Fernando Velasco is on the precipice of his second career start at Center, and he'll face one hell of a challenge in Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love. The duo weigh a combined 640 lbs., but still manage be devastating pass rushers. Velasco's ability to hold his own in the run game and pass protection will be a key battle that will go a long way to determine the success of Locker and Johnson.
If you're going to be around downtown Nashville between 4:00 and 7:30 this evening, be sure you swing by the Titans' Code Blue Pep Rally. It's at the Walk of Fame Park, which is that funky grassy area in between the Hilton and the Country Music HOF. The event will feature live music, T-Rac, cheerleaders and free food.
No, CJ; you never could run a sub-4 second 40 yard sprint, and you certainly couldn't do it at this point.
Major congratulations to Panel Egboh, who will finally hit the field after four seasons of being a practice squad afterthought. There are a lot of guys with equal or greater talent who essentially give up during that kind of wait, but Egboh has proven he deserves to be in this rotation through hard work and focusing on the little things.
Count Kamerion Wimbley among the few enlightened NFL players who told OutSports that they would have absolutely no problem with a gay teammate. My bet is that's a pretty common sentiment across the league, but it still takes a certain kind of bravery to say it in a public setting.
Not a single PFF contributor picked the Titans to make the playoffs. Lets remember that in January.
Jim Wyatt talks about Belichick's pattern of confusing young QBs with exotic blitzes and coverages that contradict his own trends.
Jerry Gray's defense struggled to create turnovers last year, but this year he's looking for a turnaround. If the preseason trend continues (8 INTs, as opposed to just 11 all of last year), he should be a much happier coordinator at the end of this season.
Breaking news: The McCourty brothers are still identical twins.
I hadn't even noticed this quirk of the NFL's opening weekend schedule: Jeff Fisher's Rams with face-off against his former coordinator Jim Schwartz's Lions.