Chris Johnson's efforts to bring some level of comfort and solace to the victims of the awful tragedy in Newtown, Conn. can't be understated. In fact, for fear of it being overstated, CJ is no longer making public his efforts to make some kind of positive impact in these people's lives. It speaks a lot to the maturity Chris Johnson has shown this season when times were bad. The way he's carrying himself these days is making him something we all said this team needed sorely at the beginning of the season: a superstar you can be proud of on and off the field. Bravo, sir.
John Glennon writes about what we've all noticed since Jake's first preseason appearance: he's much more explosive and poised on the move. While he'll hopefully continue to get better, you can't deny stats like these:
In the past three games alone, Locker has connected on 11 of 15 (73 percent) of the passes he attempted while rolling out of the pocket, and his production on rollouts proved a significant factor in a pair of touchdown drives.
In those same three games, Locker was 45-of-87 (52 percent) from the pocket, with five interceptions and two touchdowns.
Colin McCarthy is inching closer and closer to being able to play after suffering a concussion nearly a month ago, and when he does return he'll be sporting a spiffy new tinted visor. Titans medical staff are advising McCarthy to wear it to help him fight some of his lingering concussion symptoms.
For most of this team, Sunday will be their first taste of playing in one of the NFL's most fabled environments: the freezing cold of Lambeau Field in late December. Needless to say, it's got a certain charm to a guy like Jake Locker.
Fantasy gurus all over the Internet are pleading with fantasy owners, many of whom who are left will be playing for championships this weekend, to sit Chris Johnson. Of course that means CJ is primed to break records galore on Sunday, provided you all bench him.
Good thing the Titans' pass rush has caught fire over the past month, because Aaron Rodgers is currently the most sacked QB in the NFL. We're going to need a steady supply of drive-killing sacks to stay alive in this one.