Jacksonville Jaguars camp:
Our resident Jags fan, absurdpolitik, has some very good observations after seeing the Jags in camp.
Matt Jones is showing a lot of improvement. The rest of the field is crowded.
Houston Texans camp:
If you ever want to read up on what's going on with the Houston Texans, I strongly recommend HoustonProFootball.com. The writers there do an outstanding job writing about their team. In fact, their coverage for a dismissal team that won 2 games last year trumps the Indianapolis Star's coverage of the Colts.
I especially liked reading their coverage of new Texans assistant head coach Mike Sherman. Sherman was the GM and head coach for the Packers for many years until he was fired last season. Now, he's second only to head coach Gary Kubiak, and he's in charge of fixing Houston's putrid o-line:
Sherman also wasn't a wallflower when it came time to discipline the previously unassailable Chester Pitts for blowing an assignment. "GOSH DANGIT!!" Yes, he yelled just that, just before subbing Fred Weary into the first team for Pitts. To his credit, Pitts knew he screwed up and seemed to be upset with himself, not Sherman. Five or six plays later, Pitts returned to the first unit and looked like he could block an ox.
In other news regarding the Texans, running backs Dom Davis is having knee problems. This is not good. When healthy, Davis is a very good running back and the Texans are going to need him if they want to establish a run-oriented, ball control offense similar to Denver's last season.
The Flaming Thumbtacs were dealt a serious blow the first day of camp when DT Rien Long was lost for the season with an achilles injury. Long is a solid player, and I hate to see injuries like this right when camp starts.
Positve news for the Titans might involve their troubled secondary: