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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Reading the coverage: Koetter gains pull

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Houston Texans

Will the 4,000-yard quarterback make the run game obsolete asks Stephanie Stradley.

Indianapolis Colts

Bill Polian says Dwight Freeney’s sprained ankle shouldn’t be a Super Bowl issue. John Oehser reviews Polian’s radio show.

Players have some time to sort out things like ticket issues, says Mike Chappell.

Fresh legs helped the Colts in the second half of the AFC Championship Game, says Phil Richards.

Indy Mayor Greg Ballard will pick up tips in Miami for when his city’s Super Bowl host turn comes around.

Jim Caldwell didn’t have a lot of time to take his mind off what was ahead, says Phillip B. Wilson.

Merchandise is moving, says Jeff Swiatek.

Peyton Manning can still surprise or impress his teammates, says Oehser.

Kirk Minihane of Boston’s WEEI surrenders and puts Manning ahead of Tom Brady. (Hat tip to Stampede Blue for the link.)

Andy Benoit shares a thorough list of Super Bowl storylines.

New Orleans fans won’t bring the trash talk the Jets did, says Deshawn Zombie.

Catching on with Peyton Manning is the ultimate gift, says Clay Travis.

If the Saints play like they did in the NFC title game, the Super Bowl will disappoint, says Dave Goldberg.

The Colts are thrilled with Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie, says Jeremiah Johnson.

The Colts defense will get another big test, says D.J. Zaccagnini.

Jacksonville Jaguars

With Kennedy Pola and Mike Tice gone, Dirk Koetter has a chance to really run the offense, says Gene Frenette.

Pola jumped to Tennessee, says Stellino.

Who’s neutering Jack Del Rio, asks Terry O’Brien.

David Garrard is excited about the Pro Bowl, says Vito Stellino.

Tennessee Titans

Earnest Byner is out, Pola is in as Titans running back coach, says Jim Wyatt.

Terry McCormick wants an explanation for the firing for Byner.

Jeff Fisher did this online chat.

Kyle Vanden Bosch is a Pro Bowl fill-in, says Wyatt.