AFC South Notes: Jaguars, Texans, Titans

Colts

Colts CB Pierre Desir admits that 2018 is going to be a big year for him after a disappointing 2017 season.

“I think I’m going to be able to use my size and my length to my ability,” Desir said, via Colts.com“It’s going to allow me to mess up the timing of the receivers, because the front seven — they are going to get some pressure. So that’s going to allow me to create opportunities to make some plays, so I think I fit well.

“I look at this year being a big year for me. Last year, the season didn’t end the way I wanted it to. I feel like I have a lot of upside, a lot of good football to play, and I’m definitely excited and looking forward to playing in this scheme and playing for these coaches.”

Texans

Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus is among those on the team who are excited to have Romeo Crennel back as their defensive coordinator.

“No doubt, he’s kind of like the Gandhi,” Mercilus said of Crennel, via the Houston Chronicle. “To have a coach like that, it’s tremendous. Especially for the younger players to understand the defense. He’s not quick to rip somebody.

“If you mess up his defense, he’s going to get (upset). You’ve got to be able to perform. He’s seen a lot of things over the years. It’s awesome to have him here.”

Titans

  • Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com says he hasn’t heard a lot of buzz about the Titans possibly signing free agent WR Dez Bryant to a contract.
  • Wyatt points out that in the past, signing veteran WRs such as Randy Moss and Andre Johnson didn’t work out for the team.
  • No surprise here, but Wyatt can’t see the Titans having any interest in adding Terrell Owens.
  • Wyatt mentions that he’s been “very impressed” by rookie WR Jordan Veasy this offseason and he believes Veasy is a contender to possibly secure a roster spot in the coming months.

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