I'm hoping this was CJ's mode of transportation the entire bye week... the man needed a rest.
Joe Biddle would like you to know that the Titans can indeed win the division this season, despite currently being tied for the lead... or something like that. On a related Biddle note, if you caught the press conference yesterday to heard Biddle in prime form as he snapped a chain of about 8 Randy Moss questions to ask Jeff Fisher about the mounting injuries to the Colts without a hint of sarcasm in his voice. Classic Biddle.
Yesterday's presser was full of reporters who couldn't have found Baptist Sports Park without a GPS machine one week ago, and they made the most out of their travel account so they could pepper Fisher with questions like 'Will Randy Moss be expected to play hard?'.I'd love to see what questions these guys had on their note pad that they didn't get around to asking...
The Titans are adjusting the practice routine for Tony Brown to try and maximize the amount of recovery time he got over the bye week, and between games moving forward. Browns knee has bothered him all season, and increased rest is the only thing that will help reduce the pain. In related news, man I really wish Derrick Morgan hadn't gotten hurt for the season. It's difficult not to imagine what he could have added to our pass rush.
FO's Audibles at the Line is a must read every week, and this edition is no exception as the boys weighed in on the action across the league Sunday as it happened.
I know saying you actually like any broadcast crew is grounds for complaining from some quarter, but I have to say that for a noon Sunday game I actually enjoy the work of Ian Eagle and Dan Foust most weeks. they aren't perfect, but lord you can do so much worse... I'm looking at you Steve Beuerline and Rich Gannon.
I've been saying all year that there's no way David Thronton makes it back to the active roster, but he'll be given every day possible just in case the LBs are ravaged by injuries. With Jamie Winborn now on the IR, Thronton may have a small glimmer of hope, especially if opposing teams really start to lean on screen passes to offset our pass rush.
The Titans didn't have to score a point last weekend to move up to 1st in the NFL in points-per-game. They're also sitting pretty at 9th in points given-up.
Add Boomer Esiason to the list of NFL analysts who haven't watched the Titans enough to realize that Vince Young isn't the same QB he was 2 or 3 years ago:
"The Tennessee Titans are the fools in this case, I think. They think they’re going to stick [Randy Moss] in there with Vince Young, who has a hard enough time completing passes as it is..."
Larry Stone makes a mildly-susatinable case for time of possession. He approaches it from an offensive stand point, saying that the running game needs to improve. I'll agree with that, but I'm really more concerned about the defense getting off the field at a better clip than the offense morphing back into what it was 10 years ago. People have to realize that this isn't the late 90's/early 2000's, and this team is a big play machine that's more worried about scoring at any given time than doing so under certain time-parameters.
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