Sunday, November 8, 2009
Reading the coverage: New era for Texans?
By Paul Kuharsky
Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky
Texans-Colts is one of the three games Clark Judge would like to see Sunday.
- Writes Richard Justice: “In some ways, this week feels like the end of one era in the franchise's history and the beginning of another. The Texans will play the Colts this afternoon, and for maybe the first time, the rest of the NFL will be watching to see how these new guys measure up.”
- The Texans are 0-7 in Indianapolis but could be on the cusp of a meaningful breakthrough, says Dale Robertson.
- Ryan Moats will start at running back but Steve Slaton is expected to play, too.
- Owen Daniels’ surgery is scheduled for Nov. 17, says Mark Berman.
- Charles Davis says if the Texans split with the Colts they are a playoff team.
- Putting Matt Schaub in a bit of historical context, from Cold, Hard Football Facts. Thanks to Battle Red Blog for the link.
- Punt and kick coverage teams have been steady under new coach Ray Rychleski, says Mike Chappell.
- Against Houston, Antoine Bethea will be the only Colt in the secondary the team envisioned putting on the field when the season started, says Phil Richards.
- John Oehser reviews an eventful week for the Colts.
- Reggie Wayne and Andre Johnson have a special bond from playing at “The U,” says Tom James.
- The case for the Colts as the better of the NFL’s two undefeated teams, says Vinnie Iyer.
- Eighteen things to watch for, from Deshawn Zombie.
- If cornerback Jack Williams clears waivers, the Colts should sign him says Stampede Blue, which provides nice background info. I agree he could help them depth-wise. But won’t a bad team claim him on waivers?