Vince Young is launching a charitable endeavor called Flood '10 Rebuild in conjunction with Reebok to help the victims of the Nashville flood. Find our more about how to help here. Also, yes Mike Florio, you are a crass douche, even if you threw out a disingenuous qualifier at the beginning of the statement proving that you are a crass douche.
Former Titan Samari Rolle has decided to retire due to concerns about his reoccurring neck injury. Rolle was unquestionably the best player we lost in the salary cap purge of 2004, and his loss was felt for years in the secondary. Gramsey and I are already hoping he'll end up on the Titans' coaching staff soon, but first he's got some one important to mentor and coach one-on-one...
By far the best Titans-realted read of the week is this article by Jim Wyatt, which covers the relationship between Samari and Myron Rolle. The two aren't related, though they can trace their family lineage back to the same Bahamian island. Myron has considered Samari an icon for years, and the two are working together to get Myron acquainted with the Titans' secondary.
The Friday Jam is below the jump this week because that's just how the flow worked out...
This week's jam is an awesome performance of one of my favorite songs of all time by Earl Scruggs and the Byrds; It's Bob Dylan's You Ain't Going Nowhere. Part of me is still amazed that they did this song before hiring Gram Parsons since it's right in his wheel-house. I keep trying to see if Parsons is in this incarnation of the group, but it's tough to tell because he had so many looks.
Paul K takes a look at the stock for Alvin Pearman and Mark Jones after we drafted a few potential return men a few weeks ago. I'd like to see what Mark Jones can do as a returner, but I'm not sure if either one of them is worth a roster spot at this point.
Alge Crumpler is a Patriot now, and Jim Wyatt talked with him about his tenure with the Titans. Here was my favorite response:
How challenging was it to go from being a premier target in Atlanta to a blocking tight end in Tennessee?
"As long as I had a role that was communicated to me, I was totally fine with it. I think it only hurt the feelings of the people that had picked me in fantasy football.
Have a great weekend folks!