So far this year, I've had few plays to choose from each game, and usually end up putting an average play in there to round out the 4 spots. Since there were so many good plays this week, I'm just putting all of them in there! And I wouldn't mind doing it the next 9 weeks, either!
Your first winning edition of POW after the jump!
A. Roderick Hood intercepts David Garrard. Welcome to the Tennessee Titans, Hood! Even if Torry Holt wouldn't have run into the official, I think Hood still gets this pick. Hopefully this guy keeps performing like this and knocks Harper out of that starter spot. Also, William Hayes absolutely leveled Maurice Jones-Drew at 0:09.
B. Chris Johnson runs for a 52-yard TD. This play was only so-so because he kept his lunch. Although CJ was ridiculous in this game, you have to give the credit on this run to the blocking. Ahmard Hall got the first guy and the O-line and WRs set up a HUGE running lane. (Update: Apparently, he didn't actually throw up after the play. Maybe I should have read first. I'm keeping all of this here though because it just makes the play more BA)
C. Chris Johnson runs for an 89-yard TD. Now this is real run! CJ was patient, waited for a little crease, ran over 2 guys, busted it for 89 yards, and then puked all over the endzone. You can literally say that he left it all on the field. Anyboy else notice how freaking fast Kenny Britt looked running downfield, and getting the final block? Seems to be a common occurance on Johnson's long runs. Coincidence? (Update: Apparently, he didn't actually throw up after the play. Maybe I should have read first. I'm keeping all of this here though because it just makes the play more BA)
D. Cortland Finnegan intercepts David Garrard. Man, it's good to have him back. It's nice to see 2 aggressive corners out there. This was basically a freebie for Cort, but he earned it with his play the rest of the game.
E. Vince Young's collective plays. VY didn't really do anything spectacular, but it sure seemed like he came up big when we needed him to. He converted 4 or 5 really important 3rd downs on my count (which is definitely not an official stat and could be completely wrong). The pass to Nate Washington at 0:32 looked like his 3rd or 4th progression. The TD pass to Washington at 1:05 was right where that kind of pass needs to be. The pass to Britt at 2:13 was why we drafted him. He did everything that was asked of him in this game. His passes were right where they needed to be for the WRs to make an easy catch. I'm still not convinced on Young, because this is only 1 game, but I sure do have hope for him now.
F. The V formation. BAM!
P.S.: I was really proud to see the fan support at this game. I guarantee you won't see that in about 25 other teams' stadiums when they are 0-6. i'm really glad I was there to watch it (and really pumped about the free T-Rac giveaway!).