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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: We're Groovin', Groovin' Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Invaluable reader ctex80 send us towards this stellar profile on Vince Young that Lee Jenkins penned for Sports Illustrated.  It does a better job than many at showing just how deep the memory of Steve McNair runs for that man.  The opening paragraph is enough to warm the cold, calloused heart of even most Texans fans:

When Vince Young prays before a game, he asks God to tap Steve McNair on the shoulder, to let him know he's loved and to let him know it's game time. Like any good quarterback Young has an unusual ability to feel the presence of people he cannot always see, so as he crouches under center, he'll tell you, he knows running back Chris Johnson is lined up behind him and McNair is behind him too. "He's standing in the pocket with me," Young says of McNair.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Speaking of gone too soon, yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of the day some cruel deity called back one of his greatest gifts to the world: the voice and stylings of Otis Redding.  Once Otis gets in your ear drums, he just Can't Turn You Loose!  It's the second half of the medley, but so help me if I find out you skipped over Pain in my Heart I'll track you down and do terrible, terrible things.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 491: that's how many yards Chris Johnson needs to cross the 2,000 mark.  597: that's how many yards CJ needs to surpass Eric Dickerson and reach NFL immortality.

Follow us through the jump for more on the rushing record and VY's injury...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFW says breaking the rushing record certainly isn't impossible for CJ, and the deliver scouting reports on the previous members of the 2,000 yard club.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 CJ has been on the injury report with an ankle injury, but the company line coming out of Baptist Sports Park is that CJ's 'fine', and Fisher is just giving CJ ann easy week so he can rest-up for the home stretch.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 So we all heard about Vince Young tweaking his injured knee and being pulled from practice yesterday.  Jeff Fisher sounds completely sure that Vince will be able to go on Sunday, and that they mostly yanked him from practice as a precaution against further damage.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Tony Brown was fined $10K for reaching into the face mask of Colt's instigator Kyle DeVan last Sunday.  Of course DeVan wasn't punished for pushing Brown over the pile well after the whistle or the uppercut to the chin on the following play that sent Brown's helmet flying.  For those who didn't watch the game Sunday, it was that kind of officiating.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Breaking News: A seldom used (this year, at least) NFL back-up RB wants to carry more of the load!  But, because he's a stand-up guy, he's complementary of everyone and supports the starter who may be having one of the best seasons in NFL history.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Here, several Titans discuss the remote possibility of the playoffs.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Astute reader/commenter ryansax points us towards this Yahoo! Sports post that looks at the greatest Fantasy Football playoff runs of all time, and ranks Billy Volek to Drew Bennett in 2004 as the best.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Ha ha... ha ha ha ha.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAAHHA!!!!!  Anybody got a towel I can wipe these tears of laughter with?  I friggin' love it when these guys lose now.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Turf Show Times takes a look at the similarities and differences between the Titans and Saints.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFW praises our numbers-over-talent defensive line, but fears that there will be drastic changes to the unit this off-season.


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