Vince Young is certainly in a groove these days, and we're going to need him to improve on that if we're going to win Monday night and get some revenge for the debacle that was the first game against the Texans this season.
I don't need a link to remind everyone that Bud Adams getting fined $250,000 is beyond stupid. When I think about this now, all I can hear is a drunk Randy Marsh from South Park yelling I thought this was America!??!!!
VY's improved passing is surpassed only by his improved decision making, which has won Jeff Fisher over during the last three games.
Trent Dilfer says there isn't much of a separation, but he'd take Adrian Peterson over Chris Johnson. Of course he fails to give much of a reason (teams don't fear Chris Johnson enough. REALLY!!?!)... hell, I'd take 'I just love that stupid Nike commercial where AP has skin reminiscent of a soccer ball and it's supposed to be intimidating' at this point, just give us something. I just don't like Trent Dilfer, and I'm pretty sure I never will. No one person represents that 2001 Ravens team more than that weepy hack.
Follow us through the jump to see what's keeping Nick Harper out of the line-up...
Players are crediting improved focus on the 3 game winning streak... rather than getting healthy and playing easier teams. I credit the streak to scoring more points than the other team and not letting them score more than us.
Coach Fisher delivered an awesomely vague update on Nick Harper in yesterday's press conference:
"Nick was cleared last week for contact. He was cleared to play last week, yes, by the medical staff," Fisher said Monday. "Being cleared by the medical staff and going back in the lineup and playing with a plate in your arm is two different things. We’ll just have to wait and see how he does this week."
Yetserday's press conference also started off with a sensible explanation on that seemingly useless challenge by Jef Fisher on the non-TD call for Chris Johnson Vince Young:
Well, what I explained yesterday is that we had some confusion in the personnel grouping and the play call. I was going to call timeout. Based on the fact that the play was close to scoring I just challenged it and just used the challenge flag instead of just calling timeout knowing full well that I probably was going to lose the challenge. Ordinarily you don’t do that, but it was the fourth quarter, I still had a challenge left and it’s highly unlikely that we would be put in a position to have to challenge twice, but it just made sense. I challenged the ruling on the field. I stated that I thought it was a touchdown.
Perhaps lost in all of the hoopla around the middle finger and the fine is the awesomeness of the last time Bud had to apologize for giving someone the bird (in 2000):
When showing off a sample of the AFC Championship ring the Titans would wear, Adams was asked what he would do if he ever won a Super Bowl ring. He pointed at a Houston Oilers AFL championship ring on his right hand, then to the sample ring on his left hand.
Then he held up the middle finger on his right hand and said: "I'll put it on the middle finger and say to the mayor of Houston to take a look at it."
Fellow Longhorn Brian Orakpo calls Vince Young a 'future Hall of Famer'.
Speaking of VY and Houston, do you love VY as much as Orakpo does? If so, then Battle Red Blog would love to hear from you!
Jim Wyatt passes along the reactions of Safety George Wilson and Defensive Tackle Marcus Stroud, who deliver opposing views.
Every time you read a great Titans-related story on the web and don't share it with the MCM community through the fanposts, fanshots or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org a Ravens (or Steelers) fan smiles. Is that what you want?!!!!?!?!