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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Meager Upside Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 An MRI showed no major damage to Nate Washington's hamstring, but his status for the season opener at Pittsburgh is still very much in doubt.  Given how tough the early third of our schedule appears to be, this could be a significant injury due to the lack of experience behind him.  The meager upside to the situation is that coaches will get a good long look at those young guys over the final two preseason games with the starting unit.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Traditionally Coach Fisher has had the starters play into the first few series in the third quarter during the third preseason game so that they get a feel for the halftime process and making adjustments.  This squad is so experienced, however, that Fish is saying he may forego that route this time.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Graduating from Vanderbilt and carving out a good career in the NFL is more than most people can accomplish, and it doesn't get a bit easier if you throw dyslexia in the mix... just ask Jovan Haye.

Follow us through the jump to see why the Titans aren't sweating the ground game's lame preseason production...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Teresa Walker explains why the Titans aren't concerned about the lackluster production in the running game over the preseason: mainly because there's no sense of urgency due to the fact that these guys have proven themselves in real action.  You can also point to the O-line injuries as affecting the running game as well.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul K watched a big-time goal line stand in practice yesterday, and then decided to quiz those involved to see how it looked from their perspective.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Peter King can name at least 10 rookies who have been more impressive than Jared Cook or Javon Ringer?  Really?

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Former Titans camp player from last year and local (Montgomery Bell) product Ingle Martin has an audition for the Denver Broncos.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Football Outsiders take a look at what they perceive (via their proprietary DVOA stats) to be a steady decline in the competitive balance across the NFL.

 

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