Texas Sports Nation // TexansJohn McClain,
November 21, 2021
New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, November 21, 2021, in East Rutherford, NJ (AP Photo / Corey Sipkin)
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1. The Jets will bring a three-game losing streak to NRG Stadium, including Sunday’s 24-17 home loss to the Dolphins. Former Texans coach Robert Saleh, who spent six years as an assistant with them, is in his first season as head coach of the Jets.
2. The Jets have played three quarterbacks this season, including rookie Zach Wilson, the second overall pick in the draft. He is hurt. Journeyman’s Mike White had a 400 yard game but was replaced by Joe Flacco against the Dolphins on Sunday. He threw 291 yards, two touchdowns and scored a 101.5.
3. The Texans and Jets are 2-8. They have one thing in common, aside from their bottom line. Both anger the titans. The Jets also defeated the Bengals. This game could have an impact on which team has a higher draft selection.
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.