ESPN's "NFL Live" has had a virtual Texans lovefest on their past 2 episodes (Fri and Sat). On Friday night, Mark Schlereth said Houston was a "Can't Miss" for the playoffs. On Saturday, both Merril Hoge and Schlereth picked the Texans to beat Denver (ulp...). Hoge added that this time next year, Andre will be considered the best WR in the NFL. So ESPN's apparently awake now.
All that rhetoric aside, the best change in the coverage (from my POV) is that the talking heads are actually talking ABOUT the Texans, and not just their opponent, each week. The coverage of the Tacks and Jagwires games drove me crazy because the Texans were not even mentioned. Heck, there wasn't time to talk about them, what with the extended features about how tough McNair and Leftwich were, and how dominant their running games were, blah, blah...how'd THAT work out for them against the Texans? :hehe: