RTC: What ifs for the Titans

December, 5, 2012
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Reviewing the Texans’ win against the Titans with Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus.

Houston Texans

Veteran cornerback Stanford Routt has been added to help a depleted Texans secondary, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.

To which I say: It would be great if he’s able to contribute. But I’d be cautious about expecting a savior, considering he’s been cut by two teams and has been floating around, available, for a while.

They aren’t as disrespected as the Falcons, but there is an air of boredom among the national media regarding the Texans, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report in his progress report.

Indianapolis Colts

Storylines for Titans-Colts starting with Jake Locker at quarterback for Tennessee this time instead of Matt Hasselbeck, from Phillip B. Wilson.

Five Colts finishes Wilson will never forget.

Dwight Freeney was disruptive in Detroit, according to Pro Football Focus’ Gordon McGuinness.

The latest accusations of misbehavior by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will not result in NFL punishment, a league source told ESPN’s Ed Werder.

To which I say: What Mike McGlynn accused Suh and the Lions of apparently didn’t show on film.

The Colts defend tight ends very poorly, so it could be a big week for Jared Cook, says Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville is going to face Mark Sanchez at quarterback for the Jets, according to Twitter reports collected by Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

To which I say: The Jaguars need to put Rex Ryan in position to need to make a change again.

The Jaguars still have an open roster spot, says O’Halloran, who predicts a tight end will be added.

Daryl Smith had surgery on his groin in October and hasn’t played all season, but he’s stayed involved behind the scenes, says O’Halloran.

Cecil Shorts was good again before he was hurt, says John Castellane of Pro Football Focus.

The Jaguars have less to build on than any team in the league, says Dunlevy.

Tennessee Titans

John Glennon of The Tennessean looks at five plays that might have changed a lot for the Titans this season.

To which I say: Change these and they might be 6-6 instead of 4-8. The losses to the Colts and at Jacksonville could haunt these Titans for awhile.

Kevin Matthews is an easy mark for fans after a poor game in relief on the offensive line, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

David Stewart and Robert Johnson are on IR and Kyle DeVan and Daniel Baldridge are on the roster to help with offensive line depth, says Glennon.

The Titans have run well in short-yardage situations, says Dunlevy.

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