Andre Johnson

If the first three days of free agency told us anything, it’s that the wide receiver position is considered more valuable than ever. Six of our Top 10 free agent receivers are already signed, while several others have been picked up or given new contracts. Traditional thinking has long been that a good offense needs a playmaking star at No. 1 receiver, a reliable possession target at No. 2 and a darting third down maestro in the slot at No. 3. But look closer at the transactions this week and you’ll see that these roles are becoming less relevant. [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , ,
Do you love defense?  The third clash in the Divisional Round of the 2012 NFL Playoffs features a bare-knuckles brawl between the Houston Texans (11-6) and Baltimore Ravens (12-4) in M&T Bank Stadium at 1:00pm EST on CBS. The parallels between these two teams in postseason play are almost unparalleled. [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
With the 2011 NFL Preseason well underway, I thought it would be fun to skip ahead a couple chapters and orchestrate an early comprehensive preview of the 2011 NFL regular season with record predictions for all 32 teams.  I’m going way beyond your typical predictions. While most that cover this engaging and highly-debatable topic possess extensive knowledge and realistic expectations for the entire league, they don’t actually objectively gauge every single game on the schedule and come up with the correct win-loss ratio for the NFL—256-256. Additional Ingredients: Game-By-Game predictions for all 32 teams, and it wouldn’t be complete without bold surprises.  Some might make you laugh, scream, perhaps throw up, or even cause [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
When one thinks of premier wideouts in today’s NFL, names such as Andre Johnson, Marquis Colston, Greg Jennings and Chad Ochocinco quickly come to mind.  Other names such as DeSean Jackson, Miles Austin, Santonio Holmes and Reggie Wayne are also likely to be mentioned. One name in particular that all NFL fans will agree is arguably the best wideout in the game today—Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals. According to USA Today, The Arizona Cardinals [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Associated Press not only gives out the prestigious MVP award to players, but it also has the experienced writers cast their ballot as to who they believe is the single-best player at his respective position. I want to give my own All-Pro team based on what I've seen, statistics, and my own opinion, so let's get this thing going shall we? First Team All-Pro Offense Quarterback: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots: Can anybody really argue with Tom Brady? I know we can talk about Michael Vick's comeback to the National Football League, but Tom Brady is having one of the all-time seasons for a quarterback right now. He's thrown for 3,900 yards, 36 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. That is unbelievable. He's actually leading the [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="472" caption="Mike Hart helped pave the way for running game, having 84 rushing yards and averaging seven yards per carry"][/caption] The Indianapolis Colts entered this game looking for revenge. Last time the Colts met the Houston Texans, they were embarrassed in a away Week One match-up, letting Arian Foster run right over them with 231 rushing yards and a Texans' 34-24 win. Now they looked to get their first away win against Indianapolis, as they're 0-8 against them on the road. Could they break the streak? Nope. Many [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Oakland Raiders (1-2) and the  Houston Texans (2-1) are coming off a disappointing week.  The Raiders did everything they could to lose to the Cardianls and they barely did, 24-23, on three missed  field goals and numerous red zone trips without touchdowns.  The Texans are coming off a humbling defeat from their interstate rivals, the Cowboys, in a 27-13 loss for their first loss of the season.  Both these teams are still very much alive in the playoff race.  But the Texans are in the same division as the Titans and Colts (2-1) and they need to keep up.  Meanwhile, the Raiders are two games behind the surprise of the NFL, the 3-0 Chiefs, in the AFC West. Nnamdi Asomugha vs. Andre Johnson Nnamdi just went up against the best wide receiver in the [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , ,
Whether a contract extension, a new agreement with a free agent, a flimsy indenture to a proven elite standout, or a teeming surplus deal with a derailing draft bust, it’s all eligible for this assignment.  Note that often the phrase “guaranteed” money comes via the form of roster bonuses, so players must remain on the roster or undergo a team-related injury to collect. [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , ,
Today, I continue my cream of the crop series. Last article was the top ten offenses, and the next few articles will involve offense. Now we have the top ten receivers heading into 2010. Who will emerge onto this list? Who will miss the cut? Enjoy! Here are some honorable mentions  Vincent Jackson ( How will potential holdout affect his game?) , Greg Jennings/Donald Driver Wes Welker ( wants to see how he bounces back from injury) ,Derrick Mason ,Hines Ward ,Malcom Floyd , Desean Jackson 10. Sidney Rice As a member of the Vikings, Sidney Rice emerged as one of the best receivers in the game. With 1312 yards and 8 touchdowns, Rice is on his way to being a future star in the making. The reason, he, just like Miles Austin, is lower on the list [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Another one bites the dust. Andre Johnson, statistically the best receiver in the game, feels he deserves a contract that makes him the highest paid player at the position. The contract that Larry Fitzgerald received, along with Brandon Marshall's deal a few months ago, continues another trend in the NFL that hurts everyone involved. This is the inability of sticking with the contract one previously signed. In 2007, Johnson signed a contract that now leaves $60 million over the next five years. Most would be satisfied with that. Right now, Johnson disagrees. However, according to other reports, he wanted a higher signing bonus, which made the contract to a lesser degree. In the end, Johnson and the Texans will reach a new contract. In fact, there is no [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
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