AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans


An anonymous NFL coach tells Matt Lombardo of Fansided that Colts QB Carson Wentz is still viewed “dangerous quarterback” who doesn’t force passes. 

He’s still a dangerous quarterback,” said the head coach. “If he doesn’t screw it up with forced mistakes and turnovers, then he is really tough to deal with for an entire game.”

The coach added that Wentz has a “big arm” and a proven ability to “extend plays.”

“He has a big arm,” said the coach. “And he knows how to extend plays.”


Jaguars OC Darrell Bevell called QB Gardner Minshew a “leader” who does well as a game-manager on the field. 

“It’s fun to be able to see Gardner and get to meet him in person,” Bevell said via John Oehser of the team’s official site. “He’s quite the personality. I really like the personality, I think he’s a leader, he’s got a great way about him, he’s got a lot of charisma and he does a great job managing things on the field.”

Bevell has been impressed with Minshew’s ability to quickly learn his system. He praised his ability to learn a new offense quickly this offseason and noted Minshew is already “second or third level” on some aspects. 

He has been a quick study that way,” Bevell said. “I’ve been impressed with how fast he has picked it up, how well he communicates with his players, how he can get us in and out of some of the things that we’re asking him to do. And he’s probably already second or third level at some of the things. Obviously, he’s played NFL football games before. So, where he’s at is really at a good spot, I really like what he’s doing for us and I’m glad that he’s here.”


Titans QB Logan Woodside said he’s eager to prove himself as the organization’s primary backup quarterback. 

“My dream growing up was to play quarterback in the NFL,” said Woodside, via Ben Arthur of the Nashville Tennessean. “Everyday I’m trying to reach that and I know that there’s going to be competition and that’s great and that’s how it should be.”

Woodside reiterated that he’s grateful for Tennessee taking a chance on him for the past three years. 

“I think that just the opportunity that the Titans have given me, I’m extremely grateful and I’ve just tried to not want to let them down. So everyday, I’ve just tried to go in and have a great attitude and find ways to get better each day and never take the opportunity for granted because the margin of error is so small in this league.”

Woodside mentioned that he’s faced adversity throughout his football career and wants to prove he’s capable of playing the quarterback position in the NFL. 

“I’ve had people tell me my whole life that I couldn’t play quarterback,” said Woodside. “That’s done nothing but just burn a fire inside of me of, ‘You know, what I can. I love playing quarterback and I can prove these people wrong.’ It’s not necessarily about that, but I just have a lot of confidence in myself and this is what I’ve wanted to do and I’ve had to navigate that even in college.”

As for this year’s preseason, Woodside called it an opportunity to showcase his skills and lead the Titans’ offense. 

“It’s an opportunity for me to just go out and showcase my talents and to be around the guys and just try to lead the offense,” said Woodside. “I think that going back to preseason two years ago, that was the (most fun) I’ve ever had in my life, playing in the preseason. I got to start a game in Chicago and we won. It was just a great opportunity, great experience just to get out there and play against somebody else. It’s totally different from practice.”

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