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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Lots of Titans fans who don't frequent MCM (and as such are usually less informed and less thoughtful people) had a real problem with Chris Johnson getting carries late in Sunday's game after the win was in the bag. Fisher defended the decision by saying that said people are babies who don't know what they're talking about and should just bask in the glory of the win he wanted to get CJ and the O-line extra work, which CJ agreed they needed. I mean I agree with this:

"We are trying to win football games and play players and get them ready for the long haul. And I don't go into this game with concern about any player getting hurt,'' Fisher said. "When it is time for him to come out, we'll take him out... "

"When you sub in games where you're ahead, the intention is not to keep someone from getting hurt but the intention is to get a backup player reps and opportunities,'' Fisher said. "I don't feel like Javon needs to prove anything to us."

Tennessee_titans_30x21 CJ2K isn't satisfied with the running game's performance coming off of the Raider's game, and he's gunning to do more. I'll say I'd be quite happy with CJ2K breaking off a 200 yard game against the talented 3-4 defenses that have been a sore spot for Vince.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Despite all of the whining by Peyton Manning and his coattail riders over the new procedures and position of officials, the truth is that the NFL has two rules that are so painfully dreadful it's stunning that nothing has been done to correct them: the end zone rule that robbed Calvin Johnson and the Lions of a win, and the 'no hitting QBs below the knee' rule that overshadowed Derrick Morgan's first NFL sack. You can quibble with the first one, but anyone who disagrees on the second one is just wrong. That rule violates the heart and soul of the game of football for the sake of making sure golden-boys stay popular so they can sell sports drinks and man-spanx Under Armour. That's a science fact.

Follow us through the jump to find out which Titan is getting healthy enough to start practicing again...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 William Hayes appears to be on track to return to practicing with the team this week, which is good news as the Steelers come to town. It's also good news because Hayes suffered a setback last week, and we don't want to see this turn into the kind of issue that wrecks his entire season.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 takes a look at Vince Young's performance over the past 11 games to see if he's the real-deal or a product of fortunate circumstance. Their overly cynical rundown is sure to make Superhorn gnash his teeth for a good 10 minutes or so. I mean they're bordering on crediting a lot of his performances to luck, which is pretty absurd.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 KSK, the Titans and an opossum.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Fisher talked about the continuing importance of Steelers week, which is a holdover from when our two franchises were division rivals before realignment in the early 2000s. The rivalry has been a good and even one for a while, and it got even spicier after several Titans mocked and stomped on a ridiculous yellow cleaning utensil that passes as regalia in Pittsburgh. Did that get you hot? Well keep it out of the front page articles and spew your vitriol here, because we aren't going to be babysitting that crap (even when we're part of the hatin') all week.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Nate Washington loves Steeler week, fo sho.

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