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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Ochocinco Getting Smoked For A Good Cause Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 In this week' installment of 'Who in the world wants to race Chris Johnson' Chad Ochocinco offers himself up as the sacrificial lamb.  The noble twist is that the race would happen around the Pro Bowl, and the loser would donate their $40K Pro Bowl check to the Hatian relief effort.  Still, Ocho couldn't help but provide a little comedy relief, even if it was unintentional:

The first "chrisjohnson" Ochocinco addressed on Twitter wasn't the NFL star but a guy in St. Paul, MN with 42 followers. Ochocinco almost certainly could have won that race. As for a sprint against the other Chris Johnson, I'm not so sure.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jim Wyatt looks into the enigma that was Jared Cook's rookie campaign.  Apparently the story is still that the high ankle sprain threw the youngster off so far that he never really could get back on track and supplant the veterans in front of him on the depth chart.  Combine that with a late-season concussion, and it was all-around a shadow of the year we all expected after he lit-up teams in the preseason.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 You gotta credit LenDale for saving a little face here, but I honestly hope he's headed to Seattle to reunite with his college coach Pete Carroll.  I bet he'd be happy there and they need people who know how to play football.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Brett Kern definately seemed to lock-up the punting duties for 2010 by the end of the year with some increasingly steady performances as both the punter and holder.  A lot of that improvement probably came from some close mentoring from Craig Hentrich, who is expected to retire this off-season despite kind words of hope from everyone around the facility.

That's about if in Titans news, but follow us through the jump for NFL notes...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFW Draft Guru Nolan Nawrocki ranks the top underclassmen talent that should be available for the 2010 draft which follow the theme we're seeing in many other draft lists: a plethora of talent on the defensive side of the ball, and specifically in the front seven.  Like Jimmy posted this weekend, that's a crucial development that all Titans fans should be hoping holds true.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Gotta love the Jets for knocking off the whiny, poorly-caoched Chargers.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Reports out of Philadelphia are that veteran running back Brian Westbrook is close to hanging it up after sustaining the 1,000,000th injury of his career.  Westbrook has been one of the great scat-backs in league history when healthy, but unfortunately nobody can remember a time when he was healthy.


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