Terry McCormick caught up with Keith Bulluck and delivers an update on K-Bull's situation: Bulluck says the surgery that repaired his ACL went well, and he's expecting an 8-10 month rehab process. Also, both Fisher and Bulluck have stated that they really want to make this work, which just makes this whole thing feel even more like we're kids stuck in the middle of a divorce.
Also news in that link is that Cortland Finnegan is working in the off-season to be ready to play both sides of the field next year. That way, no matter where teams line-up their best weapon, Cort can follow suit. This will be especially critical as we break-in Harper's replacement.
The Fifth Down Blog at the NYT unearthed another gem about Chris Johnson's season: he finished with the second largest gap between himself and the league's second leading rusher. CJ led by 590 yards which was bested only by OJ in his 2,000 yard season, when he won by 859 yards.
Business Tennessee is running a profile on Kevin Mawae's career and his role as President of the NFLPA as the owners and the union continue to dig-in for a long fight between billionaires and millionaires. Coincidentally, the resulting strike may be the first lose, lose, lose situation not spear-headed by Michael Scott.
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Everybody has heard that CJ gave the O-linemen customized Rolexes, but he also wants them to accompany him to the Pro Bowl in Miami in a few weeks since they got shafted in the popularity contest that is O-Line voting.
If I'm the O-line though, I'm sitting at home praying to something that this doesn't happen. Munch deserves it, but I'm gonna be sick if he leaves.
I'm already pouring over signage ideas for Big Albert's return next year. He better not pull up lame with an injury next year because Mike Shanahan actually makes him run...
Pretty good summation of the season from humiliating beginning to jubilant end here from George Robinson of the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle (which, oddly enough, does not chronicle leaves. discuss.):
There's been bad play, bad coaching decisions, poor execution, and a lack of preparation that helped the 0-6 start.
There's also the highlight reel, jaw-dropping moments that saved the latter half of the year, and that started with the redemption of quarterback Vince Young.
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