The Texans, their fans, and plenty of the folks who cover the team seem to be blind to the reality that the difference between knocking on the door and kicking it in very well could be the presence of Peyton Manning on the roster.
If Sunday’s decision by Titans owner Bud Adams to make a public pitch for Peyton doesn’t wake up the defending AFC South champs, nothing will.
Adams has a thing about sticking it to the team now headquartered in Houston, the city from which he moved the Oilers. Taking Peyton and making the Titans into the new bullies of the division would go a long way toward doing just that.
And so, if the Texans want to keep that from happening, the easiest way to do it would be to sign Peyton instead.
There have been whispers and rumors that Peyton would want to play for the Texans, if the Texans would want him. Before Adams spoke out about Peyton, the answer should have been, “Yes.”
Now, it should be, “Hell yes.”