Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
If you remember, for years when McClain didn't have insight for what was going on with the Texans, he would throw out that he was technically covering the entire NFL for the Chronicle.....not focused on the Texans. Since he has admitted to being assigned to covering and being the main Texans writer, I have seen no improvement in his clairvoyance.
With the way this franchise has traditionally circled the wagons and kept all cards close to their chest, it is not surprising that a blabbermouth and media whore like McClain finds himself on the outside looking in.
His war stories are great, but they do reveal a flaw in his reporting. He's an old school cat who used to go drinking with Oilers GMs and personnel, so his information would come from personal connections.
But the Texans operate like a modern corporation. They were created in the age of the modern NFL in full bloom, so there is little doubt that they way they operate is probably fundamentally different than the way the Oilers used to conduct business. Heck, over 12 seasons already, and we are all still in the dark on basic power structure on Kirby.