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Colts T-Shirts[/url] , Tenn. (AP) — For so very long, the AFC South easily ranked among the NFL’s worst divisions.Not anymore.Both Jacksonville and Tennessee are coming off playoff berths, with the Jaguars a blown lead in the AFC championship game from playing in the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history. The Jaguars and Titans also have their rosters from those trips back largely intact. Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt are healthy again in Houston. Even Andrew Luck is throwing passes and ready for the season in Indianapolis.“It’s crazy how nobody wanted to play in the AFC South a couple years ago,” Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith said. “Now it seems like it’ll be one of the premier (divisions) in the league.”The Jaguars not only are defending division champs, they are looking for a second straight playoff berth for the first time since 1998-99. The Titans changed coache s after consecutive 9-7 seasons because sweeping Jacksonville last season wasn’t enough to win the AFC South, and another postseason would be their first back-to-back berths since 2007-08. If the Texans stay healthy, they are chasing their third division title in four years.The Colts have a lot of rebuilding ahead, but a healthy Luck is so good that Indianapolis always has a chance.Here’s what to look for out of the AFC South this season:SURGING JACKSONVILLEYes, the Jaguars not only are contenders, they are a popular pick to reach their first Super Bowl. That means dealing with high expectations from the start.“That’s a big jump, but I feel like we’re going to put ourselves in the right position to be an immediate contender,”defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. “I think with the defensive product that we put out there, the offensive product we put out there, and special teams, if we do anything less than what we did (last) year, it’d be a huge disappointment. I know we’re going to be consistent. I can promise you that.”All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey is keeping Jacksonville lively with his comments — positive and disparaging — on NFL quarterbacks. But Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has every key starter back, including 10 of 11 on one of the league’s stingiest defenses featuring six Pro Bowlers. Blake Bortles‘ right wrist has been surgically repaired , and he has an offense that led the NFL in rushing last season.CONFIDENT TITANSTennessee has a first-time head coach who won three Super Bowl rings playing linebacker in New England, Mike Vrabel . This franchise also has been busy building the past three years trying to compete not only in the division but the AFC. The Titans gave themselves a big confidence boost by rallying for a wild-card win in Kansas City before a divisional loss in New England . It was an eye opener.“To be able to experience that was huge,” quarterback Marcus Mariota said. “You understand that the postseason, everything kind of intensifies just a little bit more, and to go through that, to experience that in year three was huge. I do believe that it was a good stepping stone for this season, hopefully for future years as well.”The Titans have new coordinator Matt LaFleur teaching Mariota his third offense in four seasons https://www.coltsfanshop.com/hats , and they replaced aging DeMarco Murray by signing Dion Lewis to work with Derrick Henry. They also bolstered the defense by signing cornerback Malcolm Butler and drafting linebackers Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry.HEALTHY TEXANSThis season has to be better for Houston if only because the Texans are healthier. When they finished their first losing season since 2013 at 4-12 last year, 22 Texans were on injured reserve. Losses of Watson , Watt and LB Whitney Mercilus were most costly. So even with the Texans’ run at a third straight division title over, coach Bill O’Brien got a new general manager and a contract extension .Watson was so thrilling while healthy. Yet the second-year quarterback will be tested if an offensive line anchored by center Nick Martin and featuring three new starters can’t protect Watson any better than a year ago, when the Texans gave up the second-most sacks in the NFL.As dominant as Watt was in winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award three times in four seasons, he now has to prove his body can survive a full season. Watt played only eight games combined over 2016 and 2017.COLTSFinally improving the offensive line has been a big key for general manager Chris Ballard in trying to end a three-year postseason drought. The Colts gave up a league-worst 56 sacks last season, and Luck won’t stay healthy for long if they can’t protect him better. Ballard drafted guard Quenton Nelson at No. 6 overall, signed two free agents, and has center Ryan Kelly coming back off an injury.Owner Jim Irsay also fired Chuck Pagano and hired Frank Reich when Josh McDaniels decided to stay in New England . Reich now has watched Luck return to the field; Luck is feeling much more confident in his own throwing shoulder.“I feel like I can make all the throws I need to make with confidence,” Luck said.Safety Malik Hooker is back from knee surgery that ended his rookie season after just seven games. But not even Luck might be able to cover up the roster issues that Ballard needs more time, draft picks and money to fix.PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH: Jaguars, Titans, Texans, Colts. It’s that (not so) wonderful time of year again. Madden 20 is about to be released, and the ratings for the game have been unveiled - with many fans displeased about their favorite team’s rankings...." Video GamesColts AnalysisMadden NFLMadden 20 Ratings Recap:The Good, Bad, and UglyNew,21commentsEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Madden 20 Ratings Recap:The Good, Bad, and UglyTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailIt’s that (not so) wonderful time of year again. Madden 20 is about to be released, and the ratings for the game have been unveiled - with many fans displeased about their favorite team’s rankings. Now it’s near impossible to make everyone happy, but I’ll be the first to admit this year’s game had a few *interesting* rankings, especially when it came to the Colts.Let’s take a quick look through the Indianapolis ratings to see where EA did good, bad Indianapolis Colts Hoodie , or straight up ugly.