Sunday, December 16, 2012
RTC: Are these worst Jaguars ever?
By Paul Kuharsky
Reading the coverage ...
The Texans’ guide to Sunday’s game against the Colts from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. He expects Houston to bounce back just as it did after its loss to Green Bay.
Five issues the Texans have to sort out before the playoffs, from Ryan Reyna of Toro Times. The number of penalties is one thing that needs to improve.
To which I say: They can't extend drives for good teams the way they did in New England for the Patriots, or the price is too high.
Bruce Arians had minimized the noise and helped keep the Colts relevant in December, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
GM Ryan Grigson has no regrets about his trade for cornerback Vontae Davis, writes Chappell. The Colts have recouped a conditional sixth-rounder involved in the deal, as well as a conditional seventh-rounder that was part of the trade with Philadelphia that involved linebacker Moise Fokou.
To which I say: A short-term judgment isn’t what we need here.
As losses pile up, it’s hard not to compare these Jaguars to the 1995 expansion team, says Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union. "So far, the team under first-year coach Mike Mularkey is threatening to reach new lows in enough categories to surpass that ’95 team as the worst in Jaguars history."
Few teams go to as much trouble to uplift their community with personal interaction as the Jaguars do, says Frenette.
Among the game predictions from Ryan O’Halloran: Four sacks for the Jaguars in Miami.
To which I say: I'll take the under.
Only Bud Adams knows what’s going to happen to Mike Munchak after the season, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. “The final three games could go a long way in helping him decide, but the Titans have lost three of four since he put everyone in the organization on notice after an embarrassing 51-20 loss to the Bears.”
Two knee replacements helped give Tom Moore his energy back and he was eager to help coach when Munchak called, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
To which I say: If Munchak is back, I expect he will try to get Moore to sign up for a full-time job next year.