How I See It: AFC South Stock Watch
September, 22, 2009
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
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The Titans’ secondary has been shaky and he’s not alone. But heading into his third year, he should be communicating better and not making gigantic mistakes.
2. Jaguars defense: Zero sacks and only one hit on Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner, who set a record with his completion percentage from a nearly spotless 24-of-26, 243-yard day with two touchdowns and a 131.2 passer rating.
If the Jaguars can’t generate any pressure, Matt Schaub will be the next signal-caller to pick them apart.
3. Colts interior defensive line: They were exhausted for how many snaps they had to play. But the Indianapolis tackles need to be more productive collapsing the pocket and stuffing the run when the ends draw attention as they did in Miami.
Ed Johnson, Antonio Johnson, Eric Foster, Raheem Brock and Daniel Muir need to do more. The bulkier Johnson and Johnson are supposed to have more impact against the run.
Clark was spectacular in Miami as the Dolphins concentrated on limiting Reggie Wayne. With seven catches for 183 yards he produced the fourth biggest game for a tight end since 1970. His ability to run after the catch was fantastic.
He was a nightmare for the Titans’ secondary all day, and showed why the offense must flow thorough him. Schaub threw in his direction twice as much as anyone else, finding him 10 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns.
He did so much so fast that the quick production almost hurt the Titans’ chances to establish an offensive rhythm. If he keeps it up, they’ll happily adjust.