Oddly enough, I had the exact same look on my face the first time I saw that awful beard Griff grew this off-season.
Paul K previews the training camp battles across the AFC South, and he gives Jake Locker a very legitimate shot at unseating Matt Hasselbeck. At this point I think Hasselbeck would have to seriously struggle though camp and the preseason to lose the job, if for no other fact than they can yank Hass at any time of the season without much controversy, but benching Locker for Hass mid-season would be a complete disaster.
Finally, the NFL is going to allow fans to watch the same game tapes that coaches get. This is a remarkable turn of events for NFL fans, because we'll finally be able to see how the entire play unfolds regardless of where the network's cameras were pointed at that moment (though Deadspin's C-Roll posts remind us just how much of the action they do capture). The footage will be available after the game is over through the league's Game Rewind package, which will set you back $69.99 for the year. That's a steep price for the privilege of watching Michael Griffin bite on playfakes in excruciating detail , but it'll make a huge difference in how fans can review and analyze individual plays.
Javon Ringer has been criminally under-utilized over the past few years because Fisher wanted Chris Johnson to take every carry he could muster. But now that his rookie deal is about to end, Ringer is hopeful he will get a shot to prove what he can do with steady carries.
Terry McCormick talks to Will Witherspoon about his new role as the mentor for our young, talented group of linebackers. It's great to see Witherspoon, who is entering his 11th year in the NFL, gracefully accepting the fact that his time with the Titans is winding down by helping advise the young guns who will replace him pretty soon.