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$53 Million Later….

The Titans finally reached a  deal with holdout superstar running back Chris mutha truckin Johnson. Let me preface this by saying that I like Johnson.  He plays hard and deserves every penny he got. As for the Titans, you got the guy for 2 more years.  Chances are the next two are gonna be his peak and then it’s downhill.  There’s no way he sits out for more than a couple of games.  The Titans were the worst team in their division before the holdout and I still think they’re the worst now.  Maybe a close call with the Jags but still.  They don’t have a quarterback.  They don’t have any wide receivers.  They’re defense isn’t the same since the end of the Vandenbosh-Haynesworth era.  Take a look at the last few Superbowl teams and winners: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots… What do these teams have in common other than elite quarterbacks, defenses, and no diva wide receivers… NO BIG NAME RUNNING BACKS… I don’t think the Titans led by Matt Hasselbeck are gonna buck the trend. If I’m a Titans fan, I wouldn’t mind seeing a little more of Jake Locker on the field…

September 2, 2011 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

TITANS SACK VINCE YOUNG

And with the 8th overall pick of the NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans select…. a quarterback? 4 years after selecting Vince Young from Texas, the Tennessee Titans and owner Bud Adams have decided to end the VY experiment.  The rift between the coach and the player has been lingering for years only to come to a climax this season, leading to the Titans’ losing 8 of their last 9.  I’m glad someone finally took the coach’s side over the diva players’.  NFL and most modern day athletes are so spoiled and used to getting their own way that when something like this happens, everyone is so shocked.  This is how it used to be, when sports was real.  Coaches these days have to walk on eggshells when they criticize their star/franchise players.  Jeff Fisher has been coaching this team for 16 years or so.  If you think there’s another qualified coach out their, good luck finding one.  The Titans can easily draft a scrambling quarterback, they’re a dime a dozen in college. I don’t think VY every played up to his potential.  Then again, I do believe that his type of quarterbacks, while successful in the short term, can never win you a Superbowl.  Look at Vick and McNabb. It’s no coincidence all the winning Superbowl quarterbacks have been pocket passers… Brady, Manning, Brees.  I’m sure there will be some suitors for Vince Young.  Half the league is in need of a quarterback.  As for the Titans, they’re 1 QB and 1 WR away from making a deep run in the playoffs.  They have the best runnign back in the game in Chris Johnson, and like most RB careers go, he’s got about 2 more years of playing at this level. The next move the Titans have to make is cutting Randy Moss.  Look how it helped the New England Patriots.  I love Moss but he reeks of clubhouse cancer.  You can’t have selfish guys like that on a team, especially without a true team captain to put him in place. It’s going to be an interesting offseason…wait a minute, don’t the playoffs start this weekend?

January 6, 2011 Posted by | Ara | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TITANS PLAGUED BY MOSS

Just when you thought that Randy Moss would take a team to the next level…BOOM! Wrong again.  They didn’t need him in New England after he kept mouthing off about his contract.  He turned the Minnesota Vikings into a bigger circus, if that’s even possible.  Then they released him too.  And now in his debut with the Titans, they lose to the hapless Miami Dolphins.  Sure, the Titans didn’t have Vince Young and Kerry Collins got injured in the game but they still had enough fire power to win this games.  I’m a big believer in team chemistry and locker room cancers.  Randy Moss is about to join the Terrell Owens club of “plenty of talent, but no takers…”  There is no specific event that triggered Moss’ fall from grace. He wasn’t happy in Minnesota when they had Chris Carter and Dante Culpepper.  He wasn’t happy in Oakland (understandably so). He barked up the wrong tree in New England and got traded for a measly mid-round draft pick.  He couldn’t get it together in Minnesota and now this.  I got a feeling that Jeff Fisher is going to regret this decision in a few weeks.  Moss is a sure fire hall-of-famer but his reputation is being tarnished.  It’s a good thing this is the MLB where players are judged on their character along with their stats.  Look what happened to Albert Bell. Stay tuned next week for the continuation of this soap opera, the saga continues.

November 15, 2010 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LOCK of the Week

“A” game. I told you I was gonna bring it… and I did.  Steelers pulling it off at home after being down 10-3 in the 4th quarter.  They covered, I covered, you won.  8-6 on the year.  Like I said last week, gonna finish off the NFL season strong.  This week, we got the Tennessee Titans -3.5 at the Houston Texans.  Tennessee is strong.  They’ve only lost 1 game on the season and with 3 games remaining, this actually might be their last win (Pittsburgh and Indy left). The Texans on the other hand, well, they’re just the Texans.  With a 6-7 record on the year, this team just isn’t gelling.  I’m not going to try to justify my pick.  I don’t think I have to.  Go do what you have to do, if you wanna make the CAAASSSSHHHHHH…

December 12, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , , | Leave a comment

Remember the Titans?

