Thursday, August 30, 2007
Titans well off at quarterback
The kickoff of the ’07 NFL season is officially less than two weeks in the offing and coaches and assistants are having to make some tough decisions at this time to pare rosters down to the acceptable limit. At the same time they’re hoping they have made the best possible selections.
Most teams, after four exhibition weeks, are still carrying 75 players on their pre-season rosters and are reluctant to let players go without a second and third look.
Jeff Fisher, head coach of the Tennessee Titans, is one pro coach who is happy there is so much talent available.
Fisher has no reasons to worry about his quarterback situation. If early performances by Vince Young and Kerry Collins are true indices of the weeks ahead, the Titans are well off indeed.
They have won three of four of their pre-season contests, while exposing the maximum number of prospects. As a matter of fact, the loss of “Pacman” Jones is mentioned less and less frequently.
Folks are starting to ask about the defending NFL champions, the Indianapolis Colts.
Now folks, we all know that no matter what the sport, the standing champs always seem to have that “let down” the season following the crowning glory.
There are plenty of fans who think that the Colts are not showcasing the talent which they know they possess, but are protecting valuable assets.
Most coaches fear the pre-season injuries which could have long term effects. Going into Sunday’s game with the Detroit Lions, the Colts hadn’t won any exhibitions.
I know that there are many of us who would like to think that we have heard the last Michael Vick installment, but alas, it is not so. There probably won’t be a single game which the Atlanta Falcons play in this fall where “Vick’s folly” will not be mentioned.
It all goes back to the old adage – to whom much is given, much is expected. Apparently, this lesson has never been learned by some of our most high profile athletes. And role models.
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