Did anyone notice that Paul effin' Williams is in camp with the Titans again? That'll make 4 years of training camp for perhaps the least productive 3rd round pick in recent history. I'm sure Paul is a very nice guy, but I was thoroughly thrown off when I saw his name on the autograph schedule for Tuesday. I mean, does his camp salary tax-deductible as a contribution to charity? Does an angel get it's wings if he appears in the first Titans' preseason game of 2010 on Saturday? That's about the only way this makes sense.
The early reviews on the newly activated Damian Williams' efforts at fielding and returning kicks are pretty much universally positive. That's excellent news since we spent most of last year praying that Kevin Kashaviaraiannanhallama could just signal fair catch and not drop the thing. Fisher won't say for sure that Williams will play on Saturday, when the Titans have their first preseason tilt of 2010, mostly for fear of re-injuring the hamstring again. Williams has also been making some nice headway as a receiver as well.
New RB coach Craig Johnson talks about a guy we all fawned over on last night's pod cast: LeGarrette Blount. I can't say enough about how good Blount has looked in the camp video and session I've seen. He's huge, but he runs with his pads low and will definitely knock the block off of a whole lot of DBs once he gets through the line of scrimmage. Boclair also has a piece on Blount, and it' pretty safe to say that Blount and Rusty Smith are the players a lot of people are excited to see during the first Titans' preseason game of 2010 on Saturday!
Follow is through the jump for the mysterious case of Tony Brown, revealed...Last night Jimmy, Gramsey and I mused about the mysterious case of Tony Brown, who continues to sit on the PUP list even as the team gets ready to pack up and head to Seattle for the Titans' first preseason game of 2010 on Saturday. Despite signing a 3 year $17 million deal, Brown has been slow to recover from a knee surgery he underwent right after last season ended. Brown has been looked at as probably the only defensive lineman who is a lock to start game one, but you have to question that now if he can't get himself off of the PUP list within the next few weeks.
I swear to the football gods if the Titans keep Chris Simms over Rusty Smith (Wyatt says they'll give Simms reps during this Saturday's first Titans preseason game of 2010) I'm going to break yet another keyboard in anger. Of course, with this front office, if I keep that up I'll end up as the Pol Pot of the keyboard populace.
John Oesher goes through the litany of injuries that are piling up at Titans training camp like police cars in a Blues Brothers movie.
I haven't watched the first episode of Hard Knocks yet, but Rex Ryan is already sounding like a perfect fit for that circus.
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