TealPower: Why isn’t Vince Young the starting QB over Kerry Collins?
A lot of fans wonder that and one of my partners and co-writers, Drexel Perry, posed that question. You can read the pros and cons, along with the mixed reaction here
. You can read this article
by my other partner and co-writer, Tom Gower, to find out why the Titans failed on their last 15 pass plays last week. The short answer to your question is that Jeff Fisher believes Collins gives the Titans the best chance to win. I’m planning to write more about that next week, so stay tuned. I hope not, but it could be something we’ll be talking about for the rest of the year.
TealPower: How much does the Titans defense miss PacMan?
Total Titans: Not. A. Bit. The Cowboys cut him and they need help at corner. Some teams, like the Bengals and Raiders, will take anybody. They don’t want him. The CFL doesn’t want him. Nobody does. Especially not the Titans. They miss him about as much as they’d miss a group case of the swine flu.
TealPower: Can the Titans win games with LenDale White as the starter in case of an injured Chris Johnson?
Total Titans: The 2007 Titans had a 10-6 record when LenDale started all 16 games so the obvious answer is yes. However, there is cause for concern. When CJ was injured in the first half of the postseason loss to the Ratbirds, the Titans didn’t have much success running the ball afterwards. LenDale’s a good back, though. He’s good enough to start for a lot of teams.
TealPower: What was the reaction of the Titans fans to the death of Steve McNair?
Total Titans: I imagine you can classify Titans fans, like the fans of all other sports teams, into two groups, real fans and casual ones. There was a sense of sorrow and untimely loss among the true Titans fans. Casual fans, and those who aren’t fans at all, seemed more interested in talking about his extracurricular activity. We choose to remember him for his contributions to the team and the community. The team has honored him on several occasions and he will continue to be missed.
Total Titans: I’m looking forward to another typical Titans-Jaguars slugfest. I believe the Titans will try to shut down MJD and make the Jags one-dimensional, as Keith Bulluck predicted, and I believe they’ll succeed. At least in stopping the run. If you’re going to beat the Titans you have to throw the ball and I don’t believe David Garrard can do that well enough.
Now is a good time to catch the Jags’ new 3-4 defense, while they’re still tinkering with it. Including the preseason, the Titans have faced a 3-4 in five of the last six games. Look for the offense to be productive once again as the Titans win, 20-16.