RTC: Are Texans a Super Bowl team?

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Houston Texans

Houston Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon has the Texans winning the Super Bowl.

Chronicle columnist Randy Harvey takes the other side and tells us why the Texans will not win it all.

Says the Chronicle’s Dale Robertson: “Since 1999, when the franchise formerly known as the Houston Oilers finally, and improbably, landed in the Super Bowl as the Tennessee Titans, a head coach has led his team into the playoffs for the first time on nearly 40 occasions. Yet only six of those teams took the next step the following year -- and just one of them, Pittsburgh in 2008, went on to win a title.”

John McClain of the Chronicle assesses the final 53.

A look at the Texans’ competition in the AFC South from McClain.

Trindon Holliday gives the Texans a special spark, says Nick Scurfield of the team’s website.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts used their No. 1 spot in the waiver claim order to add three players, says Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

Cornerback Vontae Davis now has a second chance to get it right, says Michael Pointer of the Star.

Long snapper Justin Snow, the team’s longest tenured player, wasn’t surprised when he didn’t make the team, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coach Mike Mularkey’s heard rumors that Maurice Jones-Drew will show up, but he hasn’t heard directly from MJD, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times Union.

What’s ahead for the Jaguars? Links to all the Florida Times-Union’s preview section stories.

In Gene Frenette’s piece on Blaine Gabbert, guard Uche Nwaneri said this of the quarterback: “That’s the difference in Blaine from last year. He’s gained tons of composure in the pocket. It’s been very noticeable that he hasn’t gotten jittery. He’s not worried about what’s going on around him. He’s worried about doing his job. You can’t put a price tag on that.”

From Vito Stellino’s story on Mularkey in that section: “His knack of getting the players on board with his program without alienating them is a key component of his coaching style”

Jaguars scout Marty Miller shares his story of living with Parkinson's disease, from Ryan Robinson of Jaguars.com.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans are comfortable with just four wide receivers until Kenny Britt’s suspension is over, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The Titans decided not to use the recall option on defensive lineman Leger Douzable when they put him on injured reserve, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Dan Koppen isn’t a guy the Titans are considering now that the Patriots have cut the center, says Glennon.

Reviewing the final 53 with Tom Gower of Total Titans.

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