Monday, December 19, 2011
RTC: Breaking down sale of the Jaguars
By Paul Kuharsky
Reading the coverage ...
T.J. Yates’ mistakes might be understandable, but what about the rest of the Texans? A sloppy team saw a seven-game winning streak end, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Based on his observations during the national anthem, Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey judged the Texans to be unpatriotic, says McClain.
Turnovers and red zone busts are issues for the Texans, says McClain.
Lawrence Vickers made a contribution to the passing game, says the Chronicle crew.
It’s not a loss that will kill the Texans, says Jerome Solomon.
The Colts got a win and made sure they won’t deal with the stigma of a winless season, says Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star.
The Colts spelled out what Peyton Manning’s done and said he will not play in the final two games, says Bob Kravitz. How much he’s throwing has been an issue and the divide between Manning and management is growing, the columnist writes.
Mike Chappell of the Star says a Dan Orlovsky block on Donald Brown’s big run amounted to a rent payment.
The Colts' defense ganged-up on Chris Johnson, says Phillip B. Wilson.
The sale of the Jaguars to Shahid Khan was a transaction executed in secrecy. Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union breaks down the ultimate trick play. Interesting details include the role of Eric Grubman, the NFL’s executive vice president of NFL ventures.
Khan introduced himself to the team before practice on Saturday, says Ganguli.
Dirk Koetter is reportedly a leading candidate for the Hawaii job, says Tania Ganguli.
With so much to play for, the Titans lost to the previously winless Colts. Players were embarrassed and ticked off over the performance, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Mike Munchak deflected blame from quarterback Matt Hasselbeck after the loss, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
The Colts ran the ball better than the Titans expected they could, says Glennon.
Special-teams mistakes landed Tommie Campbell on the bench, say Wyatt and Glennon.