Reading the coverage: Hope draws big fine


Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans

  • A look at Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew from the Texans' perspective, courtesy of John McClain.

  • Some good details about Matt Schaub's contract from Alan Burge.

  • Reliant Stadium gets a thumbs up to host Colts-Texans next week. The roof will be open the rest of the year.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Seven players have started their first NFL game for the Colts already this season, the second highest total in the league according to Phillip B. Wilson.

  • One side note: The NFL had no issue with Drayton Florence's hit on Dallas Clark late in last week's game. I thought it might and checked with the league, but no fine was issued.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Jerry Porter's long-awaited debut is expected tomorrow against Houston, says Michael C. Wright.

Tennessee Titans

  • Chris Hope was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle of Steve Slaton last week, reports Jim Wyatt. I think that's steep. Seemed more like a $2,500 in fraction to me.

  • Old, but interesting. Slate looks at the idea of how a guy like Vince Young might just not be suited to play in the NFL, and Stefan Fatsis says that would be OK.