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Monday, September 26, 2011
RTC: Del Rio botched the clock for Jaguars

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

Blame the red zone offense for a tough loss at New Orleans, says John McClain.

It was a horror story just like so many Texans games before, says Jerome Solomon.

Schaub showed he’s not in Drew Brees’ class yet, says Jeffrey Martin.

James Casey had a breakout performance, says Martin.

Mario Williams injured his knee but did play some after, says Solomon.

The Texans are still learning how to win, but this is a game we’d always chalked up as a loss, says Richard Justice.

Brian Cushing wasn’t happy with what the defense did, say McClain and Martin.

Brees and Sean Payton showed that few teams can keep up with the Saints, says Steve Wyche.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts' defense wore down on the game’s final drive in a loss to Pittsburgh, says Phil Richards.

Indianapolis comes up short in a quarterback-driven league, says Bob Kravitz.

Valiant doesn't cut it in the NFL, where wins and losses are the bottom line and the Colts are 0-3. But Colts defenders displayed resilience not seen in the previous two losses, says Phillip B. Wilson.

Curtis Painter had good moments and bad, says Mike Chappell. I know people are excited about the good touchdown drive. Please temper all positive thoughts with equal time for the terrible fumble.

All the Colts need is a quarterback, says Nate Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars frustrating, drenched loss included some clock mismanagement at the end, says Tania Ganguli.

Jack Del Rio said the clock issue at the end is his fault, says Vito Stellino. That’s not something the third-longest tenured coach in the league should have to say.

Maurice Jones-Drew is back on a Pro-Bowl pace, says Stellino.

The Jaguars must right the ship quickly, says Gene Frenette.

It was the same old story for Team Tease, says Frenette.

Matt Turk’s been struggling so far, says Ganguli.

Stellino and Ganguli’s postgame video.

Frenette’s report card.

Blaine Gabbert didn’t appear overwhelmed, says John Oehser of the team web site.

Trying to sit on a small lead backfired, says Alfie Crow.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans found alternative playmakers en route to a win against Denver, says Jim Wyatt.

Tennessee flexed its entire roster, says David Climer, and guys like Craig Stevens, Daniel Graham and Brett Kern were the big playmakers.

With Kenny Britt’s season in jeopardy, the rest of the receivers know more will fall on them, says John Glennon.

The rushing offense gets an F in Wyatt’s report card.

A goal-line stand energized the defense, says Glennon.

Mike Munchak glossed over a Derrick Morgan vs. Shaun Smith altercation.

The Titans cannot run from the reality of what they’ve become on offense, says David Boclair.