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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Gerald McRath was one of the more impressive rookies the Titans have seen in a while, as the fourth rounder came in and was being groomed to start almost right away. After answering the bell in his 5 starts last year, McRath is ready to step up. The question is, with Thornton, Witherspoon and maybe Bulluck already competing for 2 OLB spots, is there enough room for the young gun?

Tennessee_titans_30x21 This week's Jam is a performance by (and interview with) New Orleans' own Kermit Ruffins, who people with outstanding taste will recognize from David Simon's new HBO show Treme.  If you have HBO you better be watching it, and if you don't find a way to steal it, son.  The music alone is worth the risk, never mind that the stories are going to be amazing.  In episode one Ruffins, who plays himself, had one of my favorite exchanges in years with Steve Zahn's music nerd character outside of the club in the linked video:
Davis (Steve Zahn): America needs some Kermit.... You’re just standing there telling me that all you want to do is get high, play some trumpet, and barbecue in New Orleans your whole damned life?

Kermit: That’ll work.
Sounds good to me too.

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jim Wyatt lets it be known that LenDale White, fresh off of signing his RFA tender, is available for any interested teams... we're looking at you, Seattle.  Don't think Pete Carroll would be interested in his former USC stud?  Carroll just signed former epic-Lions bust/Titan Mike Williams, so I'm guessing he's interested in every former Trojan he can get his hands on.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul K looks at the nuances of draft deliberations, and just how important it is to have but-in from scouts, coaches and the front office.  Here's a gem about the perils of listening too much to a position coach over a scout:
• Secondary coach Marcus Robertson liked Ryan Mouton, who struggled as a rookie in 2009.

• Defensive line coach Jim Washburn wanted Jason Jones and William Hayes in 2008, and they still rate as works in progress.

• Former running backs coach Sherman Smith endorsed Chris Henry in 2007, and Henry busted and is gone.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Reserve O-Lineman Daniel Loper was cut by the Lions yesterday, and he may be headed back to Nashville.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFW charts each team's draft needs.


Tennessee_titans_30x21 Shutdown Corner has us taking Derrick Morgan in yet another mock draft.


Have a great weekend!