RTC: Is the Texans' record telling?

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

In an Insider piece, Matt Williamson and Mike Sando debate the Texans' future and whether they need to rebuild.Insider Both writers think the Texans are better than their record. They discuss the viability of Case Keenum as the quarterback long-term and what moves are or should be coming.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle looks way ahead to the draft and notes the Texans might need a running back for the first time since 2010. He says Ben Tate will be too expensive to re-sign. The Chronicle's Brian T. Smith pens a story about Jeff Tarpinian, a linebacker signed two and a half weeks ago who might start this weekend.

Shane Lechler had a lot of memorable moments in his 13 seasons with the Raiders, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. Lechler spent a couple days in the hospital this week with the flu, but told coach Gary Kubiak he will play Sunday against his old team.

Ed Reed signed with the New York Jets on Thursday, two days after the Texans released him, and David Steele of the Sporting News says the signing isn't just a sentimental one for Jets coach Rex Ryan.

Rewinding to last weekend's game against the Cardinals is Ben Stockwell of Pro Football Focus. Stockwell praises Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and criticizes the offensive line and Whitney Mercilus.