Mike Munchak says that Chris Johnson is still practicing and studying as hard as he ever has in the NFL, and as hard as anyone else on the roster. He also says CJ will remain the starter... which we all recognize is only of interest for one play each game.
Climer says that Munch's decision to shift the load towards Ringer shows that he's more interested in winning than being trapped by the conventional NFL logic that says the guy who's making the big money keeps his lead spot. Of course playing the best players at each position is pretty sound logic in any sport.
PFF Focuses on the Titans and Colts, and says that the hate for CJ might be overblown (despite being clearly outperformed by Ringer, Hasselbeck didn't take many chances against the Colts defense and the Titans' CBs are just as good as we've been saying all year.
Beyond the quality-driven stats, the Titans look very mediocre in the raw stat categories; it's even worse when you focus on the run game (ed note: no, sh*t), points scored, run defense and defense on 3rd down totals.
Munch and Jerry Gray decided to start Derrick Morgan over Jason Jones last week, and both guys responded with their best games of the season. While that's a little encouraging, this iteration of the Colts O-line is one of the worst I've seen in a long time. Still, you can expect to see more experimentation as the coaching staff get a better idea of each player's strengths are over the course of this season.
The Tennessean has 5 hot topics headed into Sunday's game.
Nomadic TItans fan/blogger Blaize Pennington makes his case for starting Ringer over CJ over at his new home on the web, Fan Voiced.
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