Andre Johnson Situation: An Overview

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Johnson's not a big fan of the Texans, it seems.
"I'm under contract, so I have to play my contract out. I can't do anything about that." -- Andre Johnson, 11/17/2013

Truth be told, we should have seen this coming.

Back in November of last year, in the waning minutes of another soul-crushing 2013 defeat, this one at the hands of the immortal Matt McGloin and the Oakland Raiders, Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub got into an argument on the Texans' sideline. I guess Johnson zigged when Schaub looked for a zag, Schaub said something to Andre (at a point in the season when Schaub had no room to bitch at a towel boy, let alone the greatest player in franchise history), and Andre flipped out.

The whole scene went next-level when Andre Johnson stormed off the field and into the locker room with a minute still left in the game. At the time, considering that we were a month removed from the Ed Reed Fiasco, two weeks removed from Gary Kubiak's stroke on the sideline and four days removed from DeAndre Hopkins having a penis show up on his Instagram account, Andre's act actually felt logical, as if we were casually stepping into the next circle of football hell.

With some time, some distance and the purging of the previous coaching regime, normal has become the new normal again, and when Andre Johnson complains, everyone listens.

Tuesday afternoon, we all listened.

At a presentation of a charity check for $30,000 to the local Women's Center, Johnson met with the media for the first time since skipping out on the first round of minicamp last week. Speculation was rampant as to where Johnson may have been, since normally (unless he's holding out for a new contract, as he did briefly in 2010) he attends these types of things.

As it turned out, Johnson was in Houston, working out on his own. Also, as it turns out, he doesn't seem to be nearly as big a fan of some of the Texans' latest moves as the draft pundits and league experts are.

Here are Andre Johnson's comments Tuesday, courtesy of Channel 2:

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The money shot (among several money shots) in all of that: "I've been thinking about things this offseason. Kind of wonder if this is still the place for me."

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wmalveaux
wmalveaux

oh and by the way, this is a very cool forum.  greetings gents!

wmalveaux
wmalveaux

andre johnson, should be forever grateful as per all that the texans have done for him over the many years that he has rendered his invaluable services.  of course, he should be playing for a contender at some point upon his much heralded career.  however, please perform your negotiations in private albeit a professional manner, with a hint of class.. just as we would expect of a andre johnson.


the houston texans, have enabled andre to become a very rich (30) something.  please learn how to count your many blessings, and continue upon life's journey with a bit of faith.  god only knows that andre is leading a very full life, upon which so very many of his fans, could never say the same.


should destiny empower andre to depart houston in search as per a new team.. then please do so with your head up..  as opposed to between your ass!  GO TEXANS!

jeffajonesjr
jeffajonesjr

Sad people who have never dealt with Andrea telling those of us that have dealt with him what he is like.

pro_NFL_scout
pro_NFL_scout

pender-ass, you are an idiot! it was said here before, so I'll say it again – THERE WAS NO "FRANCHISE" QUARTERBACK AVAILABLE IN THE 2014 DRAFT!!!!!!!! Especially not your man-crush, manziel. Please go away!!!

seasincarnadine
seasincarnadine

How about Johnson to New England for Mallet and a 5-6th Rounder.  I don't know how much Mallet counts against their cap, but dealing him would free up some of the cap space.  I'm sure Tom Brady sees his window closing.  With Jeanine Goroffalo, the patriots have their backup/QB of the future and a fantastic albeit stilted comedian.  The only hitch I would say is that Houston would need to have a multi year deal worked out with Mallet before the trade went through so it doesnt turn into an MBL-style rental. 

johnnyboy729
johnnyboy729

In every article you write, you find a way to directly or indirectly give reasons for the Texans to draft Johnny Manziel (pre-draft day) or a reason why they should've drafted him.  Whether I (or any other reader) agree/disagree with you, now that the draft is in the past, it's "spinning-your-wheels" writing, does nothing, and is very annoying.  Similar to "if we had only elected *insert candidate*" talk after every election.

dougegreen
dougegreen

You are such a Johnny Manziel Whore it makes my stomach hurt. There were no and I repeat 'no' franchise QB's in this draft. One only has to look at Vince Young and RGIII to get an answer. Every miracle pass that Manziel threw in the NCAA would be a pick in the NFL. Fact. Period. End of discussion, Every break out run Manziel did in the 20912-13 season could have resoluted in a career ending injury. How anyone could root for Manziel in the NFL smply means that that they are ignornat or the reality of pro football,

WTF? Anre has every right to be frudstrated, but none of them have to do with the Houston Texas 2014 Draft - which was spot on.

wcvemail
wcvemail

@pro_NFL_scout  

Meds not working, dude -- remember that the court order said you had to take them even though when you do, you remember who you really are.

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