Monday, October 13, 2008
Reading the coverage: The old Harrison, not an old Harrison
By Paul Kuharsky
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
A lap around the division after a 3-0 Sunday.
I'll be heading back to Nashville from Denver, so forgive a stretch of quiet here. I promise to try to post a bunch after I am back.
- "We dodged so many bullets today I felt like Superman," middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans said. John McClain's story on the Texans' first win.
- The win over Miami had a redemptive quality, says Richard Justice.
- Andre Johnson made the play and had the game the Texans needed to win, according to Dale Robertson.
- Matt Schaub heard the calls for Sage Rosenfels, then later won praise for his leadership, writes Megan Manfull.
- The Colts rediscovered their precision passing groove in a rout of Baltimore, writes Jim Corbett.
- The Colts followed through on a game plan that called for them to be aggressive, according to Mike Chappell.
- Raheem Brock and his teammate returned to fun football, says Phil Richards.
- That was the old Marvin Harrison, not an old Marvin Harrison, opines Bob Kravitz.
- When Joseph Addai and Mike Hart went out with injuries in the first half, Dominic Rhodes did good work, wrote Mike Chappell and Richards.
- Ray Lewis was gone from the locker room by the time reporters looked for him following the Colts' dismantling of the Ravens, according to Phillip B. Wilson.
- The Jaguars got better and got to 3-3 in Denver, writes Michael C. Wright.
- The Jaguars have converted turnovers into 41 points, but they haven't given up points off a turnover. Two fumble recoveries in Denver were huge, says Vito Stellino.
- David Garrard's big day keyed the win, and a quarterback draw was a big part of it again, says Stellino.
- It was a win with almost everybody's name on it, opines Gene Frenette.
- Frenette's report card.
- Maurice Jones-Drew got more work because Fred Taylor was hurt, and turned in a big performance, according to Stellino.