Thursday, October 15, 2009
Reading the coverage: Jags' schedule enticing
By Paul Kuharsky
Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky
Brian Burke’s win probabilities for Week 6.
- “Wednesday wasn't smooth around the Colts' Westside Indianapolis complex. Far from it. It was difficult. It was shocking. It was confusing.” John Oehser on the wake of the Ed Johnson release.
- Stover is happy to be a Colt, writes Oehser.
- Peyton Manning says his knee is fine, according to Oehser.
- Injured Colts defenders are nearing their return, says Tom James.
- Maurice Jones-Drew vented about the inconsistent run game, says Vito Stellino.
- The remaining schedule is accommodating, says Gene Frenette.
- “Teams that have gutted their roster, turned it upside down and inside out for the purpose or ridding itself of last year’s identity, usually haven’t acquired a new identity just five weeks into the season,” says Vic Ketchman.
- Ketchman’s not a fan of players peeking at video boards for hints during plays.
- Comments from Jones-Drew and Torry Holt sounded like emerging leadership to Cole Pepper.
- Bill Belichick credits Floyd Reese with getting him on track as an NFL coach, say Jim Wyatt and Gary Estwick. Reese, the former Titans GM, is now in the Patriots’ front office.
- Jevon Kearse can’t recapture his past glory, writes Jim Wyatt.
- Kearse offers no apologies for leaving Sunday after he was deactivated, says Terry McCormick.
- Wyatt ponders how Kearse handled himself.
- William Hayes was surprised to start over Kearse, writes McCormick.
- Michael Griffin and Cortland Finnegan didn’t practice, says Estwick.