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Tennessee Titans Daily Links: 306 Years Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul K had a great piece that got buried by all of the Peyton talk yesterday. The piece focuses on Dave Ragone and Frank Reich, both former QBs who are coaching WRs in the AFC South. There's a lot of good detail here that I'd suggest reading, but here was the chink that really jumped out to me:

But it's more than just catching the ball. Washington and Kenny Britt both talked about a new sense of what exactly qualifies as being open that they have learned from a guy who played three seasons as a backup with the Texans and won an Offensive MVP award in NFL Europe.

"You can't run the route any way you want to and be thinking that you're right just because you're open," Britt said. "Sometimes it's the timing of the play and it can really hurt the quarterback with how many steps to take and how many hitches he has to take before he throws the ball."

Tennessee_titans_30x21 This is a great read: How long would the average Staff Account in Tennessee have to work to make Chris Johnson's 2011 salary? 306 years.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jeff Fisher is on the scene to stroke and reassure the Colts like a bundle of newborn kitties, especially now that they've signed his favorite shuffleboard teammate veteran QB, Kerry Collins.        

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Javon Ringer is pretty much a lock to be out on Sunday, and DE Jason Jones is still trying to work his way back to the starting line-up. We should know more about Jones' slim chances of playing this afternoon when the updates start leaking out after practice.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 On Sunday, the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Matt Hasselbeck may be sporting a pair of red, white and blue cleats he received from Reebok. The only reason it's still a maybe is because the league will almost certainly have to fine him for a uniform violation, which is absurd.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jim Wyatt discussed Peyton Manning's cervical fusion surgery with a former Titan who underwent the same procedure, Craig Hentrich.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Cortland Finnegan is happy to have been voted the defensive captain. Hopefully Finny uses this as more motivation to keep himself under control on the field, which he struggled to do last year.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 PFF previews the Titans game against the Jaguars.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 David Climer examines the differences between Chuck Cecil and Jerry Gray. Beyond the point that one of those two is clearly not cut-out to be a defensive coordinator in the NFL right now, but Climer sums it up pretty nicely here:

Cecil's approach was to stop the big offensive play. Gray's scheme is designed to make the big defensive play.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Check this story to get a glimpse at one of the new signs going up around LP Field to replace those sun-faded, washed-out messes from the past few seasons.


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