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="mOJIL0">Notable Colts RatingsAndrew Luck QB - 92T.Y. Hilton WR - 91Justin Houston EDGE - 87Quenton Nelson IOL - 87Eric Ebron TE - 86Jack Doyle TE - 85Darius Leonard LB - 85Anthony Castonzo OT - 84Ryan Kelly IOL - 83Malik Hooker FS - 82Jabaal Sheard EDGE - 82Marlon Mack RB - 82Braden Smith OT - 81Pierre Desir CB - 80Devin Funchess WR - 80Kenny Moore CB - 79Adam Vinatieri K - 78Mark Glowinski IOL - 74Parris Campbell WR - 71Jacoby Brissett QB - 71Rock Ya-Sin CB - 70Anthony Walker LB - 69Ben Banogu EDGE - 69*Full list can be found at Colts.com*<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="PrNG7Z">The GoodAcing Luck Maybe the most important thing for Madden 20 to get right was Andrew Luck’s rating. Thankfully, for all parties involved, they absolutely nailed it. Slotted in as the 4th highest ranked QB (behind Mahomes, Brady, and Rivers), Luck is a pristine 92 overall, getting the recognition he deserves and a rightful franchise quarterback placement. Now being tied with Brees and being ahead of Rodgers and Wilson may trigger some people, but at the end of the day, we’re splitting hairs. All 7 of the QB’s listed above are elite players at the position, and EA values them as such (each is 90 overall or above). Luck absolutely deserves to be in that grouping.Solid RookiesLook. The rookie rankings for the Colts are extremely low, but they’re also extremely fair. This isn’t to say Chris Ballard and company drafted poorly. Rather that the class itself is very raw in nature, and need to be treated as such to begin their careers. And - as fans need to become familiar with - not everything is about overall rankings. Individual traits are just as important. In this case, Madden nailed those traits, including Rock Ya-Sin’s jumping ability (93), Parris Campbell’s electric speed (94), and Ben Banogu’s freaky athleticism. Just because they have low rankings doesn’t mean they don’t have immense talent - and EA sees that. By year’s end, we’ll likely see at least one draft pick make their way into the 80’s, but I’m fine with Madden not crowning anyone too early. Job well done.Doyle LoveEric Ebron may get all the flash given the splash plays and explosive touchdowns, but Jack Doyle is an equally impressive player - something EA did a great job of recognizing. Somehow underrated year in and year out, it’s often easy for the national media to forget just what Doyle brings to the table - especially after missing 10 games last season. Although I think Ebron could’ve jumped certain Tight Ends like Jared Cook and Trey Burton - they absolutely nailed Doyle’s rating.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="lsPPKG">The BadNeed more MooreOkay. I get that the nickel position is widely overlooked - but what are we doing here folks?Players like Patrick Robinson, Trumaine Johnson, and Nickell Robey-Coleman all rank higher than Kenny Moore - a top 5 slot in this league. I get that Moore still doesn’t receive mainstream coverage, but to have other slots like Chris Harris and Kendall Fuller properly ranked - yet players like Justin Coleman and Moore rated in the 70’s - is just baffling to me. Kenny deserves better.Disrespecting LeonardI’m not sure how a franchise defender and rookie of the year can get disrespected right off that bat like this, but here we are. Maybe EA wants to see him to prove he’s not a one year wonder. Maybe Madden has a personal vendetta against him. But the fact that Darius Leonard Khari Willis Jersey , an ALL-PRO, is rated at 84 overall is something I just can’t wrap my head around. Demario Davis and Avery Williamson rank higher. Enough said.Nope on NelsonDid the Colts star sophomores commit a crime together that we don’t know about? Like seriously, this is getting out of hand.It may seem far-fetched this early on, but Quenton Nelson is a top 5 interior linemen in the NFL, and he needs to be treated as such. Being ranked at 87 overall, just 4 points above his initial rookie rating, simply isn’t going to cut it. Neither is being slotted in below inferior players like Kevin Zeitler and Matt Paradis.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="Jy24Bm">The UglyWhat’s up with Walker?Anthony Walker isn’t a Pro-Bowl player, but at least give the dude some respect. I know 69 is a nice number and all, but a key linebacker on a playoff team has no business being rated that low. I mean he had 100 tackles as a starter. It’s these types of rankings that show if you pay attention to a player or not. In this case, EA clearly didn’t watch Walker the way they should have (or maybe not even at all).Glowinski Glow-UpTwo years ago if you had told me Mark Glowinski would have a 74 rating in Madden 20, I probably thought that would’ve been extremely accurate. Since then, however, the guard has done a complete 180 in his game - and deserves to be rated fairly as a result. Able to get away from disastrous O-Line coach Tom Cable, Glowinski put up a remarkable 2018 campaign, grading as PFF’s 6th best run blocking guard and cementing himself as a quality starter. I’m not saying he needs to be 99 overall, but Glowinski being any lower than an 80 just doesn’t make any sense.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="wXI9zc">ConclusionUltimately, Madden ratings matter very little (there’s an edit feature for a reason), but in the dead of the off-season, we need something to complain about. Rating NFL players is a near impossible task to complete flawlessly. Ranking thousands of players is bound to have its missteps, and it just happens that a lot of those fell on the Colts this time around.If you have any more rating suggestions, feel free to comment them below.

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