Reading the coverage …
Arian Foster is a different kind of guy, writes Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle. “He’s driven by a different burning inside," says Ray Lewis.
Lewis sees some of himself in the Texans’ high-motor Brian Cushing, says Jeffrey Martin of the Chronicle.
Good soldier Matt Schaub is doing all he can to help T.J. Yates, says Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle.
The Texans are looking to prevent the sort of big pass plays they gave up last time they played in Baltimore, says Sam Khan of the Chronicle.
Writes Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star: “[Ryan] Grigson arrived Wednesday with a nice mix of confidence and humility, even if he was a bit uncomfortable under the klieg lights for the first time. He knows what he wants but knows he doesn't know it all. And he's not going to pull the trigger on massively important decisions without thinking it through thoroughly.”
Grigson will roll up his sleeves as he examines every corner of the building, says Mike Chappell of the Star.
Grigson radiates confidence and work ethic, says Phillip B. Wilson.
When owner Shahid Khan and GM Gene Smith stepped out of a seven-hour interview, Mike Mularkey knew it was either really good or really bad. But he had a good vibe and got the offer, says Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.
Many NFL people like the Mularkey hire, but it’s getting a different review from the press, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.
The Jaguars did the safe, practical thing here, says Gene Frenette of the Times-Union. Now Smith has to give Mularkey the right tools.
Mularkey sees his previous stops as learning opportunities says Garry Smits of the Times-Union.
Mike is not the Jaguars’ first Mularkey, says Smits.
A look at Brett Maxie, a Titans' target for their open secondary coach job, from Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
The Titans could lean defense with their first pick in the draft, says John Glennon.
Eddie George is playing Julius Caesar in a Nashville play, says Erin Quinn of The Tennessean.