Reading the coverage …
The opening day debacle against the Jets from 2009 should be a cautionary tale for anyone feeling overconfident about the Texans' chances when facing the Dolphins on Sunday, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
On his first Tuesday off, Andrew Luck spent some time with kids promoting Play 60, says Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.
The Colts are moving up various power rankings, says Mike Chappell of the Star.
While the Jaguars are reasonably excited about Justin Blackmon boosting the offense, recent history shows young receivers endure growing pains, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
As Minnesota looms, optimism reigns for the Jaguars, says Vito Stellino of the T-U.
Titans running backs coach Jim Skipper on Chris Johnson: “Looking at him with the naked eye, it’s night and day compared to last year. Cuts, conditioning, his confidence — it’s all there. Having a training camp, it helps because it builds your endurance, gets you in football shape. And from that standpoint, it’s night and day.” Jim Wyatt’s story from The Tennessean.
Jake Locker, once projected as a fantastic baseball prospect, has arrived at his time as an NFL quarterback, says David Climer of The Tennessean.