And With The No. 2 Pick ...
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Gary Kubiak had a winning record with the Texans for most of his tenure in Houston, but an 11-game losing streak this season dropped him three games below .500. The Texans won't give him a chance to even the ledger, as they fired him after an embarrassing loss to the equally lowly Jaguars. Injuries decimated the Texans this season, and Matt Schaub's pick-six problem was difficult to foresee, but it's tough to justify keeping a coach whose team has fallen apart this dramatically.
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The Texans were generally respectable under Kubiak but were never really contenders for anything other than a quick playoff exit.
If the Texans land and keep the No. 1 pick, they could pick up one of several potentially franchise-changing players.
For the first time in a long time, the Yankees have been outspent on a player. Robinson Cano, perhaps New York's best player over the past five years, has signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. It's one of the largest contracts in baseball history and is a huge statement by the Mariners, who may be looking to establish themselves as a nationally relevant team again. Cano's skills are undeniable, but 10-year contracts have a way of backfiring on the teams that make them -- just ask Angels fans how Albert Pujols' contract is looking after his second year with the team.
The coaching carousel turns, and it's Boise State's turn to lose a head coach. Chris Petersen, who brought the Broncos to national relevance during his tenure, has reportedly been hired as Washington's head coach, replacing new USC coach Steve Sarkisian. Petersen takes over a program that has been respectable in the past few years, but will he be able to turn them into a true contender?
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Don't say Thursday night's game between the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars was meaningless. Not only did the 27-20 decision give the Jaguars their first home win in more than a year -- extending their victorious streak to an AFC-best three games -- but it also put Houston in prime position to "earn" the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Will the Texans end up with the league's worst record? If so, what should they do?