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  1. Rams' rushers pose big threat to Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For years the Tennessee Titans faced a vicious duo of speed pass-rushers twice a year. So when offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains says the Rams' Chris Long and Robert Quinn evoked Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis of the Colt...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  2. RTC: Mathis adjusting without Freeney

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans By Gary Kubiak's count, just seven of his 15 linebackers are practicing, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The Texans have been drawing record crowds at training camp. Says John McClain of the H...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  3. On Robert Mathis without Dwight Freeney

    Paul Kuharsky

    Last week in an "Eight in the Box" post he did while I was on vacation, ESPN.com's resident scout Matt Williamson cited a lack of difference-makers on the Colts' defense as an issue. In that, Williamson said this about Robert Mathis: "Dwight Free...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  4. Unit by unit: Ranking the linebackers

    Paul Kuharsky

    We pick up our series in which ESPN.com's resident scout, Matt Williamson, ranks the AFC South position-by-position. Today, we examine linebackers. Williamson's AFC South linebacker rankings: 1) Texans (Brian Cushing, Brooks Reed, Whitney Merc...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. Eight in the Box: Can't-lose players

    Paul Kuharsky

    Other than the quarterback, which player could each AFC South team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Houston Texans: DE J.J. Watt. Watt was one vote short of unanimous as the NFL's defensive player of the year in 2012. Although it's g...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. Eight in the Box: Biggest questions

    Paul Kuharsky

    The major question facing each team in the AFC South as summer break looms: Houston Texans: Even if Derek Newton recovers well from his knee surgery, are they sure he can be good at right tackle? In Newton's first year as the starter there, vetera...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  7. RTC: LaRon Landry 'brings ugly' to Colts

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Ed Reed offered reassurance that all will be fine with regard to his surgically repaired hip, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. Reed is still not sure precisely when he will be back. Ganguli...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  8. Colts deal Hughes for Kelvin Sheppard

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Colts traded outside linebacker Jerry Hughes to Buffalo for Kelvin Sheppard, who started 15 games last season as the middle linebacker in Buffalo's 4-3 defense. Indianapolis sees him as an inside guy in their system. So they now look four deep...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  9. Colts rave about Werner's game speed

    Paul Kuharsky

    Erik Walden may be the Colts' starting strongside linebacker. But the free-agent addition is far better against the run than as a pass-rusher, and Indianapolis rated as thin in the pass-rushing department after Robert Mathis. Bjoern Werner, ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  10. Stats on why the Colts need an OLB

    Paul Kuharsky

    The 2012 Indianapolis Colts did a lot of good things, surprising virtually everyone with an 11-5 record and a playoff appearance. Two things they did poorly: protected their quarterback (thought Andrew Luck held the ball too long too often) and pr...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  11. A peek at Insiders' draft guide for Colts

    Paul Kuharsky

    Insider draft guide files for AFC teams are out today at ESPN.com. Here is a glimpse and a reaction for the Indianapolis Colts: Where Chris Sprow says they don't draft well: "Welcome to the year 2013 A.D., something the Indianapolis history boo...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  12. The division's $5 million men

    Paul Kuharsky

    Over at NFC South headquarters, our "regional" cohort Pat Yasinskas was driven by Drew Brees' giant salary-cap number to look at all the players in that division with cap numbers of $5 million of more. We know a good idea when we see one, so here'...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  13. Afternoon notes out of the AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    Some midday free-agency thoughts out of the AFC South: Houston Texans If Glover Quin signs with the Lions, it will be a significant blow to the Texans, who also lost fullback James Casey to the Eagles. Without Quin, a starting safety to go w...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  14. Colts GM Grigson deserves fans' faith

    Paul Kuharsky

    With Jerrell Freeman, Darius Butler and Mike McGlynn, with the re-signings of Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis, with a wonderful draft class and with his even temperament, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson bought himself the benefit of th...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  15. Freeney shouldn't have been surprised

    Paul Kuharsky

    Most media had long known that Dwight Freeney wasn't in the Colts' plans beyond 2012. But the defensive end didn't have the same read. "I'll be honest with you: I was surprised the way it happened," he told Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Sta...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  16. Irsay deserves applause for Grigson hire

    Paul Kuharsky

    When Jim Irsay ousted Bill Polian and decided to start with a fresh face leading the front office as well as the offensive huddle, he took a serious risk. Brusque as Polian was and despite missing on many of his player choices late in his term, he...

    Blog | January 28, 2013