Thoughts on the primary developments around the AFC South over the past 10 days while I took some time away…Houston TexansThe Texans signed Greg Jones to replace James Casey as their fullback, plucking a player who’d been a staple for division rival Jacksonville.
Three of four AFC special teams coaches lost their jobs after the season.Marwan Maalouf was out after just one year in Indianapolis (replaced by Tom McMahon).
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 8:Road woes: The Colts know that if they are going to be playoff contenders in the AFC, they’ve got to break through on the road.
Houston TexansThe Texans don't plan to hand the starting kicker's spot to rookie Randy Bullock, drafted out of Texas A&M in the fifth round. Rather, special-teams coordinator Joe Marciano told SportsRadio 610, Bullock will have to beat out veteran Shayne Graham.
The Colts got a jab from me for a delayed announcement about their new running backs coach, so to be consistent, the Texans deserve a double jab.Friday they announced two hires we’ve known about for quite some time: Reggie Herring as linebackers coach and Vance Joseph as defensive backs coach.
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Texans special teams coordinator Joe Marciano spoke to the Houston media Friday and the team was kind enough to pass along a transcript.
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky We asked for your input earlier this week on who you think the Texans' best assistant coach is. Here's a sampling of replies in the comments to the post and in my mailbag: Chris in Austin: RE: Best Texans Coach Alex Gibbs is the obvious answer, but I have to go with Johnny Holland if you want to make it interesting.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas TAMPA, Fla. -- Forget for a second the Super Bowl victory and all the great players he coached. If you want to know what truly set Tony Dungy apart from other football coaches -- really, apart from a lot of human beings -- there is a story you need to read.