It's Friday, Combine time, and the annual MCM mock draft is upon us! Let's dive into another weekly edition of the mailbag. Remember, you can now send whatever the hell you want to the mailbag (within reason of course, I don't want viruses being sent) and it could be answered right here. In addition to Titans/NFL/MCM stuff, you can ask do swallows migrate? What's up with the ending of Inception? Why did NBC wait so long to give us Community back?
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Why won't the Titans re-sign Finnegan? He was easily our best defensive player last year and we're going to be TERRIBLE without him! Bud needs to open up the wallet and give him what he wants!
How did giving CJ what he wanted work out for this team last year? Look, I understand the sentimental reasons for wanting Finny back, and he had a great year. Unfortunately something that a lot of fans forget is that there is a business side to football as well, and the business side says he is not worth what he is wanting. Not to mention there are 52 other spots on this team that need to be filled and throwing so much money at one guy can impact their ability to fill those other positions of need. There's a great scene in Moneyball that kind of reflects this whole "sentimentality vs. business" aspect of pro sports, where a guy gets traded and the new front office guru has to be the one to tell him and is terrified of what the response will be. I highly recommend you watch it, great film (my personal pick for Best Picture, even though it will never win). P.S. Bud don't make the personnel decisions unless Texas QBs in the Top 5 of the draft are involved!
Do you think the Colts can turn it around in one offseason? The Titans did it with NO offseason, so why couldn't the Colts do it with a full offseason to work with current and future players?
I would say the difference is the Titans had enough solid pieces in place already, and let's be honest, they probably overachieved this year even with all the positives like the rookie class and Nate Washington taking it to another level. I think the Colts have a TON more holes to fill than the Titans did at this point last season. Even with free agency resuming at its normal time in the year, they're revamping their defense into a new front, will have a new QB who will have lots of new players around him, and will be saying goodbye to a lot of the veteran core that brought them the success of the past ten years. Personally I look forward to seeing them struggle so a certain Colts' blog writer can see what it's like to suck...
Who would win in a fight: You or Laron Landry? I think his biceps were twice the side of your head.
Yes, but I've got the hair and mustache to beat him. Not to mention Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary waiting right here for him. Please, Papa Burgundy wins that one hands down...though that would be quite the gun show wouldn't it?
Who would win in a fight: you or Pratt?
Does this even need to be answered? I'm an anchorman, he's...Pratt.
Why did Steve Carell never win the Emmy for playing Michael Scott?
Because people are idiots. Steve Carell is a genius! A genius I tell you! Have you seen that show since he left? Used to be one of my favorites but it is just terrible now and is showing how crucial he really was to the success of it. That he lost to the guy from The Big Bang Theory (who had already won it the prior year! Thankfully the Emmys weren't a complete loss as Kyle Chandler won for playing Coach Taylor) just makes me sad. Steve, may the world never forget what you did. He also reminds me of a Channel 4 News Team member for some reason, maybe it's the eyes.