RTC: Columnist likes Jags' firm direction

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Houston Texans

J.J. Watt was the best player in the NFL this season, says Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus. He’s also the PFWA/PFW defensive player of the year.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports looks back at the first game and says what needs to be different for the Texans: Schaub needs to look defensive backs off more.

What Wade Phillips told me about Wes Welker was not in the least bit controversial as some have made it out to be, says Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.

Five things Houston has to do to spring the upset at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, from Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

Indianapolis Colts

The top 11 plays of the Colts’ magical season according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Considering the Colts in free agency, with Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Early impression of David Caldwell from Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union: He likes the immediate signs of firm direction.

Caldwell is the latest NFL riser from John Carroll University, says Garry Smits of the Times-Union.

A split locker room didn’t help Mike Mularkey, says Ryan O’Halloran.

To which I say: Very interesting to know how guys felt. But a head coach of a 2-14 team shouldn’t be popular with players.

Caldwell could not have been more clear about Tim Tebow: He’s not going to be part of the Jaguars, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.

Tennessee Titans

Said Zach Brown of his fired position coach: “Without Frank Bush, I don’t think I would have had nearly as good a rookie year as I had.” Jim Wyatt’s story from The Tennessean.

Derrick Morgan was the big surprise for the Titans, says Tom Gower of Total Titans. Morgan was involved in a high rate of defensive plays.