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John McClain’s key to the game

Texas Sports Nation // John McClainPhoto by John McClainJohn McClain,

November 20, 2021

Titan’s receiver AJ Brown has faced the Texans defense in four matchups over the past two seasons.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – John McClain shares what to look for when the Texans and Titans play at Nissan Stadium on Sunday.

Three keys for Texans

1. Do not commit any sales, especially in their area. Giving the Titans a good field position is a recipe for disaster.

2. Double-cover receiver AJ Brown and find a way to control it, which the defense failed to do.

3. Don’t waste opportunities in the red. The Texans reached the Miami red zone four times and didn’t score a touchdown.

Three keys to titans

1. Try to play the ball even without Derrick Henry. Make the Texans worry to start the game action game.

2. Ryan Tannehill must deliver the ball to AJ Brown as receiver and runner. Brown has been pursuing the Texans’ defense.

3. Led by tackle Jeffery Simmons, the defense must pressure Tyrod Taylor and try to force interceptions.

John McClain, a native of Waco who graduated from Baylor in 1975, has covered the NFL, including the Oilers and Texans, for over four decades on the Houston Chronicle. He worked for the Waco Tribune Herald from 1973-76 when he accepted a position with the Chronicle. to cover the World Hockey Association’s original Houston Eros.

McClain has a plaque in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, as the winner of the Dick McCann Memorial Award (now Bill Nunn Memorial Award) in 2006, presented annually by the Pro Football Writers of America to a writer for his longtime and Excellent work is given in coverage of the NFL. He is the past president of the Pro Football Writers of America. In 2019 he was elected to the second media class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and also received the Baylor Line Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Seniors Committee, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

In 2015, he was named a Gridiron Legend in Texas, making him the third media member behind Dave Campbell and Mickey Herskowitz. In 2019, he was elected to second grade media award winners for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

McClain can be heard six times a week on Texas flagship sports radio 610 in Houston. He also appears on numerous sports talk shows around the country.

McClain has also appeared in eight films: The Rookie, The Longest Yard, Spring Breakers, Secretariat, Invincible, Cook County, The Game Plan, and Make It Rain.

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