We know Kenny Britt has the physical ability to be a great WR (he wouldn't have been a top pick if he didn't), but now Jim Wyatt tells us he's impressing coaches in the next most important area: his work ethic. Wide recievers coach Fred Graves also praised Britt's route running prowess. Those are two areas where Britt's going to have to excel if he wants a prime spot in the WR rotation under Mike Heimerdinger.
It's a sad, sad day in Titansland for those who appreciate great namage, as the Titans cut perhaps the best name in franchise history: Ulrich Winkler. German-born Winkler had been a reserve/practice squad guy with the Titans for several years after making a name for himself in NFL Europa, but he could never combine production and health long enough to get a real shot at the field. Charles Bennett and Pete Clifford were also told to pour out their cup of coffee and head home. Clifford may end up on the IR if he clears waivers.
As Keith Bulluck informed us via Twitter yesterday (h/t gramsey), Kevin Dyson is interning as a coach with the Titans this year... despite smashville's reviews of his performance at local high school FRA. Dyson is best remebered for his key roles in two of the most defining plays in Titans history: catching Wycheck's lateral (it was a lateral, Bills fans. It's science.) in the Music City Miracle, and being one yard too short to keep our championship dreams afloat against the Rams.
I agree with Eric Edholm of PFW here: Mike Tirico is so much better than people give him credit for. He reminds me of a young Al Michaels in the way he can balance cohorts who want to talk about everything but the game, and politely steer them back towards the action on the field. Plus he's just an immensely likable guy on his radio show with the man, the myth, the legend, Scott Van Pelt.
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