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Monday, August 15, 2011
RTC: Rashean Mathis can't be average

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Reading the coverage ...

Houston Texans

Rookies want to make their first action count even if the game doesn't, says John McClain.

Connor Barwin’s second chance comes at a new position, says Craig Malveaux.

The preseason is about hope, says Richard Justice.

The Jets’ starters will play the whole first quarter, says Jeffrey Martin.

Mario Williams is answering all the questions about the shift to linebacker, says Pat Kirwan.

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Caldwell coaches a bad preseason team, and therefore cautions against a rush to judgment, says Phil Wilson.

Isn’t it time for Curtis Painter to show he can handle the job, asks Bob Kravitz.

Additional review of the Colts' play in St. Louis from Evan Reller.

It doesn’t count, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter, says Laura Calaway.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Rashean Mathis knows he can’t be average, says Tania Ganguli.

Maurice Jones-Drew reports a pain-free knee, though he still won’t play in the next preseason game, says Vito Stellino.

Cecil Shorts continues to look good, says Ganguli.

Blaine Gabbert talks improvement, from John Oehser.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans were encouraged by Jake Locker, but Matt Hasselbeck is entrenched as the starter, says Jim Wyatt.

Mike Munchak isn’t picturing Chris Johnson pouring over the playbook, and doesn’t think that’s a big deal, says John Glennon.

The defense was penalty-free against the Vikings, says John Glennon.