If you thought Bud Adams' admissions that money was a big factor in bringing Jeff Fisher back for 2011 was as annoying as I found it, then you'll also love the growing number of hints that Chuck Cecil may be back for next season as well. It's not that I don't think Chuck could succeed as an NFL DC in the right situation, it's just that we don't have time to wait for him to grow into the elite level of coordinator we need. It took Jim Schwartz around 4 years to get there, and I haven't seen any indications that Cecil is as smart or as instinctive as Schwartz proved to be. If I'm Fisher I'm praying that the Saints overreact to that dud of a defensive performance in Seattle and can Williams quickly. I doubt that happens, but I'll bet the farm that he's the best candidate to get this defense back to top-5 territory next year. In fact, here's how I'd fix the Titans' D in 5 easy steps: 1) Hire Gregg Williams, 2) Re-sign/trade for Albert, 3) Draft a DT or LB who is worth it at 8 overall, 4) Get McRath back on
'roids tainted supplements, 5) Sign Nnamdi (see below)
Nnamdi Asomugha (quick aside, in my head his name always sounds like it's being sung by the lead singer of A-Ha) will be a free agent whenever free agency begins thanks to some
typical Al Davis wacky contract language that has voided the agreement before the final year. The Titans would be fools not to ardently pursue one of the NFL's best cornerbacks... of course, every NFL team can say the exact same thing. Literally the only thing anyone could worry about with Nnamdi is that he's so good he hasn't really been challenged in about three years. Still, who couldn't benefit from production like this:
According to Stats LLC, Asomugha was targeted on just 33 pass attempts this season. He allowed 13 completions for 205 yards and no touchdowns...
Breaking news: Jeff Fisher needs to win to stay employed beyond next season.
Upon further analysis, Jeff Fisher still needs to win to stay employed beyond next season.
The biggest QB name on the trade market is without a doubt Kevin Kolb, and after yesterday's loss Kolb has let it be known that he wants to start or be traded. Kolb still has one year remaining on his deal, but he's only due $1.4 million for that year. The real question is does such a proclimation from a talent-yet-unproven QB raise or lower his price should the Eagles decide to keep Vick and trade Andy Reid's pet project.
Titans Sized takes a look at the WR position to determine who should stay and who should go next season. There's little debate among anyone with eyes that Gage and Scaife are and should be gone next year. If everything else goes smoothly this off-season with the WR group, we should return a core of Britt, Washington, Williams and Cook that could flourish with a decent QB who can make solid decisions and answer the bell each week. Some stability at QB is what this group needs more than anything else.
Colts choke (again) and the Eagles go down in flames thanks to a bad game from Vick... couldn't ask for much better out of a Titan-less wildcard weekend.
Congratulations are in order for Peyton Manning, who broke a record that should bear his name for all of time:
With his 108.7 passer rating in Saturday night’s loss to the Jets, QB Peyton Manning has the NFL record for most playoff losses with a rating over 90 (four). Manning extended his recordfor themost losses with a passer rating over 80 to six.
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