The Oilers were the franchise that brought the Run 'N Shoot scheme to NFL prominence, and now the Titans are one of a handful of teams who appear to be poised to bring back some key elements of Buddy Ryan's favorite offensive scheme.
David Climer takes the NFL to task over the prospect of playing a full season with replacement refs. Question: we always hear that NFL refs aren't full-time employees, and often have day jobs, but why the hell do you need a second job if you're making $115,000 (soon to be around $183,000) per year? What am I missing here?
Matt Hasselbeck tells Paul K that he has improved his ability to throw accurately on rollouts and bootlegs, since Palmer plans implementing more of those looks this season. They're obviously meant to play into Locker's skills on the move, but it's a smart move for Hasselbeck to try and make sure he's ready for the whole playbook.
The Titans added veteran safety Tracy Wilson. He played in five games last season with the Jets, and should provide camp competition for guys like Robert Johnson while we wait for rookie Markelle Martin to get healthy.
If all goes well, this may be the only time of the year you hear about Beau Brinkley.
Jim Wyatt says it was Velasco > Vlachos at the center spot during the scrimmage against the Falcons yesterday. Velasco looked comfortable lined up against the formidable Jason Babineaux, while Vlachos launched a pair of errant snaps in limited work.