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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Black Shoes Mafia Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Oilers throwback jerseys will feature black shoes, which is a look that's very familiar to former Nitty Lion Kerry Collins.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Steve McNair believes Vince Young is maturing into a true NFL QB, and he sees some of his own struggle in VY's problems:

At the crux of Young’s on-field issues last year was his apparent refusal to re-enter the season opener against Jacksonville just before suffering a knee injury. McNair himself admits to having his own premature retirement thoughts back in 2000 after a hit from Kansas City’s Duane Clemons broke his sternum, an injury that would eventually require surgery to fix years later.

"I think we all go through difficult times in our lives. I can remember the time when I got hit by Clemons of Kansas City and broke my sternum, and I called my agent and I told him I was ready to retire," McNair said. "We all go through that. It’s just a part of life and a part of growing up. The thing that Vince has got to do is counteract and come back with a clear head, and say, ‘This is what I do. This is my profession’ and come back and play well. And I’m quite sure he will."

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Single game tickets for the Titans' 2009 home games will go on sale July 18th at the LP Field box office.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFW is hearing that the Titans will keep four TEs this year, which is bad news for the guys at the bottom of the WR and RB rotations.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jim Wyatt catches up with reserve LB Josh Stamer as he recovers from a groin injury that kept him out of the playoffs last year.  Stamer, who started his career with the Bills, is pushing hard to be back on the field by the time we meet his old employers on the gridiron. 

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Peter King has some rather absurd notes this week, including that Matt Millen is on the verge of getting another (presumably front-office) NFL job, and the Lions are close to awarding the QB spot to Stafford (that's why they're the Lions).


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