Reading the coverage: Long-snapping an issue for Texans
September, 26, 2008
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
What's going on in the AFC South? Here's a late-morning rundown.
- Gary Kubiak's record through 34 games is exactly the same as Jeff Fisher's. Good stuff from John McClain spelling out why calling for Kubiak's firing is silly.
- Defensive coordinator Richard Smith is trying to be creative with Mario Williams, writes Dale Robertson.
- Bryan Pittman's poor long-snapping was one reason Kubiak was a bit reluctant to kick field goals last week, according to Megan Manfull. If it's so bad as to impact what an offense can and can't do, doesn't a change have to be made?
- Sloppiness had Kubiak concerned, writes Michael C. Wright.
- The Texans have good history against Jacksonville, says Brooke Bentley of houstontexans.com.
- Already out with a high sprain of his right ankle, Bob Sanders had knee surgery. Mike Chappell got the word from owner Jim Irsay.
- Tony Dungy was pleased with bye-week work, says John Oehser of colts.com.
- Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was at least part serious when he guaranteed bigger plays from the passing game, writes Vito Stellino.
- Matt Jones is different, says Tania Ganguli.
- Reggie Nelson has a bruised knee. It's a relief it's nothing worse, but still has him day-to-day, according to Kyle G. Nelson.
- Kerry Collins and Gus Frerotte are hardly the only old quarterbacks in place right now ahead of younger guys, according to Jim Wyatt. He counts 14 starters over 30.
- The Titans view of Adrian Peterson, by Gary Estwick.
- Another look at Ryan Fowler's take on his demotion, this one from Estwick.
- Another look at how Kerry Collins can be a resource for Vince Young, this one from Thomas George of NFL.com.