AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans

     

Colts

Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni explained that “everything was faster” in year two of their offensive system.

“You always lose guys to retirement, free agency,” Sirianni said, via ESPN.com. “So this is a unique situation where we have all of our key players back, ready to go and build off what we did last year. So this is somewhat new territory for me.

  • Regarding the decision to sign CB Kenny Moore to an extension, Colts HC Frank Reich said: “Embodies what being a Colt is all about. [I] just think that sends the right message to the building for the long term.” (Indy Star)

Jaguars

Jaguars QB Nick Foles estimates that “50 or 60 percent” of OC John DeFillippo’s offense is similar to what he ran in Philadelphia. 

There is a lot of new. I always love a lot of new because you get to talk about different concepts,” Foles said, via Phillip Heilman of jacksonville.com. “Coaches are from different backgrounds and then you get to talk about the reason why this play is successful and what I’m looking for. That allows my football knowledge to grow and then my ability to teach the guys to grow even greater.”

Foles mentioned that he feels good about where the team is coming out of OTAs. 

“I’m really impressed with how the guys are executing these plays,” Foles said. “The shifts, the motions, the different schemes, the different concepts. Right now, when it is all new to everybody, it is a lot. But I feel like everyone is doing a really good job of executing.”

Texans

  • A league source tells Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that Texans franchise OLB Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss the entire offseason and at least a portion of training camp before likely reporting prior to the start of the regular season. 
  • According to Wilson, no deal between the Texans and Clowney is considered imminent and negotiations aren’t active at this point in time. 
  • John McClain believes the Texans could keep their current team in place and try to hire Nick Caserio again next year. 
  • McClain mentions the Texans current team consists of Bill O’Brien (personnel), Jack Easterby (football operations), Chris Olsen (contracts, salary cap) and Jamey Rootes (administrative).
  • The Texans announced afterward that they are no longer pursuing Caserio and the Patriots have agreed to drop their tampering charges. 
  • According to McClain, Caserio’s contract with the Patriots prevents him from interviewing with teams. 
  • Tom Pelissero reports that Caserio’s contract with the Patriots is up after the 2020 draft.
  • Per Pelissero, the Texans’ GM search will continue for now.
  • As for the call between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Texans owner Cal McNair, Pelissero mentions that it was “very cordial.” The Texans asked what it would take to trade for Caserio, but there was no deal to made.  

 

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