Good afternoon people. Thanks for coming around.
Coincidence that Kuharsky goes on vacation and this lockout thing gets resolved?
I fixed it good.
Who do you think the Jaguars will go after next in FA. We have Paul Polunszny signed for six years and it is looking like Clint Sessions might be another Jaguar. Who in your wonderful, wisdom filled, AFC South lovin' mind is next for the Jags?
Can you see the Colts doing anything in free agency? Throughout this "organized chaos", I thought they wanted to make a bigger splash then they do usually. Can you foresee any crafty restructuring or releases to at least bring one new face?
I do expect some sort of outside addition, but he may not come in the first wave. They certainly haven't tipped their hand. Could have been Reggie Bush if he'd been cut and come cheaper. Next.
Sorry to troll your chat, but what's the latest on Tulloch as well? The man's doing a lot of pondering while a lot of money is sitting on the table...or is it still there?
Do we know the offer? Shocked he's taking that long. Maybe it's not still there. But if not, they'd have moved to next target and we may have heard who that is.
What are the Colts going to do with Johnson, Session and Addai? Are Diem and Hayden going to be cut?
I think Diem could be gone. I think Hayden will be back. Session could be Jacksonville bound. Not much out there about Charlie Johnson or Joseph Addai yet.
who do you think will be starting for the jaguars D against the titans opening day
You want a list of 11?
Hey Paul, i was wondering if there is any reason that the titans have not made any free agent moves out side of Matt Hasselbeck? The team is cutting high paid players like VY and has several areas that need to be upgraded and it seems like they arent signing FA's or extending CJ's contract. If they arent spending money to get better defensively and offensively should we fans prepare for Andrew Luck?
People, it's the THIRD day. Titans are not usually a first wave team. They took care of the major issue immediately. Give them some time.
Is this the Matt Hasselbeck chat?
You tell me. Handsome man.
One word: Nnamdi?
Rumors are Houston is shopping D. Anderson, what, if anything, could they get for him?
It's more than a rumor. They are shopping him. Late round pick at best, I think.
Do you think the Titans are players for Nate Clements?
Could be based on Jerry Gray connection. They need four corners and have three if you don't bank on Ryan Mouton, which I don't. Clements could find a team with more opportunity, I suspect.
The Titans released Tony Brown after he failed his physical according to Wyatt.
That was a really dumb contract. Seriously, $7.5 million guaranteed? His knee was an issue back then. Good guy. Good player when healthy. Bad knee.
How much of a difference could having James Casey instead of Leach make?
with nnamdi on the texans, are they the fav to win the afc south?
In that hypothetical, they still are not the favorite in my eyes.
% chance Houston gets Asomugha
Thanks for your confidence. But I'm not sure how so many of you can think I can give you that. I'm not covering the Jets and 49ers in this and I'm not the agent's choice of media here.
Do you agree with Gene Smith's plan this offseason? Mainly going offense in the draft and defense through free agency?
Seems sound. But I am not banking on Cecil Shorts' impact. I'll let him surprise me.
Now that the Titans have released VY, signed Hasselbeck, and didn't bring back Jason Babin or Tony Brown, how aggressive do you think they'll be in the hunt for Clements, Joseph, and Nnamdi?
Not aggressive. Where is this idea that they are desperate at corner from? They aren't talking to Nnamdi. Or Joseph as far as I know. Clements is a connect-the-dots possibility because he knows Gray. Fans may thing they need a corner or guard, but they aren't listening to what the team is saying: Defensive tackle, linebacker, maybe safety.
Will the Jaguars make nay moves for offensive players? If so who?
If so, I expect it to be a second- or third-tier guy. Maybe a receiver, maybe a lineman.
Titans have just released Tony Brown. DL is looking VERY thin. Any news on them targeting any defensive linemen?
Very thin? Really? Morgan, Hayes, Jones, Marks, Haye, Casey, Klug and Clayton. With the possibility of bringing back Ball or Ford. It's not an all-star team, but they can play with that. They want at least another DT.
Jeff Lageman stated on the radio that he expects the jags to sign someone who will "make your jaw drop". Who could this possibly be?
Only guy that fits that bill to be is Asomugha. And it's not going to be him.
If the Texans do indeed land Nnamdi Asomugha, do you see them going after a guy like Danieal Manning at safety or will they see what happens with Quinn and Nolan?
I think they would be crazy to not add a safety. But in the event they land Nnamdi, I'd guess it'll be Gerald Sensabaugh.
With Babin, Brown, Ball and Ford out. Who would be the start DL day one, for you?
