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AFC South What I Know, What I Don’t Know

AFC South:

Indianapolis Colts: What I Know- Sanders-Bethea, hands down, best safety duo.  Sanders is to Indianapolis as Troy Polamalu is to Pittsburgh.  Only difference: Colts can overcome his absent with much better results.  He’s one of the top ten most exciting players to watch.  When healthy, third-best safety in football.  Rookie LB Pat Angerer (Iowa) is going to make this defense even better.  He will make more waves than fellow 1st round rookie DE Jerry Hughes (TCU).  That’s saying more about Angerer, than it is against Hughes.  I love their system in place on D.  Always quick, attacking unit.  Count on this without hesitation: Pierre Garcon, next great Colts WR.  Pro-Bowl this year, #1 ahead of Wayne next year.  Garcon-Collie next Harrison-Wayne for Peyton.

What I Don’t Know- Is Jerry Hughes going to answer the hype?  Everyone is talking about him, what an outstanding steal, what an excellent pick…is he ready to step in once Freeney or Mathis go down?  Is he the heir apparent, next undersized pass rusher?  Still a rookie, was he that dominant at TCU?  Tony Ugoh just got cut, how can you support this move?  Donald Brown, what’s up with him?  Can he stay healthy?  Addai still impresses me with his ability, he’s the perfect back for this offense.  Who can stop Dallas Clark?  He could be the most fluid, smooth TE.  Is anyone going to figure him out, he does everything so effortlessly.  I can’t choose between Peyton, Brees, and Brady.  Flip a coin?  Rather than debate, let’s step away, sit back, appreciate, and marvel.  Who can you compare to Peyton in sports?  He’s a mastermind, so rare.  Do we understand how great he really is?  I don’t think I do, not yet.

Tennessee Titans: What I Know- Jeff Fisher is doing more with less.  What a coach.  Maybe other than Adrian Peterson, I would want to see Chris Johnson live more than any other player in the NFL.  We talk about his speed, how about his vision, cuts, and most importantly smarts.  He runs not only fast and strong, but very wisely.  Avoids big hits, is sharp in everything he does.  Incredible.  Sky’s the limit.  Vince Young is a winner.  Went 8-2, beat four good teams.  He can lead my team.  The way he lead the troops against Arizona on the game-winning drive was a thing of beauty.  What a comeback.  He’s going to impress this season, he and Johnson are better than last year, they will be crazy hard to defend.  Will Witherspoon is a really good under the radar replacement for Keith Bulluck.  Solid vet.  Alterraun Verner, rookie 4th rounder from UCLA, should be the starter, he can be a good one for many years to come, starting right now.  1-2 punch of Jacob Ford-Jason Jones is going to raise some eyebrows.  They don’t need to trade for Haynesworth, they’re set on the defensive line.  You got rid of LenDale White, now don’t ruin it by getting this guy, keep the draft picks.  Now what they should do is trade for a LB with Thornton on PUP and McRath suspended the first four games, Thomas Howard?  Go get him, a move that would pay big dividends, and not cost you much.

What I Don’t Know- Why Kenny Britt’s not making progress?  He came in out of shape?  What?  I thought he was going to be an impact guy.  Taking steps back now.  Why isn’t the ball being thrown more Jared Cook’s way?  He can open things up in the pass game.  I really like the TE from South Carolina (‘09 3rd round pick).  Why do you trade your 2010 2nd rounder to move up in the 3rd round to have him fighting Craig Stevens for playing time?  Scaife-Cook could make up for lack of top-flight WR’s.  Another USC WR, another wasted pick?  Not a good track record, Damian Williams looks like just another body, project.  Give more time to Lavelle Hawkins.  Why is this team not mentioned in many Playoff discussions, give me them over the Jets.

Jacksonville Jaguars: What I Do Know- Mike Thomas will the most explosive player on offense, not Maurice Jones-Drew.  Don’t blink.  Something tells me this won’t be an MJD type of year.  Weird feeling, injuries.  David Garrard is under appreciated and criticized way too much.  He’s a better than more than half the QB’s in the NFL.  Above-average, can make plays with arm and feet.  Solid.  Kirk Morrison, what a coup.  Love this move.  Oh, and Aaron Kampman back to playing DE in a 4-3, 15 sacks.  In order for the defense to be complete, they need Rashean Mathis to play more than ten games and get back to playing on the All-Pro caliber level he should be competing at.  Jack Del Rio, you will not lack intensity, fire, passion, and desire from this former NFL LB.

What I Don’t Know- Why Derrick Harvey is still on the roster?  Time to cut dead weight.  Where’s the love for the LB’s?  I really like the starting core.  Back to dead weight, Marcedes Lewis?  Let him go already.  Time to move on.  If there’s a better OL in the AFC.  What happens if MJD misses any time?  Why didn’t they pick-up a back-up RB?  Rashad Jennings?  This team could be more respectable if they addressed a few dead areas.

Houston Texans: What I Know- Andre Johnson is a top five player.  We haven’t seen his best yet.  If Owen Dainels overcomes injuries, he and Andre are the best WR-TE in all of football.  Arian Foster is the answer.  Sorry Steve Slaton, this kid is for real.  Foster has all the tools to become a top ten RB.  Mario Williams should be challenging Julius Peppers for the most intimidating and forceful defensive lineman in the league.  If I’m a Texans fan I should be expecting more, not less from Super Mario.  If he plays like he should and elevates his game to match his potential, it could make a big difference.  Kareem Jackson was a brilliant choice.  He’s been around winning.

What I Don’t Know- When defensive linemen Amobi Okoye and Connor Barwin plan on showing up?  Underachievers are holding this team back.  If Brian Cushing will return to form.  Will Eugene Wilson keep his job with Troy Nolan pushing him?  Should I keep an eye on Frank Okam, he was a big-time player at Texas, will he make a worthwhile contribution to the DL rotation?  Why Jacoby Jones is being raved about when you have Kevin Walter, who is as reliable as they get as a second receiver.  Let me hear more about the consistent, reliable Walter.

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One Response to “AFC South What I Know, What I Don’t Know”

  1. wtf says:

    Marcedes Lewis is dead weight? The jaguars should cut him? This might be the worst article ive ever read

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