Reading the coverage …
The Pro Football Writers of America voted the Texans the best public relations staff in the NFL, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Chuck Pagano believes Donald Brown is an every-down running back, writes Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star. At this stage I think this can be one of three things: 1) Pagano really sees Brown as a lead guy; 2) Pagano thinks Brown needs a boost; 3) Pagano is super optimistic about virtually everything at this stage. I think Brown has a chance to be a consistent back in a new scheme with new coaches.
Young journalists had a chance to quiz Pagano and Pacers coach Frank Vogel, says Zak Keefer of the Star.
The Jaguars’ stalemate with kicker Josh Scobee continues, but general manager Gene Smith says the team’s offer is fair. Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union shares details.
Marcus Stroud signed a one-day contract to retire as a Jaguar, says Ganguli.
Smith discusses Blaine Gabbert’s improvement and the philosophy of keeping two or three quarterbacks, from Tania Ganguli.
What would have to happen for the Jaguars to win the Super Bowl, from Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.
Ross Tucker is on Maurice Jones-Drew’s side. Hat tip to Dunlevy.
A ticket update from Big Cat Country.
Offensive coordinator Chris Palmer is thrilled with where Kendall Wright is, even as Wright is sitting out minicamp with a banged up shoulder, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Fullback Collin Mooney is dealing with a broken hand, says Wyatt.