Chris Johnson + Titans = Compromise!!!!!! The Titans and CJ2K are working on a contract tweak that would basically turn his $2.5 million in incentive and elevator bonuses he's earned for 2010 into a guaranteed signing bonus for this year! This would apparently get CJ2K into camp. This is awesome, awesome news for Titans fans everywhere. This should table CJ2K's contract issues until the new CBA is negotiated next off-season, and both parties can look at the new shape of the marketplace. Next year, given that CJ2K has another 1,500+ yard/4.0+ YPC type year, Bud's going to have to open the vault and dig way back to give CJ2K what he'll have earned.
Paul K debates the HOF eligibility of a few current and former AFC South players he considers borderline at this point, including Steve McNair.
Tony Pauline has a great read on an company called National, which handles the basel-line college prospect scouting process for NFL franchises. Over half a dozen teams pay $100,000 plus the services of one of their scouts to get the book on essentially ever draft-eligible player in the country.
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The young CBs on our roster have earned the praise of one important figure: Cortland Finnegan:
"They are pushing me,’’ Finnegan said of the youngsters. "There are guys on this team that are doing a lot better than me, so I have to step my game up. If I had it my way I would be second-string right now.
Phil Brame talks with the youngest of those CBs, Alterraun Verner, about the second CB spot, rebuilding the defense and divisional WRs.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, is funnier to me than people over 40 dissecting trends of the 'hip', and there isn't a better example of that right now than the recent obsession with codeine cough syrup. The stuff has been around forever, and it's been the subject of raps and movie references for a good 20 years, but give it a name like 'Purple Drank' and people freak out like it's an epidemic.
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