Reading the coverage from Boston ...
When he was a kid, Matt Schaub’s coach would jab at him by calling him Bubby Brister, writes Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle. “He knows now it's not so easy to walk a mile in Bubby Brister's cleats.”
“Matt Schaub might be a playoff neophyte, but the nine-year veteran quarterback will not get a pass for a poor performance on the big stage,” writes Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle. “And neither will the Texans.”
Learning from losses is part of what makes Tom Brady a winner, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
Garrett Graham could be a key piece for the offense, says Patrick D. Starr of State of the Texans.
Three keys for the Texans from Dave Zangaro of CSN Houston.
The flawed Colts can travel the free-agency road while bolstering their roster, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
Bruce Arians has interviews Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, then hopes to have his future resolved by Friday, says Chappell.
The Colts and special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf have parted ways.
David Caldwell is regarded as a grinder like Indianapolis’ Ryan Grigson and Chicago’s Phil Emery, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
How many years will Caldwell need, asks Gene Frenette of the Times-Union. Said owner Shad Khan: “I think we have to absolutely balance hope and expectation. I think we definitely want to be better, but it's going to take a little bit of time."
Is the Jaguars' coaching job attractive, asks O’Halloran?
The Jaguars are interested in interviewing Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Jason LaCanfora of CBS reported it, per Adam Stites of Big Cat Country.
Matt Hasselbeck will serve as Jake Locker’s backup and the Titans' insurance policy at quarterback again in 2013, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
“Will this coaching shuffle work?” asks David Climer of The Tennessean. “I doubt it. Wholesale staff changes often do nothing but buy the head coach one more season. It provides the illusion of a fresh start, but all it really does is put some new faces on the same old problems.”