Moran and Hayes at end, Jones and Marks inside.
I know you're against it but, what are the chances Derrick Mason ends up back in Tennessee?
Seeing we've heard nothing, I'd say slim and encourage you to live in the present not the past.
Landry or Huff for the Jags?
I think I lean Huff, though I am wary of Texas stars.
If the Texans get Asomugha, do the Titans need to add another WR threat to be competitive with them this year?
Nobody is basing their personnel at this stage on another team's acquisition.
Any chance the Jags go after a vet receiver? Randle-el or Roy Williams come to mind.
Another washed up guy would make you somehow feel better?
wat do u think of the jags deal of clint session. 5 years 30 million 11.5 million guranteed?
Better than I thought he would do for sure. Jags now have top linebacking starting group in division.
Regarding the reports about CJ holding out: how long do you think it takes before the Titans give him the contract he's looking for? Will it be more lucrative than the money Carolina just gave DeAngelo Williams?
Considering how much better he is than Williams, it will have to be bigger. No idea on time or Titans' patience. But negotiations usually take time.
Congrats on joining the Titans! Is it not a conflict of interest with your current gig though?
When Haselbeck and I are seen together, this controversy will dissipate.
The Titans got Hasselbeck, now they need to keep him upright. They have alot to do in free agency but interior o-line is a must. Who is a good value pick for Tennessee to look at?
Again, you're not listening to the team. It intends to resign Leroy Harris and start the same five.
Can you please take me with you on your camp tour? I feel so detached from you during football season.
You hate the heat, and Jacksonville and Houston are worse than here. Also, Kubiak and Del Rio have strict no-dogs-at-practice rules.
Odds on Texans being 2-2 or better after 1st 4 games?
I don't know who's on the team yet!
Hey Paul, glad to see the jags starting to shore up that D. If they can get a safety soon, could you see them shopping for some kind of weapon on offense? Even a Malcolm Floyd or trying to milk 2 years out of Santana Moss as a mentor for the young corps could significantly help the team imo.
I wouldn't be averse to either of those if they get the safety first.
do you see Jacksonville picking up any big name FA receivers?
Whats Kirk Morrison's status in Jacksonville?
Free agent, unlikely to be signed as Paul Posluszny will play his spot.
Paul, Colts still the favorite in the South. I know Houston keeps adding pieces!
After the added pieces, I need to see the pieces add wins. And what have they added since draft?
You have a beautiful dome.
Right back at you.
Attention readers: If I had a Asomugha update I swear I'd offer it on the blog, on Twitter and right here. I wouldn't be holding on to it and keeping it a secret. Wouldn't make much sense for me to wait to be asked, would it?
Do you think that Jeff Fisher's stubborness when it came to not playing rookies stunted the growth of Jared Cook, Damien Williams, etc and the Titans as a whole? Or is he justified in thinking that the vets (Nate Washington, Justin Gage) gave te Titans the best chance to win?
A. Stunted growth in favor of mediocre veterans. Especially once it was clear they weren't a playoff team. Then see what you've got.
Item Zero: To all the folks in Nashville, it's HasselBECK, not HasselBACK and Elizabeth is Tim's wife, not Matt's. Please get it all right. Thank you, that is all.
Paul, you coming to Jax for the two MNF games this year?
Are the Colts one of the rumored teams to be in on the Mebane sweepstakes?
A very good question I am not getting an answer to.
How well will Glover Quinn adapt to FS, and how many new starters will he be joined by in the Houston secondary?
Well strong safety has to be a new starter because they are done with Bernard Pollard and one corner has to be new because it won't be Quin. So two. I'm against the move, but he has the tools to be good at it.
Are Titans set at DT with Jurrell Casey and Jason Jones after Tony Brown release?
They need one more. Jones will be a swing guy with some time at end. Marks, Haye in mix inside too.
How big was the Bullitt signing? Huge impact?
Not huge impact. But if they lost him, likely dropoff in replacement. So it was big.
why hasn't cromartie gotten attention in this free agent market? It seems aso(rightfully so) gets a lot of it but wouldnt the texans be better off getting a tandem of any 2 Clements / Carlos Rogers / Cromartie / Sensabough?
Because Asomugha needs to go first. I'd take two of those four, but not over one of Asomugha.
Just saw rumblings that Clint Session agreed to terms with the Jags. Are you hearing the same thing?
Yes, it's done. Scroll chat for contract details from LaCanfora.
Do you allready feel the connection between you and Matt Hasslebeck? You do have the same barber so him going to the Titans was a no brainer right?
