AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans


Colts scout Chad Henry raved about first-round rookie EDGE Kwity Paye.

There’s not five guys I’ve scouted that have better character and makeup than this kid,” Henry said. “He is unique. Really, really special in a lot of ways. Really fits the culture and what we’re trying to build with our team.

The best thing is when you start to learn about the kid, that’s what really sealed the deal for us.”

Kevin Bowen mentions that Paye’s relentless motor is what drove the Colts to make him the selection over OT Christian Darrisaw, who went just two picks later to the Vikings at No. 23 overall.

The guy plays 100 miles an hour all the time,” Henry says of Paye.


Jaguars CB Shaquill Griffin expects high productivity out of Jacksonville’s defensive backfield this season. 

“I’m glad I’m a part of this group,” Griffin said, via John Oehser of the team’s official site. “Man, there are some special things that are going to come. I wish I could put it into words, but man, some special things will come out of this group, this DB group.”

Griffin added that the Jaguars are looking to build a close bond amongst its players. 

“I’ll be ready to run through a brick wall for all these guys. So, that’s the bond we’re trying to build. That’s someone I can trust and play with for sure, those guys.”

Regarding Jaguars DC Joe Cullen‘s complex blitz packages, Griffin believes the coordinator’s scheme will enable him to “move around” and cause disruption.

“I feel like it’s going to help me for sure, having the opportunity to change things up,” Griffin said. “So, you’re talking about a corner that’s able to move around, travel a little bit more, add some blitzes, whatever the case may be. When the coaches told us they want to find what works best for everybody and utilize that on the field so we all can accomplish the same goal, that’s winning.”


  • In an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Albert Breer spoke about how the NFL may approach the legal situation with Texans’ QB Deshaun Watson. Breer ponders if the league will place Watson on the exempt list, but still believes he will play in 2021: “I think there’s a good chance he plays in 2021. I do not think he’ll be playing for any team in Week 1.”
  • Breer believes that the NFL received bad publicity from the situation involving Watson, and adds that the case involving Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger may set the precedent for how the league could discipline Watson.
  • A situation where Watson is suspended for eight or six games and must meet conditions in order for the suspension to be reduced to six or four games is a possibility, according to Breer.

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