RTC: Why Kubiak can't change persona

October, 19, 2011
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Houston Texans

Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: “To those people who say Gary Kubiak must be more like Mike Ditka or Jim Harbaugh or Bill Cowher, I would say this: The fastest way for a coach to lose a team is try to be something he is not. Players will quit on a phony in a heartbeat.” I agree that Kubiak can’t and shouldn’t change. But if he’s not coaching a playoff team this season, his replacement will have a different personality.

If the Texans win Sunday, it should be the start of something big. If they lose, it’s time to push the panic button. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle assesses.

Tim Jamison isn’t satisfied after a breakout game, says Jeffrey Martin of the Chronicle.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts' fortunes have changed since the last time they played the Saints, writes Mike Chappell of The Star. "We've been to the mountaintop," defensive end Robert Mathis said. "We're at the valley low right now."

Pat McAfee looks at kickoffs and thinks, no return, no risk, writes Phil Richards of The Star.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Receiver Mike Sims-Walker is rejoining the Jaguars, writes Tania Ganguli of the Times-Union. The Jaguars told him before the lockout that they wouldn’t re-sign him as a free agent, so it’s hard to get too excited about his return. Still, he should add something to a bad group.

Injuries mean offensive tackle remains a concern, says Vito Stellino of the T-U.

Tennessee Titans

Things went south for the Titans after the bye last year and they need to avoid a repeat, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The Titans took a hard look at receiver Brandon Lloyd, according to Mike Munchak. Now they intend to get Donnie Avery involved, says John Glennon of The Tennessean. Munchak also said the Titans would take a look at a healthy Terrell Owens. Please note that taking a look and signing are miles apart.

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