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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Oh, What A Life A Mess Can Be Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 We've all derided the new Pro Bowl so much you'd think Bud Selig came up with the idea, but Vince Young will take it all day long.  It's been quite a trip from being on the outs by many accounts to being one of the faces of the franchise again, and his trip to Miami just punctuates that no matter what we may think of the rest of the guys who are being asked to play.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Maybe the next time the reps for the players and the owners are across the table from each other they should realize that if they don't get this thing figured out then it'll be 'together we burn'... just like Graveyard Shift by Uncle Tupelo! (bonus link: check out the first TV appearance by Uncle Tupelo, which featured a hilariously young Jeff Tweedy on bass)

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Kevin Mawae, fresh off of being named to the all-decade team because he's been the best center in football since before most people who write a blog could drive (despite what some mouth-breathers would have you  believe), is talking about the CBA negotiations, and it ain't good news.  Now, I'll say this: almost every sport's CBA talks sound the worst right before the deal gets done, but if owners are really demanding 20% of the player salary money pool back all bets are off.  Those kinds of demands are what lead to lock-outs.

Follow us through the jump for notes on what Brad Hopkins is up to and the Titans draft choices...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 If you want the Titans funnies there's only one place to find it on the regular: T-Rac's Posse.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Gary Estwick gathered several notes on USC DE Everson Griffen, who is a popular match with the Titans in many mock drafts.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Former Titans tackle Brad Hopkins is helping train numerous potential NFL draft picks, including LSU's monster book-end Ciron Black (who will be a stud, IMO), at the D-1 workout facility in Franklin/Cool Springs.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Gary Estwick also talked with Todd McShay about the possibility of the Titans drafting a QB to back up VY.  I agree with McShay that we'd be better served with a mid-level veteran, and I also like John David Booty as a project.  You never know what they'll do if the right guy slips to our 4th or 5th round spot though.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Josh Cribbs is a pretty cool guy:

Cribbs explained Thursday how he’s going to honor the teammates who helped him get to his second Pro Bowl.  He brought nine of his core special teams blockers — Jerome Harrison, Lawrence Vickers, Blake Costanzo, Nick Sorensen and Ray Ventrone among them — in for Pro Bowl week, and he’s going to rotate wearing their jerseys the rest of the week, including Sunday’s game. Bonus points on creativity for Cribbs.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Colts signed former Titans prospect Mitch King to a futures contract.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Already sick of the Peyton Manning stories coming out of Miami.  Can you imagine how unbearable this week would be if Brett Favre was involved as well?


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