Paul K delivers the book on last year's biggest disappointment, TE Jared Cook. There are some good quotes from 'Dinger in there, and the OC doesn't sound like he'd have much tolerance for a similarly disappointing campaign from Cook this year. Here's the money shot:
Then he suffered an ankle sprain and disappeared. Tennessee got nine catches for 74 yards out of him in 14 games, and the word out of team headquarters was his confidence plummeted and he did nothing to force the Titans to get him on the field."He needs to become much more consistent week to week if he’s going to play for us," offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger said this week. "He has to be more consistent in everything before he can play."
Wednesday we lost one of the greatest musicians ever born in the great state of Tennessee, Alex Chilton. He was the leader and creative driving force behind one of the great bands not enough people listened to, Big Star. Here's their cut September Gurls. Big Star's career had one continuous theme: rave reviews and zero album distribution. If you dive into their catalogue you'll here the missing link between The Beatles and later bands like The Replacements, Superdrag and R.E.M. Chilton's career extended well past Big Star, so please take some time and do a little digging sometime soon, because I think you'll like what you find.
All world safety Eric Berry suffered a toe injury that cut his pro day workout short yesterday. The injury is described as minor, and shouldn't affect his draft status.
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Everyone who is a big fan of Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan will like Shutdown Corner's Post-Free Agency Mock Draft.
There's been a lot of back and forth in the comments about whether the Titans should just sell-oout and go all offense, and if they did choose that route they could do a lot worse than Ole Miss prodigy Dexter McCluster, who will be in for a private workout with the Titans soon.
Former Oilers/Titans and Eagles RT Jon Runyan is set to run for Congress against incumbent democrat John Adler in a district that represents the Jersey shore to the Philadelphia suburbs. Runyan's platform will be to curb federal spending. That is all.
Alge Crumpler is indeed going to the Patriots, much to the delights of whoever manages the food budget over at Baptist Sports Park, I'm sure. No deal has been signed yet, but there's been virtually no interest from the Titans front-office since Bo Scaife was given his sizable tender.
On the heels of that story, Paul K gripes about the Titans letting all of their 'leadership' walk. No doubt that Crump was probably a good influence in the locker room, but it's more than a stretch to contend he still had a spot in our gameplan with Scaife still in the fold and Cook and Stevens being held back duet o lack of opportunity.
The Houston Texans get rid of one financially-minded malcontent, but now they may have created another in TE Owen Daniels. Daniels is already talking about a holdout if a new deal isn't struck before camp opens.
And yes, South Park's knuckle-dragging characterization of Big Ben was hilarious.
Have a great weekend!