After years of being ruled by the Indianapolis Colts and being filled with bottom-of-the-league teams, the AFC South is competitive again, which should lead to an interesting season. On the September 1 Breaking the Plane Podcast, Matt Williamson (@WilliamsonNFL) and Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) delve into the AFC South and preview all four teams in the division. Each team faces its own difficulties and questions as there is no real “complete” team. Houston has a new, expensive quarterback in Brock Osweiler, Indianapolis has holes all over the roster, the Titans might have a franchise QB in Marcus Mariota but little else on the roster, and the Jaguars aren’t sure what they’ll get from recently signed players after a free agency splurge. Other topics include:
- Looking at Houston’s easy opening schedule and the offense under Osweiler (3:30)
- Why the o-line is the Achilles heel of the Texans (7:00)
- Will the Texans’ defense be elite or even the best in the league (13:10)
- Will the Indianapolis defense be the worst in the league (21:40)
- Can Ryan Kelly fix Indy’s o-line woes for years to come (29:00)
- Whether or not Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars can make a leap this year (30:25)
- Looking at the talent on Jacksonville’s defense (35:35)
- What will Marcus Mariota’s second year look like (45:10)
- Where will the pass rush for the Titans come from (49:50)
- Predictions for the final standings of the AFC South (56:05)
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