Last week we all waited nervously for word to come down about Britt's disciplinary punishment. This week we're waiting to hear what happens with his MRI today. Britt mentioned that he heard his hamstring 'pop', which makes my breakfast go bye-bye. I love how deep this WR group is, but nobody else can do what Britt does like Britt does it. Hopefully we can take advantage of the bye week and get both Britt and Vince Young back healthy... I seriously doubt it, but you gotta hope.
Vince Young re-injured the same ankle that he originally hurt in Jacksonville, which must have been a relief to Chargers fans because VY was going bonkers on them. With 11 minutes still left in the game Vince had 253 yards passing, 2TDs, 0 INTs and one big-boy block to spring Chris Johnson. There's no word on how bad the injury is, but Vince left the stadium in a walking boot. I feel better about his chances to start in Miami than Britt's right now...
The Michael Griffin interception and touchdown that was negated (justly, might I add), was certainly a killer. It was pretty obvious that the defense was ready to get off the field and failed to get their head right back in the game, because how else do they give up 82 yards and a TD on the next two plays. Once that happened, you knew the margin for error was minuscule. Even after the Vice Young-Nate Washington bomb, and with 11 minutes still left, the dark clouds were gathering. Side note: how fitting is it that the Greek Titans were overthrown by a contingent of gods lead by Zeus, whose greatest weapon was his ability to command lightning, and here the football Titans can't handle lightning bolts very well either. It's like a reoccurring theme that pre-dates Bud Adams, the forward pass and science.
Other key moments that got lost in the mix: nearly getting a second safety when Hester was stopped about 3 inches out of the endzone, the Chargers keeping us alive by botching an extra point and CJ's uncharacteristic drop that ended the game.
Paul K hits the nail on the head in a lot of ways while recapping yesterday's loss. Witherspoon got abused by another top-flight TE thanks to very little help in coverage, and this defense looks very vanilla when they aren't forcing big turnovers (and McCourty's, while nice, was not a big turnover by any stretch).
Excellent work by Nick Schommer to take advantage of a hole in the Chargers' punt coverage to put the Titans on the board first. Looking back, how big would it have been for the offense to take advantage on the safety kick so that we were up 9-0 by the time Rivers got back on the field.
If anyone knows what the hell Peter King is trying to say here, give me a shout:
7. Tennessee (5-3). No shame in losing to San Diego at Qualcomm. But the Titans have to get off the Vince Young-Kerry Collins merry-go-round; it's difficult for Young, obviously, with his problematic left ankle getting hurt again.
Passing yardage is inconsequential. 3rd down conversion rates, however, are crucial on both sides of the ball, and it's been a weak spot for our D over the last two weeks.
InsideVandy.com catches-up with Kevin Mawae, who is working as an unpaid intern for the Commodores. We can probably already add college coaching that to the list of things Mawae can do better than Eugene Amano as well as at least one other glaring example...
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