AFC South: Scott McGee

RTC: Jim Irsay as The Riddler

August, 23, 2011
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Houston Texans

Matt Leinart is super critical of himself, says Jerome Solomon.

Johnathan Joseph is on track to come back from his groin injury, says John McClain.

Richard Justice’s interpretation of Gary Kubiak’s comments is that Kareem Jackson is keeping his job.

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Irsay is The Riddler of NFL owners, says Bob Kravitz.

No veteran free-agent quarterback had been added to the roster by late Monday. That might be an indication that privately the team is confident Peyton Manning will be ready for the opener, or that a targeted free agent wasn't interested in being an insurance policy, says Mike Chappell.

Athlon asks if Manning is overrated.

Scott Bolander is convinced the Colts already know Manning will be ready. But Nate Dunlevy points out that they may just be preparing poorly for the possibility of Manning’s absence.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Paul Posluszny wants to prove he's worth the Jaguars’ investment, says Tania Ganguli.

Scotty McGee wants it bad, Jack Del Rio says, according to Vito Stellino. We need to see more than desire for him to make the team, however.

Tennessee Titans

Kenny Britt faces the commissioner today, says Jim Wyatt.

Mike Munchak ended camp a day early and gave his players a day off, says John Glennon.

Former Titans special-teamer Donnie Nickey has some serious criticism about the relocated kickoff, says Wyatt.

Rob Bironas has become a permanent fixture, says David Boclair.

Three teams draft return help

April, 24, 2010
Picking up on Bill Polian’s comments from Friday night…

He said again Saturday that he wasn’t really in the market for one.

“I think that is a luxury,” Polian told Indianapolis reporters. “If you can find someone who can do both, that’s great. If you can’t, you can still do quite well, it just gives you a little less flexibility roster wise. That’s not a position I’m losing sleep over.”

His three AFC South counterparts aren’t losing sleep over it anymore either, but that’s because they each got a guy who should be able to help his team’s return games.

The Titans took receiver Damian Williams from USC in the third round. The Texans took return specialist Trindon Holliday from LSU in the sixth round. And the Jaguars took return specialist Scott McGee from James Madison in the sixth round.

Polian said he thought he couldn’t do better than Sam Giguere and Jerraud Powers as returners, but he later said he has “some trepidation” about using Powers in that capacity.

The Colts are content with mediocre or bad field position because a Peyton Manning offense can usually make up the extra yards. They can be harder to come by for the rest of the division, thus the attempts to upgrade.