I think McClain is an average type of journalist who is, more importantly, a consumate NFL insider amoung local and regional journalists. The guy has the
low down on a lot of subjects, though he is wrong his share of the time
when it comes to judgement calls,e.g, Andre Johnson's rookie year will be
unproductive and will have to wait for year 2 before he makes a contribution.
On the other hand, he seemed to know all along last year that Boselli would
not return, just go thru the motions to collect his mony - presume he had
some insider info the rest of us weren't privy to.
But I always read his stuff, 'cause I'm interested in the content. And listen to him on radio - he's informative and entertaining.
He is a political guy, careful not to bad mouth the wrong person.