In a rare lucky break, we actually won the coin toss for the 16th pick this morning. That's good news if we target a CB, because that was also a top need for the 49ers, who had been projected to take Boise State CB Kyle Wilson in front of us in several recent mock drafts.
Today is the birthday of the Man in Black, so what better way to celebrate it than by listening to one of his best self-penned non-sad songs, Big River. If you have some extra time track down the Grateful Dead's version of that one, because it's a barn-burner. As a bonus link, here's my favorite Kris Kristofferson song, as made famous by Johnny Cash: Sunday Morning Coming Down.
Jim Wyatt and I agree on this one: there's no excuse for how long it took the Titans to contact Keith Bulluck's camp about his status as a free agent this off-season. All it was going to do was cause ill-will from one of their cornerstone players, and it wasn't going to cost anything at all.
Follow us through the jump to fin-out what Titans were honored as the scout and meast of the year...
C.O. Bracato, who has been a scout for the Titans/Oilers for 36 years, will be honored as the Fritz Pollard Alliance Scout of the Year today. He's pushing 80, but still has that fire in his belly when it comes to identifying talent:
I’m going to keep doing it as long as I feel good and my mind is straight,’’ he said. "I know I have a little problem getting around, but if I take my time and can do the job and make decisions I’ll keep doing it. I enjoy it. If I didn’t have this job I don’t know what I would do. This helps me keep going.’’
The Titans let the deadline for using the franchise tag pass yesterday without making any moves. Bo Scaife, who got the tag last year, was the only real viable candidate. the next big deadline is the March 4th mark for putting in RFA tenders to guys like LenDale White (probably not), Stephen Tullluch (yup) and Tony Brown (absolutely).
Congrats to Chris Johnson for being voted the KSK's 2009 Sean Taylor Memorial Meast of the Year:
I do believe congratulations are in order for our 2009 Meast of the Year! And wouldn’t you know it? It’s Chris "Black Drexel" Johnson, who got 1,589 votes, or 34% of the total voting. MEASTERFUL. No one ever caught him. That’s what happens when you have get-away-from-Gus-Johnson speed.
Jim Wyatt profiles former Mt. Juliet stand-out and Troy QB Levi Brown, who is hoping for a shot at the NFL. He'll be a late round pick, if he gets drafted at all, because he's got an unconventional throwing motion similar to Philip Rivers.