Chris Johnson is back to talking about 2,500 yards and weighing in on Vince Young's impending departure. Johnson was diplomatic about the rift between Fisher and Young, and says he's ready to step-up and be the face of the franchise. It seems like there's more to this article but the Tennessean's new site layout isn't without it's kinks and dead buttons so far.
Jason Babin is in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, and he brought a notable guest of honor: Jim Washburn. Babin brought Wash, and the former-Titans d-line coach's wife, along with his own family and representation to Hawaii as a show of appreciation for helping him achieve the honor. It's far too tempting to read into what this might reveal about Babin's thought process as heads into free agency.
McCormick and McFarland over at TitansInsider are hoarding the good Titans info behind the pay wall again, so all I can tell you without giving away the farm is that Mike Munchak's extension with the Titans has been signed, and the list of possible candidates for the open DC position has grown to include Auburn DC Ted Roof, UNLV DC Kraig Paulson and ex-Broncos DC Bob Slowik. Roof is currently coaching Fisher's second son, who just finished his red-shirt freshman year with the Tigers, and Paulson was a key coach at Montana during Fisher's older son's stint. Continuing the trend that's been happening since Mangini's named surfaced only to be dragged down into the depths of the NFL backwater, not a damned one of those names inspires the least bit of confidence. I can only pray that they're actually being considered for the d-line coaching spot and there's just some giant mix-up.
Good read on Rennie Curran, who is giving a scholarship to a player from his old high school between his numerous charitable activities.
Here's a solid piece on the idea that Jake Locker's reported accuracy issues at Washington may be overblown due to a WR group that couldn't catch a cold. Now, reading it means you have to put up with Todd McShay douching up the place, but nobody is making you hit play on the video.
PFF unveils their All-Sophomore NFL team, and there's nary a Titan to be found. They picked Harvin and Wallace over Kenny Britt, which I'd have to agree with at this point. However, I'm betting that won't be the case by the end of next season. Jason McCourty was the only other Titan
fro from that class who might have an argument, but he didn't make enough plays for anyone to be offended by that omission.
Rather than trying to force the owners to the table and getting this deal done, the NFLPA is busy making commercials about how much they want to get a deal done. Once again: both sides should shut-up and get to work on this deal. That's the only thing fans care about.
KSK rolls out one of my favorite traditions on the web: their annual faux-celebrity Super Bowl picks. Leading off with Abed from Community (King Laserface doesn't count) was a wise choice, my friends.
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