Reading the coverage …
Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog has a very thorough write-up considering how the Texans defensive will evolve in 2013. “To clear (Whitney) Mercilus from the franchise left tackles that bogged him down last season, the Texans will have to switch from a 5-2 Over front to a 5-2 Under front.”
To which I say: Kollmann’s thinking about what Wade Phillips will do in order to maximize Mercilus makes a good deal of sense.
While it’s too soon to say if the Texans are better than they were last season, play-by-play man Marc Vandermeer says on the team web site that they are heading in the right direction.
The start of a series on the Colts' worst draft picks by Phillip B. Wilson. No. 10 is guard Eric Mahlum.
The five best games on Indianapolis’ schedule in 2013, from Josh Wilson at Stampede Blue.
To which I say: The Broncos at Colts will be one of the marquee games in the NFL in 2013, with Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis and playing against his successor, Andrew Luck.
Three potential targets for the No. 2 pick visited team headquarters Wednesday, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Left tackles Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M and Eric Fisher of Central Michigan, and linebacker Dion Jordan of Oregon met with Jaguars brass.
To which I say: While there is no RG III in the bunch, adding any of those three will make the Jaguars significantly better.
Four storylines O’Halloran is watching as the Jaguars’ offseason program gets underway.
General manager Ruston Webster tells John Glennon of the Tennessean that after the Titans’ big free agent haul, there isn’t much left to address before the draft.
The Titans could shift into a 3-4 front for eight or 10 snaps a game, defensive coordinator Jerry Gray told Glennon.
To which I say: They do have the personnel to do it, but it’s one of those things it’s easier to talk about than to do. They talked a lot about using Akeem Ayers rushing, and it took an awful long time for them to get around to it.