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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Baby Steps, Big Boy Checks Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Kerry Collins struggled mightily Saturday night, but I would advise against reading to much into that just as I'd advise against arguing that VY is ready to take over after a meager sample size.  The real difference between the two players is that Kerry is experienced enough to learn from that game and settle back into his game management role like we need him to.  The only way Kerry gets in trouble with this team is if he starts thinking he can make every throw and starts to gamble; that could be disastrous for this squad. 

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Vince Young's solid performance Saturday most likely earned him some extended reps with the first unit next week against Dallas.  Vince looked more comfortable and confident against the Bucs than we've seen from him at the NFL level, and it's very encouraging.  Next week his goal should be to maintain that mindset while still preparing as hard as possible.  That will be key if he wants to experience some consistent success in the NFL, rather than wild fluctuations from week to week.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 With every week of training camp and preseason contest, this year's rookie class is looking like one of the deepest and most talented we've seen in a good while.  These guys were brought in to play specific roles, and that's just what they're doing right away.

Follow is through the jump to discover what we should all be a little more worried about than we are...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Kenny Britt made his debut Saturday like a boss, ending up with 5 catches for 89 yards.  He did limp of the field with an injury though, and we should be hearing something today on the status of his ankle.  i promised myself I wouldn't freak out about the injuries that keep creeping up with Britt just yet, so I'm staying focused on the excellent production and potential we all saw Saturday.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Should we be more worried about the mounting injuries to starters (Stephen Tulloch, Jason Jones and David Stewart) and key reserves (Jacob Ford, Colin Allred, maybe even Kenny Britt now) so early in the year?  These aren't insurmountable, and all are expected back pretty soon, but adding just one or two more key names to that list could spell trouble through the tough early stretch of the schedule.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul K has notes from Saturday night's game, and plenty of thoughts on the Titans' youngsters.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Sure as heck sounds like Bud Adams took notice of VY's play Saturday, but I wish he'd not be quite so quick to start praising a guy whose career so far has been marked by wild ups and downs.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Javon Ringer really made a mark on the staff with his 51 yards on 7 rushes and a TD last weekend.  Given how crowded the backfield is, that's an important step for the young man.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Ken Amato originally joined the Titans in 2003 as a linebacker at very bottom of the depth chart, but now a days he's secured himself a pretty solid career as a respected long snapper and emergency LB.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The distinction between DE and DT is becoming increasingly blurred on the Titans' D-line unit, writes Gary Estwick.


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