Formal notice: I'm officially on "not really writing posts" for the next couple weeks. Future installments of how much the offense changed, plus other posts I hope will be interesting, should resume early-mid June. But, just in case you cared what I thought about the latest and least boring Titans news:
Chris Johnson, Bo Scaife, and Stephen Tulloch are skipping workouts: I don't care too much about CJ and Tulloch; they're reasonable business decisions and both guys seem to be working out. It's not unusual for players in Bo's situation to hold himself out, but if his $4.9 million for 2010 was indeed guaranteed as was reported, I'm not particularly happy. CJ and Tulloch would get more money, at least guaranteed, if they hit the open market. If Bo left the Titans, I strongly doubt he's paid over $9 million like he'll get from the Titans between 2009 and 2010.
The Titans help Nashville recover: Best wishes to all our readers and hopes everybody came through unharmed and with no major losses. I've been through some nasty rain/water before, most notably Hurricane Alicia and a memorable day in the summer of '96 with 18"+ (the closest official rain gauge overflowed at 15.9"). It's a little far for me to volunteer, but I threw some money toward the direction of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee though you'll get swag if you give $100 to the Vince Young Foundation.
Terry McCormick, formerly of the City Paper, is reporting the Titans are close to hiring Ruston Webster, who worked with Mike Reinfeldt in Seattle. If you read this article from 2006 and this one from 2002 linked therein, you'll know everything I do about Webster.
Selected in the seventh and final round of this year's draft, former Brown DT David Howard will attempt to take the leap from the Ivy League to the NFL.
Listed by at least one major publication as a sleeper prior to draft weekend, Brown's intriguing athleticism demonstrated during his pro day served as the impetus for the Tennessee Titans to take a flyer on the former Ivy Leaguer in the draft's final round.
Similar to last week's exercise regarding fellow 7th rounder Marc Mariani, let's take a look at David Howard's chances of sticking around in 2010.
Pardon the lack of content from me of late; Andrew keeps writing the posts I plan to write before I have a chance to write them, plus the press of other obligations is ongoing. So, rather than a substantive post, I'll write about something interesting that I think flew further under the radar than it should have.
The Titans-related interview making the rounds of late has been LenDale White's, shall I say, slightly idiosyncratic view that the problem with the 2009 Titans is that LenDale White didn't get enough carries. Were I a fan of the Seahawks and Mr. White, I'd be pleased at his confidence in himself, but as he's now a Seahawk and I never thought he was particularly good, I don't really care. Instead, I strongly commend to you Vince Young's interview with a Houston radio station. It's from back in March, but I finally had a chance to listen to the whole thing last week and the quotes don't do it justice. It's not so explicitly philosophical as the great Mike Reinfeldt talk, and there are no killer quotes like White provided, but in terms of Vince Young talking about his life, career, and his evolution as an NFL QB, it's by far the best thing I've ever heard.
In NFL circles, there's this little theory that's centered upon the 3rd year serving as the breakout campaign for young wide receivers.
From old school talents such as Steve Largent, Harold Carmichael and Stanley Morgan to today's generations of stars such as Terrell Owens and Steve Smith, young wideouts have typically experienced their proverbial light-bulb moment during their third seasons in the league.
According to this trend, we should all be hoping for a breakthrough performance from Tennessee Titans' WR Lavelle Hawkins in 2010.