Kenny Britt told reporters after yesterday's game that he and Hasselbeck are only at about 75% to 80% right now since Britt missed almost all of the preseason with his hamstring injury. Whether that's the case or not, Britt is definitely thriving with a more consistent and accurate QB than he's ever played with before at the NFL level.
A lot of us were worried that Munchak might be too influenced by Jeff Fisher's coaching philosophy, but those fears were completely laid to rest yesterday. Munch relied on young talent, aggressive situational play calling and faith the playmakers on offense in a way Fisher never had the balls to do. It wasn't a perfect performance, but it was yet another encouraging sign that Munchak is comfortable with his own philosophy, staff and instincts.
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Bud Adams made an appearance in the locker room after the game to give the game ball to Mike Munchak.
CJ2K took some heat from fans yesterday, who rained down a chorus of boos after a string of especially ineffective runs. To his credit, Johnson handled it well (much better than someone else we know who is currently holding a clipboard in Philly). After the game, Johnson told Jim Wyatt:
"It didn't really bother me," said Johnson, who ran for 53 yards on 24 carries. "Just the whole situation going through the offseason, there's things you've got to accept and you just got to play through.
"So you just have to work at it and get better and at the end of the day, you might have a couple of boos now, but when you make a play they are not booing."
I'm optimistic that Cortland Finnegan began a career renaissance yesterday, because that was the kind of fiery, inspired performance that got Cortland his first big extension. If he keeps it up, he could earn the big payday he wanted at the beginning of camp.
Peter King tabs the Titans' O-line as one of the best units of the weekend. While I noted last night that they were much better in pass protection yesterday, they still have a long way to go before they're even a decent run blocking line.
Ed Reed apologized to Kenny Britt for the bush-league facemask tackle right after it happened. While that's nice, you know what would have been better? Not damned near snapping Britt's neck because you weren't man enough to tackle him legally in the first place. In other news, I still hate Ed Reed.
Really? Are the Ravens going to act like the 4-3 defense is so in the minority that it gives them problems? It's been the default defensive alignment in the NFL for ages, so lets not discuss it like it's some exotic hybrid scheme. Besides, about half of the teams on their schedule run it, so have fun with that excuse.
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