Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:58 pm
Posted by Will Brinson
There's been plenty of talk about the Tennessee Titans as a "dirty" team in the past week or so -- just in case you weren't convinced one way or the other, the NFL added a little fuel to the fire when they announced that Cortland Finnegan got fined $5,000 for his kerfuffle with Broncos lineman Chris Kuper on Sunday.
Per Jim Wyatt at the Tennessean, Finnegan's wallet is a little lighter than normal.
And yes, this is the same incident that prompted Kyle Orton to call Finnegan "ridiculous" (or at least the play in question ridiculous anyway), with Finnegan responding "I was just being me."
Given the national attention on the Titans over the past week, and the always heavy media attention on the Dallas Cowboys, don't be surprised if you hear an announcer mention the potentially "dirty" play at some point.
And be even less surprised if you see another incident on Sunday.
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:42 am
Edited on: October 7, 2010 9:42 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz
- We’re going to try to keep the Randy Moss chatter to a minimum (the chances of this happening? Um, 15-20 percent?), but first, Vikings coach Brad Childress said the trade for Moss had nothing to do with where Sidney Rice is in his rehab from hip surgery. The chances of people believing that statement. Um, 15-20 percent?
- Titans CB Cortland Finnegan shows some (false?) bravado by “inviting” Broncos QB Kyle Orton, who said after last week’s game that Tennessee was a dirty team, to Nashville to visit him.
- When Michael Vick returns to health, Eagles coach Andy Reid said he’ll be the starting quarterback once again. Funny, I seem to remember Reid saying something similar about Kevin Kolb after he suffered a concussion in Week 1. And how’d that work out for Kolb?
- Arizona needs to figure out its QB situation if they want to have a chance to keep Larry Fitzgerald for the long term.
- For some reason, new Panthers WR David Clowney felt the need to call out the Jets organization for its short-sightedness on him. “Maybe being here, I can actually get an opportunity to run different routes and get involved as a full, complete receiver,” he said.
- Free agent QB Chris Simms is due back in court today for a hearing on his charge of driving under the influence of marijuana. Simms had been with the Titans before the team released him last month.
- For those who care about what Patriots fans think about the Moss trade, here’s your chance to read about it. For those who don’t care, here’s your chance to ignore a fan story about Randy Moss. Choose wisely.
- Cardinals RB Beanie Wells and coach Ken Whisenhunt finally had a meeting about Wells’ playing time.
- Brett Favre might want to avoid checking out Deadspin.com tomorrow. It might not be very pretty. Here's the NY Daily News' take.
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Posted on: October 4, 2010 9:48 am
Edited on: October 4, 2010 9:59 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
Posted on: July 1, 2010 11:55 am
Edited on: July 1, 2010 12:38 pm
Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit resume their debate, this time taking a look at the top five cornerbacks in the NFL. (To view top five safeties debate, click here).
Posted on: June 25, 2010 9:29 pm
Tennessee CB Cortland Finnegan wants to be more like Jets CB Darrelle Revis. Now, he’ll get his chance.
Finnegan told the Tennessean that he’ll travel to Phoenix next week to train with Revis and hopes some of that top-two CB talent will rub off on him. Obviously, Finnegan will learn plenty from Revis. But what can Finnegan teach Revis?
“I could probably teach him how to wear Vans, that’s about it,’’ Finnegan told the paper. “We are two totally different players, really. He is asked to shut down a receiver, and our defense is totally different from their defense – what we’re asked to do. But I can learn from him for sure. I wish I could teach him something, but I’ve got nothing for him."
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