Cortland Finnegan told the Tennessean that he still hasn't heard from the newly re-shuffled front office, and he still thinks he won't hear from them any time soon. If that's the case, the I have believe he asked for an absurd amount of money back in training camp, when he was so 'insulted' by their offer that he walked out of camp for an afternoon. The flip side of this is that Cortland needs to realize that these guys are still two months away from the end of the exclusive negotiation period, and the college all-star circuit takes up a lot of time. Unless it's a situation like Craig Stevens', where both sides are eager to sign a reasonable contract, then it's very rare for any free agency signings to happen in this period. Think about it: more big-time players than ever are going in to next season with no contract, but there hasn't been a single one of them re-signed yet. Another thing to consider here is how much could the Titans get in return if they franchised Cort and traded him, rather than letting one of the more valued CBs in this FA class walk away for free?
Here are FO's Audibles at the Line from the conference championship games. One comment on those two games: Billy Cundiff is going to take mounds of crap for missing that last field goal, but it's more inexcusable that two plays before it Lee Evans couldn't maintain possession when he had the ball in his hands, pressed against his body in the end zone. The FG was just to take it to overtime. Evans' catch would have ended the game right there.
Ruston Webster's reputation for spotting talent goes back a long, long way, and includes some years under some of the most respected GMs in the league.
Jerry Greene has a funny column on the stupid questions players get asked before the Super Bowl, including this classic from the Titans' 2000 Super Bowl appearance:
Anyone remember when Tennessee Titans DT Joe Salave'a was asked "What's your relationship to the football?" His highly intelligent answer: "I'd say it's strictly platonic."
Chris Brown of Grantland has a great piece on the history of the run-and-shoot offense that worked so well for the Oilers back in the day, and how it's legacy is strongly influencing the Giants' offense today.
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