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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Taxation Without Domination Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21Jim Wyatt Terry McCormick was encouraged by Vince Young's pledge to step up as more of a team leader, and says his ability to do so convincingly is key to making 2010 a success.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul K expressed his reasonable displeasure with the new playoff OT rules in the latest installment of his mailbag:

I don’t like the rule for two reasons. I think it creates unnatural football in two ways:

If opening possession produces a field goal, the team that has to match, at worst, to keep the game going, then goes for it on fourth down to get into field goal range. Four-down offense isn’t regular football, it’s a different sort, a desperation sort.

And a safety wins but a first-possession field goal does not, even though a safety is worth one less point. It’s a game about scoring more points, right?

Contrary to popular belief, there is enough content out there for a jump this morning...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Looks like Usain Bolt's representatives are keen on setting-up a race between the gold medalist and the NFL's fastest man, CJ2K. If this happens the most interesting part to watch will be the length of the race, as CJ has declared that will go a long way towards deciding who has the advantage.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFW looks at our DE position, and consoles the many doubters about this year's crop of first round DE prospects.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 SB Nation Preds blogger Dirk Hoag weigh's in on the State of Tennessee's curious new 'Privilege Tax', which financially penalizes professional sports players who come to town. It's important to note that NFL teams are exempted from this tax thanks to rules they'd enacted earlier that would've penalized the state for taxing their players. I'm no tea party member, but this tax is beyond absurd, and I hope it isn't setting a precedent that other states are going to follow.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Mike Florio jumps the gun by saying that the Steelers should be prepared to play 2010 without their franchise QB.

(Sorry for the delay.  There were technical difficulties with the site's publishing program this morning.)

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