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Could Arians Be in Line for a Head Coaching Job and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Posted By Nate Dunlevy On December 6, 2012 @ 7:55 am In Colts News | No Comments

Bruce Arians has made it clear all year that he is not the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts [1].

That position is filled.

Despite implying early in the year that he was content to be a coordinator, Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com quotes [2] Arians that he would be interested in a head coaching job.

Arians has a long resume of developing star quarterbacks, and teams looking to rebuild could find that attractive.

It would be curious to see how Arians would do in a situation where he was the principle voice. He’s best known for his offensive strategies which can drive some fans crazy, but have produced good results.

Arians has shown integrity with the role he’s played as interim coach in Indianapolis. He’s gone to great lengths not to usurp the authority of Chuck Pagano. There will be no coaching controversy once Pagano returns.

While the Colts would probably miss Arians, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for the team if he was hired away.

Should the Colts regress next year under Pagano, the calls for Arians to return as coach would be loud. If he was unavailable, it could actually make things easier on Pagano.

With any of a dozen jobs potentially available, it makes sense that Arians will at least get a lot of calls after the season.

The Colts hope he’s too busy creating playoff game plans to field them.


General Interest

Scott Kacsmar of Bleacher Report [3] compares the rookie quarterbacks in the clutch.

Chase Stuart of Football Perspective [4] looks at running back success rate.


Houston Texans [5]

Kuharsky of ESPN.com [6] leads a Twitter discussion on the Texans and Pats.

Reid Laymance of the Houston Chronicle [7] says the Patriots [8] are working on avoiding batted balls.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle [9] says Watt was retroactively credited with another sack.


Indianapolis Colts

Kacsmar breaks down Andrew Luck’s play for Colts Authority [10].

Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority [11] says Luck has been amazing on third down.

Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star [12] says Donnie Avery doesn’t get caught up in touches.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated [13] does a cover story on the Colts.

Wilson says [14] Luck distributes his passes among many receivers.


Tennessee Titans [15]

I discuss the Colts with Zach Law of Zach on Sports [16], a Titans site.

Kuharsky writes [17] that the Titans have to form solid evaluations of their linemen.

Andrew Strickert of Total Titans [18] looks at players in the final year of the deals.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean [19] says the Titans and Colts have traded places.

John Glennon of the Tennessean [20] says the Titans have shuffled their line.


Jacksonville Jaguars [21]

Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country [22] has novel ideas about how to rebuild the Jaguars’ offense.

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union [23] posts a notebook.

Read more Indianapolis Colts [1] news on BleacherReport.com

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URLs in this post:

[1] Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts

[2] Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com quotes: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44467/focused-arians-hopes-for-head-coach-shot

[3] Bleacher Report: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1433559-how-do-nfls-2012-rookie-qbs-stack-up-in-the-clutch

[4] Football Perspective: http://www.footballperspective.com/running-back-success-rate/

[5] Houston Texans: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans

[6] ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44462/twitter-double-coverage-texans-vs-patriots

[7] Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/

[8] Patriots: http://bleacherreport.com/new-england-patriots

[9] Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/j-j-watt-gets-credit-for-another-sack/

[10] Colts Authority: http://www.coltsauthority.com/2012-archives/december/following-a-legend-andrew-luck-week-13-at-detroit-lions.html

[11] Colts Authority: http://www.coltsauthority.com/2012-archives/december/quarterbacks-on-third-down-andrew-luck-is-a-magician.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

[12] Indianapolis Star: http://blogs.indystar.com/philb/2012/12/05/colts-donnie-avery-makes-most-of-touches/

[13] Sports Illustrated: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1206489/index.htm

[14] Wilson says: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121205/SPORTS03/212060332/1058/SPORTS03

[15] Tennessee Titans: http://bleacherreport.com/tennessee-titans

[16] Zach on Sports: http://zachlawonline.com/2012/12/05/know-your-enemy-nate-dunlevy-on-the-colts/

[17] Kuharsky writes: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44472/titans-need-to-form-final-opinions-on-linemen

[18] Total Titans: http://www.totaltitans.com/2012-articles/november/titans-in-the-final-year-of-their-contracts-revisited.html

[19] Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121206/SPORTS01/312060033/Titans-Colts-reverse-predictions?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans

[20] Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121206/SPORTS01/312060039/Titans-offensive-line-moves-continue?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans

[21] Jacksonville Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars

[22] Big Cat Country: http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2012/12/5/3729482/rebuilding-the-jaguars-offense

[23] Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-12-05/story/jaguars-notebook-jets-sure-give-jaguars-pressure

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