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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Beards of Honor Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jack Del Rio doesn't think the Titans are an elite AFC team, and Fisher wants the boys in 2 toned blue to know it.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jeff Fisher runs down his 10 most defining moments of the past 10 years in Tennessee, and the 2002 beard that lead us back from a 1-4 start makes no appearance. I call shenanigans!

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Titans start the season at 16 in ESPN's Power Rankings, just above the Bucs and Jets... eww gross.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Michael Griffin becomes the first player kicked out of practice since Big Albert in 2003 after blowing up on Cary Williams, and Rob Bironas is finally off of the injury report; now if we can just teach Rob to catch passes...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 A sportswriter thinks the pressure is on for Vince Young.  In other news the sun rose in the east today and water is expected to be wet.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Bud Adams unveils the new Titans Ring of Honor that covers the Oilers years as well, but my favorite part is reading the comment left by an irate Houston fan at the bottom:

Disgusting. Those are basically ALL Oilers who played in a city hundreds of miles away. Who really cares that much in Tenn about these guys? Just Bud trying to rececitate the team he KILLED once again.

Comment boards > barstools for laughably bitter and irrational comments.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Using caveman era standards that provide no context, the Titans D was ranked 5th last year and looking to improve on that ranking, according to the Tennessean.  However a closer and smarter analysis shows they were the tops last year, which I guess means they were double first place while Albert was healthy...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Hang on, those same smart stat guys predict that we'll bomb this year?  Those idiots can make numbers say anything!  Stats are worthless!!!!  Note: They also have been touting the Texans as a wildcard-or-near-wildcard team... I'm a much bigger beliver in stats as analysis for why things happened, than what will happen, especially in the NFL where the sample size in miniscule.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 I'd like to extend a special finger to Roger Godell for needlessly urinating on Ryan Fowlers reputation, then backing off because there was never any reasonable evidence.  Jerk.