Keith Bulluck misses Brian Billick in the way some folks miss the Soviet Union: both were an enemy that was easy to hate. Only Bulluck, Kearse and Hentrich are left from the 2000 team that suffered that devastating loss to the Ravens in the playoffs, but that fire still burns for Keith:
Bulluck was asked if Fisher used the word hate.
"No, he didn't," Bulluck said. "He didn't say anything like that, someone else said something."
"Remember who?," Tom Weir of USA Today asked.
"It was me," he said to huge laughs, which he joined. "You had to be there to hear what I said."
Was the H-word in there, I asked?
"There was an F-word in there," he said.
As Big W noted in the sidebar, Vince Young returned to practice yesterday without a bulky knee brace or a prayer at starting for the next few weeks.
Paul Kuharsky reports that VY is and will remain a captain for the Titans... I have to admit I'd be real interested to see if he kept that C were the players to vote again. Also, Kerry isn't very interested in being a back-up next year:
"After sitting for two years and not being a starter, I know I can still do this at high level. It is going to have to be a starting job or I'm going to have to make a decision,'' Collins said. "I feel like I'm a starter. It is going to be hard for me to go back to being a backup.''
Colts G.M. Bill Polian talks about the Titans, during which he makes a darn good point about how pitiful the preparation level is for guys on almost every Sunday morning pre-game show.
Quentin Groves knows what's up: you want to be a star DE in this league, you watch how Boom King takes care of business.
Bulluck talks to Gary Estwick about the often forgotten cultural significance of Ernie Davis, who went to Syracuse 30 plus years before him. I don't know if I'll make it to the theater to see The Express, but it's a definite must-rent for any football fan.
Big hat tip to Pinoy Titan for passing along this David Fleming gem of a column about our bone-crushing defense. Fleming caught this great scene during the Vikings game:
I don't want to say the Titans' defense dominated so much that the game got boring or anything. But in the third quarter, when a guy in a red Jevon Kearse jersey passed out in the stands behind the Titans' bench, his buddies entertained the crowd by stacking five empty plastic beer cups on top of the poor dude's slumped-over melon.
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