Vikings, Cook present NFL's latest RB contract standoff
FILE - In this Oct. 24 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis. The Vikings have centered their offense around running back Dalvin Cook and praised him at every turn, but now the bill has come due. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, FIle)MINNEAPOLIS Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing to participate until he has secured a new contract. The three-year, $39 million contract Arizona gave David Johnson, who's now with Houston, might be the most realistic model. Gordon took a two-year, $8 million contract with Denver.
Four Houston Texans Seasons That Deserve "The Last Dance" Treatment
The soon to be award-winning, ten-part documentary The Last Dance finished up last week with parts nine and ten wrapping up the series. To bring The Last Dance concept back around locally, what Houston Texan seasons would be worthy of a multipart documentary series? I have four seasons in mind:2010 season (6-10 record)This was the first season that the Texans really went into a year with expectations from the outside. 2016 season (9-7 record)This is the only season on my short list in which the Texans were over .500 for the year. Osweiler was retired from football before the end of what would have been his original four-year contract with the Texans.houstonpress.com
Klay Kubiak ready for 1st season as Strake Jesuit head coach
Coach Kubiak is now patrolling the sidelines at Strake Jesuit in his first season as the Crusaders head coach. It's Klay Kubiak, one of Gary Kubiak's three sons, that moves into the head coaching spot after serving as the team's offensive coordinator last season. Gary of course spent eight seasons as the Houston Texans head coach, then another two as the Denver Broncos head coach, winning the Super Bowl in his first season as Broncos head man. "Over time my passion for coaching kind of grew getting to work with this level of kids." While the Kubiak name clearly precedes him, it's about the coaching and the teaching for the first-year head coach.
Sept. 9: Texans season begins
HOUSTON – Are you ready for Houston Texans football? The Texans kick off their regular season schedule Sunday against the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium and for the 1st time in the history of the franchise, there is serious talk about the Texans having an ability to make it to the the Super Bowl. Head coach Gary Kubiak talks about what it will take to win the season opener and go beyond. Super Bowl winning former coach Tony Dungy, now an NBC analyst, weighs in with his thoughts on all of this "Super Bowl" talk. Next week is Texas Obesity Awareness Week.