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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Lowered Expectations Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jeff Fisher does what members of the Titans organization do: tell fans to lower your expectations regarding a big time roster move so as to not breed disappointment later on.  Specifically, Coach Fisher commented on the Albert Haynesworth saga, saying that he hasn't talked with Mike Shanahan, and there haven't been any war meetings on how to get Albert back.  That's classic Fisher to deny everything except the fact that they'd have to be interested if the price is reasonable (not that I'm complaining; I'm in the same boat).

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Bleeding two stories out of one appearance by Fisher (at former D-lineman Kevin Carter's charity event), Wyatt relays that Kerry Collins is still the no. 2 QB, despite the signing of Chris Simms.  Of course that's still the case when everyone is in shorts and t-shirts, but lets see if that's the case as training camp progresses later in the summer.  If Simms can pull even with Kerry, well... I can't see the Titans paying $5 million for a 3rd string QB.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Checking back in on the Fanhouse's reader-driven mock draft voting, as it currently stands JPP is winning by a mile. If it's any consolation to the folks who detest this pick, the more it gets bandied about and expected, the less likely it is to actually happen if you look at our draft history. 

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Former Titan Samari  Rolle has been cut by the Ravens, which is no surprise after he missed all of 2009 with a neck injury and has generally suffered through injuries the past several years. He was already declining physically when he was part of the 2004 cap purge, so you have to believe that this is the end of the line for the former Pro Bowler.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Titans Caravan visited several schools in Marshall County on Monday (interesting note: this may be the happiest teachers have been to see a huge raccoon running around their hallways.), and they talked to the kids about the importance of TCAP testing.  If you grew up in this state there's only one statement that runs through your head when you read or here "TCAP": "Fill in the bubble completely, make your mark heavy and dark and stay inside the circle". That's seared into my brain like it was a brainwashing trigger from the Manchurian Candidate.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Gramsey sent along this link to a Chattanooga Times Free Press article covering Titans fans who were excited by the team's late season surge in 2009.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 A few days ago I linked to Gary Horton's preview of the Titans, and now fellow ESPN scribe Paul K has chimed in on the content of the article. 

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The big string of impact off-season trades continues as the Broncos have traded career woman-beater Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins for this year's and next year's second-round picks. Here's to hoping Marshall can turn over a new leaf, while knowing it probably ain't going to happen.


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