On Sunday, Chris Johnson said that the team's goal is to try and win 10 straight to close out the year. The Texans, of course, are trying to psyche themselves up by pretending that's a shot at them. Now, I know our guys have been guilty of creating the impression of being disrespected to build motivation (see weeks 1-14 last year), but this just seems pretty ridiculous. What player in the NFL right now isn't trying to run the table for the rest of the year? I can garauntee you even St. Louis Rams back-up players have the same goal.
Indefatigable reader/commenter JimR points us towards this link from when Jeff Fisher was on The Coach's Show with Steve Mariuci. Coach made a great statement about Vince Young's progress:
"There’s a different person wearing number 10,"
And as we banter back and forth with fans from around the league, be sure to keep in mind that pretty much none of them have seen the new and improved Vince Young (or the revitalized front four, for that matter)... yet!
Bravo for this article on Bud Adams, and where he should have directed his double barrel salutation:
But here's the question about Adams: Why isn't he in the Hall of Fame?
... Next year should be Adams' turn. And if he doesn't get it he ought to be spared the fine if he decides to give Hall voters his next one-finger salute.
The Texans have won the last two games against us (though you can argue we game planned more for the Hall of Fame Game this year than that game last year, as we had the no. 1 seed in the bag), and that may be just enough to consider this a rivalry rather than the one-sided beatdown it was before now. Prior to last season's loss the Titans had won seven straight contests.
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T-Rac, Chris Hope and Jeff Fisher all make this week's edition of KSK's LOLNFL. The Charger's fan holding up the Eagle's nest wins the day, though.
Bet US has the Titans favored by 4.5 points for Monday's contest, which is a damned sizable spread for a road game in the NFL (usually the home team starts out +3 when they're calculating the spread). As much as people want to crow about the disparity in records, it's pretty obvious that Vegas has noticed two things: we're only two wins/losses behid the Texans, and our scheulde has been a little tougher than the Texans' (which included the Raiders at home where we played the Patriots in a blizzard on the road). doesn't know how to read a damned line.
Vince Young's amazing scamper in overtime still haunts several of the Texans, says John McClain. Another tip of the hat to JimR for this one!
I'm posting this usually-inane list of 5 things about the Titans because number 1 is as true of a statements as you'll see all week: Andre Johnson is a Titan killer. Of course, he's one of the best WRs in the game and pretty much smokes eveyone.
Paul Kuharsky dials back on the Vince Young slams to breakdown his key first down scramble from Sunday's game.
Stephen Tulloch delivers a new blog post on VY's turnaround and how important Cortland Finnegan is to the entire defense.
Dave Perkins recaps the long and illustrious history of flipping the bird in sports, politics and pop culture.
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 email@example.com Matt Schaub gains one health point. Is that what you want?!!!!?!?!