Reading the coverage…
The quarterbacks were productive in the Texans win over Miami, and Matt Schaub’s totals through two games are pretty solid, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
“One of the Texans’ most impressive attributes thus far has been the contributions of rookies and role players, who could be called upon again after injuries and attrition thin out the initial 53-man roster,” says Brian T. Smith of the Chronicle.
Hall of Famer Bob Lilly was very complimentary of J.J. Watt, says McClain.
Brian Cushing looked like himself as he returned to action, says the Chronicle.
Justin Tuggle got another start at outside linebacker, where he’s ahead of draft picks Sam Montgomery and Trevardo Williams, says the Chronicle.
Sunday’s game against the Giants should provide more of a feel for how much different Andrew Luck’s protection will be, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
Jim Irsay should think twice before hitting send on some of his tweets, says Bob Kravitz of the Star.
Irsay once helped it stay open, but a Colts themed sports bar in Indianapolis is closed again, says the Star.
Three key defenders have shown very little to this point, in part because of injuries, says Brad Wells of Stampede Blue.
Blaine Gabbert had a good showing but then banged a thumb against the Jets, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Maurice Jones-Drew and Justin Blackmon did good things in their first preseason action, which rookie Johnathan Cyprien had a tougher time, says Hays Carlyon of the T-U.
Antwon Blake continues to make a mark on special teams, says the Times-Union.
Saturday night wasn’t the right time for Gus Bradley to make and declare a decision about who his starting quarterback will be, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
Jake Locker improved in his second preseason game, but the same could not be said of the rest of the Titans, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Kendall Wright is worried about the knee he hurt in Cincinnati, but he thinks it’s a sprain, not a tear, say Wyatt and John Glennon of The Tennessean.
The first team defense has done little to show that last year’s issues are a thing of the past, says Glennon.
Damian Williams stood out, and other observations from Tom Gower of Total Titans.