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MMQB: J.J. Watt on fame, fun, and improvement

MMQB: J.J. Watt on fame, fun, and improvement

CNNSI.com Updated Sep 4, 2013
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt believes he can be even better this season.
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  • Polian doesn't list Colts as a contender

    Polian doesn't list Colts as a contender

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS – Bill Polian spent 15 years in the Indianapolis Colts' front office. But despite being with the franchise all that time, Polian didn’t cut them any slack when it came to revealing his list of playoff contenders. Polian, now an analyst at E…
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  • Colts can't afford slip up against Oakland

    Colts can't afford slip up against Oakland

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A look at the Week 1 schedule and most of the games are pretty evenly matched. Baltimore-Denver. Cincinnati-Chicago. Minnesota-Detroit. Atlanta-New Orleans. Green Bay-San Francisco. Giants-Dallas. Then there’s the Indianapolis Colts agai…
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  • 49ers' Smith, Titans' Walker named in suit

    49ers' Smith, Titans' Walker named in suit

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former Niners tight end Delanie Walker have been named in a lawsuit by a Northern California man who said he was shot during a party at Smith's house.
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  • Jags QB decision could go until Sunday

    Jags QB decision could go until Sunday

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert continues to progress in his return from a fractured right thumb, but head coach Gus Bradley said a decision on whether Gabbert will start in the season opener against Kansas City could drag into Sunday. Gabbert was li…
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  • Colts say they're ready for the pistol offense

    Colts say they're ready for the pistol offense

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are about to be tested to see if they really did their homework on the read-option offense over the summer. Although no official word has come out about who Oakland’s starter will be, the Colts are preparing to face…
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  • Survey says: A look at important steps

    Survey says: A look at important steps

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- What’s the most important step you take on any given play. I recently toured the Titans locker room asking that question. A lot of guys said it’s the first step, and that didn’t surprise me. But in getting the same answer from guys a…
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  • Texans lose rookie David Quessenberry for season with broken fo…

    Texans lose rookie David Quessenberry for season with broken foot

    profootballtalk.com Sep 4, 2013
    The Texans loved what they saw of rookie offensive lineman David Quessenberry in training camp and the preseason. Unfortunately, they won’t be seeing anything from him in the regular season. Quessenberry suffered a broken foot in practice this week will…
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  • Heyward-Bey leaves Oakland for fresh start

    Heyward-Bey leaves Oakland for fresh start

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey isn’t pointing fingers at anybody in the Oakland Raiders organization. Not even one person. He knows he was at fault for some of the things that happened during his four years with the Raid…
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  • Colts getting healthy in time for opener

    Colts getting healthy in time for opener

    profootballtalk.com Sep 4, 2013
    The Colts have been waiting for four members expected to play big roles on their offense to get healthy the last few weeks and it looks like they will have all four of them in the lineup against the Raiders. Coach Chuck Pagano previously said that runni…
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  • Like Watt, Cushing wants to be the best

    Like Watt, Cushing wants to be the best

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Brian Cushing's personal goals are just as unyielding as J.J. Watt's are. "What I envision is being the clear-cut best middle linebacker in the NFL," Cushing said Wednesday as the Texans officially announced his contract extension. …
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  • Timing is key with Ed Reed

    Timing is key with Ed Reed

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    HOUSTON – Last week, Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that safety Ed Reed would indicate when he was healthy enough to play. And once he's physically fine, Kubiak said he has no qualms about Reed starting right away. The Texans have remained mum, b…
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  • Waiver claims leave Jags starting fresh on special teams

    Waiver claims leave Jags starting fresh on special teams

    profootballtalk.com Sep 4, 2013
    All offseason, Jaguars special teams coach Mike Mallory worked with a particular set of guys, many rookies in key roles, but at least a similar set of faces. But after the team made seven waiver claims after final cuts, he’s starting anew the week of th…
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Titans-Steelers 00:51

    Inside Edge: Titans-Steelers

    Sep 4
    ESPN Insider Mike Sando delivers some key stats to help you decide a winner between Tennessee and Pittsburgh.
  • Video - Titans must deal with zone blitz 00:52

    Titans must deal with zone blitz

    Sep 4
    Pace is the Tennessee Titans' biggest issue as they deal with Pittsburgh's zone blitzes at Heinz Field on Sunday.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Chiefs-Jaguars 01:10

    Inside Edge: Chiefs-Jaguars

    Sep 4
    ESPN Insider Mike Sando delivers some key stats to help you decide a winner between Kansas City and Jacksonville.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Raiders-Colts 00:51

    Inside Edge: Raiders-Colts

    Sep 4
    ESPN Insider Mike Sando delivers some key stats to help you decide a winner between Oakland and Indianapolis

Sports Columnists

  • J.J. Watt, Supercharged

    Sep 4
    HOUSTON—It would be easy to tell J.J. Watt he’s crazy if he weren’t so darn imposing. At 6-5 and a chiseled 288, he meets The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King, in a private spot outside the Texans’ locker room at Reliant Stadium … and proceeds to dish…
  • Belichick Catching the Leader; Meet Jameis Winston

    Sep 4
    Belichick Catching the Leader; Meet Jameis Winston