Terry McCormick gives us his top 5 reasons Titans fans should be excited about the upcoming season. I'm rather partial to number 2:
2. Kyle Vanden Bosch is healthy
Consider this: The Titans went 13-3 last season, thanks in large part to a defensive line that was missing its leader for a good portion of the year. Vanden Bosch suffered a groin injury in early October that limited him for the remainder of 2008 and even required surgery in December. Vanden Bosch was never himself last season, and his return to form this year might be the biggest factor in helping to offset the loss of Haynesworth, even though the play different positions and fill different roles on the defensive line.
If Vanden Bosch returns to his usual 10-12 sacks per season, the Titans defense can roll on without missing a beat. And judging from the early returns of OTAs, Vanden Bosch appears to be running as well as ever, even as he has turned 30 years old.
Jeff Fisher will join a select group of NFL coaches on a USO tour to visit troops serving in the Persian Gulf. As long as he doesn't jump out of a plane again I think he'll be just fine!
Jerry Jones is seriously considering bringing back Pacman. I only wish that were a joke...
Damion Hack looks at why he thinks the consensus predictions for each division could go all wrong.
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