Reading the coverage ...
Texans quarterback coach Greg Knapp has had five different guys under his tutelage this season, writes Jeffrey Martin of the Houston Chronicle. The newest one, Jeff Garcia, has worked with Knapp before. In my dealings with Knapp and in talking to people about him, he’s very organized, thorough and meticulous and he’s not going to waver much even as the composition of his room has changed so dramatically.
The Ravens are tough and relentless and poised to pounce at the first sign of weakness, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. The Colts have won nine of 11 matchups against the Ravens and fared well in Baltimore. But the teams that face off today measure up far differently heading into the game.
Opposing coaches have categorized Maurice Jones-Drew as a “rolling ball of butcher knives” and the work he’s doing is especially notable when put in the context of an ineffective Jaguars offense, writes Vito Stellino of the Times-Union. MJD’s optimism about the Jaguars' ultimate direction is another big thing the team has going for it.
Nate Washington’s been the Titans' first option on third down, writes John Glennon of The Tennessean. Washington leads the NFL in third-down receptions, which shows what sort of faith Matt Hasselbeck has in him. This has been an important, productive season for Washington. I think he’s matured a great deal.