Don't look for the Titans to make a trade for a WR before the fast approaching deadline... why I didn't copy and paste this from the same reports during the preseason, I have no idea.
The indefatigable gramesy712 passes along this great read, in which SI's Don Banks sizes up our chances of going undefeated. Premature I know, but awesome none the less. Here's the meat and potatoes:
If the Titans do get to 8-0 at the season's midpoint, their second half starts off with challenging games at Chicago in Week 10 and at Jacksonville in Week 11. Things get a bit easier for a while after that -- Jets at home, Lions on the road, Browns at home, Texans on the road -- but Tennessee will have to earn it in Weeks 16-17, drawing Pittsburgh at home and a road trip to Indy in its final two games.
Cortland Finnegan may not get a ton more picks this season because teams are too scared of his beastly, early Ronnie Lott-like play to throw at him. My proposal to deal with this? Get Cort some fake dreads and Reynaldo Hill's jersey he'll get 90 INTs because teams love to pick on Hill.
In 'Ohh so that's why!' news, LenDale's paltry three carries last Sunday was due to a shoulder injury. It's tough to tell if the injury will be a lingering problem, but they need to start activating Chris Henry if it's going to limit LenDale's carries.
Matt Snyder of AOL Fanhouse goes over the roughing the passer call that helped our 4th quarter comeback, and decides that all defenders should be allowed to keep going, even though whistles were being blown like crazy, and hit our QB in the head.
Anybody have any idea why the Titans brought in at least 8 DBs to try-out yesterday?
5 things we need to know going into the bye-week. No.1 should be learn the difference between a hand signal that says 0-5 and one that says 5-0.
The Titans still rank second in Football Outsiders' Defensive Value Over Average (DVOA) ratings, which apparently does not factor in being perfect as a criterion. What I found interesting were the Defense vs. Types of Receivers rankings on the same page: we're the no.2 defense against teams' #1 and #2 guys, but ,middle of the pack against other receivers. That says a lot about how great Finnegan and Harper have played so far this year.
Man do BigW and I love a good Kissing Suzy Kolber piece on the Titans... I pray one day they do a piece on us that rivals the Sexy Rexy series (which still makes me cry I laugh so hard everytime I go back and read it).
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