Andre Johnson Makes DeAngelo Hall Look Like A Fool, Hall Talks Trash Anway

Here’s what Hall had to say about his matchup last Sunday with the league’s best receiver, from the Houston Chronicle:

“Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall is a hard player to impress.

The Texans’ Matt Schaub threw for 497 yards and three touchdowns in the 30-27 overtime victory Sunday. Andre Johnson caught 12 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. He played with a sprained ankle and helped the Texans overcome a 17-point deficit.

“This is my first time going against him in the league,” Hall told the media about Johnson on Monday. “I gave him a lot of props during the game. During the game, he didn’t scare me. He didn’t do anything that looked spectacular. He didn’t do anything to make me feel like he was the best.

“Maybe the numbers indicate he is, but I didn’t feel that way when I lined up against him. He caught a lot of balls in zone and was just kind of running wide open in zones, not really man-to-man.

“We were hitting Schaub. We had him rattled. I felt like we were dominating those guys, hitting Schaub whenever we wanted to. He was falling down, you know, without anybody even around him, like Peyton Manning does a lot.”

Apparently 497 yards passing is a good day for the defense in Hall’s book.  Perhaps that’s the reason the Redskins choked away a 17 point third quarter lead.

[Houston Chronicle]

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More On Arian Foster

The new star of the Texans finds himself in a new Yahoo! Sports profile that digs a little bit deeper than the previous one we featured on the site earlier this week.  This one delves into Foster’s background including two semi-hilarious stories about how he once told a reporter he would do an interview in Pterodactyl and proceeded to make noises like one can only imagine a flying dinosaur would, as well as detailing how his mom became addicted to defending him on Internet message boards.  From Yahoo! Sports:

“Once he understood the process of the offense he said the game became easier. And once the game seemed easier, he could translate that experience to the NFL.

He did not say this arrogantly, but rather in a matter-of-fact tone – just as he meant no harm in declaring that when he was considering offers from the Texans, Saints, Jets, Giants and Buccaneers in 2009, he decided Houston offered the best chance to win a spot after his girlfriend, Romina, looked up each team’s roster and read the name of the running backs.

Nor was he trying to insult when he said that moving to San Diego in high school to live with his father after his parents’ divorce was the best thing that could have happened, because it removed him from the malaise of his home town of Albuquerque.

“The vision [in Albuquerque] isn’t very high,” he said. “People over there don’t expect a lot from other people. It’s kind of a cesspool of mediocrity. I hate to say that but it really is. It has so much talent over there, but I don’t see a lot of people pushing it over there.”

They are simply observations, answers to explain his life, and yet because football is a regimented game and players who speak their minds are often punished in some form for their candor, he will probably be judged for these things. Just as Sizemore says her son tried to honor the request of the coaches at Tennessee in declining interviews at a testy time in the program’s demise. Only instead of saying it wasn’t the right time or place, he told the reporter he would do the interview in “pterodactyl” and followed his words with prehistoric screeches.

In the end he was exactly what he had been raised to become: someone who saw the world just a little bit unlike everyone else.”

[Yahoo! Sports]

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The Arian Foster Story

The Texans running back burst onto the scene last week with an absurd 231 yard, three TD game this weekend against the defending AFC Champion Colts.  I’m sure he’s taken, but if he’s somehow still available in your fantasy league, pick him up ASAP.  If you’d like to know more about the new star of Houston, check out this Wall Street Journal profile which reveals everything you need to know.  “But if it’s scrappiness, doggedness, a colorful personality and some real underdog bondafides that you