Thursday, June 14, 2012
RTC: Michael Griffin working, leading
By Paul Kuharsky
Reading the coverage ...
A contract in hand, Whitney Mercilus continues to make adjustments to a new position and Houston’s heat, says Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle.
Linebacker Connor Barwin talked with Amy K. Nelson of SB Nation about how a gay player would be received in the NFL.
A look at Andrew Luck’s minicamp work at Lucas Oil Stadium from Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star. Said Reggie Wayne: "He's got some work to do. But I like him, man. He's got a great ball; nice spin on it. He's confident. He's having fun out there. He's not totally serious.”
Fifty of the 90 Colts are new to the roster, and even Chuck Pagano and the coaches had to figure out where they were going at Lucas Oil Stadium, says Mike Chappell of the Star.
Phillip B. Wilson of the Star runs down the day.
Nate Dunlevy of Colts Authority saw a lot of two-tight end sets, plenty of pre-snap shifts and Wayne in “goofy” motion at the Colts’ practice.
Brian Robiskie’s given the Jaguars a consistent performance through the offseason, says Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. My standard disclaimer: Always keep in mind when reading reports of receivers shining in June that it’s the easiest position to look good at in OTAs and minicamps.
Laurent Robinson is trying to offer Justin Blackmon a helping hand, says Tania Ganguli.
Former Pro Bowl punter Jeff Feagles is working some with Jaguars punter Brian Anger, says Ganguli.
Off-field distractions are not impacting football preparations according to Mike Mularkey, says John Oehser of jaguars.com.
Blaine Gabbert was mostly on the mark, says Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country.
Michael Griffin is working to become more of a leader and hasn’t stayed away from the team despite not having a contract, says John Glennon. I give him credit for not complaining. I also can’t believe GM Ruston Webster says there are talks about a long-term deal. A change in approach in the offseason is hardly enough to be seen as a long-term answer. The Titans shouldn’t even ponder a long-term deal for Griffin until they see what he does this season.
The Titans signed two-year offensive line veteran Jon Cooper, says Glennon.