Paul K points out that Bud Adams is showing plenty of willingness to spend money by letting Munchak fire coaches with money left on their contract as he sculpts his first full coaching staff. Of course it's a little easier for Bud to stomach the 'extra' salary since it looks like Jeff Fisher got roughly the amount of those extensions takes out of his final settlement.
So we all know that Munchak is going to interview Jerry Gray, but my question is: What does it look like when Mike Munchak interviews a coaching candidate? When Gray walks in the office, is Munchak doing 600 lbs leg presses? I bet there's a large hammer and horned helmet in the corner, with a half eaten calf on a rotisserie spit over an open flame. Is the thermostat set on like 50˚? I need to know these things.
Kenny Britt is due in court tomorrow on a suit filed by two New Jersey bail bond companies who allege that Britt vowed in open court to pay a buddy's $12,500 bond fee, but later refused. No matter what the back story is here, there's no reason in the world that this should be a story. You could find a business manager who writes in crayon who would've stopped this from becoming a story. We can take some solace in the fact that it's old news being rehashed, but Kenny's got to keep himself more separated from his old buddies if he wants to make good on his claim to be completely focused and have a drama-free off-season.
By The Hammer of THOR!!!!!!!
The end of Dinger's tenure with the Titans should most-likely signal the end of Kerry Collins and Chris Simms' time with the team. Both guys were kept around for the past few years largely due to their familiarity with Dinger's system. If Munchack really does completely change the offensive philosophy there will definitely be plenty of other options who better fit the new scheme.
Toughest break in all of this for Heimerdinger is the timing: there aren't any other open spots on staffs that would be close to equal to what he did here. If I'm Dinger I sit this season out and focus on my family and health, especially if I can get any assurances from Jeff Fisher that I'm probably his first call when he gets a job in 2012.
CSN Washington tabs the Titans as one of the four most probable landing spots should the Redskins jettison Donovan McNabb. Granted I didn't watch most of the Redskins' games that led up to McNabb being benched, but Washington is one of those spots where you can usually forgive a veteran for running into problems... mostly because when your owner is a certified jackass, jackassery abounds.
Pretty much the entire defensive coaching staff for the Green Bay Packers, outside of coordinator Dom Capers, are getting looks from around the league after the stellar year they put together. The Titans would be wise to get in the mix for a few of them if Jerry Gray decides he can't screw over his alma mater by taking a job before he even coaches a down for the Longhorns.
Texans fans are sad that Bruce Matthews is headed to Nashville, but that sadness is off-set by the idea of us hiring Fred Bush. I'm pretty down on paying Bush to do a damned thing after the debacle that was Houston's defense last year, especially when our linebackers probably need the best position coach on the defense right now. That being said, it was mainly the Texans secondary that killed them, and Bush won't have any responsibilities related to that group with Jerry Gray in charge.
Wes Bunting takes a look at potential draft prospects who have significantly hurt their stock at the various all-star games that have taken place over the last few weeks. What did I take away from it? References to how a quarterback 'spins' the football has now replaced grading a guy's 'moxie' as my favorite BS term scouts love to use. I'm just waiting to see a draft profile where someone uses the phrase "I can project a lot of upside in how he spins the ball into tight windows." My brain hurts just writing that. It's not that those points are asinine, it's just the constant search for the hot phrase among scouts/draftnicks that cracks me up.
Email me at email@example.com and be sure to follow me on Twitter @AugustWest_MCM