It is not surprising, but ESPN only had two Titans in their predicting the NFL’s top 100 of 2018 article. Jurrell Casey and Taylor Lewan are both deserving candidates, even if they are too low on the list. The omissions I am most upset about are Delanie Walker and Kevin Byard. Those two guys are easily top 100 players and there shouldn’t be any drop off in overall play from Byard in 2018.
Rishard Matthews, Brian Orakpo, and a few others returned to practice yesterday. Derrick Morgan, Harold Landry, and Jack Conklin need to come back soon for this team to have sustained success.
Vrabel on Landry.: "I know Landry went down the other day. It's not going to be the end of the world. It's not like we lost Lawrence Taylor the 2nd half of the Steeler game. We'll keep going on. We'll go on to the next guy. When Harold feels better, we'll get him back out there."— John Glennon (@glennonsports) August 27, 2018
This quote from Mike Vrabel had me peeved yesterday, and I think the comparison of Landry/LT uneccessary. There is no good that came from saying that “they didn’t lose LT.” None. I understand the next man up mantra, and if you removed the LT bit from the quote, it would be harmless overall, and a thought I can agree with. It will be interesting to see if this turns into anything, or if things like this are said after bad performances often. As SuperHorn said, this is a Belichick type quote, and the reason BB’s schtick works is because he wins. If Mike wants to go down this route, he better win as well.
In the good news department, Delanie Walker says he’ll be ready for the 2018 season opener.