Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
With all the shuffling at the quarterback position, the man charged with coaching those players will figure prominently for the Texans this season. Quarterbacks coach George Godsey's career criss-crossed with Bill O'Brien's, writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. They ultimately had a lot in common.
Sean Pendergast of the Houston Press equates waiver-wire shopping to shopping for bargain DVDs at Wal-Mart. Pendergast goes through a list of people impacted by Sunday's trade, which brought Ryan Mallett to Houston. "In New England, Mallett had fallen far enough out of favor in the final year of his rookie deal that he was behind not only Tom Brady, but also rookie second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo on the depth chart. In Houston, at least there is a glimmer of hope that he could see the field in something other than a catastrophic spate of injuries to those in front of him on the depth chart. Mallett immediately goes to a head coach and position coach with whose system he has familiarity, and if he is able to get a handful of starts in a contract year, and looks decent, then who knows?" So ... Who knows? Certainly not me.
An update on Case Keenum, the former Texans and University of Houston quarterback who was released on Sunday. Keenum was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams. There, he joins the Rams' backup quarterback carousel, writes Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.