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Old 07-31-2004   #10
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When the Texans came into the league, McClain was given the choice to be the Texans beat writer or remain as the NFL beat writer. He chose the NFL gig because he would get to cover the entire NFL and not just one team......and I think he got a little burned out from being the Oiler's beat writer.

For those who keep complaining that he spends a lot of time on the Cowboys and Titans, remember that there are a lot of fans in the Houston area of those two teams. A good newspaper would make sure to skew the amount of information to what the readers want. In the Houston area, that means the Cowboys, Titans, and Saints will get more attention than other NFL teams.

John McClain isn't the problem at the Chronicle. He is one of the most respected and knowledgeable NFL writers in the country.

The problem at the Chronicle is that those who are assigned to the Texans don't put out enough information. Especially when you consider how media-friendly Casserly and Capers are, we should be seeing a ton of Texans info. Everyone in the NFL uses the last few weeks before training camp as their vacation time, because the rest of the "off-season" is spent on the draft and mini-camps, but now that training camp has started we should be seeing a lot more Texans information. Player profiles, position by position analysis, etc. If there isn't at least a couple of articles about the Texans every day from now until the Super Bowl, someone at the Chronicle should get a fire lit under their butt.
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