Randy Moss made his arrival to Nashville on Sunday night while players and coaches start to trickle in from their bye week vacations. He's scheduled to meet with Mike Heimerdinger today to go over the offense, then join the team as full-team preparations resume tomorrow.
The arrival of Moss doesn't change the hellacious slate of games the Titans face through the rest of the season. These first games against Miami and Washington are one we should win, and doing so will go a long way towards setting up a good run the rest of the way. Plus, that Kansas City game is no longer the gimme it looked like back in early August.
Looks like Brad Childress finally found an NFL writer who would carry his water and give him a shoulder to cry on in Peter King:
To sum up the news: Childress said he is "at peace in my heart'' with the decision last Monday to waive Randy Moss and cost the franchise a third-round draft choice for just four game of average football. Moss had been a disruptive influence (my words, not Childress'), and loudly told Wilf that Childress should be fired after a loss at New England last week, and Childress wasn't going to have it. Childress told me if he had the situation to do over again, he'd "do the process a little differently, but we need to get over the process and realize we did the right thing'' in waiving Moss. By that he meant he'd have called Wilf before informing the players to tell the owner Moss had to go.
Cortland Finnegan is one of a growing chorus of NFL defenders who want the NFL's system of fines changed. You can probably add Jason Babin to that list after he got mugged by the Commissioner late last week. This isn't about idiots like James Harrison, rather it's about the outrageous levels of fines on plays that aren't anywhere near as dangerous as Harrison's headhunting:
"The safety (issue), I get that. The helmet-to-helmet (contact), I get all of that. (But) it’s the fine system in which the NFL functions now... It’s a difficult thing to appeal the process, because you only have one guy (in NFL office) you do the hearing with," Finnegan said. "So if he doesn’t like what you say, then you’re out. It’s one of those things."
Mike Florio looks at the Moss-titans honeymoon... if you interested in anything Florio has to say when he has his analyst hat on.
The Lions had a heartbreaking loss against the Jets, which included Ndamukong Suh being forced to kick a PAT after their regular kicker was injured, and it's starting to be come clear that Jim Schwartz is putting his Fisher-like stamp on that squad:
I don't know what's more surprising about yesterday's Colts loss to the Eagles: that the Colts managed to keep the game close with so many major injuries, or that Marvin Harrison was in the house and nobody got shot or choked-out.
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