Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Monday morning musings from around the division...
Richard Justice looks at Matt Schaub's hold on the starting quarterback job.
Megan Manfull says Steve Slaton had some first-game butterflies that he got over. I think Slaton will need some time to contribute on offense, but he can do some damage as a return man.
Duane Brown got a good review from Gary Kubiak for his initial work, according to the Chronicle's notebook.
Rick Gosselin talks with Mike Hart about his ability to tackle on special teams and how it will be a necessity if he's to stick.
Jim Sorgi had an interception and a fumble at Carolina, but Tony Dungy said the quarterback was hardly the only player at fault. He has concerns about the protection.
Peyton Manning talked by phone with a man the week he died, offering Brian Burghduf and his family a brief distraction.
The Jaguars and Derrick Harvey's representative spoke for the first time in a while Saturday, but made no progress, Vito Stellino reports.
Matt Jones, who's gotten good reviews so far, is due to be arraigned today in Arkansas on cocaine possession charges.
Brian Witherspoon continues to impress with his speed, though he had a fumble against the Falcons, according to Jaguars.com.
The Titans looked good running the ball in two weeks of practice, and the preseason opener confirmed what they'd seen, according to Jim Wyatt.
David Climer writes that the Titans' physical play in the preseason opener bodes well for them.
Keith Bulluck is pretty good at scoring in the preseason, says Wyatt in The Tennessean's notebook. The turf at LP Field may have been sandy, but the footing was just fine, Jeff Fisher said.