Sunday, December 30, 2012
RTC: Pagano sees higher purpose
By Paul Kuharsky
Reading the coverage ...
Devi Brown is learning that being the spouse of a Pro Bowler with the Texans, left tackle Duane Brown, changes everything, writes Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
To which I say: Want to see how a first-class organization behaves? See here what the Texans did for Devi Brown after someone kicked in the gate to the couple’s home while the team was on the road for the first time in the preseason.
The Texans have a chance to rewrite the record books, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
The Texans are facing a team that will have new energy with Chuck Pagano back on the sideline, says Ganguli.
Pagano had a long talk with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star: "The 'why' got clearer and clearer as I went through it. I have a higher purpose now. How many can we help; that's the bottom line. Along with everything else we've got to do as a husband, a father and a coach, I feel now like I've been blessed with a platform. Now part of my responsibility is to give back to people who are going through this. The biggest thing is, 'OK, He's blessed me with this (remission), now how can I be a blessing to somebody else? How many can we help?"
Pondering the ovation Pagano’s going to get at Lucas Oil Stadium this afternoon with Mike Chappell of the Star.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan has big decisions to make once his franchise’s worst season comes to a close, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Beyond GM Gene Smith and coach Mike Mularkey, the team needs to decide whether to try to re-sign Derek Cox and Daryl Smith and sort out what to do with quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
There is still time for Gabbert to win over the Jaguars, says Gene Frenette of the Times-Union. “You don't give up on a top-10 quarterback pick after two of the most abnormal seasons in franchise history.”
Should Mike Munchak get a third season? “Personally, I don’t think so,” says David Climer of The Tennessean. “The body of work simply doesn’t justify it. Six of the Titans’ 10 losses have been by three touchdowns or more. Rather than improve as the season has progressed, the Titans are coming off a 55-7 blowout at Green Bay. But with owner Bud Adams turning 90 this week, there is little reason to suspect he has the stomach for a second coaching change in two years.”
It’s not all bad news for Munchak. John Glennon of The Tennessean looks at what Munchak can show Adams to defend his performance and hold onto his job.