Tuesday, January 15, 2013
RTC: New Jags coach can lean on metrics
By Paul Kuharsky
Reading the coverage…
The Houston Chronicle columnists take opposing viewpoints on the Texans’ future. Randy Harvey says they have too many question marks to be a true contender. Jerome Solomon says it’s too soon to write the Texans off.
For all those bashing Matt Schaub, John McClain of the Chronicle points out that Schaub has taken the Texans as far in the playoffs as Warren Moon ever took the Oilers.
Reviewing the highs and lows of the Texans’ season with Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
The Texans were disappointed but hopeful as they cleaned out their lockers, says Sara Eckert of CSN Houston.
Should they stay or should they go? Battle Red Blog looks and the Texans heading towards free agency.
Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is a finalist for the Bears head coaching job, says Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
To which I say: Arians has said he expects his situation to be settled by the end of the week. Chuck Pagano would have giant shoes to fill if Arians gets a head job. But remember, Andrew Luck did just fine at Stanford when Jim Harbaugh left for the NFL and the quarterback had to adjust to different coaching with the Cardinal.
Tight end Dwayne Allen transitioned from college to the NFL as well as any rookie in Colts history, says Craig Kelley of the team’s web site.
Mel Tucker interviewed Monday and Jay Gruden and Brian Schottenheimer are expected to meet with David Caldwell about the Jaguars open head coaching position today, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
“Tony Khan is the Jaguars' VP of football technology & analytics, and his father owns the team,” writes Chet Fussman of the T-U. “Presumably, a failed fourth-down risk, or the release of a player whose production isn't what it seems, will mean answering to the media, and not anybody else.”
John Oehser of Jaguars.com doesn’t think Maurice Jones-Drew will get traded because the value of an aging back coming off an injury won’t merit it.
Tight end coach Bobby Johnson went to Detroit, says O’Halloran.
Charley Casserly talked with Gene Frenette of the T-U about the Jaguars' coaching search.
A look at Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains from John Glennon of The Tennessean. It appears Loggains, promoted to the post with five games left in the 2012 season, will retain the position going forward.
To which I say: Loggains can do a ton to revamp and revise the offense to suit it to Jake Locker and the personnel the Titans have.
Kenny Britt is still wanted for questioning by New Jersey police who believe he knows about a stabbing and a fired gunshot, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. The NFL will look into what's unfolded.
To which I say: Britt needs to step forward and say what he knows. They aren’t going to lose interest in him the more time passes, and all he is doing is drawing increased attention.