Houston Texans safety Bernard Pollard said this week there's another reason for players to play hard for the rest of the season:
The Texans, after a 4-2 start, have lost five of six games to slip to third place in the AFC South -- two games behind division-leading Jacksonville -- and Pollard said while he doesn't know the future for Texans coach Gary Kubiak and the rest of the coaching staff, when it comes to players, change often is not good.
"I'm not saying they're gone," Pollard said told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. "I don't know what's going on. But (new coaches) would bring in their players. If you're on the bubble, you're gone. If they have to question your effort, you're gone. If they don't like you, or if they didn't draft you, you're gone.
"I don't think some of the guys understand that. You're dealing with a lot of young guys and a lot of guys who have only been in this situation. They only know Kube. They only know these coaches. You bring in somebody else, they're going to shake this thing up."