RTC: Numbers on Texans 3rd-and-long runs

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

“The Texans faced 101 third-and-long situations. 23 of them were runs,” says Rivers McCown of Battle Red Blog. "That rate of 22% is nearly triple the league-average rate. A better way to say that? The Texans called nearly 9% of all third-and-long runs in the entire league last year."

To which I say: Great numbers here that really show Gary Kubiak’s unwillingness not just to take chances on third downs, but simply to throw. He really needs to self-evaluate in this area.

The Texans could really benefit from upgrading at nose tackle, with J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing able to fare even better if an interior lineman demanded more attention, says Battle Red Blog.

Indianapolis Colts

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star expects Ryan Grigson to pay for a couple of big-ticket players, and still pursue mid-level talent. Chappell delves into several other big issues with fans in this mailbag entry.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Going with Blaine Gabbert simply means the Jaguars don’t have options, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

A mock draft database of Jaguars picks from Adam Stites at Big Cat Country.

Tennessee Titans

Defense tackle Chris Canty visited the Titans, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

To which I say: It would be nice for them to add interior depth, but tackle isn’t nearly the priority end is on the defensive line.