Robert Johnson and his mother are the subject of a stirring Father's Day-related article by the Tennessean's John Glennon. Robert's father was brutally murdered by burglars Robert was 5, but his mother made sure that her son knew his father through her stories and memories as he grew. It's a great piece that really transcends clichés and should remind a lot of us just how lucky we are.
CJ2K talked with ESPN's Michael Smith (who you may remember from the enlightening VY interview from last year) for an ESPN E:60 piece, and CJ2K told Smith he feels like he should be making over $30-40 million guaranteed. Not. Happening. Still, you he has unquestionably shown that if any running back in the NFL is worth that much, it's him. I know if CJ2K stays healthy and productive he'll see that kind of money one day, I'm just not sure it's going to be here...
Some folks like to call Cortland Finnegan a cheap or dirty player. those folks are usually called victims. The City Paper's Mark Wheeler catches up with Cort, who is looking to rebound from a year that was marred buy a month-long hamstring injury, and by a chunk of hair ripped out by actual dirty players Jacobi Jones and Andre Johnson.
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Jamie Winborn was one of the quieter acquisitions we made late last season after Bulluck and Thronton hit the IR, but he's looking to make some noise now that McRath has been suspended and Tully is still nowhere to be seen right now. Winborn was a tremendous linebacker at Vanderbilt, and has had some very good years scattered throughout an NFL career that's been marred by various injuries (including a serious neck injury that cost him the better part of 3 years).
Bo Scaife talks about Stephen Tulloch's continued hold-out. Bo perhaps understands where Tully is coming from better than anyone else at Baptist Sports Park since Scaife was in the same position last year (and somewhat this year), and the two men are represented by the notoriously brash Drew Rosenhaus.
A Jacksonville-based writer looks at the combined drama Vince Young and CJ2K are causing Jeff Fisher. I will say that at times this whole ordeal looks like a bad telenovela story arch.
Still more commentary on the 30 day rule from PFT.
Maurice Jone-Drew fills in for the World Cup covering Peter King, and writes about what it takes to be great in the NFL. What's the key? Flossing.
If soccer were the no. 1 sport in the US, Scott McCoy would want CJ2K as a forward and Vince Young as a mid-fielder. Not too shabby for a list that draws from all of the major sports.
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