RTC: Foster, Tate take control

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

The first-team offense took control of the Saints, says John McClain.

Arian Foster and Ben Tate took control, says Jeffrey Martin.

Mario Williams showed improvement, says Dale Robertson.

Both defenses were conservative, says McClain.

McClain’s game grades.

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Irsay went beyond his tweets in talking to Mike Chappell and opening the door to signing a veteran with Peyton Manning in doubt for the opener.

Don’t you insure your most precious possessions, asks Bob Kravitz?

We’ve got a poll going about who the quarterback should be if Manning is out.

Interesting stuff on Tom Moore from Smart Football. (Via Nate Dunlevy.)

Jacksonville Jaguars

The defense is showing signs of improvement, says Tania Ganguli.

Gene Frenette on Dirk Koetter.

David Garrard goes into the third preseason game at Buffalo as the favorite to win the quarterback job, says Vito Stellino.

Tennessee Titans

Rookie runner Jamie Harper picked up the slack for the Titans in their loss in St. Louis, says Jim Wyatt.

Mike Reinfeldt told Jim Wyatt that the Titans and Chris Johnson are so far apart on parameters that making an offer doesn’t make sense.

Until we see the offense with Johnson, we really can’t know what to expect, says David Climer.