Kenny Britt is feeling pretty star struck in the Titans locker room. Take that all you national losers who say and think we're too boring to talk about!
Warren Sapp went on a rant about young players not learning from vets, and used Vince Young as his prima facie argument. This of course begets moralizing by Peter King:
"The game's different now. Look at Vince Young. Why wouldn't he listen to Kerry Collins? I'm sure Vince thinks, 'Nobody's been through what I'm going through. Nobody's been through my kind of pressure.' Are you kidding me! Kerry Collins, fifth pick in the draft, has all the ups and downs, gets benched, makes those racist comments, has the alcohol problems, moves from team to team, comes back, has success ... Vince Young should suck up all the knowledge Kerry Collins has to offer! There's no better role model for him.''
I have heard that Collins went out of his way last year to try to help Young when the struggling quarterback was having his quasi-breakdown. Young had no interest. Maybe Sapp's on to something. If he is, it's a sad commentary on the kids of the NFL.
I heard Peter King thinks the league should hire Brett Favre to be QB coach of every team, so maybe then those kids will learn how to lose on a deal-breaker INT like a happy little warrior.
Nate Washington seems to be thriving in Heimerdinger's offense, and it's because he's smart and works hard just like Derrick Mason did. You don't have to be a track star to come in and earn your money, just get open and hold on to the dang ball.
Jared Cook is learning the TE spot from a guy who used to typify the ability to run, catch and seriously block all in one package: Alge Crumpler. That's cool and all, because Alge was a perennial Pro Bowler and 2 time All-Pro, but just don't be picking up weight tips from him, Jared.
Big time hat tip goes out to my boy Todd Heath who pointed out this great post by locally-based-internationally read writer Clay Travis on LenDale vs. the Steelers' collective... including tips on escalating the bitterness.
Much love to laid back commenter SoCalTitan for pointing us towards this list of the the NFL's Irreplaceable Players by Football Outsiders guru Bill Barnwell for ESPN Insider ($ subscription required).
SoCalTitan also helps us out with this story listing Gerald McRath as one of the potential sleepers of the draft.
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