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  1. On slowing Charles, KC's short passes

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Kansas City Chiefs are fueled by short passes. Their average gain on a completion is 10.9 yards and quarterback Alex Smith's average yards per attempt is at 6.6. But a lot of those yards are after the catch, not before it. ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. Should short throws be easy throws?

    Paul Kuharsky

    "In small proportions we just beauties see," author Ben Jonson wrote about 400 years ago. "And in short measures life may perfect be." My 2012 football rendition of that, for our purpose here, is that short passes should be easy for quarterbacks t...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  3. Final Word: AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: Christopher Hanewinckel/US PresswirePhilip Rivers may find increased success with short passes underneath against the Titans.Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws deep well, but shorter stuff might ...

    Blog | December 25, 2009
  4. Is this Locker's breakthrough moment?

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's in the official NFL game book as "(Shotgun) J. Locker pass short right to J. Hunter for 34 yards, TOUCHDOWN." "Short" is a mistake, as Jake Locker threw the ball all the way to the end zone to Justin Hunter. Error aside...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  5. Blossoming Shorts stumbles Thursday

    Paul Kuharsky

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Reporters who have been at Jacksonville Jaguars training camp from the start say Cecil Shorts has been as good as any player here. Thursday morning he had a couple dud plays in a bad practice. One pass up the left side fro...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  6. Titans: Thursday night practice report

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Notes and thoughts from the Titans Thursday night practice: At his best, Jake Locker gives the Titans a big spark. But on a night like tonight, he came up far short of that -- hitting 1-of-10 or 11 passes in team periods with ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  7. Short stuff an issue for Gabbert, Jaguars

    Paul Kuharsky

    Jack Del Rio said Wednesday that rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert has done difficult things well but needs to do simpler things better. Like what? How about short throws? ESPN Stats and Info says on passes that have traveled less than 10 ya...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  8. RTC: Texans miss Foster in the red zone

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Writes Richard Justice: "Even with Arian Foster sidelined, the Texans still have to run it in the red zone. There's just no other way, because it's way too easy to defend the pass on a short field." Gary ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  9. Two big first-half gaffes hurt Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have looked to be the better team though the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens. But a couple crucial mistakes have made it a 10-10 game at intermission. On a short pass over the middle t...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  10. Shorts should help Jaguars' pass game

    Paul Kuharsky

    To hear analyst Trent Dilfer discuss Cecil Shorts, the Jaguars got a fourth-round receiver quarterback Blaine Gabbert will come to love throwing to. Dilfer raved about the pick, punctuating video with talk of how Shorts naturally catches the ball ...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  11. Vance Joseph: CBs will challenge routes

    Paul Kuharsky

    Good defensive backs should have short memories. Typically that cliched line is applied play-to-play or game-to-game. In the case of the Houston Texans, season-to-season would be good, too. Houston had the worst pass defense in the NFL in 2010, yi...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  12. RTC: Texans perfecting art of losing late

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Vince Young, Glover Quin and the Texans defense were among the least valuable players in the league Sunday, says Shutdown Corner. Houston Texans The pass defense undid the day in short order, says John McClain. Th...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  13. Notes from Texans-Saints practice

    Paul Kuharsky

    METAIRIE, La. -- The Texans-Saints practice this morning was poorly attended, relatively short and pretty uneventful. New Orleans dropped more passes than you'd expect from a defending Super Bowl champ, which made life easier on rookie corner Kar...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  14. I'm loving Wayne's respect for Berry

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reggie Wayne already ranks ahead of Raymond Berry in receptions, 659 to 631 and 100-yard games, 30 to 23. In the not so distant future he'll pass the Hall of Famer in yards (his 9,164 is 111 short of Berry) and touchdowns (his 62 are six behind Be...

    Blog | December 11, 2009
  15. Can a failed third-and-2 spark run-game revival?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Donald Miralle/Getty Images Instead of trying to convert a critical third-and-short on the ground during a playoff game against the Chargers, the Colts chose to pass with regrettable results. Posted by...

    Blog | August 13, 2009
  16. Rapid Reaction: Texans 28, Lions 21

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky The Houston Texans were able to run out to a big lead and hold on against Detroit. Along the way Matt Schaub twice found tight end Owen Daniels wide open in the end zone on play-action passes from short range f...

    Blog | October 19, 2008