I've hammered Gary Estwick on the regular in this space, but I'll give him credit for posting probably the most relevant analysis on this game between the Titans and Dolphins so far from the local media:
Miami has recorded a sack in all but one game this season – a 22–21 win over New England (Dec. 6)...
It’s all bad news for the Titans offense, in need of a win Sunday at LP Field to stay alive in the AFC playoff hunt. Starting today, quarterback Vince Young enters the work week after leaving last Sunday’s rout of St. Louis with an injured hamstring. Meanwhile, backup Kerry Collins is not mobile enough to shake off Joey Porter, Jason Taylor and former Titan Randy Starks – they are responsible for a total of 20 sacks in 2009.
Shutdown Corner has pretty charts on the year Chris Johnson is having, and notes that he'd need to average about 160 yards per game to break Dickerson's record.
Some smart guy wrote about the disconnect between Wonderlic scores and the career success of quarterbacks back in November, using Vince Young as a central example. I very strongly agree with him that an IQ test is a poor determining factor, and that a combination of emotional aptitude and ability to find patterns are far more important than the kind of mental skills a Wonderlic or IQ test pinpoint.
This look at this week's match-ups from a Florida perspective is pretty good, and included a name I hadn't thought of in years:
[Randy] Starks, who left for Miami as a free agent in early 2008, is putting the finishing touches on a Pro Bowl-worthy season and has been living in opponents' backfields the second half of the season.
H/t to steadfast reader/commenter studiocat for pointing us to Terry McCormick's break-down of the playoff chase as it stands this week.
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