterwards and yelled, "I'm coming for you next, unless you turn this friggin team around!"
 

headsplint

Rookie
I am actually quite disappointed with the responses I am seeing right now. There are right ways and wrong ways to respond to bullying.

Teaching children its ok to resort to fisticuffs is a recipe for disaster. We should instead teach our children to out-think and use cunning strategy to get out of difficult situations.

I mean, lets say your kid has a job where a fellow employee is picking on them. Do you want them to resort to fisticuffs and likely lose their job? Or instead use their brain and find a way to expose and deal with the bully in a way that allows them to keep their job?
I would much rather my son come home and say some guy pushed me in the face dad, so I beat the **** out of him, than for him to say some bully knocked my glasses off, bloodied my lip, and blackened my eye dad, but after he was done punching me I told on him.

C'mon man!
 

awtysst

Draft Guru
You're 29. Quit acting like you've seen it all. Fighting is part of hockey, and it always will be. If you don't like it, don't watch it. I can already tell you don't play it.

Like I said, I wish the fighting wouldn't have happened on the football field, because it isn't part of the sport, but to say Cortland didn't deserve it...

C'mon man. He's been asking for it for years.
So what if I am 29. DOes that mean, I am not allowed to register an opinion? What age do I need to be to have the ability to express my thoughts. I have never said I have seen or know it all. I am expressing an opinion. Fighting is currently a part of hockey. I don't deny that. But it does not have to be. Neither of us are mind readers and know where it is going in the future. I don't like the fighting aspect of hockey. International hockey does not have fighting. The Olympic hockey tournament does not allow fighting and it was an exciting tournament in my opinion. No I don't play hockey. So what? Are you saying only a person who has played a sport is qualified to comment on it?

Sure, CF is a punk. He has been one for years. But playing hard within the game of football would have been smarter. Instead of ripping CF's helmet off, taking him down, and landing a couple of uncontested shots, he could have been smarter. Let CF throw that punch and then use his inertia on the next play to deliver a nice strong hard block.

Again, I am still waiting for you to identify EXACTLY where i disrespected hockey. If you are going to throw those terms around you need to have the ability to back it up.
 

PockyAF

Waterboy
LOL.

ND Kalu just said that "the fight was awesome. If you didn't like what you saw, then you're either a women or a man who wishes he had women body parts."

Even he said Courtland is a punk.

"Did you see the connection?"

:laughjump:
 

Pantherstang84

@rolisrgti06
LOL at N.D. Kalu on 610 postgame..

"If you didn't like what you saw from AJ either you are a woman or a man who wishes he had woman body parts."
 

HJam72

Hall of Fame
Finnegan did something or said things to AJ all day and it was go time for AJ. I can understand when someone says something to you and you walk away, but in AJ's case you can't walk away. I lost no respect for the man and if any thing I respect him for letting Finnegan know he's no ones punk.
That's just it. You can't always walk away. That argument is false-logic.
 

awtysst

Draft Guru
I would much rather my son come home and say some guy pushed me in the face dad, so I beat the **** out of him, than for him to say some bully knocked my glasses off, bloodied my lip, and blackened my eye dad, but after he was done punching me I told on him.

C'mon man!
See I would rather my son come home and say, see Dad I had this bully at work, who was bothering me. Instead of beating the **** out of him and getting fired, I used my head and now, not only is he gone, but I was promoted!
 


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