AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

  • NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero notes the Colts showed some interest in trading for Cowboys QB Andy Dalton while he was with the Bengals before going elsewhere on the quarterback market. 

Jaguars

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said after Sunday’s game that he has no plans to fire defensive coordinator Todd Wash.

“As long as I’m here and I’m the head coach, yes, he’s safe,” Marrone said, via ESPN.com.

“I think we all have to get better. I’m going to acknowledge that,” Marrone added. “We’ve tried to do everything. We’ve done things. We’ve worked on them. We’ve changed things up. We’ve pressured. We’ve played defense, I think, we need someone to step up and make plays. Like when you look at the first 17 points, there’s two third downs, one we give up a scramble, one we go offsides, they keep the drive going, they score. Second one is we get knocked out of a gap and the guy goes 50 and then we get a DPI and they score. Then field goal there was another big play, big pass play there. We just can’t make the play on it.

“I think when you go talk about changes and things of that nature I think if you have good options to go to but right now I don’t see any options. We’ve just got to keep working to get these guys better and be able to make some plays and that’s what’s hurting us. It’s not a lack of not trying to changing things, which we have been.”

Marrone is aware the team could make a move midseason if the losing continues, but he’s focused on doing what he can to get things turned around.

“I’m not going to be one of those guys to say that’s not something that can happen. We see what happens around the league,” Marrone said. “I acknowledge that but at the same time it’s something that I can’t control. And I said it before: I really love the coaches we have and I love the players that we have on this team. And I look at that sense of relationship or the relationship that I have with them it’s to make sure that I’m coming in and doing the best job I can to get everyone around me better for however long I maintain this position.

  • NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero notes the Jaguars had an offer on the table for QB Andy Dalton before he elected to sign with the Cowboys as their backup quarterback.  

Titans

  • Per CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the NFL and NFLPA have concluded their in-person investigation into the Titans regarding their COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The two sides are waiting for final results from the genetic tracing before reaching conclusions on a potential punishment for Tennessee. 
  • Peter Schrager reports that Titans OC Arthur Smith is generating “quite a bit of head coach buzz” in NFL circles after the team’s performance over the last few weeks and their playoff success last season.
  • Schrager adds that Smith’s offense and play-calling have impressed people around the league with one source telling him that this “identity” has really stood out. 
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