Reading the coverage…
The run game will make for an easier transition for Matt Leinart, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. I’m with the consensus opinion. It would be hard to find a better situation for a backup quarterback to be stepping into.
Writes Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star: “…(T)his isn't the time for sentimentality. This is the time for cold, hard business calculations. The two best options, as painful and unpalatable as they are, look to be either trading (Peyton) Manning or letting him walk as a free agent.” Kravitz may be right, but it’s still a hard thing to swallow at this point. Colts fans should begin preparing for anything.
The Jaguars are fired up about guard Uche Nwaneri, who GM Gene Smith says is playing as well as he has since he’s been with the team. Tania Ganguli of the Times-Union tells us about it. He’s a rare positive on a horrible offense.
The Titans were happy with rookie Colin McCarthy’s play as a fill-in middle linebacker, but they will turn back to veteran Barrett Ruud Sunday in Atlanta, says John Glennon of The Tennessean. The team likes Ruud’s leadership and calm, and I understand the value of those things. But the equation must measure the level of play above other things.