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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Fist Bumps All Around Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Collins did a great job to step in and keep the offense focused on Sunday in nearly impossible conditions.  I may never get the image out of my head of that little old linesman holding on with everything he had to the first down marker that was nearly blown away, or forget Hentrich's 70 yard coffin corner punt.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Let's give a big boy fist bump to Titans rookie Chris Johnson for his first of many 100+ yard games!  Anybody else notice that he's got 1 more carry, yet twice as many yards as LenDale this year?  It was also nice to see Jevon get his first half-a-sack since coming back home. 

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Mad props to Keith Bulluck for blocking his first punt, then recovering it for a touchdown!

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jim Wyatt thinks the WRs will continue to be better because Collins is playing QB.  I'm not sold on that one bit, but we shall see.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Game notes from the Titans victory, including the sad news that Michael Griffin's dog died just before he had to leave for the game.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jeff Fisher disputes elements of the VY police report... still not terribly comforting.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 While providing some details to further clarify just what in the heck has been happening with Vince Young, Chris Mortensen reports the same thing that Jim Wyatt understood last week, even-though Fisher didn't come out and say it: VY won't start for a while.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 An entire weekend of insane leaks, allegations, rumors and innuendo surrounding Vince Young is wrapped up here, so either skip it or settle in for a depressing read.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Perhaps angry because the Jets are impairing Bret Favre's greatness, or perhaps a Nashville barista messed up his order during training camp, Peter King lays into the Titans and VY (lots more in the linked article than what is quoted below).  His column isn't an anomaly: the Titans are getting the roughest press of any 2-0 team in history, I'd guess.

a. Perhaps someone in the Titans' college scouting department needs to work a little harder in the background-check area, or Bud Adams needs to hire a private eye. Three times in the past seven years Tennessee has had a pick in the top half of the first round, and the yield has been Albert Haynesworth, Pacman Jones and Young. Sheesh.

e. One final quote about Young, from someone I'll call Deep Titan, someone inside the organization: "Vince definitely is going to have to win the locker room back. As bad as Pacman was when he left the building or at 3 o'clock in the morning, it never interfered with his football. He loved football. Loved practice. The guys loved him. Players are going to be on your side if you show that you're going to help them win. Vince has to prove that to this team.''

I think most people are going to agree with that first statement, but I call laziness and shenanigans: more so than any franchise outside of the Patriots, the Titans' roster is full of excellent and hard working players drafted from high and low rounds.  You can't get them all right or predict every crazy circumstance, but the Titans' success rate in draft evaluation over the past 4 years is the envy of the majority of this league.


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