AFC South News and Rumors
Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s investigationprofootballtalk.com Updated 1 hour agoWhile complimenting the Patriots on their rout of his club in last week’s AFC title game, Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed support Sunday night for the league’s investigation of the Pats’ alleged under-inflation of footballs. Via his verified Twitter acc…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 2 hours agoGLENDALE, Ariz. – J.J. Watt would have fit in perfectly in the single-platoon era, when players stayed on the field and played both sides of the ball. The Houston Texans defensive end is a wrecking machine on defense. He can catch touchdowns from the ti…Upvote Share Tweet
Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriotsprofootballtalk.com 8 hours agoAkeem Ayers is in the Super Bowl because he was traded from the Titans to the Patriots during the 2014 season. He’s thankful for that. Ayers said he appreciates the Titans for getting rid of him and getting him to a place where he could succeed. “They m…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 12 hours agoThe Texans lost a veteran assistant coach last week when defensive line coach Bill Kollar took a job with the Broncos. They’ll replace him with another seasoned coach. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Paul Pasqualoni will join Bill O’B…Upvote Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS – The Colts couldn’t even get through a full week of their offseason without having one of their players run into some legal trouble. Linebacker Andrew Jackson, who just finished his rookie season, was arrested in Kentucky on a drunken-driv…Upvote Share TweetThe New England Patriots said on Saturday they had followed "every rule to the letter" and accepted no blame for using footballs that were under inflated in their AFC championship win over the Indianapolis Colts six days ago.Upvote Share Tweet
No guarantee Robert Mathis will be ready for training campESPN.com Jan 23 (2 days ago)INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert Mathis sightings around the Indianapolis Colts' facility during the media portion were pretty rare during the season. There was no reason for linebacker to be in the locker room since he was out for the season with a torn Achilles…Upvote Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson didn’t sound like a person who plans to bring running back Trent Richardson back next season during his season-ending press conference Friday. How can you tell? Here’s Grigson’s quote. “Eve…Upvote Share Tweet
PFF grades on Titans' free-agents-to-beESPN.com Jan 23 (2 days ago)NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans aren’t expected to receive a compensatory draft pick in 2015. They lost cornerback Alterraun Verner to Tampa Bay in free agency last offseason, but added linebacker Wesley Woodyard and right tackle Michael Oher. (Quality o…Upvote Share TweetIndianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson cleared up his role in deflate-gate, which is to say he had no role in it. Multiple reports said the controversy with the New England Patriots using under-inflated footballs during the AFC championship game …Upvote Share Tweet
Colts Player: Officials Stopped Using Patriots' Balls In The First Halfdeadspin.com Jan 23 (3 days ago)Because the NFL investigation is taking its sweet time (they haven't spoken to Tom Brady yet), and because it'll never reveal anything useful anyway, we're forced to piece together the details and the timeline of how the Patriots' deflated-ball scandal …Upvote Share Tweet
Bears add two more assistantsprofootballtalk.com Jan 23 (3 days ago)John Fox continued to build his staff with the Bears on Thursday, adding a pair of coaches to the growing group. One of the hires is following Fox from Denver. Strength and conditioning coach Jason George spent the last three years with the Broncos and …Upvote Share Tweet
Senior Bowl wrap-up: MOBILE, Ala. -- Because of all the Jacksonville J…ESPN.com Jan 23 (3 days ago)MOBILE, Ala. -- Because of all the Jacksonville Jaguars news on Tuesday and Wednesday, I wasn’t able to write much about what was happening on the field at the Senior Bowl. So here, on my final day in Alabama, are 10 observations from practices. Most in…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)Denver head coach Gary Kubiak is adding a familiar face to his coaching staff. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans defensive line coach Bill Kollar will be joining the Broncos coaching staff in the same position. Houston allowed K…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts LB Jackson: I didn't flag Brady footballESPN.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson said it wasn't him who raised the concerns about New England's footballs being under-inflated during Sunday's AFC Championship Game.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)Early morning football from London is here to stay. The NFL announced today that all three London games in 2015 will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. The three early games are Jets-Dolphins on October 4, Bills-Jaguars on October 25 and Lions-Chiefs on Nov…Upvote Share Tweet
Rick Smith: Jadeveon Clowney diligent in his rehabESPN.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)Six weeks removed from having had microfracture surgery, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is still working through the relatively early stages of rehab. He can't put weight on his surgically repaired right knee just yet. Texans general…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 22 (4 days ago)Colts quarterback Andrew Luck became the first overall pick for the second time in his career on Wednesday when he was the first player taken off the board in the Pro Bowl draft. Luck wouldn’t be playing in the game if the Colts had won the AFC title la…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans Overrated, Underrated PlayersJan 23Texans reporter Tania Ganguli breaks down the team's most overrated and underrated players.
Colts Unsure If They'll Bring Richardson BackJan 23Brian Dawkins discusses why the Colts may decide to pass on bringing running back Trent Richardson back for the 2015 season.
Colts Players On Patriots ScandalJan 23Colts S Mike Adams and LB D'Qwell Jackson weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Patriots.
Luck, Romo Are Top Picks In Pro Bowl DraftJan 22ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano discusses the second year of the revamped Pro Bowl.
Deflategate: Relax and Let the Investigation Play OutJan 23Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
The Deflategate Rundown (And a Little Super Talk)Jan 23I asked you on Twitter late Wednesday if you’d prefer a Friday column on the events surrounding the Deflategate controversy in New England or an on-field football topic. You overwhelmingly voted football. I am writing this morning primarily about the Pa…
Deflategate: The Pressure is BuildingJan 21Unless the NFL can find incontrovertible evidence that someone with the Patriots ordered air taken out of footballs Sunday in Foxboro, it’s more likely than not that commissioner Roger Goodell will defer ruling on the case until after the Super Bowl. Ab…
Coaching hires winners and losers -- John Clayton's mailbagJan 20John Clayton's mailbag: Which team's came out on top of the NFL's annual scramble for new leadership? Plus, risks in pursuing playoff coaches.