In more way than one, Ahmard Hall is the new Lorenzo Neal, but perhaps the most obvious connection they share is that they're being robbed of the recognition they deserve as devastating and consistent blockers for elite running back by guys who really play running back. Now, however, John Clayton says Hall has his best chance yet to be the AFC's Pro Bowl FB after being robbed twice by Le'Ron McClain of the Ratbirds. A fullback getting to the Pro Bowl because he runs for 180 yards is like a WR making the Pro Bowl because he runs reverses really well.
Paul K is confused by Chris Johnson's statements at the ESPYs, and didn't like that CJ2K failed to thank the team or his offensive line while accepting his award. in other news, I yawned twice while writing that sentence.
50 fans are going to win free single game tickets when they go on sale on July 31st. 10 Kroger stores will give away a total of 5 pairs of tickets to fans who register at said stores and are present between 11am and 12noon.
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Mike Heimerdinger says Vince Young is primed to have a huge year, but I couldn't focus on much of this article after the writer used the term 'nudie bar'. Who still says 'nudie bar'? For some reason that term just sounds like it should always come out of the mouth of Al Bundy.
Who knew the Old Spice (Isaiah Mustafa) guy from those hilarious commercials (directed by the humorous-but-overrated team behind Tim and Eric Awesome Show) was once a wide-receiver who started his brief career with the Titans.
Speaking of Titans WR wash-outs, Dudley Guice is in training camp with the Indianapolis Colts. Guice was an UDFA after last year's draft who didn't do much more than excite some folks with his size and speed while running around in shorts and shirts.
I'm only putting this below the jump because ESPN probably won't love me pasting premium content, but FO's Bill Barnwell followed-up his list of the best 'prospects' in the NFL with a list of each organization's cadre of young talent. The Titans came in 12th, and here was his assessment:
Here is a rare case where a highly touted player on our Top 25 Prospects list (Jacob Ford) fails to qualify as a valuable young player in our Organizational Rankings -- Ford is 26. The defense has promising talent up and down the lineup, especially on the line, with defensive tackle Jason Jones and rookie end Derrick Morgan. Either Jason McCourty or Ryan Mouton will also take over for the departed Nick Harper at corner. The offense is top-heavy; they have a superstar at halfback in Chris Johnson and a promising wideout in Kenny Britt, but there's no young depth of note on offense outside of athletic tight end Jared Cook.
The Omaha World-Herald has a profile of Nebraska Cornhusker HOFer Dan Alexander that starts out with an anecdote that probably goes a ways to explain why he only played one season with us (though he played for the Nashville Kats from 2004-2007):
Dan Alexander was 23 years old, fresh out of Nebraska, when he made a mistake at a Tennessee Titans' practice.
Rookie sixth-round draft picks don't get away with much in the NFL. So Alexander's offensive coordinator got after him.
What are you going to do when the pressure's on, he said. What are you going to do when you're playing in front of 60,000 screaming fans on national TV?
"I was really trying not to chuckle," Alexander said. "At Nebraska, we played in front of 75,000 every week. I've been there, done that."
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