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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Reading the coverage: Titans, Texans have 0-2 aversion

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky


Houston Texans

Dunta Robinson’s shoe story was so minimal, as he said, that a columnist from the Chronicle is still writing about it in Wednesday’s edition. Jerome Solomon may be right when he says the team lacks winning leadership.

The Titans could present a bigger defensive challenge than the Jets did, writes Dale Robertson.

Dating to 1990, only 13.8 percent of the teams that began 0-2 made the playoffs, says John McClain.

Gary Kubiak said Brian Cushing qualified as a bright spot, writes McClain.

A replay of McClain’s chat.

Indianapolis Colts

Local guy Jason Pociask is now a practice-squad tight end working with Peyton Manning, says Phillip B. Wilson.

Comparing Manning and Tom Brady in games when their defense gave up at least 25 points, from Deshawn Zombie.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Practice-squad cornerback Kennard Cox got the promotion when the Jaguars put Reggie Hayward on IR, says Vito Stellino.

Jack Del Rio put a bit of heat on David Garrard, says Gene Frenette.

A Q&A with Eben Britton.

Don’t expect much of a moving pocket for Garrard, says Vic Ketchman of jaguars.com.

Maurice Jones-Drew is tied in with a new sponsor, says Kevin Turner.

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee needs to sidestep an 0-2 hole, writes Jim Wyatt.

David Climer examines a Titans' decision not to blitz.

Five things Wyatt knows about the Titans, in the form of a slideshow.

The Titans have to turn periodic flashes on offense into long-term sparks, says Terry McCormick.

NFL overtime is the right system -- so long as you win the coin toss, says David Climer.

Musiccitymiracles.com rounds up the Titans' status in various power rankings.