Martin, You so crazy!
Injuries sustained both on and off the field cost Colin McCarthy on draft day, and some folks still wonder if stellar MLB can stay healthy for a full season. Last year McCarthy played through pain in his hamstring, fingers and knee while winning over fans, coaches and teammates. McCarthy put a lot of focus on his conditioning this offseason with hopes it'll payoff over the course of the season. If he can manage to stay healthy and build on his great rookie season, this entire LB corps could end up being one of the best units on this defense.
While he was waiting for his agent and the Titans to finalize his contract, Kendall Wright kept busy by training with Baylor teammate Robert Griffin III and NFL veterans Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss and Josh Morgan.
Meanwhile, Jim Wyatt has the details on Wright's contract, and the level of guarantees seems to suggest that Wright's agent and his client were rewarded for playing hardball. The Titans certainly gave some ground, but they were really negotiating from a tough spot after Kenny Britt got popped.
Paul K asks if fans are expecting too much from Kendall Wright and Justin Blackmon this season, noting that the monster rookie campaigns we saw from A.J. Green and Julio Jones are exceptions to the norm, historically. While I get where Paul is coming from, the rate of rookie WRs who end up making a very big impact from jump seems to be on the rise over the past four seasons. Plus, no matter who wins the QB spot, Wright will have a very capable QB making his job easier than Blackmon's.
Click here and bask in the glory that is the SI.com Photo Vault's tribute to the greatest fashion trend ever to cross from sports into mainstream pop culture: Zubaz! Don't think for a second I've forgotten the day I trashed my 49ers Zubaz for a brand new pair of Chiefs Zubaz when Joe Montana landed in KC for the '93 season. Did the same with my starter jacket as well.
The Titans added TE Joey Haynos and WR Marcus Harris to the training camp roster.
FO rolls-out their new DVOA formula, 7.0.