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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Smashing, Dashing and Bongo Bashing Edition

Tennessee_titans_30x21 LenDale White + Crazy Legs Johnson = Smash and Dash.

That's numeric science, people.  Just ask quadratic-theory-knowin' commenter BigW!

Tennessee_titans_30x21 I highly encourage everyone to vote for LenDale for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award, which BigW also linked to in the Fanposts; not just for the adulation of our boy Smash, but because if LenDale wins FedEx will make a $1,000 donation to the Nashville branch of the Safe Kids USA coalition.  So, unless you hate children, go vote! (Huge thanks to Jason Sparks for pointing out this very important benefit!)

Tennessee_titans_30x21 So now that we've learned they like to be called Smash and Dash, it's time to give some credit to the guys who make those runs possible: the best offensive line in the league, Ahmard Hall and the tight ends.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Being the only undefeated team in the NFL has it's rewards, such as being a frontrunner in several Awards races via SI's Bucky Brooks:

Defensive Player of the Year:

1. Albert Haynesworth, DT, Titans (Last week's ranking: 1): The monstrous playmaker is the game's most dominant player.

Coach of the Year

1. Jeff Fisher, Titans (1): The Titans continue to bludgeon opponents behind a smash mouth running game and a suffocating defense. With a three-game lead in the AFC South, the Titans have the inside track on securing home field for the playoffs.

Offensive Rookie of the Year:

1. Chris Johnson, RB, Titans (3): The Titans' fleet-footed back broke out of his two-game slump with a dazzling 168-yard rushing day against the Chiefs. Despite operating in a two-back rotation in Tennessee, Johnson ranks fourth in the league in rushing yards and averages over five yards a carry.

Follow me through the jump for more links and a hilarious video!

Tennessee_titans_30x21 In this week's Jumping the Gun News, JJ Cooper says the Titans can finish the Colts Monday.  I won't buy the idea that the Colts are dead until we pry their AFC South Tiara from Peyton's cold hands.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Hat tip to astute reader ryansax for passing along this good read from the man who gave us the nickname "The Flaming Thumbtacks" (back when his column was a mandatory read), Gregg Easterbrook.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Setting this up would just ruin the hilarity of it... let's just say Bob Zimmerman would approve!

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