Former Titan Albert Haynesworth and current Titan Kevin Mawae were voted among the dirtiest players in the league by their peers according to an anonymous survey. Mawae's name has been on that list going way back to his career with the Jets, but you have to know you're dirty if you get voted there while you're the President of the NFLPA. Albert, on the other hand, has a life-time pass onto the list after his stomping travesty.
David Climer looks at a possible fracture in the relationship between Bud Adams and Jeff Fisher over the QB position, and wonders if it might be the final straw between the owner and coach:
For years, Jeff Fisher has nurtured his relationship with Bud Adams.
It paid off with uncommon job security and unchallenged authority on everything from hiring and firing assistant coaches to having the final word on personnel decisions.
But the events of the past two weeks have created a disconnect between the owner and the coach...
Publicly, Fisher says the decision to bench Collins and start Young was made "collectively." Don't buy it. The owner had the only vote that really mattered.
Vince Young surprised the players and coaches of the Brentwood Blaze, a near by pee-wee football team, as they practiced yestreday. Vince gave the youngsters a pep talk and told them about his younger playing days. These are the kinds of things I've been saying Vince should be doing for the past year to get the community back on his side, and it's nice to see him get some credit for it. Being a quarterback in the NFL requires a lot more work than happens in the locker room or on the field.
Follow us through the jump to find-out which announcer apologized for comments aimed at a Titan...
Nice to see Gus Johnson apologize for his classless, but not outright terrible, 'running from the cops' comment... Mark Howard and Frank Wycheck were screaming that the joke was political correctness run amok on the radio this morning, but they also thought the comment was hilarious. I mean, nobody was calling for Johnson's job or a suspension, but a 2-second apology was definitely in order.
In other player service and charity news, Keith Bulluck and his charity teamed up with Soles4Souls to provide local kids with much-needed athletic shoes. Check the link to see some pictures of the event.
Make sure you check-out numbertenox's fanpost for some interesting views on the running game, featuring quotes by my boy Chuck Klosterman and Gregg Easterbrook links.
The Titans' improvement on the field was mirrored in their DVOA ratings for this week, and our boys have started a hopefully consistent campaign to get out of the gutter in all 3 categories.
PFW takes a look at Vince's performance and the coaching/ownership issues surrounding the team these days.
As was reported yesterday, former 4th round pick by the Titans Chris Davis was re-signed to compete with Alvin Pearman in the return game. It'll be interesting to see if the Titans re-sign Cary Williams to the practice squad as they did after cutting him back on September 23rd.
Mike Florio: still an all-around douchecanoe.
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