Darren McFarland is hearing from a league source that Kenny Britt is likely to be out 6-8 weeks with his hamstring injury. If that's true, the earliest we'd see him on the field is in mid-December when we play the Colts on a Thursday night. I'm still hoping against hope that 6-8weeks is a pessimistic timetable, because as great as Moss is, it's Britt who has the potential to make this offense dominant in 2010 because he's a far more versatile threat than Moss.
Yeah I said that, and Bill Barnwell backs me up (In$ider). The 2010 edition of Kenny Britt, especially the one of the past 4 weeks, brings more to the table than Randy Moss appears to at this point in his career. Maybe Randy comes in and goes bonkers in this play-action, big play offense. It's the polar opposite of the west coast/spread type of systems he's been in for the past several years, and there's every chance in the world he thrives in it. But so far this year Kenny Britt has been a threat on short passes, medium passes, over the middle, on the outside and over the top. Moss is a long ball and end zone specialist at this point, or at least that's all he's been asked to do lately. Perhaps the biggest thing to watch in the first few games is not just how often they throw to him, but where on the field they throw to him.
Michael Griffin was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for being an all around stud after snagging 4 INTs over that period. Griff's return to greatness - he's a top 5 FS in the league again... when he's not playing Antonio Gates - is a big part of the reason this defense has been so much better than we all expected. His stellar play goes beyond just INTs every Sunday.
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Here's what Jeff Fisher had to say last night after he got a chance to talk to Randy about coming to town, including them tip-toing around the points that Randy will join the team on Sunday when players and coaches start returning from their bye week days off.
Don Banks has two great pieces covering the Moss saga over the last few weeks. The first one deals with the nasty break-up in Minnesota, and the prospect that Childress dropped the hammer on Moss partly because he isn't able to do it with Favre. The idea is that Moss has enough of a bad reputation already that the NFL community would give him the benefit of the doubt there, as opposed to even speaking ill of Favre's numerous missteps this year (just look how Chilly got crapped on for saying Favre's INTs caused the Green Bay loss). Of course, they didn't trade away a valuable third round pick for Favre, nor sacrifice a compensation pick by releasing him.
The second Banks piece lays out what he sees as the 3 biggest reasons the Titans claimed Moss, though we covered them all on MCM Radio last night...
I get why Paul Kuharsky covered the reaction of the analysts on Showtime's Inside the NFL, but this piece makes it seem like Paul is sitting in his bedroom imagining what it would be like if Chris Collinsworth, Phil Simms and Michael Lombardi where his bestest buddies. It's like the NFL analyst verison of a little girl's tea party for her stuffed animals.
Tough to tell if Nate Washington feels threatened, a little insulted or is just defending his fellow WRs here.
Randy Moss could give the Titans a true 3-headed monster on offense, rather than just an emerging one.
Tom Gower, who joined us last night, and Mike Kurtz of Football Outsiders briefly discuss the Moss acquisition.
One of the teams who looked long and hard at Moss was our next opponent, the Miami Dolphins, and not everyone in Miami is happy about them passing on him.
Jim Corbett takes a look at the NFL's most unpredictable turns through the first half of 2010, including Moss to the Titans, Chiefs to the win column and LaDainian Tomlinson off the scrap heap.
Ernie Simms was fined $50K for a hit on Lavelle Hawkins that hardly anyone noticed or remembered, and conveniently the NFL waited to deliver this fine until well after they'd patted themselves on the back for stopping these illegal hits that very week in one 'bold move'.
The NFL's black-out policy (and really every sport's black-out policy when you get down to it), is kind of a dick move.
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