…with a little help from this thread over at Texans Talk:
5. Jacoby Jones takes a punt all the way against Oakland. Oakland @ Houston.
If not for a few silly penalties, Jacoby Jones would be a lock for the Pro Bowl as a return man. Maybe not from the fan vote, but certainly from a coaching and tape standpoint. Jacoby has put it together in 2009 and has not only become a very dangerous receiving threat – but he’s much more consistent with his hands and the problems he’s had fielding punts have occurred with much less frequency.
I’m happy to say, I was wrong about Jacoby Jones. I was very skeptical that he would even make the team this year.
4. “You and me, right now!” Houston @ Tennessee.
I was already a huge Eric Winston fan, but when he tried to coax Kyle Vanden Bosch into a fight in Nashville, he as a player, and the moment itself became an instant classic. The CBS cameras caught Winston after a brief scuffle, and he mouthed the words “you and me, right now” or “you and me, let’s go,” something to that effect. Winston, Kasey Studdard, and Duane Brown have developed into three guys with pretty nasty attitudes on the field. Hopefully that can help the team get back to having a solid rushing attack in the second half.
3. Linebacker – FAIL. Secondary – FAIL. Andre Johnson – MAN. Houston @ Arizona.
No words needed:
One thing I will add about that clip – notice how after Andre scores, Vonta Leach seems to dip his head and probably asked the fallen defender something like “how’d that taste?”
2. The 4th quarter against Buffalo. Houston @ Buffalo.
A win against the Colts in Indianapolis would have me saying “the Texans have turned a corner,” but they came up short so I’ll stick with “they’re not the same Texans anymore.” When the Texans entered the fourth quarter in Buffalo trailing 10-9, it seemed like only a matter of time before they were going to pull away. They did so, routing the Bills 22-0 over the last 15 minutes.
Previous incarnations of this team would have wilted and died after three first-quarter turnovers. Sure, it helped that the competition wasn’t exactly top-notch, but those of us who have been through the hard times with this team know that they have always found ways to lose to teams regardless of how good the competition has been. This team just came out and took care of business. Once they put it completely together and don’t have to worry about coming back against bad teams, our lives (and our collective health) will be much better for it.
1. Andre Johnson continues his dominance of the Titans. Houston @ Tennessee.
The Texans have given us a lot of good moments this season, along with the standard amount of heartache. They seem poised to make a playoff run, or at least be contenders deep into the season – but no matter what good this team accomplishes, there’s always a special place in my heart for anything the team does that results in a defeat of the Tennessee Titans. Consider this “moment” as counting for the ENTIRE victory in Nashville, but there’s one instance of beauty that can’t go without reliving.