If we're going to win this weekend, Nate's gotta make that catch.
Tommie Campbell was one of the better stories out of this draft class, and he'll hit a significant benchmark this weekend: when the Titans land in Pittsburgh International Airport tomorrow, they'll be walking past the bathrooms Campbell used to clean and the floors he used to mop. After blowing his second chance at college football, Campbell worked as a janitor in that airport. Now, he'll return as an active NFL player.
Matt Hasselbeck is on pace to post career best numbers in several categories, and it's got several others at Baptist Sports Park looking for the fountain of youth:
"You see that water over there. That's the Fountain of Youth over there," offensive coordinator Chris Palmer joked, speaking of the lake that surrounds the Titans practice facility on three sides. "He's drank a little water from it, and we have some young quarterbacks, and they're trying to keep him very, very young."
Hasselbeck joked that Palmer, who is in his 60s, had probably been swimming in it...
It was always the no. 1 priority of Jim Schwartz and Chuck Cecil to limit the big plays, and it's the reason they tried to avoid the blitz as much as possible. Now, Jerry Gray is actually accomplishing that goal by being aggressive and putting players in positions that fit their skill sets. Meanwhile Chuck Cecil is dabbling in broadcasting for college football games.
Matt Hasselbeck has been pressured a league-low 15.9% of the time when he drops back to throw. That's an astounding number considering that the league average looks to be more than twice that rate.
Michael Bean predicted on Wednesday's MCM Radio that Mendenhall would be held out of Sunday's game, and that's looking more and more likely.
Paul Daugherty is
auditioning to replace Andy Rooney sick of commercials on NFL broadcasts.
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