Reading the coverage: Shanahan called plays in Texans finale

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Apologies for no headlines Monday, travel complicated things. I've tossed a few key ones from Monday into this post.

Grab the coffee and donut and have at it.

Houston Texans

  • Gary Kubiak let offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan call the plays in the win over Chicago, reports John McClain.

  • Dunta Robinson wants to return, but heads toward free agency unsure, says Megan Manfull.

  • Kubiak declines to discuss the status of his defensive staff, writes McClain.

  • Richard Justice says these Texans are better than the 2008 team despite the same 8-8 record.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Once again, the Chargers are the obstacle, writes Mike Chappell.

  • The Colts were closer than you think to competing for the No. 1 seed, says Phil Richards.

  • In case you missed it, Peter King had a very detailed account of what Peyton Manning went through with his knee. More power to King, but how come Manning declined all season to tell this stuff to the guys from the Indy Star who cover the team on a daily basis and poured out his soul now?

  • After the Colts' first game against the Chargers, Tony Dungy predicted this rematch, writes Tom James.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

  • The Titans are ready for an elimination tournament, writes Jim Wyatt.

  • The Titans have initiated contract talks with Albert Haynesworth, says Wyatt and Gary Estwick.

  • Joe Biddle says coaching stability has been a big boon for the Titans.

  • Carolina's backs take on the name "Double Trouble" and amp up the war of words connected to "Smash and Dash," says Mike Cranston.