Jim Wyatt says that Fisher's decision to bench Vince Young makes more sense in the wake of yesterday's revelations about VY's supposedly shoddy preparation for the Steelers game. Of course, punishing Vince in just about any other way would make a lot more sense when you think about it. I mean, could you think of a more non-sensical way to handle the situation? I have to agree with Clay Travis on 3 Hour Lunch in that this is a classic case of post hoc ergo: somebody on that staff is trying to bend the story after the fact to create a result that makes the staff look much less idiotic and petty.
Off-season acquisition Jason Babin has been an instant hit along the Titans' D-line, and he credits a lot of that to playing less, not playing more, according to PFW's Whispers:
• Titans DE Jason Babin says he likes the Titans' emphasis on rotating their defensive ends to keep them fresh. "It's amazing," Babin told PFW. "You don't have to worry about, 'Oh, I've got 70 plays — I'll pull up here.' It's wide open whenever you're on the field. You're 100 percent. You're literally trying to make every play. And then you get tired — well, guess what — come out, catch your breath, go back in. You can't ask for much more than that."
Here we are heading into week four, and for the second year in a row we're playing a rookie in the place of an injured vet. However, this year's McCourty/Verner dynamic is MUCH more favorable than last year's Harper/Mouton dynamic. Plus our opponents are lining up a little better than they did last year when we ended up starting both rookies for a minute. I still have nightmares about Ryan Mouton starting for this team.
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Kyle Orton is fifth in the league in total yards passing after playing such horrendous stellar defenses as Jacksonville, Seattle and Indianapolis with those garbage cornerbacks. The problem is they're horrendously unbalanced. Despite having two former first round picks carrying the rock (Maroney and Moreno) and one of the best O-lineman in all of football (Ryan Clady), none of the four guys not named Orton are averaging over 2.8 yards per carry. Another problem holding these guys back: their coach is a major douche who was never ready to be a head coach.
Of course, the Titans are in no position to mock anyone else's run/pass ratio, because ours is pretty much the same by being the opposite. Yesterday, coach Fisher basically defended the ratio by telling everyone to suck it. Meanwhile several players talked with the media about what they need to do to get more passing plays in the gameplan.
Giants tackle Kareem McKenzie embarrassed himself pretty thoroughly last Sunday with two absurd personal foul penalties, and yesterday he called the performance 'despicable'. Though, in his defense, there are a lot of Giants who could say the sam kinds of thing coming out of that game...
Former Titans cornerback Cary Williams, who is just the latest Titan to head for the Ravens after we cut them, returned to the team last week after serving a two game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Still, there's been absolutely no word that I can find about why he was suspended. All Williams has said is that it's for something that occurred while he was with the Titans.
NFL agent Jack Bechta writes about those who have really reached a tough-to-attain position: legitimate NFL insider. It's a god read about the methods many guys use to get information, like the tidbit about how Mike Florio gets almost all of his information from agents, rather than players, coaches or executives. That must be why he's so wrong all the time.
Still waiting on FO to update the DVOA for week 3... which is right about the point I'll first start taking a look at team stats. Before then there's just too small of a sample size to take anything seriously.
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