Tennessee Titans Morning Links: He Sees You When You're Sleeping Edition

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Terry McCormick brings the chuckles in his list of gift ideas for several Titans and the franchise's extended family:

For running backs Chris Johnson and LenDale White, a new nickname set to replace "Smash and Dash."

...since a Smash and Dash breakup appears inevitable, how about "Starting and Soon Departing?"

And, finally, for owner Bud Adams, one Red Ryder BB Gun, just like Ralphie got in The Christmas Story. After all, what else would you get for a man who enjoys shooting birds so much?

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Not a big fan of Christmas music, but I always thought Da Boss did a great job with Santa Claus is Coming To Town.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The AP talks to CJ's blockers about how much it would mean to them to help CJ cross the 2,000 yard mark this year.

Follow us through the jump for a little insult added in injury for an aging Titan...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 There's a remote chance that Jevon Kearse's record for sacks by a rookie may fall in the next few games to University of Texas product Brian Orakpo.  Orakpo has 11, giving him three more games to try and top Kearse's 14.5 from the 1999 season.  As if Kearse's season hasn't been enough of a downer for him...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul Kuharsky takes a look at the much-improved Randy Starks, but I'd really like to know what Fisher meant here:

" I know the reasons for his inconsistencies here and it looks like he’s got it behind him," Jeff Fisher aid cryptically.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 More on the Chris Johnson/Ted Ginn race, whose teammate (Joey Porter) is trying to cover for Ginn's no-show this past off-season.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 H/T to oilertitan for pointing us towards Will Carrol of Football Outsiders, who takes a look at the role Vince Young might be playing in the back injuries to Justin Gage and Kenny Britt (even though Britt hasn't been on a single injury report this week?):

The injuries to Justin Gage, who has returned from a fractured vertebrae after just a couple weeks off, and to Kenny Britt, who limped out of last week with a back injury of his own, have more to do with Vince Young than with them. Young has improved in many facets of the game, but he continues to throw a high ball, one we used to call a "medicine ball" in high school. Young doesn't seem to have the vision to predict when placing the ball is going to run a wide receiver into the path of danger and often makes his receiver extend for the ball. Young, according to a couple scouts, often makes the receiver turn or spin, leaving his back exposed for a hit. It's not intentional and there was some debate about whether it's even a learnable skill, but maybe the Titans might consider a bit more padding for their receivers if things don't change. Both are expected to play this week, with some limitations.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 I've always been an unabashed Rick Williams fan (we all have demons, people), so I'm excited for the success and peace the guy seems to have found in Miami.  This weekend though, I hope he feels the wrath of hellfire!

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Gary Estwick continues to up his game, this time coming with some out-of-the-way nuggets about the Dolphins.  Here are a few choice ones:

• Miami quarterback Chad Henne is one of the worst fourth-quarter quarterbacks in the NFL. He is completing just 49 percent of his passes during that span with three touchdowns and seven interceptions.

 

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