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Friday, November 8, 2013
RTC: A new stat to measure Watt's impact

By Tania Ganguli

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Texans players would like nothing more than to win one for "Kubes" this weekend, writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. Coach Gary Kubiak paid them a visit during practice yesterday.

Greg Bedard of The MMQB rejects the notion that Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is having a down season. Bedard's publication created a statistic called pressure points that indicates Watt was the top interior pass-rusher in Week 9.

Another former coach weighs in on the pressures of coaching, this time Brian Billick for NFL.com. Billick writes that Kubiak's and Broncos coach John Fox's situations spotlight the grind of NFL coaching.

Texans interim head coach and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was a bit non-committal on Ed Reed's status as the team's starter when asked about it Thursday, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. Reed didn't start Sunday. Phillips said that who plays the first play of the game depends on the package.