Even more important than having VY back at the helm was the secondary being back at full speed, and maybe even better than full speed since it didn't feature Nick Harper. And there was one interesting thing about Finnegan's performance that I didn't even think about, but remembered it after Jim Wyatt pointed it out:
Finnegan moved from his normal right side of the formation over to the left side, usually manned by injured Nick Harper, and said he hopes the move might be a permanent one.
Coach Fisher likes what he saw out of VY on Sunday, but now the focus is to get out there and do it week in and week out. The key to that is making sure the team doesn't get ahead of themselves and act like they're 6-1, not 1-6.
Case in point: discussions regarding who is the worst team in the league still pop-up when you search Google News for 'Tennessee Titans'.
Follow us through the jump to find-out what personal best Vince Young achieved on Sunday...
For the first time in his career, Vince Young didn't give up a sack or an interception on Sunday. Some of that is a testimony to the outstanding game the O-line played, but Vince did a good job moving around and escaping pressure to stay upright as well.
PFW takes a look at the young playmakers who are flourishing across the NFL, and Chris Johnson is right near the top of the list. They compare his playmaking abilities to that of a young LaDainian Tomlinson, which I think just about any team would take in a heartbeat.
Some people who are openly not on VY's side need to realize one thing: yes, Vince only had 125 passing yards Sunday, but we had 305 yards rushing for a total of 430 yards. No team in the league got much more than that total, so lets not blame VY because Chris Johnson was eating up huge chunks of yardage on drives where Vince would've otherwise been driving down the field... I'll bet that if you go back and look at games where a team runs for 300+ yards, they don't throw it for 200 as well.
As happy as the team was with Chris Johnson's long runs, that's how upset they were over the terrible tackling that lead to MJD's two monster TD runs. On both there were guys in position who just didn't close the deal.
No real news here, but I wanted to point out that National Football Post has snazzy new team pages where fans can vote on approval polls for coaches, assistants and GMs.
T-Rac's Possee has declared this VYVW: Vince Young Victory Week! While we all share the enthusiasm, I'm hoping we don't all share the same... shall we call it, physiological effect?