South Notes: Gore, Titans, Saints

Mike Wells of is excited about what offseason addition Frank Gore can bring to the Colts. Of course, the Colts’ offense has been very pass-heavy in recent years, but Gore’s presence will keep defenses honest against Andrew Luck‘s arm. More from the South divisions..

  • The Titans should be wary of Zach Mettenberger‘s assertion that he will “fight to the death” to keep Marcus Mariota from being the Titans’ starting quarterback in 2015, Jarrett Bell of USA Today writes. As the Titans look to groom Mariota into a star quarterback, Bell feels that it makes little sense for them to subject him to the pressure of a quarterback battle.
  • Recently appointed Saints senior defensive assistant Dennis Allen made it known to reporters, including Garland Gillen of FOX 8 (on Twitter) that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is still running the show on defense.
  • Saints head coach Sean Payton went out of his way to mention Damian Swann when asked about fellow rookie P.J. Williams and the team’s other nickel cornerback candidates, Mike Triplett of tweets.
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