In Facepalm news, kick returner Mark Jones won't be able to go on Sunday thanks to a hamstring injury he aggravated earlier in the week. Dane Looker and C.J. Jones caught punts on Thursday as the team tries to decide if they need to sign someone for the interim.
Hey, after what we've seen this season we've all got a right to be beyond worried about the return game sans Jones.. heck, we could even feel some Paranoia in B Flat Major... by The Avett Brothers! Can't wait for their show at the The Mother Church (a.k.a. The Ryman, home of the original Grand Ole' Opry) Saturday night.
Vince Young is back in the saddle again, and of course everyone in the football-covering national media is talking about it... examples here, here, here and here.
Follow us through the jump to find out what pisses LenDale off...
Think the Titans' record is due to lack of effort? Then LenDale White would like to have a word with you in this back alley:
"It pisses me off," running back LenDale White said. "I know all the people on my team work hard. I know that everybody does when we go out there for game day. I know everybody out there was fighting to get a win. Everybody went out there and prepared to get a victory.
"Nobody quit on us. We gave effort. Believe me, we did what we could. We tried very hard, but it is what it is."
Forgive me for not shouting hooray over the fact that Collins takes losing well.
Paul K asks, so if Fisher knew Vince Young was getting the nod, why did he waste first team reps by splitting them up on Wednesday? Shouldn't Vince get the most practice time possible?
David Boclair delivers a timely list of costume suggestions for Nashville sports figures, including this gem:
Alge Crumpler ought to sport the Lester Hayes look.
After all, the Tennessee Titans' tight end has had some issues with fumbles at inopportune times. There was the one against the Ravens in the playoffs, which brought an end to the team's 2008 season. Then a remarkably similar one on the first drive against the Colts two games ago seemingly started a stretch in which the team since has been outscored 90-9.
Hayes, of course, was the Oakland Raiders' defensive back who famously kept a gooey adhesive dubbed "stick'em" on his socks so he could rub it on his hands throughout the game — an act that later was deemed illegal by the league.
That type of goo would have to be good for Crumpler.
I love Thom Abraham's show (he, along with his sometimes co-host and former Titan Brad Hopkins, put this together), but this Terrible Towel business has to stop. Your weakness is defined by your superstitions. I mean the people of Pittsburgh have an excuse for this crap: they're surrounded by damned run-down nuclear plants*... you'd expect that to mutate some brain cells. (* - edited for accuracy)
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