ESPN analyst’s choose the easy side, once again, while talking about the AFC South and the Tennessee Titans.
In one of their discussions today, they talked about the AFC South, though most of the focus was on the Houston Texans. Tim Hasselbeck and Darren Woodson were both quick to hop on the Texans train, saying they’re likely to own the AFC South and that the AFC South may be “the least competitive division in the national football league”.
While I completely respect the Texans and think they have a heck of a team right now, hearing them say that it may be the least competitive division in the NFL makes me wanna knock some teeth out.
They completely ignore the fact that half of the Titans defensive starters last season were rookies who weren’t allowed a real offseason. If that’s not enough, the Titans could be sporting one of the deadliest air attacks ever this year, should Kenny Britt finally stay healthy. What’s that? The Titans also have the only active running back to have ever broken 2,000 yards rushing? Dear God, that team sounds dreadfully pitiful and unlikely to present any sort of a challenge to any team in the NFL, let alone the Houston Texans.
Yes, the Texans have a fantastic young defense. Ye,s they have some pretty darn good QB’s. And yes, they should do well this year, but what about their deficiencies? Besides Andre Johnson, the Texans don’t have any stand out receivers. They did draft a couple, but as of right now, I don’t think they’re anything to call home about. How about the tight end position? Owen Daniels hasn’t been the same since he tore his ACL and Joel Dreessen has disappeared to Denver with Peyton Manning.
I like the Texans. I really do. Not in a fan type of way, but as a solid team, respectable type of way. I’m not saying they won’t take the AFC South, I’m just saying give the other guys a chance instead of hopping on the Texans bandwagon.
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