Despite a day most described as rough for VY at training camp, the Titans are seeing a new and more mature side of Vince Young... as well as a much more knowledgeable quarterback:
"He has changed noticeably," said veteran guard Jake Scott, a Titan since 2008. "He's a different guy than before, and I think Vince's maturity is what has improved the most. You can see it — his presence in the huddle, around the locker room. He has taken a more professional approach. And I think it will show more and more, and pay off."
Chris Johnson says he just wants to get some reps this season and be a quiet source of strength for his teammates. Nah, just kidding... he's telling anyone and everyone that he wants to break Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and win the MVP. To bad he'll never win the MVP since it's a 'best white quarterback on a 10 win or more team' award thanks to brain-dead journalist. CJ2K also has a new fantasy football commercial for ESPN.
The Nashville Scene's Pith in the Wind blog used the filing of the legal papers in Pola-Gate to get a glimpse at Kennedy Pola's actual contract with the Titans, and I highly suggest you check it out. It's not earth shattering, but it's interesting to see some of the finer points that are probably standard language in an NFL contract.
Alterraun Verner got his chance to run with the first team on defense, and Jeff Fisher says he's definitely in the running for the second starting spot.
David Boclair profiles Verner, who would gladly put off finishing his math degree at UCLA to make some noise in the playoffs.
David Thronton is starting training camp on the PUP list, but CBS Sportsline reports that Jeff Fisher believes the gimpy linebacker will be ready to go for the pre-season games.
How would you like to be the Nashville attorneys tabbed to represent Lane Kiffin and USC? Riley Warnock & Jacobson has taken the case, and they'll do legal mambo with Nashville heavy-weights Walller Lansden Dortch & Davis.
The Titans signed Pete Ittersagen to basically be a camp body and fill some injury holes at the corner back position. Ittersagen has a slim chance at best of catching on with the team, but then again so did Tuff Harris when he was in camp, and he stuck around for a little while.
Off-season free agent Jason Babin was in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine as they profiled athletes who run businesses on the side. Babin runs a luxury hunting lodge on 400+ acres in Center, Texas, and a security system installation company in Houston.
Jacksonville.com tallied the biggest sporting events to ever happen in the city, and the Titans appeared in the no. 4 spot for the 2000 beat-down we gave the Jags on the way to the Super Bowl.
Peyton Manning is intent on breaking the Colts, who look primed to top Sam Bradford's recent six-year, $78 million contract with St. Louis, which also included a pulverizing record of $50 million in guaranteed money
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