Wednesday, 08 August 2012
The phrase ‘we’re not a one-horse town’ was never more evident than last year in Houston’s run to its first-ever playoff berth. To illustrate Houston’s improved play on the field, after splitting out 8-8 ‘In The Stats’ in 2010, the Texans dominated foes in 2011, going 14-4 in the stat wars.
The big news surrounding this franchise this offseason was the announcement that Bill and Chris Polian are out of the front office. In addition, Jim Caldwell was given the boot. Enter Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who takes over as head coach.
A new coach, new owner, and new uniforms will be the look of the 2012 Jaguars. The question is: Will they be a better team? Our best guess is yes, and it starts with the fact that they can’t get any worse.
Considering the circumstances, the nine-win effort by Mike Munchak in his first year with the Titans last season was extraordinary. Munchak took over after Jeff Fisher’s 16-year marriage with the Titans was annulled and immediately encountered a four-month lockout by the NFL.