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Tennessee Titans Daily Links: Steve Smith Cheap Shot On Alterraun Verner Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Apparently Steve Smith took some his frustrations out on our boy Alterraun Verner with a cheap shot that led to one of the shoving matches we saw on Sunday. Smith was flagged for the incident, but it's still a punk move from one of the league's most well-chronicled hot heads:

"He was frustrated, and he took a cheap one at me," Verner said. "He kind of clothes-lined me and threw me on the ground. I don't even know what all went down. ... Someone told me he tried to sock me when I was on the ground. I'll have to look at film to see exactly what happened."

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Matt Hasselbeck delivers the funny (via Chris Johnson) when asked about his 21 yard run that set-up CJ's score:

"Matt told me I was on his fantasy team, so that's why he slid down near the 1 and let me get into the end zone," Johnson said. "So everybody's got to thank Matt - all my fantasy owners."

Tennessee_titans_30x21 One game does not a career make, but right now: Colin McCarthy > Barret Ruud. I'll be interested to see what PFF says of McCarthy's performance since they've been down on Ruud as the Titans'' MLB since before the season.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Chris Hope played in spots on Sunday, and he did a nice job to come up with an interception after Verner caused the initial deflection.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Gower still isn't happy with how Chris Johnson is running (though he seems to be referencing the first half more than the second half).

Tennessee_titans_30x21 A week after fans and pundits really started to get on to him for not making the kind of impact plays we all expected, Akeem Ayers turned in his best performance of the season with a sack, fumble recovery and pass defensed.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Damian Williams has been on a nice little run over the past two weeks, and fantasy players have to love the fact that he's all the sudden become a touchdown machine.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The planed $26 million upgrades to LP Field might not reap a huge monetary reward for the city of Nashville, but it will have more intangible benefits in terms of branding and image in the tourism image. Of course, since the city isn't paying out a cent of the $26 million, they don't require huge monetary gains.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 MJD tabs Cortland Finnegan as one of the most valuable players from Sunday.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Though I've never linked it much here, it'll be sad to see the PFR blog go bye-bye.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Eww, gross.


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