We're basically brothers. I'm not sure if I am replacing Tim or just joining him.
BeeYamz here, Why are the Jaguars so inticed to get Chris Carr? He said he wants to go somewhere he will start. I don't see that as a posibility in Jacksonville not over Reshean Mathis and Derek Cox. And Now with Session locked up for 5years, 30mil. When will Landry deal come to close!?!? Anything would be nice sir.
Talking with him and being "so intrigued" are not the same. He knows what's available. He's a good depth guy with versatility. I can understand why they'd like him.
Word is Jags just agreed with Session for about the same price as Poz. Heard he is a hard hitter but what is your take on his coverage ability?
He's a big hitter, nasty player who still has room to grow. He can run and cover.
do you think if texans get nnamdi they would also have the money for joseph? i know they need a lot of secondary help.
They are not getting both. And don't need both.
are the titans planning to get another WR to side KB? do they plan on cutting that waste of space called justin gage?
No benefit from cutting someone like Gage now if he's due no bonus money. Doesn't cost anything until week one. So you let him play his way out of town.
If the Texans do sign Nnmadi (color this Houstonian skeptical) does he really solve the Texans defensive issues? There are so many things they do poorly defensively would adding one cover guy (albeit a great one) fix the defense enough to make them a playoff contender?
Great question. If they get him, whole city will think they are fixed. They won't be.
Titans signed 5 WR's among their UFA signings. Normal? Just camp bodies? Or a serious attempt to upgrade?
If you're making a serious attempt to upgrade, you don't do it with undrafteds.
With Weddle staying in SD, who are some safety targets for the Jags?
Dawan Landry, Michael Huff.
To spare full-timers from repetition: A lot of these questions have been discussed. Please scroll. Thanks.
How likely are the Texans to go after a veteran safety whether or not they pick up Nnamdi
Should be 100 percent. Different caliber guy needed though, depending on if Asomugha is there or not.
If the Titans lose Tulloch, who'll take the MLB spot ?
Hopefully they sign an outsider like Barrett Ruud or Nick Barnett. But maybe Witherspoon with Ayers and McRath outside in base.
When is Potroast gonna take offseason work seriously? His weight is the only thing between him and the pro bowl.
That and a bunch of other good DTs, yes.
Who is my agent's choice of media???
I don't know who it is. I know who it isn't. See who has the deal first.
We know Chris Johnson is probably going to hold out. Any chance he actually gets the deal he's looking for?
A team doesn't negotiate in order to give a guy what he asks for at the start.
Wanna go see Harry Potter on Friday night? Promise I won't stand you up this time (just don't hold me to that...).
Afternoons dude, not nights. And not until camps are over.
Paul, Colts fan but have been out of the loop due to baseball - Can you fill me in on whats going on with the Colts?
The update is you can follow both fotball and baseball! Re-signed Melvin Bullitt and Adam Vinatieri. Lost Clint Session to Jacksonville.
If Jacksonville makes an offer to Session the Colts have the opportunity to match it right?
No. They have an agreement. And Colts had no right to match.
Since Hasselbeck had a hard time being consistent in a very weak division, how do you think he will fare in alot more tough of a division in ours?
Tougher division but better protection and much better run game. Titans defense isn't good enough, though.
Does Matt Lienart really fill the role of backup QB for the Texans? With Matt Schaub's durability still somewhat a question do you think a play for a stronger backup was in order?
They are collecting quarterbacks like tight ends now. You wanted someone else. I wanted them to be fine with the three they had.
Gene Smith seems a little timid during this FA whirlwind. Made a big splash signing PP, but doesn't seem to want to swim in the deep end with the big boys for much else. Running out of time!!! Your thoughts?
What are you talking about? He signed two of the best five linebackers available. If that's timid, you should see what some other teams haven't done yet.
Could Roman Harper possibly be a guy the Jaguars would be interested in?
Al these safeties are possibilities as far as we know to this point.
Hi Paul, Love the work. Any chance the Colts get another S? Sharpier from NO?
They just got rid of an older safety prone to breaking down. Doubt they want another.
Likelihood of Demeco being 1oo%
History indicates Achilles guys are never all the way back.
A nugget. Colts are not pursuing Mebane.
Does it seem that FA are getting an extra week vacation with this new CBA? Why do they have to wait?
The deal needs to be all the way done. And it kind of evens the field. If we are both free agents, and I sign tomorrow and you sign Wednesday, we both get the same amount of practice.
Why are you always mentioning me behind my back? Be a man!
Come over here and I will talk to your face, chief.
