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Thursday, November 22, 2012
RTC: Barwin's unique view of Detroit

By Paul Kuharsky

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're reading the coverage in Detroit...

Houston Texans

Starting in fourth grade, seeking a bigger challenge in youth basketball, Connor Barwin left suburban Hazel Park to play on a team in a racially segregated Detroit metro area, writes Tania Ganguli. “Barwin says no team or coach he played for before or since affected his personality and his athletic ability more than the years he spent playing basketball in that blighted neighborhood.” It also had a profound impact on how he sees the world.

John McClain’s preview of the Texans Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions at Ford Field.

Indianapolis Colts

Bruce Arians keeps sending the league tape of what he thinks are illegal hits to Andrew Luck’s head and is asking what’s going to be done, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Cory Redding, Vontae Davis and Coby Fleener could all play Sunday against the Bills, says Phil Richards of the Indy Star.

Jacksonville Jaguars

No matter what Chad Henne does, the Jaguars can’t give up on Blaine Gabbert, says Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union.

Laurent Robinson suffered his fourth concussion since training camp in the loss at Houston and has been placed on injured-reserve, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union.

Tennessee Titans

Lavelle Hawkins is making a big difference in his little brother’s life, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

With Maurice Jones-Drew out injured, the Titans are bracing for a different kind of attack from the Jaguars, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.