This is old news if you've been keeping up with things around here, or at the very least listening to MCM Radio like good reader should, but it's always nice to see our observations/opinions validated by the professionals: Mission number one for Dowell Loggains is to largely abandon the overwrought option routes than ultimately sealed Palmer's fate. That's not to say that Palmer's system would never work in the NFL, but his time as OC has to go down as an utter failure in terms of implementation and editing. If Loggains can stick to that idea once the bullets start flying, we will see the results on the scoreboard come Sunday. Book it.
Judging from this part of their weekly ReFo column, PFF would object to my use of the term ‘potential-star':
There are times when you watch Colin McCarthy (-3.6) and wonder if long term he has what it takes to make the Titans' middle linebacker position his own. He didn't help himself with three missed tackles but his main issue was getting off blocks to make plays. On the one occasion he did (10:18 in Q3) he fell off the running back when making the tackle, allowing a third down run to go past the chains. Overall, an unconvincing display.
Much to the chagrin of Danomite and Jommy, Mike Munchak has confirmed that no coaches on the defensive side of the ball are at risk of getting fired during the season.
There's another high potential player who looks like he is about to be cut loose: Raiders MLB Rolando McClain. I doubt he ends up here, but it'll be interesting to see if he can thrive in a new location, or if he is the latest in a long line of Raider high-pick busts.
Make sure you keep a close eye on the Texans' injury reports this week, because it reads like a whose who of Fexans.