Wednesday, March 11, 2015

ANDRE JOHNSON - LET IT GO! - JERMAINE EVERY - 3/15/2015



ANDRE JOHNSON - LET IT GO!
Written by: Jermaine Every
Date posted: 3/15/2015 



First off people: CALM DOWN! This happens all the time! Star players are released, cut, traded, or waived all the time. There’s nothing new to see here. People are all in their feelings over this, not saying they don’t have the right to, but there was way too much butt-hurt and red-ass going on. 

Was Andre Johnson an all-time great? Yes. Did he deserve a better exit from the Texans? Absolutely. Will the team be any better/worse now that he’ll be gone? We have to wait and see.
           
I was telling Mini Me that Dre was drafted by the Texans almost two weeks after he was born. That’s when it hit both of us how long Dre had been with the Texans. In life, most of us don’t like change. We become accustomed to life’s certainties: sun rises, sunsets, bad traffic, crazy weather, and tacos. When one of life’s certainties is disrupted, we become unhinged. 

I’ve heard everything from “he’s our best player ever” to “he deserves better” to “we can’t replace his production”. All of this may be true, but fans tend to forget that this is a business before it’s a game. Why do you think beers are at least $8, tickets $50+, parking $20, and replica jerseys are $100+?
           
Dre is a Hall of Famer and will some day come back and get his jersey retired by the Texans. Excluding the Texans, here's a list of franchise greats whom the teams have moved on from for one reason or another:

Colts
Peyton Manning
Jags
Fred Taylor
Titans
Steve McNair
Chargers
LaDanian Tomlinson
Broncos
Shannon Sharpe
Raiders
Marcus Allen
Chiefs
Tony Gonzalez
Patriots
Richard Seymour
Jets
Joe Namath
Bills
Thurman Thomas
Dolphins
Jason Taylor
Ravens
Ed Reed
Browns
Josh Cribbs
Steelers
Kevin Greene
Bengals
Carson Palmer
Seahawks
Matt Hasselbeck
Cardinals
Aeneas Williams
Rams
Kurt Warner
49ers
Jerry Rice
Buccaneers
Warren Sapp
Saints
Rickey Jackson
Panthers
Steve Smith
Falcons
Deion Sanders
Vikings
Randy Moss
Packers
Brett Favre
Lions
Ndamukong Suh
Bears
Mike Ditka
Eagles
Donovan McNabb
Redskins
Dexter Manley
Cowboys
Emmitt Smith
Giants
Justin Tuck


Jermaine Every - HMW

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