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Posted on: November 14, 2010 12:04 pm
 

Kerry Collins starting ahead of Vince Young

Posted by Will Brinson

Plenty of folks are salivating the prospect of a scrambling Vince Young uncorking deep balls to Randy Moss, but the hope of seeing the two might have to wait a week, as Kerry Collins will start for the Titans on Sunday.

Young's been dealing with an ankle injury ever since the Titans Monday night thumping of the Jaguars, and was limited in practice this week, leading to speculation that this could happen.

Interestingly, Jeff Fisher and Co. elected not to rest Young (who missed Tennessee's win against the Eagles when Collins had a coming out party for Kenny Britt) against San Diego before their bye ... when he re-injured his ankle.

Using the amazing superpower of 20/20 hindsight, it sure does seem like pushing Young to return against in San Diego -- a game that the Titans ultimately lose -- wasn't the smartest move.

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Posted on: November 14, 2010 11:39 am
Edited on: November 14, 2010 11:52 am
 

AFC Inactives, Week 10

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

First, the players who ARE active: Titans QB Vince Young (though he won't start; Kerry Collins will) Browns QB Seneca Wallace, Browns LB Marcus Benard, Texans WR Andre Johnson, Colts TE Jacob Tamme.

Now, the players who are NOT active:

Chris Crocker, Bengals, FS: This isn’t a big surprise, because Crocker has been dealing with a calf injury. But Crocker is a solid centerfielder, and Chinedum Ndukwe, who isn’t quite as good, will take his place in the starting lineup.

Jake Delhomme, Browns, QB:
He still hasn’t completely recovered from his ankle injury, but it’s unclear whether the man who was the opening day starter would reclaim his role. Especially with the way Colt McCoy is playing. For the record, Seneca Wallace is active, but McCoy is starting.

Jason Allen, Texans, CB: There was talk that Allen, who was waived by the Dolphins earlier this week, could get some playing time this week for his new team in Houston. Apparently, that won’t happen.

Joseph Addai/Mike Hart, Colts, RBs: The top two Indianapolis backs are inactives. That means it's up to Donald Brown to jumpstart the Colts running attack.

Gary Brackett/Clint Session, Colts, LBs: Considering how many players Indianapolis will be missing, the Bengals might actually have a chance in this game.

Austin Collie, Colts, WR: I mean, seriously. How will the Bengals not win this game?

Owen Daniels, Texans, TE:
We knew this already, but now it's clear Joel Dreessen will take his place in the starting lineup.

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 3:27 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2010 8:40 pm
 

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part II

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Patriots at Steelers


It was big news Friday when Tom Brady was listed as probable with a right shoulder on New England’s injury report (everybody in the Northeast let out a HUGE exhale). But he also was spotted limping Friday, and he declined to comment to the media about why. This obviously would be a problem if he’s called upon to move around in the pocket or to scramble.

In other New England injury news, RB Fred Taylor is listed as questionable with his turf toe injury. He was limited in practice all week, but the team also might want to hold off inserting him into a game before he’s completely healthy. He hasn’t played since Week 3.

UPDATE (8:38 p.m.): New England has downgraded three players to "out." That includes OG Stephen Neal, RB Fred Taylor and DE Myron Taylor. None of them will play Sunday.

Steelers DE Brett Keisel has missed three straight games because of a hamstring injury, and he’s doubtful again this week. He was supposed to start last Monday vs. the Bengals, but he re-aggravated the injury in warmups. OG Chris Kemoeatu also is doubtful after spraining his knee in Cincinnati. It sounds like Ramon Foster will take his place in the starting lineup.

LB James Harrison was a late addition to the injury report with back spasms. He’s listed as questionable.

Titans at Dolphins


The big question mark for Tennessee obviously is QB Vince Young. I wrote earlier today that it doesn’t sound like he will play , and that means Kerry Collins would get the starting nod.

WR Kenny Britt is out with a hamstring – potentially for the rest of the regular season – but that’s where Randy Moss is supposed to come in and perform.

For Miami, a couple backups (CB Tyrone Culver and WR Roberto Wallace) are questionable, and although some of the team’s most important players (T Jake Long, LB Karlos Dansby, S Chris Clemons and TE Anthony Fasano) are on the injury list, all of them are probable and should play.

Jets at Browns

One of the stranger stories of the week was Browns LB Marcus Benard who collapsed in the locker room Thursday and was sent to the hospital for tests. He didn’t practice Friday and is questionable to play. But Benard, who leads the team with 4 ½ sacks, wants to be out there, and it’s certainly possible Cleveland could allow him to do so.