To add to Parker's question, why didn't they go after Big Al? I mean, a 5th round pick for Haynesworth?
The guy who handled the headache part is gone now. The rest may not want headaches.
Mawae made comments about players starting with a clean slate (in regards to personal conduct policy). If league can't suspend or fine Britt will Munch's hands be tied as well? Or will we still see a possible 2 game suspension from team?
Ultimately, I think Mike Munchak will be able to do what he wants to do.
When is the deadline to waive people and have them count as June 1 cuts?
I'm not even sure there is a June 1 element to things now. There wasn't in late year(s) or last deal.
Is anyone in the chat who's asking questions actually reading the chat? I'm curious. Someone fill me in? Is there a prank going on?
Do you see the Titans aggressively pursuing a MLB in FA and if so who? They seem to be very thin at the position.
If Tulloch goes, they are I would think. They could put Witherspoon there and have it be a two-down job. They could go get someone. I like Barrett Ruud and Nick Barnett.
How hard would you guess the Titans are working to keep Tulloch?
Not that hard if he's expensive.
What if anything is the word on Peytons contract talks? Any progress since were handcuffed until we get his deal done
They just re-signed two guys. Don't seem handcuffed.
After the secondary, which position is Houston most likely to address
Vonta Leach. If we're talking with an outsider, maybe linebacker depth. Should look defensive tackle, but sounds as if they won't.
Hey Paul. Thanks for the work you do, It's great stuff. Just saw on NFL.com that Clint Sessions has agreed to sign with the Jags. How do you think the Colts Linebackers are looking this year? Do you think they way look for another LB in free agency??
A healthy Gary Brackett and Pat Angerer are a good start. Third spot is shakier. Kavell Conner? Philip Wheeler getting yet another chance?
Give me a sentence on the acquisition of Adam Podlesh, please.
I have no idea about him and tough weather.
% that Joseph Addai does NOT return to the Colts? If that's the case, will the Colts stand pat with Donald Brown, Delone Carter, Darren Evans....or will they re-sign Dominic Rhodes or someone else?
With or without Addai, I think Carter gets the ball in short yardage and at the goal line.
in your opinion who will be the better qb in 5 years locker or gabbert?
Would be a pure guess. I haven't even met Gabbert yet.
If the Texans could land Nnamdi, does that spell the end for Leach?
Wary of Texas stars? We'd have never guessed from your coverage. What would you say are the reasons for that wariness? I don't mean specific examples of players, so much as a reason you think they don't succeed at the NFL level.
A lot of headcases. Not just Young and Griffin. Cendric Benson, Michael Huff. I think they are babied and sheltered in Austin.
Young, blue collar, 5-hour-concerts Springsteen or anemic, Streets-of-Philadelphia era Boss?
Who would ever vote against the five-hour show?
So with those positions you listed earlier, who do you expect to be on the Titans radar? Also, if they do fix the necessary holes via signing draft picks and free agents (and Derrick Morgan coming back from injury), where do you see them ending up this year?
I don't think they will be very good even with a couple big additions.
Do you think the Colts are going to need to go receiver in the first round next year? With Reggie Wayne going for a new contract next year, who knows if he'll still even be around. The receiver position could start to weaken after this year...
They need the next Reggie Wayne. But that doesn't mean they can force him to be there when they draft.
Does signing expensive free agents like Poz and Session, cause other players in general to resent that there not making anywhere as much? Causing bad chemistry etc.?
If it does, you've got some weak guys and an issue. Smart and good players a) want everyone to do as well as they can; b) know their turn comes around too.
"Jags now have top linebacking starting group in division."Demeco, Cush, Williams, Barwin, Reed come on now
Conner Barwin and Brooks Reed haven't played a linebacking down in the NFL. Mario Williams isn't a true backer. DeMeco Ryans is coming of a shredded leg and Brian Cushing hasn't proved he's the same player without PEDs.
If the Jags and Texans have strict no dogs allowed at pratice rules, how you are allowed to be there? :)
Give this guy a door prize.
Chance Colts sign Brandon Mebane in free agency?
Has been no contact.
Sims-Walker hasn't been snatched up yet, which sort of surprises me. Any chance he stays in Jacksonville?
No, Jags said they are done with him. I think you're overrating him.
Odds on the jaguars not adding anyone else at saftey?
Pray with me that it's zero. If not, Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub will shred Jags no mater how much better the backers are. You can't play zeros at safety.
Why do you think Asomugha is not on the Jags go after list
Price vs. anticipated value.
OK folks, that was a bonus 15 minutes. Nice talking with you. Cheers.