Well, they lost on Sunday, 34-13, at home, to the Jets.  I watched this game and for some reason, the Titans never looked like they were in it. That potent running game… 47 yds total.  That defense… 34 points to the Jets.  That passing game… 1 td, 243 yds.  Look, I’m not gonna dig on them now that they’ve lost their first game of the season, I mean they’re still 10-1.  But I want to hear from someone outside of Tennesee who’s picked these guys as Superbowl favorites. The Jets on the other hand, KEEP ON surprising me.  Brett Favre, Thomas Jones, Laveranues Coles, it’s a nice three headed monster but I’m just not shakin’ in my boots. Fortunately for them, they have the Broncos, Niners, Bills, Seahawks and  Dolphins to finish the season, which should leave them with at least a 12-4 record, and a possible first round bye. The game between these two teams was a solid ball game, but didn’t seem like the CLASH that everyone has been hyping all week. Then again, I guess in the NFL, anything can happen. This year is anyone’s year.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , | Leave a comment

Vince Young: “Stop! You’re Hurting My Feelings”

So, Vince Young’s feelings are hurt.  After going down in game 1 of the NFL season with a sprained knee, the Titans’ fans, his Titans fans, booed him.  Guess what buddy, this ain’t college anymore.  The difference between college and NFL has never been so apparent to me.  Look at Matt Lienart and Reggie Bush, 2 huge studs in college, teetering on the brink of duds in the pros. I got some advice for Vince: You were the #3 pick in the 2006 draft. You signed a 6-year $58 million contract with a $26 million guaranteed signing bonus. Suck it up and play.  It’s part of the game.  You should actually feel flattered; fans only boo the athletes that they have great expectations from.  It’s when they stop booing you when you should start worrying. The first 2 year of your career we can forget, growing pains. We won’t talk about how you’ve thrown more career interceptions (30), than touchdowns (21), and that’s not even talking about your performance on Sunday. Let’s see, 1 game, 12-22, 110 yds, 1 td, 2 ints. But let’s not forget to factor in your scrambling skills, 1 rush, 4 yds. I will give you one excuse though, your wide receivering corp. is a joke.  But that’s it.  You can’t use that excuse for 3 straight years.  This is the big leagues, the show.  This is your team.  Kerry Collins isn’t taking over diddly.  Take a few weeks off.  Get your head on straight.  Tell Titans owner Bud Adams to start making some moves in the WR department.  In one month, we want to see you back on the field.  We have faith in you Vince. Dig down inside. Bring us that Vince that torched SC in the Rosebowl, the Vince that led his team to the playoffs last year.  The Vince that everyone thought was the best player in the 2006 draft. Let’s go buddy, BREAK!!!

September 11, 2008 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , | 1 Comment

Pacman Jones, Game Over???

strip club onthebuzzer.comI wonder when Pacman Jones will learn his lesson? It seems that he just punched out another chick at a strip club.  Now I’m all for strip clubs and fights, but together??? And fighting a girl??? You’re a real man Pacman. I hope the NFL rids the league of this guy for good.  I’m gonna come out and say it, “he’s a cancer, a bad person, and doesn’t deserve a penny of those millions he’s made so far.”  If commissioner Roger Goodell wants to set an example, here he is.  The Titans have proven that they don’t need his shit so what are we waiting for. Pete Rose this guy now.

January 16, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Props to Marty Schottenheimer

ving rhames onthebuzzer.commarty schottenheimer onthebuzzer.comTo quote Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction, “let’s not suck each other’s d#@!s yet.” Before everyone hails Norv Turner as the godsend, the best post-season football coach out there, STOP. Think. Who put the San Diego Chargers together? Who pieced together all the talent, the plays and the schemes. Some like to call him the biggest choke artist in NFL history, I like to call him the most underrated, Marty Schottenheimer. Schotty was given the pink slip last year after the Chargers failed fell apart in a divisional playoff game against New England. Rather than rightfully blaming the players, management decided to blame the coach. Surprise, surprise. Exit Marty, enter Norv who basically tried to drive the ship himself until he realized that all you have to do is hand the ball off to possibly the greatest running back ever. Add in the easiest playoff opponent in the Titans, and you have a recipe for success. So take a monment before you throw Marty under the bus, and give credit where it’s due.

January 7, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Titans Vince Young a NO-SHOW

jeff fisher onthebuzzer.comI am officially worried.  I haven’t seen Vince Young since he injured his quad against Indy last week.  Call 9-1-1.  OK, I’m just kidding, he started the game today against the San Diego Chargers, going 16-29 for 138 yards, no tds, 1 int. At a boy, that’s how you lace ’em up, play through injuries and lead your team…back to Tennessee.  What a pitiful performance by the second year quarterback.  Don’t get me wrong, I give the guy props for leading his team to the playoffs in just the second year.  But he just folded today.  Let’s also not forget former USC Trojan RB Lendale White, 19 carries, 69 yards.  Any time you yards per carry is less than 4, you’re not doing your job. As for platoon teammate Chris Brown, who fumbled the ball on the San Diego 9, it might be time for you to hang up your cleats.  YOU SUCK!!! As for the 3 points Jeff Fisher is making to the official: 1) My quarterback sucks, 2) My offensive coordinator can’t put together a decent game plan, 3) I bet you Norv Turner is gonna get all the credit…

January 7, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Somebody Tell Vince Young

vince young onthebuzzer.comTo stop being a BITCH.  On the eve of the eve of the biggest game of his pro career, Vince Young is day-to-day. Now I’ve never had a quad strain or soreness in my quad, or in my vagina like Vince does, but suck it up buddy.  This is the bigs, your sorry team, the Tennessee Titans, are counting on you.  Without you, they have not chance against the Chargers, with you, they have 1% chance. So stop crying, stick a cortisone needle in your ass, suit up, and get on the field and play.  Gees….

January 5, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , | 1 Comment