Jeff Fisher is still gathering facts in the Kenny Britt case, and apparently so are the police. Terry McCormick reports that Britt has been questioned by the police regarding the fracas at Karma. I'd expect something to be announced in the next day or two because Fisher probably doesn't want this hanging out there through the bye.
Vince Young practiced for the first time since injuring his ankle and knee against the Jaguars. Kerry Collins sat out Wednesday's practice with his injured middle finger. As much as it keeps looking like Vince will get the start on Sunday, I still expect to see Kerry unless his finger injury is a lot worse than is being let on. You just have to believe the staff would prefer to rest VY one more game so that he's a lock to be 100% for that tough stretch of games coming out of the bye.
Jason McCourty will be back in the game on Sunday, but Verner will continue to start. The plan is to work McCourty in on some packages and special teams stuff. I'm seriously wondering if what we discussed on MCM Radio a few weeks back comes true: might we start seeing Verner on the outside in base formations, then in the nickel spot with McCourty outside when we bring in the extra DB? I'd be surprise to see Vinny Fuller get unseated since the staff has been a big fan of his from early on, but we saw a little of this look in Dallas when it was Mouton who played outside when Verner moved into the nickel.
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In a slight that won't be soon forgotten, the NFL's Pro Bowl Ballot does not afford us the opportunity to vote for Alterraun Verner. Jason McCourty is the second CB option for the Titans. You see it happen to a few guys every year because of how early the lists have to be in from teams, but this is a pretty egregious oversight on someone's behalf because Verner has been a beast and at the very least deserves some votes.
David Boclair wonders if more Vince Young could mean less Damian Williams. I hope that's not the case, as the development of Damian Williams could prove to be a crucial boost fro this offense later in the season. For more on this check out last night's MCM Radio...
Yesterday's practice was much less physical on the defense because they've been so overworked lately. Fisher dialed the intensity and the duration of the practice back because he was worries about guys being too tired for Sunday's game, where they'll face a team whose defense has played about a full games worth of snaps more than the Titans defense.
Will Leon at Titans Tracker takes a look at the Titans' version of the Big Three (the Titans Triplets as he dubs them), and examines their window for elite success if everything progresses as planned.
Tom Gower of Football Outsiders and Total Titans takes a look at how important field position has been to the Titans offense this year, and he has charts. I think he may be placing a bit too much of the credit on the huge leaps in starting field position, but there's no denying that it's a huge benefit to any offense, especially one like the Titans' offense that relies so much right now on big plays rather than efficiency and consistency.
Kerry Collins is quite impressed with Brett Favre's consecutive starts streak, and says it's more impressive than Cal Ripkin's. While that might be true, Cal Ripken is still so much more likable as a human being than Brett.
Chargers fans are left to watch Dave Ball and wonder how much better their defense could be with just one more Ball still around.
Stafon Johnson is recovering at an astonishing pace, and could be back to running in a few weeks. Johnson had some nice plays in the preseason, and I'm very interested to see what he can do in training camp next year. I know we don't use a third running back often at all, but you always want to have a talented player on your roster, and Johnson looked to be a steal before he hurt his ankle.
Alex Marvez calls the Chargers dysfunctional, partly through their GMs decisions and partly due to a brutal streak of injuries that have forced the team to utilize 63 different players already. That's one more than they used all of last season.
The Seahawks continue to be a pipeline for former-Titans, as they've now resigned Quinton Ganther to their active roster. I mean they've had/have RB Ganther, RB Chris Henry, RB LenDale White and WR Mike Williams all on the active roster at one point or another.
Alfie Crow at Big Cat Country chronicles what may have been the absolute worst off-season of drafting/free agency in the history of the NFL: The Jaguars summer of 2008. I mean that's insane how much they wasted in such a short time.
You know your team did a damned good job when a coordinator you faced last week is being rumored to be on the way out like Sean McDermott is in Philly. The Titans aren't the sole reason by any means, but they may have been the nail in the coffin if you believe the local media.
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