Meanwhile, Cleveland QBs Jake Delhomme (ankle) and Seneca Wallace (ankle) are both questionable, but at this point, it’s hard to see how coach Eric Mangini could insert either given the way Colt McCoy has played the past three games.

The Jets are pretty healthy. CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Calvin Pace (foot) G Matt Slauson (knee) and T Damien Woody (knee) are on the injury list, but all are listed as probable.

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 9:58 am
 

Vince Young probably won't start

It's looking like K. Collins will get the chance to start for Tennessee this Sunday (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If the amount of snaps one takes at a Friday practice indicates who will take the field on Sunday afternoons – and usually, it very much does – don’t be surprised if backup Kerry Collins starts in place of Titans starter Vince Young this Sunday vs. the Dolphins.

Young has been dealing with an ankle injury, and he didn’t practice Wednesday. He was limited Thursday, and though he took some snaps Friday, Collins had the majority of them with the first team. Titans coach Jeff Fisher said Young will be a gametime decision, but unless his ankle improves dramatically in pregame warmups, look for Collins to take over.

“We'll warm him up and see how he does,'' said Fisher, according to the Tennessean.

Young hurt himself two weeks ago, and though Tennessee had a bye last week – affording Young plenty of rehab and rest – he still can’t shake the injury.

Of course, the other big news is that Randy Moss will make his first appearance in a Titans uniform. Though you might think Moss would rather take throws from the actual starter, he and Collins have a history together. Both played for the Raiders in 2005, and after practice Friday, they spent extra time together working on their on-field chemistry.

Apparently, that was Moss’ idea.

"We just needed some extra time just to work on a couple of things that we really didn't get to as much as we would've liked during the week,'' Collins said. "But he kind of showed what he's about, that he is

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 7:10 pm
 

Podcast: Clay Travis talks Moss to the Titans

Posted by Will Brinson

Perhaps you've heard about Randy Moss ending up in Tennessee? Well, he did. And to get the local lowdown on what this means for Tennessee, we brought Clay Travis of FanHouse and 104.5 The Zone's Three-Hour Lunch (Nashville radio) to talk about what Moss' addition means.

We discuss whether it was the right move for the Titans, if Jeff Fisher can contain Moss, what it means for Vince Young, whether the Titans are the favorites for the AFC South now, how many touchdowns Moss will score the rest of this year and much, much more.

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:08 am
 

Vince Young could return next week

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With Titans QB Vince Young hobbling around on his bad left ankle, coach Jeff Fisher said he thinks Young can return to practice next week after this Sunday’s bye, writes the Tennessean.

But it sounds like WR Kenny Britt, who suffered a hamstring injury Sunday, will be out a while longer.

"He may miss some time,'' Fisher said. "We're going to treat him very aggressively, and we'll have more information after we return from the off weekend. If it was a season-ending injury, I would tell you right now it is season-ending. No, it is not.''

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Posted on: October 29, 2010 2:28 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2010 3:14 pm
 

Vince Young expected to start Sunday

Posted by Andy Benoit
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Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that, after another good day of practice Friday, fans can expect to see Vince Young starting under center for the Titans this Sunday. Young injured his knee two weeks ago trying to recover a fumble in the Monday night game against the Jaguars. He sat out last week’s win over the Eagles.

Having Young face the Chargers this Sunday is mildly surprising only because, as we talked about on the Week 8 Preview Podcast, the Titans have a bye next week. They could have given Young an additional two weeks of rest for the price of one.

Of course, on the other side of that equation, Young can now test his knee Sunday and, in the event that it doesn’t respond well, spend an entire week resting it again.

In related news, Wyatt reports that Jeff Fisher will allow Kenny Britt to play Sunday, but that the second-year receiver could still face further discipline from the team. Britt has been accused of punching a man in a bar fight two weeks ago. 

UPDATE 3:15 pm ET: According to Wyatt, Fisher now says there will be no more team discipline for Britt.

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Posted on: October 29, 2010 1:57 pm
 

NFL Week 8 Podcast Preview

Posted by Will Brinson

Week 8 is here. And it's sooooo spooky. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but there are some terrifyingly awesome matchups on the slate. For instance, Randy Moss' return to New England when the Patriots and the Vikings square off.

So Andy and I do what Andy and I do, which can best be described as "break down the week's action, podcast style." It's a Week 8 Halloween bonanza, and we figure out whether the Titans should start Kerry Collins or Vince Young, why Raheem Morris won't stop taking crazy pills, if the Packers-Jets matchup is a Super Bowl preview, whether or not the Dolphins and Bengals are underachieving and what the hell the NFL is doing in London.

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