Reading the coverage ...
With secondary coach Vance Joseph, transparency is vital, writes Jeffrey Martin of the Houston Chronicle. “Players openly discuss each other's weaknesses, but not in the hopes of tearing down a teammate. Rather, the openness allows the players to feel comfortable, to ask questions that might not have been asked before and to even volunteer suggestions.” He’s definitely qualified as a difference-maker on a team that has several.
Jim Irsay took to Twitter to chime in on the possibility of Peyton Manning returning to practice this season, says Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.
The Colts have difficult choices ahead as they decide what to do at wide receiver, says Brett Mock of Coltzilla. I think it would be awfully difficult to let Reggie Wayne walk, but predicting the timing and speed of his drop-off is something the Colts have to do correctly.
Defensive end Aaron Kampman is trying to keep the Jaguars’ situation in perspective, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union. Jack Del Rio chimed in, too: “Until you drive a stake through me, I’m going to fight for every inch and so we’re not conceding anything,” Del Rio said. “But we’re in a situation now, we’ve got such a big hole we’ve just got to put the next game in front us and go out and win that game. Worrying about anything else would be counterproductive.”
David Climer of The Tennessean gives props to Mike Munchak for using Javon Ringer over Chris Johnson late in the win over the Colts. “Instead of sticking with standard NFL protocol and repeatedly giving the ball to Johnson so he could work on that 2.8 yards-per-carry average, Munchak chose to go with Ringer on the last three offensive series when the Titans were protecting a lead.” I’m more curious about what happens going forward, as the Munchak and the Titans have to stick to the thinking that prompted the change.