DALLAS TX - FEBRUARY 02: Arian Foster of the Houston Texans speaks with the press at the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Player of the Year awards at the Super Bowl XLV media center on February 2 2011 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Human beings are often a slave to their own routines and habits. The older you get, the more entrenched you tend to be in your ways, whether you like it or not. When trying to judge how a person will react to a certain situation, it's obvious that the first place to look is how they've reacted to similar positions in the past. People do not change that often.
Yesterday, Titans owner Bud Adams named Oilers Hall of Fame lineman Mike Munchak as the second ever head coach of the Titans. Hiring someone that will piss of Houston fans? Check. Adams has a history of making decisions that seemingly are predicated on upsetting the fan base of the city his team once called home. What other common occurrences could the Texans learn from? Follow the jump.
With the hire of Mike Munchak, it is likely that Texans assistant offensive line coach Bruce Matthews will likely join the Titans as the full time O-line coach. Matthews interviewed for a position with the Cowboys last month before signing a two-year contract extension with Houston. As Diehard Chris writes, the move makes sense and would not cripple the Texans' run blocking or pass protection.
The odds to win the championship in 2011 were released today, and the usual suspects dominate the top and bottom of the list. Where are the Texans? Smack in the middle at 16 with 35/1 chances.
Alan Burge continued his draft watch series witha breakdown of Prince Amukamara. Burge frets over the prospect of repeating last year's first round defensive back pick and believes the eleventh selection should be used on a front seven player. Interestingly enough, Wes Bunting just tweeted last night that an NFL scout told him that Amukamara is not liked at all. This is the first outright negative thing I've heard about Prince, and it could be honest opinion or posturing.
Dan Snyder is suing the Washington DC City paper for defamation of character, and Rivers McCown thinks something similar could happen in Houston because of a connection between the PR departments.
Post-season awards are sometimes a popularity contest. As Paul Kuharsky writes, Arain Foster was a victim of fans' unwillingness to change by losing a couple of those awards he probably deserved.
Lastly, I leave you with a draft prospect video of Von Miller by Aaron Aloysius of Draft Breakdown. Aaron has a compilation of great videos of a ton of players at his site, and we'll be talking to him throughout draft season.