So why exactly isn't Keith Millard our defensive line coach? This kind of stuff sounds a lot like the hallmarks of what Jim Washburn taught all those guys who went Pro Bowls in a Titans helmet over the past decade plus, which from an outsider's perspective, sounds a lot like what Tracy Rocker should've been teaching no matter how compressed the offseason was. It's possible I'm being a little harsh here, and maybe this all plays into Gray's plan to integrate more 3-man fronts.
After signing Michael Griffin to the long-term deal that rescinded his nominally-hefty franchise tag, PFT reports that the Titans have $19.97 million in cap space left. Only the Jags have more cap room left, but the difference is we've got
bonafied bona fide talent all over the field compared to the Sparkle Kitties.
When Jamie Harper was a mere 9 years old, his mother tragically lost a fight with lung cancer just a year before finishing her college degree. Now Harper is working to finish his degree at Clemson in honor of his mother, who he knows would have been prouder than anyone that he accomplished that goal. Fortunately, he's got a little company on the roster when it comes to using the offseason to finish secondary education: Will Witherspoon and Shaun Smith also took classes this past offseason to finish the degrees they put on hold to play in the NFL.
Robert Johnson has finally started to impress the coaching staff, and now he's considering getting LASIK surgery after the season ends. Doctors have told Johnson he'll have to
be able to not wear contacts avoid contact for three months prior (never heard of that one...), so that's the impetuous for the delay in getting the corrective surgery. (Ed. note: who need vision correction now...)
Paul K writes what he thinks each AFC South team should be thinking.
The fine folks in Seattle continue to have a nostalgic interest in our QB battle.
Shaun Smith has talked his way off of more than a few teams over his NFL career, but in his 10th year in the league he's making a concerted effort to restrict his clowning around and joking to times when it's more appropriate.