NFL Links: Texans' offense in no rush

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Friday, Oct. 12

While the hurry-up offense has become everyone's favorite new toy around the NFL, the Texans are perfectly fine with taking their time.

Suddenly the league’s top-rated passer on one of the best teams in football, Alex Smith has had quite the career resurrection, writes a Los Angeles columnist.

As Pete Carroll prepares to play the team he once coached, a Seattle reporter explains how the Seahawks’ coach changed after being fired from the Patriots in 2000.

After season-ending injuries to a few key defenders, the Redskins are trying to compensate by getting creative on “D.”

Even at one of the team’s strongest positions, the Bills are struggling to get the production they expect.

In the absence of Danny Amendola, a St. Louis columnist says there’s some serious pressure on the Rams’ collection of unproven wide receivers.

Thursday, Oct. 11

A Kansas City columnist thinks Brady Quinn may have a chance to resurrect his career this Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Though he didn’t cure his fumbling woes against Pittsburgh on Sunday, Michael Vick is improving in the face of pressure.

A columnist in Oakland takes a look at the surprising post-bye-week struggles of the Raiders, who have lost following their bye in nine consecutive seasons.

Even though Lions RB Jahvid Best hasn’t been in pads in nearly a year, his teammates insist he’ll make an immediate impact when he returns from the physically unable to perform list.

After dealing with several major injuries last season, the Texans won’t be sunk by the loss of ILB Brian Cushing, according to a writer in Houston.

Having allowed a whopping 90 points in its last six quarters played, the Bills’ defense sees Sunday’s game against Arizona as a chance to redeem itself.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

In an extensively researched piece, a Boston writer details how the Patriots have been running their lightning-fast no-huddle offense with a collection of one-word playcalls.

Even with the Seahawks’ struggling offensive attack, head coach Pete Carroll doesn’t think his defense, which hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the past two games, is being put under too much pressure.

A San Diego columnist takes a look at the Chargers’ recent inability to come through on game-winning and game-tying drives in the fourth quarter.

A writer in Washington D.C. says Robert Griffin III will be watched very closely in his recovery from a concussion, after Griffin suffered “the injury everyone expected and no one wanted.”

Despite strong comeback efforts against quality teams in three of the last four weeks, Broncos’ players aren’t accepting any moral victories.

It’s no surprise that rookie quarterbacks are making such a strong early impact, according to a New York columnist.

Monday, Oct. 8

Niners players are crediting the team’s “evil genius,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman, for engineering Sunday’s record-setting performance against the Bills.

Even though the Saints finally grabbed a victory Sunday night, a writer in New Orleans notes that the team’s “D” is on a historically awful pace.

After the Packers’ second half collapse against the Colts, a Green Bay columnist says this is Mike McCarthy’s lowest point as the team’s head coach.

A Baltimore writer says the Ravens’ grind-it-out victory in Kansas City was far worse that just an “ugly” win.

After performing his salsa touchdown celebration a career-high three times on Sunday, Giants WR Victor Cruz says he may make some changes to his dance to keep things fresh.

A Tennessee columnist wonders if the Titans can sink any lower after a hapless defeat to Minnesota and a short-week game against the Steelers on the horizon.