Terry McComrick of TitansInsider has another Tipsheet behind the pay wall about Fisher's search for his next defensive coordinator while scouting prospects at the Senior Bowl. McCormick's sources are hearing whispers about Clancy Pendergrast, while Mangini's name hasn't been brought up much at all. Pendergrast was a low-level assistant with the Oilers during Fisher's partial season of '95, so there's some vauge familiarity there.
Paul K looks at Carson Palmer, and pow-wows with a few advanced stat organizations to learn a little more about the veteran QB. The most interesting part of the post is a set of predictions by AccuScore about how various QB-needy teams would have fared last year with Palmer's numbers/performances with the Bengals:
• Tennessee had 7.3 wins and a 26.5 percent playoff chance with Kerry Collins, numbers that went to 9.0 and 58.4 with Palmer.
Reporting from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., where many current, former and future NFL coaches are at the league's unofficial job convention, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel tweeted the following: "I'm told to bank it, Titans QB Vince Young will be playing for the Vikings in 2011. They have his QB coach and Leslie Frazier."
Stafon Johnson is suing USC over his weight-room injury from 3 years ago. I'd never heard exactly how it happened, but Johnson is saying that one of the coaches accidentally knocked the bar out of his hands. If they have anybody who can corroborate that, then USC could get taken to the cleaners.
The Steelers' beloved 'Terrible Towels' are made just outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Clearly this proximity to such a large number of these enchanted dish rags is the reason that Green Bay has enjoyed such great QBs and teams since '97. It's greatness by osmosis.
A couple of super-rich guys will cut their salary to $1 is there's an NFL lock-out. Quit posing for the media and get in the damned board room so you guys can get this done.
I add one of these Bleacher Report links every now and then just to remind you how important it is that you not believe everything you see on the internets, and just how dumb (I'm sure he/she is a nice person) fans can be sometimes.
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