HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans' pregame introductions feature starters from one side of the ball running out of the tunnel and through a line of teammates. The announcer declares the first name, then fans chime in with the last name.
Today the Texans chose their offense to be introduced. Coming off a loss in Baltimore without a Texans' touchdown, I wasn't so sure that was a good idea. Fans were polite to start, but after quarterback Matt Schaub threw an interception that Richard Sherman returned for a touchdown, the angst returned.
The boos began then and returned next time the Texans' offense took the field.
What did Andre Johnson think of that?
"Fans are going to be fans," Johnson said. "You have some that are loyal. You have some that are fair-weather, and they only come around when you win."
Johnson has seen both kinds, having been through some bad seasons with the franchise that drafted him in 2003.
"I’ve been here when it was 2-14 and there was hardly anybody in the stands, so I really don’t care about what fans think," Johnson said. "A lot of them don’t understand what players go through. They can talk about what they want to talk about."