For most of us it's time to look at ourselves in the mirror and realize just how much of a disappointing weakling we are as a man, because Mike Heimerdinger IS GOING TO COACH THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY. His first treatment was pushed back until tomorrow, but the coach will still be around as much as possible on Thursday and Friday to help with the game-planning (Fisher, Munchak and Loggains will coordinate installing the game-plan), and isn't out of the question to be on the sideline on Sunday. With dedication like that, you know that no matter where Dinger's cancer tries to spread, it's probably scared to go anywhere near his balls.
Kerry Collins' healing process has been faster than was first expected, and he's looking like a slight possibility to start Sunday's rematch with the Jaguars. Kerry has looked pretty terrible the past few times he's been pressed into service, but I don't think anyone would disagree that he gives us a better chance to win than Rusty Smith at this point. If Collins can go he should since, despite mounting injuries, internal turmoil and a tanking offense, we're still right in the tick of the hunt for the division crown and a playoff spot... not that I'd expect much if we did squeak in, but you never know what any NFL team will look like in a month (as we well know).
Michael Lombardi looks at who's more likely to be back for the Titans in 2011: Vince Young (who is owed nearly $15 million next year, which will be the last on his rookie contract) or Jeff Fisher (who I believe will make a little over $5 million in what would be the last year of his contract). I mean, it's nice to see all of these national guys who have zero inside information speculate on all of this, but in all honesty nobody knows what Bud Adams will do at the end of the season. For all I know he'll call them both to Houston and make them sing and dance to 'Deep In The Heart Of Texas' to decide who comes back.
As if there wasn't enough going against the Titans' favor at this point, the injuries are getting out of control: last week we finished the game without a slew of starters/heavy contributors from the beginning of the season: Eugene Amano, Bo Scaife, Kenny Britt, Tony Brown, Jason Jones, Dave Ball, Derrick Morgan and Sen-Derrick Marks.
Just a month ago the Titans were the highest scoring team in the NFL... now they're 13th. That's how you squander a season in such short order.
Cortland Finnegan did his radio show last night on 104.5 The Zone (audio link included in that post), and it was not lacking in fireworks, including a surprise call-in by Dave Ball in which he called Goodell 'a grumpy old dude' and Cortland apologizing for the way he left the field... and nothing else.
Be sure to check-out FO's weekly live-account of games for plenty of notes on just how bad Rusty Smith and the Titans offense looked last Sunday.
He still sucks, but at least he's not a quitter. That's enough for more me to love ya these days!
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