— Charlie Berstein compares the Titans and Texans head-to-head, which should give you an excellent feel for the two division foes most likely to challenge Indianapolis for the division title.
— Paul Kuharsky, ESPN.com's AFC South blogger, sums up what he saw at the Titans practices. Some good information about free agent addition Nate Washington and what he means to the offense, as well as some praise for the second best safety tandem in the NFL.
— While his job isn't in jeopardy at this point, the Tennessean reports that receiver and first-round pick Kenny Britt's competition is gaining valuable experience while Britt is recovering from a hamstring injury. Given the dearth of quality young talent on the roster, though, it would be hard to imagine that any of the other young men on the roster will unseat him.
— Former Colt Clifton Dawson is back on the street after the Texans waived him following an MCL injury. It's highly unlikely, barring a number of injuries at the running back position, that Indianapolis will bring Dawson back, but it's always good to keep tabs on players that are available and know the system.
— The Houston Chronicle comments on a number of position battles and who's looking the best so far in their Camp Confidential. There is some information that could be important for fantasy purposes and a blurb on a former Colt linebacker. Also, you have to love the fact that John McClain covers the Texans for the Chronicle when he's not busy fighting terrorists.
— Non-McClain Chronicle beat writer Richard Justice talks about who will be calling the plays for the Texans in 2009 and how it will effect the team. A lot of their success will come down to execution and whether or not Matt Schaub is healthy, but Justice brings up some good points.
— Charlie Bernstein of JagNation.com said that the Jaguars look motivated and ready. They'd better be if they're going to improve on their 2008 performance. They have a number of pieces in place, but, as Charlie points out below, they have a lot of question marks heading into the 2009 season.
— Gene Frenette of Jacksonville.com talks to Jack Del Rio about how hot his seat is entering the season. And Del Rio talks about how he can't let the heat distract him. He can't let it distract him, but he must be noticing it. Unless the Jaguars show signs of improvement in 2009, Del Rio is probably on his way out.
— The Jacksonville.com site has their equivalent of a camp confidential, but they call it the Observation Deck. There are some interesting points and observations, including reports about the weather. Thank goodness it's not that hot in Terre Haute.
Charlie's Two Cents on the Jaguars' Camp:
"Through just a few days of practice, the young Jaguars have more energy and seem to be a more cohesive unit, although there are several questions that must be answered. Quarterback David Garrard has looked shaky early on in drills, and there is no depth behind him, as the team has journeyman Todd Bouman and Paul Smith.
The defensive line has huge questions as John Henderson is on the downside of his career, and it's unclear whether Derek Landri or Terrence Knighton can be contributors. The Jaguars safety position is a potential mess as Reggie Nelson has been disappointing, and Sean Considine and Gerald Alexander haven't shown much.
The young wide receivers have been good, and the running backs look explosive, but aside from those two positions, there really haven't been many players who have stood out positively."
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