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  1. RTC: First-round OTs usually play quickly

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... Taylor Thompson endured a lot of growing pains in his first two years, but now he's not making the same mistake twice, writes Megan Grindstaff of The Tennessean. How much will Taylor Lewan play a...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. RTC: Keyunta Dawson cut for Rusty Smith

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... Neil O'Donnell said the first, biggest adjustment for a backup making a start is how fast the pocket collapses. Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to play well for the Titans to stay hot, says Jim Wyatt of ...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  3. Gabbert on the move: Not very good

    Paul Kuharsky

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Throwing on the move, by design, should be easier than making plays dropping back. I generally think that, and the Jacksonville Jaguars certainly do too based on what they are doing on offense. "I think those are easy thro...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  4. Jaguars fans countering Tebow petition, ad

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Bold City Brigade saw the silly petition asking President Obama to tell the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow. It saw the advertisement by a Florida lawyer making the same play. The group decided it will see those two inaccurate reflectio...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  5. Colts' transition on lines requires patience

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Colts are making a lot of big changes all at once. To a new general manager and coach. From Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck at quarterback. From a 4-3 that played Tampa 2 to a hybrid 3-4 that will play far more man coverage behind it. And...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  6. Jaguars' overlooked need: O-line

    Paul Kuharsky

    A pass-rushing defensive end and a play-making receiver are very clearly at the forefront of what the Jaguars need in order to improve. But as we've talked about quarterback Blaine Gabbert's rookie struggles, we talked about two big contributing f...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. Stat to solve: Texans' WR YAC

    Paul Kuharsky

    Without Andre Johnson for a good share of the season, the Texans' receivers were exposed in 2011. While Arian Foster and other non-receivers may have been making plays, the Texans were one of just two teams in the NFL that didn't have any 30-yard ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  8. Ayers gives Titans needed size at LB

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans wanted to get bigger at linebacker, and second-round pick Akeem Ayers gives them both size and play-making ability. AyersTennessee's starting linebackers produced one forced fumble last season. Ayers had seven in...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  9. Did Fisher contradict himself?

    Paul Kuharsky

    As I wrote Sunday, I have more of an issue with Jeff Fisher's assurance that Vince Young will play well next week against the Giants that I did with him making a change at quarterback during a horrid loss to Pittsburgh. "I made a decision to get a...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  10. Thoughts on Texans 23, Dallas 7

    Paul Kuharsky

    Some bullet-point thoughts on the Texans' 23-7 preseason win over Dallas on Saturday night. Impressive: The offense had a lot of good rhythm. Matt Schaub was in control, making a beautiful play with Jacoby Jones on the game's first touchdown. Ari...

    Blog | August 28, 2010
  11. Freeney's ankle is big storyline of the week

    Paul Kuharsky

    MIAMI -- Colts fans are longing for the day not long ago when we debated the necessity of the Colts' Pro Bowlers making an appearance at Sunday night's game. Instead, the week-long debate is on as to whether he will be able to play, and if so how ...

    Blog | January 31, 2010
  12. Jags more dangerous, diverse at skill spots

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky In August of 2008, when I was working on a column about the necessity of a No. 1 receiver, Jack Del Rio gave me this interesting response: "We all want dominant guys. It's about playmakers making plays. You're a...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  13. Around the AFC South: Jags' WRs making plays

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com staff Houston Texans The Houston Chronicle's Dale Robertson has a look at the rookie season of linebacker Brian Cushing, who was just named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week. Former Texans running back Ahman Green sai...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  14. AFC South predictions pending

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky For all who have asked for a prediction on how I think the AFC South will play out, it will arrive Monday night. We've been told in a top secret memo -- who knows what I am risking here making this public -- t...

    Blog | September 07, 2009
  15. Reading the coverage: Hayden, Mouton updates

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Houston Texans Safety John Bushing is making his case for a roster spot with his special-teams play, says John McClain. Why players wear the numbers they do, according to Jordan Godwin. As the Texans greet t...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  16. Mailbag: On third-year QBs, the Colts DC and public salaries

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Gerald Ball in Norcross writes: Hello: You endorsed Bill Polian's statement that you should be able to tell if a QB can play by year 3, and if he isn't making real progress by then a team should move on....

    Blog | January 31, 2009