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Travis Johnson traded

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Stevierebel, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

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    I heard he lost his day job.
     
  2. No Worries

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    Okoye hasn't played any better than Travis Johnson. This might be his wake up call or he will be next.
     
  3. gucci888

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    Glad to see another Casserly bust pick gone. With that said, pretty suprised to see him traded since our DT situation is kinda iffy. But I think with Amobi, Robinson, Okam, and Cody, we might have enough to work with.

    We're really gonna need Amobi to play well this season.
     
  4. rikesh316

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    I doubt it. He is Rick Smith and Gary Kubiak's guy so he will get plenty of more chances. They also will use his age as a excuse. DelJuan will finally get the chance he deserves and the other spot will go to Amobi likely.
     
  5. Mr. Clutch

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    I saw him at Carrabba's once. His whole family was wearing his jersey. Pretty funny.

    But he sucked.
     
  6. ima_drummer2k

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    I heard Kubiak addressing that question and saying that moving Smith inside is NOT going to happen. Barwin isn't an every down guy and may be too small to be a full time DE, so Smith is there to stay.
     
  7. Rashmon

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    I think the play of Cody and Okam made this move possible. I don't see moving Smith inside permanently.
     
  8. gucci888

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    Smith won't move inside permanently but I could see him moving inside with Barwin at DE for passing downs or in certain situations. A combo of Mario, Okoye, Smith, and Barwin would be a very nice pass rushing unit.
     
  9. rikesh316

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    I agree with that. However, I would replace Okoye with Tim Bulman inside. Bulman was a tackle in college and with the Arizona Cardinals. It would leave you with a small front but those would be your four best pass rushers IMO.
     
  10. emjohn

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    Correct - but there are no passing downs so long as teams are able to put Smith, Okam, and Okoye on the grass each and every rushing down. That's what's so alarming at the moment.

    I did expect them to keep Travis since he is a fair space eater for rushing situations, but kudos for them if they kicked him out for never caring or trying. 6th round pick is at least a slight notch above the nothing you get for cutting him tomorrow.

    Hooray for one of the last Casserly disasters being gone.

    Hooray for a classic cut-the-check, no professional pride guy being gone.

    Hopefully the D-Line picks up the intensity - allowing a 60% effort guy like Johnson to start sent a bad message, especially to a young guy like Okoye.

    Evan
     
  11. percicles

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    Just making sure no one forgets. We passed up Derrick Johnson for this trash.
     
  12. MadMax

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    Travis really endeared himself to the fans here. He was like one of the family around the MadMax house. He'll be missed for sure. Keep it real, T-Bone!
     
  13. Baqui99

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    Don't forget Pro Bowl OT from OU, Jammal Brown.
     
  14. Refman

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    Yes, I recall the endless stories about Travis (or as you call him T-Bone) teaching the little Maxes how to half ass plays and then end up with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

    Great stuff. I'll miss it.
     
  15. MadMax

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    what would we have done without him?
     
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  17. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    Even though its a losing battle, I defend TJ on that one still.

    The guy basically came within a micrometer of having his career ended.

    I don't blame him for popping off about it.
     
  18. gucci888

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    I remember hearing on the radio that Casserly did not think Brown could play OT in the NFL. I still can't believe he was our GM for that long.
     
  19. MadMax

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    Quick update from the MadMax house:

    we're coping. we've learned to appreciate the little things. while we remember TJ in all that we do each day...damn, so many ways he impacted our lives...we're learning to smile instead of cry as we remember. we will never forget.
     
  20. msn

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    While he didn't have to act like a thug in response, I'm with you on this. Green made a dirty play.
     

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