AFC South top talkers

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Pat Yasinskas over at the NFC South Blog had a good idea this week, so I am borrowing it.

Who would have been a media darling this week for each of the AFC South teams had one of them made it to Tampa for Super Bowl XLIII today?

In my opinion, these guys would have drawn crowds and rave reviews and qualified as the AFC South's 2008 top talkers:

Houston Texans: Eric Winston (bright, blunt and candid); Owen Daniels (smart, willing and exceptionally polite); Chester Pitts (a wonderful guy who's the O-line's chief spokesman, always a key guy for stories and info.)

Indianapolis Colts: Gary Brackett (thoughtful, willing, charming), Jeff Saturday (can talk intelligently about anything), Peyton Manning (his availability is too limited and he's too careful, but he earns a spot on a less-than-great talking team because if you hit him with the right question you can get great insight that an entire story can be built around.)

Jacksonville Jaguars: Fred Taylor (as candid as anyone in the division and maybe the league, an absolute superstar quote); Maurice Jones-Drew (seems to really enjoy give and take with questioners); Reggie Hayward (a favorite with the locals who has an opinion on everything.)

Tennessee Titans: Kyle Vanden Bosch (sincerely interested in helping a story); Keith Bulluck (doesn't hold anything back); Kevin Mawae (won't often stray from the company line, but can provide stories and context on just about anything.)