1. Something that seems true (and totally is): The Texans and Jacoby Jones are better off without each other.
The first time I ever spoke to Jones was back in July, during training camp. I was asking him if he felt any extra pressure to perform now that he'd gotten a new contract from the Texans. He dismissed that idea, and basically said he doesn't allow himself to feel pressure.
"It's only pressure if you let it be pressure," he said.
This seemed like a strange response, even at the time, because from the outside it appeared as though not feeling pressure was a big part of the reason Jones had been a disappointing player in Houston. Maybe a little pressure would do him some good, I thought.
And then, in the playoffs, when the pressure was highest, he let it be pressure.
I am sympathetic to Jones in some ways. He doesn't necessarily seem like a bad guy to me. He just seems like a not particularly good football player who is not particularly strong mentally. That, mixed wit...