There’s a nice story in the Tennessean about Alge Crumpler still being a fan of the Titans, which would be wonderful except every Alge Crumpler jersey was lit on fire and trampled on after the 2008 playoffs. Not only did this man break the hearts of Titans fans everywhere with his infamous playoff fumble against the Ravens, he showed remorse by ballooning into a 300 pound mess that offseason. But in case you’re wondering how he’s doing, the Patriots think he may be the kind of guy to mentor their new crop of tight ends.
I’m still trying to imagine Kyle Vanden Bosch’s reaction to Jim Schwartz showing up at his doorstep at midnight on free agency day. It’s kind of like if the dean of USC Law School came to my house to let me know about the full scholarship I just got, except I wasn’t sure he knew I had a 1.5 GPA and couldn’t read. At what point did 31-year-old Vanden Bosch let Jim Schwartz know that he was coming off of a three sack season and hasn’t been the same without Albert Haynesworth? My guess is never, and a three-year deal with a whopping $10 million in guaranteed money happened. Anyway, the Vanden Bosch will be able to take advantage of the attention their other new D-linemen will be getting.
Jevon Kearse is still out of the league and now only exists as the guy Jason Pierre-Paul may someday, maybe, potentially, become.
LenDale White has lost about 10 pounds as a Seahawk. He’s also lost his mind. Apparently, defense had nothing to do with the success of the 2008 Titans.
Surprise! Still no takers for Nick Harper. All Rod Hood did when he was given a chance to play was record an interception in every game he started, so it’s outstanding news that Fisher can no longer be wooed by Nick Harper’s tremendous cover skills. Bringing in Derrick Morgan was a good move, but the departure of Nick Harper will do more to bolster our defense than any of our great additions.
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