http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/barron/7184675.html One of the primary reasons the Texans begin their ninth NFL season at 49-79 30 games under .500 is that they are 1-15 against the Indianapolis Colts. So it was considerably amusing this week to hear former Indianapolis coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy, who presided over 13 of those Colts wins over Houston, say hes now on the Texans bandwagon. Ive been (impressed) for a couple of years now, Dungy said. Theyve put together some good drafts. They have some talented players. I love Gary Kubiak as a coach, and I think theyve got a great offensive system in place. Dungy said the Texans dismal record against Indianapolis revolves in large part around kismet Something happens, he said. Its always a tight game, but somehow Indianapolis pulls it out. and in part on the fact the Texans have yet to attain the mental attitude to handle the Colts. Theyre not soft, but its (the feeling) that somehow, some way, something is going to happen, Dungy said. My last year there, we were 12, 13 points down with four minutes to go (in the infamous Rosen-copter game in 2008), and somehow they were sitting there saying, Hey, with Peyton Manning, somehow were going to lose this game. And that is what happened. Its happened to them the last four or five times theyve played. They know theyre good enough and talented enough, but theyre waiting for the other shoe to drop and something to happen. Somehow they have to play a game as well as they can play (against Indianapolis) and win it, and then theyll be fine. Their next chance comes opening day, with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf on the scene for CBS. Dungy will be watching, and so will Fox Sports analyst Jimmy Johnson, who cited the Texans as one of the teams he thinks will be on the upswing in 2010. The notably blunt Johnson wasnt as precise as Dungy when it came to noting the reasons for the Texans past failings. However, it sounds like he wasnt too impressed with the pre-Rick Smith front-office regime. The organization has struggled, Johnson said. If you dont have the right scouts, the right people making decisions on personnel if you have dead money in your system, those are players youre not going to have. If it doesnt hurt this year, it will hurt next year or the year after. You cant make those kinds of mistakes. Dont go cheap when it comes to the organization the general manager, the personnel director, the people making decisions. The most important person is whoever is making decisions on talent. Pay (them) whatever it takes. Johnson noted that in 1990, some in the Cowboys organization wanted him to take Michigan State offensive lineman Tony Mandarich over Troy Aikman. Can you imagine how that decision would have changed the course of NFL history?