AFC South: Tim Hasselbeck

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July, 19, 2011
Reading the coverage ...'s Sam Monson and Khaled Elsayed assess the biggest areas of need and which player needs to be re-signed for each AFC South team.

Houston Texans

The team made two hires in its scouting department. The Texans promoted Mike Maccagnan to director of college scouting and named Dale Strahm a national college scout.

SI's Peter King said it would be "a huge mistake if the Houston Texans don’t go after [Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha] hard right out of the shoot” when free agency begins.

Indianapolis Colts

King also weighed in on Peyton Manning's offseason neck surgery: "I don’t think this last surgery he had was a serious surgery, but I think it’s serious that a guy who’s an absolute workout-aholic is not able to have a normal offseason. I don’t think necessarily it’s going to play havoc with how he plays early in the season. But it’s just something to worry about, especially at his age [35].”

Stampede Blue makes the case for the Colts to go after Giants defensive tackle Barry Cofield in free agency.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Need more proof the Jaguars' pass defense was wanting in 2010? The team ranked 31st in the league against three-wide receiver sets, according to Football Outsiders.

Tennessee Titans

ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck thinks his brother Matt would be a good fit in Tennessee.

In the debate over who's the better quarterback -- Vince Young or Kevin Kolb -- it comes down to potential versus experience.
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Can the Tennessee Titans count on fifth-year quarterback Vince Young?

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AP Photo/Mark HumphreyVince Young answered questions Monday following a fight in a Dallas strip club.
His recent misdemeanor assault citation in a Dallas strip club calls into question again his maturity. Young has raised eyebrows before by skipping out of the team hotel and missing a flight.

It’s reasonable to expect that he’d be smart enough not to put himself in a situation that would draw such negative attention. And what if he’d broken his hand when he took a swing, or if someone on the other side of the altercation pulled a gun?

Many will say this has little to do with his play on fall Sundays, but the Titans still are not sure exactly what they have. He’s a moody guy who can be a delight or down in the dumps. He throws a nice deep ball but still struggles with short stuff to the flat. Young can be wildly inaccurate.

His game should have evolved more by now.

Still, with the right degree of patience and coaching touch, the team might continue to get the one thing from him he’s consistently managed to produce: wins.

When a former NFL quarterback like Tim Hasselbeck says Young is “not a franchise quarterback” and asks for someone to let him know when Donovan McNabb or Drew Brees does something like this, it makes you pause.

A good share of NFL teams are looking for stable production and leadership out of the quarterback position. The Titans long not to be ranked as one of them. But for the time being, it’s certainly hard to count Young as a lock.