David Boclair has probably the most complete, all-encompassing breakdown of the Vince Young era you'll see from an MSM writer. Pretty honest accounting of the personality traits that have stymied his career in Tennessee.
NFL Films had Andre Johnson wired-up for Sunday's brawl, but they seem to have cut out pretty much anything that would be interesting. The one part that made me chuckle was a ref telling Johnson that he watches Finnegan 'every play, everywhere'.
The Sports Pickle has a handy flowchart for predicting a fine from Roger Goodell.
Jump for the greatest hits from Cortland Finnegan, who was in complete quote machine mode yesterday...
Cortland Finnegan is none to happy about the fact that Andre Johnson is being seen as a great guy, while he's typecast as a 'dirty' player by every analyst with a pulpit. Finny did hit the nail on the head of what's the most hypocritical part of this whole meme:
"It's a word that's been used loosely, ignorant sometimes,'' Finnegan said of being called dirty. "But at the same time guys around the league have been fined more than me and are doing crazy things, and they never have that word linked to them."
Tucked into the second page of this story by Teresa Walker is the startling fact that Cortland Finnegan's punishments from the league haven't really stood up to further review:
This season alone, Finnegan had been fined three times before Sunday's brawl. He said Wednesday one had been dropped with another reduced, and he plans to appeal this latest fine.
Getting a fair representation of Cortland is a pretty rare thing these days, so make sure you read this amazingly level-headed piece by Vic Carucci that includes quotes from around the league and this gem on Johnson not getting suspended:
"What you're telling people now is if you're a good guy in the eyes of the media and you're a good player and you have a problem with another guy, feel free to punch him"
If the NFL does end up locking out next season, it could cost the city of Nashville $160 million in lost earnings and jobs. Therapists, on the other hand, would probably rack-up enough to put theirs and their neighbor's kids through Harvard.
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