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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Surprising Output From All Over The Place Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 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.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 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.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 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.

Follow us through the jump for more on an ex-Titan it sounds like we could use these days...


Tennessee_titans_30x21 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.
Tennessee_titans_30x21 Here's a more in-depth read on Randy and his coming-out party as an impact D-lineman.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Congrats to Jim Wyatt for digging a little deeper and coming up with 5 interesting and timely things to know about the Titans.  Well played by the staff of the Tennessean this week.  Well played.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Don Banks re-drafts last year's 1st round; here Kenny Britt is gone before we draft, and we take Wisconsin LB Deandre Levy.  Things like this are the reason I'm opposed to time travel.

 

Tennessee_titans_30x21 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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