Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
Texans owner Bob McNair is one constant for the organization through the three times it has had the top pick in the NFL draft. McNair looked back on those other two occasions in this piece by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. I wrote about McNair's comments back in January when he said the Texans would bring in a veteran even if they drafted a rookie. His thoughts about David Carr's first year with the Texans lend a hint as to why he thinks that's a good idea. ""I think the main thing I look back on is that we should have had a veteran quarterback in there," McNair said. "We should have let him start the season and let David learn what it takes to be an NFL quarterback."
Joel Corry and Ari Nissim of the National Football Post -- one who worked for a team and one who was an agent -- suppose what the Texans' negotiation with J.J. Watt will be like. Corry plays the part of Watt's agent, Ben Dogra, and Nissim plays the part of Texans general manager Rick Smith. While they have started talking, this is way ahead of where the two parties are right now. It's still an interesting look at how these things work.
A bit of media news from late last week: John Harris, a Houston radio fixture and former college teammate of Texans coach Bill O'Brien, joined the Texans as part of their media group, writes David Barron of the Chronicle. Harris said his old friend will expect him to shoot straight about what he thinks is going on in the building.
The McNair family was prominently represented at a literacy event at the Hobby Center last week, as were Barbara and George H.W. Bush, writes Tarra Gaines of Houston Culture Map. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was also involved in the literacy events