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I'm loving what Vince Young is saying about the expectations and his plan now that Randy is just two days away from donning the two-toned blue. Forcing the ball to Randy Moss to the detriment of he offense is just as dangerous as completely ignoring him, and Vince is going the extra mile to support the WRs that have been making plays for him over the past two years:
"…Yes, we all know what Randy can do on the outside and does them type of spectacular plays. There’s a time for them type of plays. There’s a time not for those plays. It’s just based on what the defense is doing and I want to get the ball into the right guy’s hands, based on the coverage, like I’ve been doing."
"Before Randy was here we still were doing a good job playing great ball," Young said. "With him added on, it makes defenses have to make a decision what they’re going to have to do with him, with Nate Washington. We have so many weapons on offense, it’s a blessing to have these guys."
Mike Heimerdinger sounds excited about what Randy Moss has been able to do so far, and he'll be meeting with Moss today or tomorrow to go over what he's comfortable doing now that he's run through the gameplan for this week. Everything sure sounds like it's setting-up for another monster debut for Moss with a new team.
Sunday will be a reunion of the two biggest stars to come out of Marshall, as Randy Moss and Chad Pennington line-up to start. Both guys are new fixtures in the starting line-up for teams looking to take the next step, but the expectations are definitely a lot higher for Moss than they are for Pennington, who is being brought in to stop the brutal run of turnovers that have plagued the Dolphins recently.
The acquisition of Marques Douglas was a little under the radar since so much of the focus has been on a certain WR, but he could prove to be a big boost to the line's depth. Douglas is expected to bolster the run stopping inside, which could be a big asset on a line that's teeming with pass rushers.
Cortland Finnegan will be hosting his second annual Kid's Carnival Day at the Nashville Zoo on November 20th. All proceeds will benefit his charity, The Cortland Finnegan ARK 31 Foundation, and you can find tickets here.
PFW breaks down the division at the half-way point with a pretty solid recap of where everyone stands.
Former Titans assistant Gunther Cunningham is running Schwartz's defense up in Detroit, and he sounded off on Bart Scott's insult to both his current and former employer by telling the truth and calling out the Jets for their own dirty antics:
"So I don’t want this one-track pony going, ‘Oh, the Lions are dirty,’" Cunningham said after the Lions’ practice today. "We hit you. And I told you that in the beginning of the year, or last year, we’re going to hit you. And we’re not going to push you out on the sideline. We’re going to hit you. You’re legal, we’re going to hit you.
"That’s what we do, and for them to call us a dirty football team really (ticks) me off. We play tough, we play hard, and we’re going to continue to do that, and we’re going to get better at that. And mister what’s his name? Scott? Maybe he can read that if you write it."
"And one of their players came off the bench and hit Delmas," Cunningham said. "I’d like to tell you what I’d like to do to that guy if I ever saw him. There was no call on that play. The official was shielded."
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