Reading the coverage…
A year ago, the Texans’ secondary was one of the worst in the NFL. Now it is one of the best. Much of the credit for the turnaround goes to free-agent signees Johnathan Joseph and Danieal Manning, says Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle. “Not only have the two veterans set the tone for the young secondary in terms of hard work and professionalism – their leadership has been invaluable – they are playmakers.”
Gary Kubiak has a deep connection with Houston since he grew up there, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Wade Phillips pulled out of consideration for the Tampa Bay head coaching job, says John McClain.
McClain expects at least one upset this weekend.
Which Ravens will the Texans see, asks Braden Gall of Athlon.
Ryan Grigson comes to the Colts from the Eagles, and in Philadelphia the approach to roster building was far different than what the Colts did under Bill Polian, says Mike Chappell.
It looks like the Colts have committed to cleaning house, and they can’t do that without changing the coaching staff, says Adam Hughes of Naptown’s Finest. I tend to agree, but who's the replacement for Jim Caldwell if a change is made?
Bob Bratkowski will be Mike Mularkey’s offensive coordinator according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Mel Tucker is officially staying on as the Jaguars' defensive coordinator under Mularkey, says Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.
Defensive line coach Joe Cullen is staying as well, Ganguli reports. He's an excellent and effecive position coach.
Owner Shahid Khan is considering a Twitter account, says Ganguli. Do it!
Defensive tackle Shaun Smith knows he didn’t play as well as he should have in his first season with the Titans, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
David Climer of The Tennessean says the Titans should hold on to Chris Johnson. He will see them do just that.