Reading the coverage…
One takeaway from the Texans’ win over the 49ers: It’s looking more and more like wide receiver depth won’t be a problem, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Another big night for Trindon Holliday didn’t seem to get his coach too excited, writes Randy Harvey of the Chronicle. But steady Gary Kubiak doesn’t get too excited about anything.
Lestar Jean had a solid game and remains in the mix to be the team’s third wide receiver, says Tania Ganguli of the Chron.
Brian Cushing finished the game with sore ribs, says the Chronicle staff.
Matt Schaub was sharp in the Texans’ win, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.
Derek Newton pass protected well, but his lack of agility as a run blocker was also on display, says Huy Nguyen of Toro Times in his game review.
The Colts got off to a great preseason start with their rout of the Rams. The challenge now is to produce a suitable encore Sunday night in Pittsburgh, which will be more difficult, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
What to watch for when the Colts face the Steelers, from Conrad Brunner of 1070 The Fan.
There is nothing wrong with Andrew Luck’s arm strength and he’s dispelled the myth, says George Bremer of the Herald Bulletin.
Maurice Jones-Drew’s absence is “not a great concern” to Shah Khan, he told Michael Silver of Yahoo.
The Jaguars are making progress on the field at the same time they’ve got the stalemate with Jones-Drew, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
“The longer this holdout goes on, especially if the offense keeps looking respectable, the more awkward it becomes to redevelop that chemistry,” says Gene Frenette of the T-U about MJD.
Fred Taylor reached out to Tank Blank, whose crimes cost the former Jaguars running back millions, and forgave him, writes Eric Adelson of Yahoo.
The timetable for a decision on the starting quarterback appears to have been pushed back, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
David Climer of the Tennessean on Jake Locker against Tampa Bay: “It wasn’t that Locker just had a bad game. You can overcome that. But in his biggest career test thus far, he simply looked like he didn’t belong. He was badly off target in the passing game. He threw into traffic. He appeared completely rattled.”
Darius Reynaud may force the Titans to keep four running backs, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.