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Friday, September 18, 2009
Reading the coverage: Revisiting Harvey expectations

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky


Sporting News previews Texans-Titans.

Houston Texans

James Casey could start at fullback with Vonta Leach banged up, says Dale Robertson.

Texans-Titans offers a reunion opportunity for Bruce Matthews and Mike Munchak, says John McClain.

Chris Brown is diplomatic about his former team, writes Robertson.

How can anyone have a shred of confidence in the Texans after their opener, asks Alan Burge.

Indianapolis Colts

The legacies of Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning are intertwined, says Phil Richards.

Anthony Gonzalez could miss as much as eight weeks.

Hank Baskett’s crash course is underway, says Mike Chappell.

Jim Irsay says not to worry about a contract extension for Peyton Manning, writes Richards.

Look for Pat McAfee to handle kickoffs and Fili Moala to be ready to play, says John Oehser.

Monday nights are not the same, but they are still special, says Bob Kravitz.

A look back at 18 significant plays from Jaguars-Colts from Deshawn Zombie.

Joseph Addai remembers a wardrobe malfunction, says Mike Chappell.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Why isn’t Jacksonville buying Jaguars’ tickets, asks Adam Aasen.

The Jaguars’ blackout is official.

Vic Ketchman of jaguars.com talks about why the empty seats are a big deal.

Mel Tucker praised Derrick Harvey’s work ethic, says Vito Stellino.

The Jaguars seem to be trying to lower expectations for Harvey, says Gene Frenette.

Bigcatcountry.com looks at how Jack Del Rio has changed his tune about Harvey. This is a smart take. Is the team is reframing -- and lessening -- its expectations of a guy it traded up to get? If so that’s a bad sign. But maybe Del Rio is trying more to ease the pressure on a guy that’s got to be feeling it.

Del Rio, who likes to go for it on fourth down, might like this blog entry from Brian Burke who cites a study that says it’s often a good idea.

Key matchups from Jay Gray.

Anquan Boldin is excited to return to Florida, says Eric Desalvo.

The Jaguars released James Wyche signed Jeremy Navarre from the practice squad and added tight end Zach Potter to the practice squad.

A look at overreaction about Del Rio, Harvey and Tim Tebow from Mike Nelson.

Good news and bad news from Gray.

Tennessee Titans

The energetic Stephen Tulloch plays the game with a lot of heart, writes Jim Wyatt.

Jared Cook returned to practice on a limited basis, says Jim Wyatt and Gary Estwick.

Untested Ryan Mouton is ready to return punts, says Terry McCormick.

Chris Johnson doesn’t love to run in the rain, but knows if it’s wet he probably gets more chances, blogs Jim Wyatt.

Tulloch’s extra work paid off, says McCormick.