Chris Palmer showed some flashes of his intention to speed-up the pace of the Titans' offense on Saturday night. It's not something they'll do on absolutely every snap, but the intention is to force the defense to line-up with enough time left on the play clock so that the QB can adjust the play as needed. That last part is a nice departure from what we've seen over the last five years.
Munchak says Chris Johnson probably isn't studying the new playbook during his holdout, and he would most likely do the same in CJ's position. Luckily the running game under Palmer's direction is very similar to what CJ has run for the last three year, so he doesn't have a ton of new things to learn. Munch says his main concern is CJ's conditioning, but I have to believe that CJ will be in the same great shape he was last year after a shorter hold-out.
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No matter how well Jake Locker plays in this final week of camp and the rest of the preseason, Matt Hasselbeck is the starter for the Titans. Hass is making a ton of money this season, and it's clear that the coaches have no interest in throwing Locker to the wolves just yet. Palmer has had two top picks at QB who were starters from week one (David Carr and Tim Couch), and both guys flamed out and became busts. My guess is that Palmer would rather ease Locker into it after he gets a chance to watch Hass prepare week in and week out. Waiting would also give Palmer a better idea of what he has in this offense once they face live bullets.
McCormick takes a look at how Mike Munchack's personality is already showing itself in the new-look Titans.
Sometimes one of the best things to see in the preseason is something you don't see: David Boclair wraps up Saturday's preseason win.enalties.
David Boclair wraps up Saturday's preseason win.
PFF unveils their revised PFF Passer Rating Stat, which aims to account for plays like throwaways, drops spikes and other plays that really aren't as bad as a true incompletion.
John Clayton says all of the top rookies had nice outings last week, with Mallet and Locker leading the way. I really wouldn't have expected all of these guys to do so well with so little practice time, but one preseason game does not a career make.
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