Why Rackers is the right choice for Texans

September, 3, 2010
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John McClain and Mark Berman report that the last original member of the Houston Texans, Kris Brown, has lost the kicking battle to Neil Rackers.

The two were roughly even through camp and in the preseason. But the Texans decided on new blood as opposed to extended loyalty.

Brown had some deadly misses last season, and they are way more familiar to Texans’ folks than the difficulties Rackers had in Arizona.

I’ve said frequently that I think change of scenery can be good for both and is the right choice psychologically.

If Brown missed a crucial kick Sept. 12 in the opener against the Colts, we’d think “They should have made a change.” If the same happens for Rackers, I think it will be more, “Well, at least they made a change.”

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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