I apologize ahead of time for what will probably be a flat and mistake filled article as I am sick and writing this on a comfortable couch in a campus Starbucks, while doped up on Dayquil. Well last night’s game was certainly a weird one indeed to say the least, the now 4-2 Titans most definitely showed up to play ball whereas the Jaguars well they just showed up….sort of. I really don’t have the energy to go into a play by play break down so here are links to the big plays of the game that ultimately lead to Jaguars beatdown by the Luv Ya Blue Nation.
Other then 3 Rob Bironas Field Goals and a measly Field Goal by Jacksonville’s Kicker Josh Scobee (to be their only points of the
game), It was a one sided affair that turned into a battle of the 2nd string Quarterbacks. I was hoping to see Vince return to action after the half but it was probably best to rest him against a team that seems to hurt Vince often (maybe there is something to this). It didn’t look like a dirty play by any means, just a player/players going after what they thought was a loose ball. Even so it does kinda make one wonder if the Jaguars sometimes have other intentions in a game they are about to lose. Anywho, all of the plays linked above were the big plays/players of the game.
Eagles at Titans
To be honest this game could go in either direction, with the loss of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson for at least this weeks game expect Kolb to look for highly touted Wide Receiver Jeremy Maclin and Tight End Brent Celek. The Eagles have played good ball in recent weeks but have yet to be really tested by a top 10 defense on the road this season. The Eagles are a pass first team, much like many of Tennessee’s opponents this season (Cowboys, Giants, Broncos) and like to use the pass to set up the run for Runningback LeSean “Shady” McCoy. Since Verner’s 2nd interception last night I would expect teams to challenge 5th year Cornerback Cortland Finnegan who has made Pass Interference mistakes the past few weeks (also will probably be assigned to Maclin).
If the Titans can score early and maintain long offensive drives to keep the defense rested then the Titans could very well spark talks of being a playoff caliber team.