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Tennessee Titans Daily Links: Chris Johnson Proves He's Smarter Than Mike Florio Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Chris Johnson made a joke on Twitter about joining the US Track team in the event of a lockout, and the humorless pricks at PFT decided they needed to jump all over it and scold CJ. HOW DARE THEY SLAM CJ2K FOR WANTING TO REPRESENT HIS COUNTRY ON THE GREATEST OF ALL SPORTS STAGES. PFT HATES AMWERICA!!!!1!!!1!! But seriously, heaven forbid anyone have a little fun on Twitter, which was obviously invented to relay only the most somber and serious thoughts. I mean they literally compare his 100 meter times in college high school to world-class marks, and point out that you can't just show up and join an Olympic squad.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Terry McCormick tweeted yesterday that the Titans will bring in all of the QBs they interviewed at the combine for meetings prior to the draft. When I asked McCormick who they met with, he responded thusly (which should make everyone happy):

#titans met with the big name qbs in indy, plus intrigued by under radar guys like colin kaepernick, andy dalton and nathan enderle

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Peter King gives me some hope that, even if a deal isn't reached tonight and the talks breakdown, there could be free agency within the next month. The idea is that, through a lot of convoluted legal maneuvering, the league could end up declaring a new league year that follows the previously established rules regrading trades and free agency. Such a development would be a major boost for teams like the Titans who have key positions to fill. It would also give fans something else to focus on while the two sides engage in public pissing contests that don't help improve anything, ever. Yesterday's dust-up between the two sides shouldn't be seen as the worst thing in the world though, because these guys only make serious progress when there's a deadline closing in fast.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 As Jimmy posted earlier, Warren Moon reached out to Thorchak to give his personal endorsement of Cam Newton. Moon and Thorchak played together for 10 seasons back in Houston, so I wouldn't immediately discount Moon's endorsement. If teams are worried more about Cam's commitment to football and having his priorities in line, then he couldn't find a better mentor than Warren Moon, who was put through the ringer before he caught on in the NFL. Of course, my concerns go well beyond that, so here's to hoping that the Bengals or Bills take him before our pick.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Terry McCormick talks to a battery of draft handicappers about Cam Newton and the Titans.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 For more on Cam Newton check out Dan Pompei's piece on how Cam's minuscule sample size should give NFL teams the willies.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jim Wyatt makes what may go down as his strongest rebuke of Fisher and the coaching staff from last season: in explaining why Randy Moss won't be back he makes one statement about how some of the blame for Moss' disappearing act has to be blamed on the coaching staff. That's some big balls for Wyatt. Big balls.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Wyatt looks at the possibility of Tim Matt Hasselbeck, who appears headed for free agency at this point, could be the best realistic option for the Titans. Ugh.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Andrew Brandt assesses the current state of CBA negotiations, and points out that if the union is going to decertify, they must do it by 5 p.m. this afternoon. If the union does decertify, this thing is going to get uglier and uglier. Brandt has a good summarization of why the union would do it, what it would mean for the process and how the owners would react. Decertification is the nuclear option. I don't see it happening unless the owners really blow it, but at this point you just never know.


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