So most of us expect that Justin Gage has lost his spot to Kenny Britt for obvious reasons, but Paul K is the first brave soul with a pulpit to declare that Damian Williams should stay in the top three WRs when Gage is healthy. Gage could be back as early as this week, and I understand where Paul is coming from, but I have to believe that Damian Williams will see his playing time plummet for the same reason Bill Haslam is going to be out next governor: he's just luck/unlucky enough to be the guy with an R next to his name.
The Titans' offensive DVOA is a bit depressing this week, so we're going to focus on the defensive side where our guys rank 2nd against the pass and 4th against the run. Looking at the overall DVOA rankings, we're 5th, but we've beaten the 1st, 6th, 17th, 26th and 28th ranked teams, while losing to the 2nd and 29th ranked teams.
On the heels of the news about Tony Brown's balky knee needing rest, the Titans worked out three defensive tackles yesterday: Jay Alford, Dre Moore and Deljuan Robinson. This is a pretty common occurrence under the Reinfeldt regime, as he's proven to be very good about having a lengthy list of guys they can bring in if they really need to bolster a position.
More love for Alterraun Verner, this time from Boclair.
SportingNew takes a gander at career mid-level players like Jason Babin who have made a much larger impact than expected so far.
Jim Wyatt knows 5 Things About the Titans.
People from all over are getting a kick out of Jeff Fisher's turn as a gumshoe at Karma on Friday.
SignOnSanDiego.com has a scouting report of the Titans, which notes that Titans special teams assistant Marty Galbraith was Philip Rivers' offensive coordinator in college. There's also this gem, which I missed somehow in The Tennessean:
"Don’t go to places after 12 o’clock. Stay in the house. My fianceé actually yelled at me after that and I was like, ‘OK, I’ll stay home for the rest of the season.’ '' -- Britt, in the Tennessean, on what he learned from the off-field incident.
The Chargers look to be facing a blackout as the Titans come to town on Sunday. They aren't alone though, PFT is noting that Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Arizona and the game in London are all looking to fall short of the sell-out mark that permits a game to be broadcast in its local market.
USA Today looks at the dwindling playoff possibilities for the Chargers, who lead the NFL in a lot of non-critical stats, while battling the Cowboys for the league lead in inexcusable brain farts.
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