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Friday, August 26, 2011
RTC: On Colts' interest in Hasselbeck

By Paul Kuharsky

Reading the coverage …

Athlon says the Colts will miss the playoffs and Wade Phillips will save Gary Kubiak’s job.

Houston Texans

The Texans and Glover Quin are feeling good about his move to safety, says Jeffrey Martin.

DeMeco Ryans is iffy for the 49ers game, says Martin.

Indianapolis Colts

Chris Mortensen says the Colts approached Matt Hasselbeck at the start of free agency. This feels like a revisionist cover-yourself move to me. And if they did approach him, they had to know they were overshooting on a guy who would land a starting job elsewhere. So what did they do next? Isn’t there a lot of room between Hasselbeck early in free agency and Collins now?

According to Bill Polian, there's no offense Collins can't master in 48 hours from a conceptual standpoint, writes Mike Chappell.

The defense needs to play better no matter who the quarterback is, says Chappell.

Things to know about Collins.

The Packers got lucky when Aaron Rodgers fell to them. The Colts haven’t had an opportunity like that, says Nate Dunlevy.

Stephania Bell talked Peyton Manning on a podcast, and Greg Cowan and Laura Calaway picked out key pieces.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Young safeties are fighting for backup slots, says Tania Ganguli.

Tiquan Underwood was among the early cuts, says Vito Stellino.

Cecil Shorts is showing he belongs, says John Oehser.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans won’t consider trading Chris Johnson, says Jim Wyatt. I bet they’d answer the phone if there was an inquiry.

Damian Williams has been getting more first-team snaps, says John Glennon. I believe Williams should get every chance to start.

Chris Hope’s made his case with a strong camp, writes Jim Wyatt.