Reaction: DeMeco Ryans and Houston Texans have traction


ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein react to reports about the DeMeco Ryans interview going well with the Texans and discuss if the momentum from fans and media about his hire might be a little overblown.

Meaning, there are a lot of good coaches interviewing in this coaching cycle, and the Texans have some quality options even if Ryans isn't the choice.

Plus, how will the Texans address the offense if they elect to hire a defensive-minded head coach?

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Here's why Framber Valdez is the key to another Astros World Series

Per The Athletic's Chandler Rome, Framber Valdez plans on both he and the catcher calling pitches this year. He said he “wants to feel more comfortable,” adding “not that I don't feel comfortable with the catchers, but I want to feel comfortable and throw the pitches with more conviction…to feel like I have the game in my hands.”

Is that a good thing? Either way, it seems like a return to form for Framber Valdez is the biggest “what if” for the 2024 Houston Astros.

Be sure to watch the video above as ESPN Houston's Paul Gallant & Joe George discuss.

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