Thursday, January 24, 2013
RTC: A look at Andrew Luck, minus context
By Paul Kuharsky
Reading the coverage…
Relaxing at the Pro Bowl, Matt Schaub said both he and the Texans can play better and are capable of winning the Super Bowl, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
The Texans have issues on special teams that need resolution, particularly in the return game, says Ganguli.
“Compared to the rest of the league context-free, (Andrew) Luck's season was merely average,” writes Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report. “What does he have to do to truly reach elite status? Net yards per attempt will give us a clue.”
Bids for the 2018 Super Bowl are due in May 2014. When Indianapolis starts putting its bid together, it won’t lean on the ideas that helped it land last year’s game, it’ll look for a fresh approach, says Anthony Schoettle of Indianapolis Business Journal.
A look at the quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl, from Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. None look like a possibility with the second pick in the draft.
Greg Olson, the Jaguars quarterback coach last year, is happy to have landed on his feet as the Raiders new offensive coordinator, says O’Halloran.
“For the short time, (David) Caldwell needs to hit in free agency the way (Gene) Smith did in 2011 for the Jaguars to show some quick improvement as they rebuild the team during the draft,” writes Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.
Just because a team struggles, it doesn’t mean its scouts don’t know how to grade and evaluate players, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
Jake Locker’s recovery from left shoulder surgery is well underway, and he’s excited about the prospect of working with Dowell Loggains and Dave Ragone, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
After a couple years coaching receivers, Ragone is preparing to work with quarterbacks again, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Senior Bowl conversations don’t tell us anything about draft intentions, but the Titans spent a good deal of time with a couple interior offensive linemen, says Glennon.