AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans

     

Colts

Colts second-round CB Rock Ya-Sin faced a steep transition from college to Indianapolis. He played almost exclusively man coverage at Temple, but the Colts play primarily zone. So far, Ya-Sin has adapted marvelously. 

“He understands the techniques that we are asking him to play,” Colts HC Frank Reich said via the Athletic’s Stephen Holder. “You can see him progressing. I felt the first week he was a little bit more handsy, a little bit more grabby. As time has gone on, you can see the confidence coming with the way he is playing the technique.”

  • Colts QB Quincy Wilson missed the latter portions of spring workouts with an undisclosed injury, though Holder reports he saw Wilson with a cast on his right forearm/hand. 

Jaguars

Jaguars WRs coach Keenan McCardell mentioned that second-year WR D.J. Chark is putting it all together. 

″Things start to slow down for you in your second year,″ McCardell said, via John Reid of Jacksonville.com. ″Being in your first year is like a tornado, everything is all the same, it sounds the same. Now he can pick and choose how to run routes, how to decipher defenses and stuff like that, which will make his game improve just understanding defenses in his second year. In his first year, he says he knows defenses, he’ll tell you he knows it, but you can see it and understand in his route running. That’s when you know he knows it. This year, I can tell he really understands what’s going on with our offenses and what we’re really trying to do.”

Jacksonville has a new offensive system in place after they hired John DeFilippo as coordinator to go along with a new quarterback in Nick Foles. However, Chark thinks the changes could really help them as a unit in 2019. 

I just like the fact that the offense is very diverse with a lot of different options that everybody can just rotate,” Chark said. “As long as you know what you’re doing and Nick getting a good understanding of us and the coaches putting use in position to run routes to our strength, I think that’s going to be big.”

Texans

The Texans were excited enough about the potential of rookie TE Kahale Warring that they made him a third-round selection despite the fact he played only one year of high school football and was a walk-on at San Diego State. 

“He brings a lot,” Texans TE coach Will Lawing said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “He’s very athletic and learning a lot. New to the game of football, but I really like what I see from him so far. He’s doing a good job.”

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