Reading the coverage ...
Wade Phillips has the luxury of veteran depth at linebacker, but that’s not the case at cornerback, says John Brannen of the Houston Chronicle.
Stanford Routt is among the corners the Texans will look at today and consider bringing in.
To which I say: Routt’s been available for a while, so the odds are slim he’d be an impact addition. But he’s got local ties and the team could need a body.
While the Texans will be without cornerback Brice McCain, New England is likely to be missing receiver Julian Edelman in a battle for AFC supremacy, says Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle.
“Anything is possible when you play team ball,” Robert Mathis said. “Anything.” Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star writes about how you just need the right quarterback to pull off miraculous wins.
Chuck Pagano completes his third round of chemotherapy today, which may mean he’s not able to be at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday when the Colts host the Titans, says Chappell.
To which I say: I know he won’t push it if doctors advise against it, and the Colts will do their best to give him a treat on TV.
A belated link to ESPN Stats and Info’s breakdown of Andrew Luck’s performance in Detroit.
Is it finally time for Tim Tebow to start for the Jets when they play Sunday in Jacksonville? Dennis Waszak Jr. of The Associated Press looks at the possibility.
“Jacksonville's favorite son has evolved into a coaching conundrum,” Gene Frenette writes of Tebow.
Mike Mularkey said Rashean Mathis’ limited playing time in Buffalo was the head coach’s fault, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
The Jaguars are adding to the bad parts of their record book, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union.
Even if it’s a patchwork line, the Titans know they have to protect Jake Locker better, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
To which I say: Good depth is a must and Mike Otto played well enough in a start for Michael Roos earlier this year. Can he fare as well the rest of the season for David Stewart on the right?
The Titans are still fuming over an Antonio Smith hit on Fernando Velasco in Sunday’s game, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Mike Munchak discussed Kenny Britt’s frustrations, says Glennon.