In a sports world dominated by outstanding athletes who love to look in the mirror more than play the game, it really makes you grateful to have a player like Texans WR Andre Johnson. NFL Network decided to follow the Texans All-Pro around with cameras for a "day in the life of AJ" segment this week.
While only Texans fans will find any entertainment out of the segment, it made me realize how great it is to have
probably the best player at his position in the league, and he isn’t a loud mouth "look at me!" type of player. The league is full of Pacman Jones and Terrell Owens types who make more headlines off the field than they do on it. Sure, they’re terrific players, but you kind of get sick of hearing them tell you how great they are.
Whereas you have a guy like Andre Johnson who dominates every Sunday (except against Nnamdi Asomugha, but he does that to a lot of guys) and you don’t really hear much about him from the national media. Because he does his talking on the field instead of off it. And that is exactly the type of guy you want to build your franchise around. With all the contract disputes going around Texans camp right now, it is nice to know Andre is locked up for the prime of his career. Because Andre leaving is a nightmare I don’t want to have to envision in the near future.