Albert Haynesworth, he of the offseason GM, puts his coach cap on this time and comes up with this solution to the Titans QB situation:
"I would run a two-quarterback system with Vince and Kerry,'' defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said. "You look at some of the college teams that have done it and they've done all right. …
"Vince still is young, he is (25). And we have Kerry, who has seen a lot of stuff and he can get the ball in there. You get down to crunch time where you need to throw the ball you put Kerry in. Utilize both of them. You have money in both, why not use them both
Big Albert is in a trash talking mood when it comes to the Texans, but Sage Rosenfels says that the Texans offensive line is "excited to protect Matt (Schaub)". Yeah, good luck keeping whomever is back there upright after Albert and the Boom King get hot about being hit at the knees a few times.
Paul Kuharsky says Ahman Green may not be ready Sunday, but Big Albert is ready for those cut blocks that are the hallmark of an Alex Gibbs offensive line:
This will be just the second game for the Texans' cut-block heavy run scheme, which could prove cause for fireworks.
Asked about the concept in the preseason, Albert Haynesworth was wary.
"They always talk about us being dirty, maybe they need to look at that, trying to hurt people and stuff, he said. "If they aren't man enough to stay up, shoot, they shouldn't be in the league then. The coach either."
I love how just once or twice a year Fisher seems to let a few guys talk trash, but only against teams in the division.
Keith Bulluck, who hasn't seen much special teams action as a Titan, won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his blocked punt and touchdown recovery last Sunday.
Kerry Collins hasn't talked to Vince Young very much since taking over his spot... I'm trying to convince myself that isn't as weird as it seems.
Ben Troupe was cut by the Buccaneers on Tuesday... how does so much talent and potential go to waste like that? Oh yeah, by consistently running the wrong routes and not being a good blocker.
Our VY link of the day is a feature story by Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter. It's a very good read about whether Vince can handle the criticism that comes with the job of NFL quarterback. And while it's generally full of the advice we've heard over and over again, it starts out with a bit I'd never heard before:
SEVERAL DAYS before the Titans' playoff opener against the Chargers last January, quarterback Vince Young sat in front of his dressing stall and calmly spoke about San Diego's marvelous offensive talent, most notably running back LaDainian Tomlinson, tight end Antonio Gates and wide receiver Chris Chambers. When asked what he could do with those players in his huddle, Young shook his head.
"I can't even elaborate on something like that," he said. "I hope guys like you can put that out for me. All I get is criticism, criticism, criticism. I can't even watch SportsCenter. I can't even watch NFL Network to check on all the people I'm cool with around the league. I can't go there without hearing some crap all the time: Vince Young did this wrong, Vince Young did that wrong."
If that was Young's frame of mind as he was leading his team into the playoffs, it's easy to understand his erratic, if not bizarre behavior after being booed at home two Sundays ago in a season-opening win over Jacksonville.