RTC: Kubiak wants emotional team today

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Houston Texans

Owner Bob McNair is relishing the time as his team prepares to face Cincinnati in a playoff game, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

A win would do a lot for the Texans’ national profile, says Steve Campbell of the Chronicle.

Patience has paid off for Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith and they deserve to take a bow, writes Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle.

Kubiak wants his team playing with a lot of emotion, says McClain.

Wade Phillips has made things simple and effective for the thriving Texans defense, says McClain.

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Irsay will have interviewed seven general manager candidates by the end of Monday according to his Twitter account, says this Star report. He revealed a dark horse: Jim Popp, general manager of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union pieces together the latest in the Jaguars’ coaching search as the team interviewed Brian Schottenheimer of the Jets and Rob Chudzinski of the Panthers.

Tennessee Titans

Chris Hope is heading for free agency, but the safety says he’s going to help some team in 2012, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The Rams have received permission to talk to Ruston Webster and Lake Dawson about their open GM job, says Wyatt.