Friday, April 9, 2010

Tiki the train wreck

TvTiki has decided that young and blonde is better than Asian and 8-months pregnant. The New Post has reported, with particular glee, the split between the ex-Giants superstar and his 8-months-pregnant wife, Ginny. The new woman is right out of a Tiger Woods line-up; sexy, young and blonde. The new girlfriend is former NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson.

Johnson was photographed sitting next to Tiki last month at a Washington, DC, screening of a documentary on Senegal that he hosted for the Travel Channel. Sources believe Johnson also accompanied Tiki to Senegal for the filming late last year, when Ginny was three months pregnant. The real-life TvTiki is the exact opposite of the nice-guy with the big smile he always portrayed in public. According to the Post;
"A source who knew Traci Johnson at Mount St. Mary College in upstate Newburgh said that Barber won her heart more than two years ago -- and that the former star running back isn't shy about lavishing her with gifts.
"On her 21st birthday, he sent her 21 dozen roses to her dorm. He also gave her a diamond and sapphire bracelet," the source said. "At this point, she had a boyfriend, and told him that she and Tiki were 'just friends,' but nobody bought it.
"He gave her and her friends [Giants] jerseys for them to dress up in on Halloween . . . He would shower her with designer handbags and expensive clothes."
The source said "he came to the school, and she introduced him to her friends.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tim Tebow is coming to NashVegas

The official press release from Church of Christ affiliated David Lipscomb University:

"Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Second Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence. Tebow’s appearance at Lipscomb is just five days before the National Football League 2010 draft."

But just like a Billy Mays infomercial; there's more;

"Bringing up Tim Tebow
a parenting seminar presented by
and Attorney Kevin Montgomery
Saturday, April 172 p.m. - $5Lipscomb's Allen Arena

Tim Tebow's parents, Bob & Pam, will conduct a parenting seminar called "Bringing up Tim Tebow: Raising Children to Love God and Serve Others" on Saturday, April 17th at 2 p.m. in Lipscomb's Allen Arena preceding the 2nd Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence. Tickets are just $5.

I'll be checking "Not going to attend"

Friday, March 26, 2010

VY is in NashVegas and sounds like maybe he gets it

VY is back in town and is working out with his teammates. A couple of years ago, VY spent the off-season in Austin finishing his degree instead of staying in Nashville and learning new OC Mike Heimerdinger offense. It wouldn't have been a big deal if VY hadn't melted down, some teammates implied that he quit, in the opener against Jacksonville. He sounds better than he has other years and he has several months to get comfortable with the offense. I am interested to see how VY handles being named the starter, the last time it didn't go so well.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tebow getting an overhaul

Tim Tebow was a great college QB in Urban Meyer's system at Florida; well suited for the spread because of his size, his running ability and he was able to throw well enough to hit open WRs. He didn't take snaps under center except for kneel-downs at the end of games and he showed little to no ability to read a defense when the Gators got pummeled by Alabama in the SEC Championship game.
As Joe Theismann said;
"Obviously at Florida they don't teach throwing the football," and also said Tebow's mechanics are "poor." Theismann also said pointed out that Urban Meyer and his staff have "no clue" regarding the process for preparing a quarterback to play "at the next level."
As Tebow admitted the same thing to Adam Schefter of ESPN;
"I'm not changing who I am or how I approach football," "But there are things that I can get a lot better at -- my fundamentals. I've never been asked to shorten or quicken my release and not have a loop in it. The changes I'm making have gone very well and it's becoming more and more natural to me."

These traits would doom any QB not named Tebow but with Tebow it's different, he's a story. Tebow is working out at D1 in Nashville, TN trying to fix everything wrong with his mechanics, his delivery, taking snaps under center, and his footwork. (In a bit of irony, D1 is partially owned by.....Peyton Manning)

Tebow can be an NFL QB, of course so is Brodie Croyle.

Thanks to ESPN for the video and the quotes.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Where is LenDale White?

Titans running back LenDale White has been the forgotten man for the Titans this season. Most of the attention and carries have gone to Chris Johnson. While this has helped CJ's stats it hasn't meant wins for the Titans.

Anyone who watched the Titans last year knows how important LenDale White was to the team's success. He was the guy who they used in the 4th quarter to win the game for them. He scored 15 TDs last year for goodness sake. The last back todo that for the Titans wasn't even a Titan, he was an Oiler; Earl Campbell in 1979. So what gives? No one really knows, Field Goal Fisher spouts off about how the score often dictated how they used White. Then he was late for the Saturday walk-through, White said he ran out of gas, and was de-activated for the Cardinals game. Whatever the reasons, White sounds like a guy who is tired of playing the supportive teammate; especially since this is a contract year and he wants to show off his skills to potential new employers. This is what White had to say to the Titans' beat writer.
"On Wednesday, White said he’s anxious to get on the field but understands why he's had to take a backseat to Johnson, who leads the NFL in rushing with 1,509 yards. But in his fourth year with the Titans, and in the final year of his contract, he’s definitely not satisfied.
“I want to be the best I can be,’’ he said. “And no disrespect to the Titans organization at all, let’s get this clear. But if I get a chance to be the guy somewhere else I am going to go.
“I don’t want to sit here and play back-up to nobody. I refuse. I don’t want to. In my mind I have never been a guy who signed up to be a second-tier guy. I never did that. Hopefully I can stay here and we can find a way to let C.J. and me get on the field together.’’
White has 221 yards on 63 carries this season, one year after carrying 200 times for 773 yards.
“I feel like if I am a free agent,’’ White said, “a lot of teams are going to want me.’’

Monday, November 30, 2009

VY continues to save Field Goal Fisher's job

After yesterday's win over the Cardinals, the Titans are 5-6 and tied with Houston for last in the AFC South one game behind the Jags and in the mix for a possible playoff spot. It seems crazy that the Titans are even in the playoffs conversation but yet they are because of the superb play of VY and those around him. One month ago the team had no life, no spirit and no heart. Now they are the complete opposite because Titans owner Bud Adams stepped in and told Field Goal Fisher to start VY.

"I don't get involved with the coaches. I made this move this time because I see we had lost six in a row and we had 21 of the 22 players that got us the best record in the NFL in 2008,'' Adams said. "I said, 'It is time to make a change right now.'
"Not that I was against (Kerry Collins), but Vince was ready to go in there and play and he's played like I thought he would play, too.''

Will Fisher ever admit that he DIDN'T want to start VY or that he did everything he could short of openly defying the owner to prevent VY from starting...nope. He'll stick with the usual coach speak of how it's 22 guys working together, we got some guys back who were hurt, we've grown as a defense...everything but acknowledging that it's the play of VY that has turned this thing around. Everythine else Field Goal Fisher says is true, but it's what he won't say that matters the most; VY has saved the Titans season and has saved his job.

I don't think Bud would have fired Field Goal Fisher at the end of the season but I do believe that he would have given him and the rest of the coaching staff an ultimatium for next season; get to the playoffs and win a game and everyone is safe. Anything else and...we'll see.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An apology to VY

Unlike sports talk radio hosts, ESPN sock puppets or know-it-all bloggers, I'm not afraid to say I was wrong. Dead wrong about VY. At the beginning of the season I felt he had played his last games as a Titan. After his quitting on the Titans against the Jags and then his strange behavior right after that game I figured that Field Goal Fisher was done with VY.
My belief was further reinforced when Field Goal Fisher stuck with Kerry Collins despite it being clear to everyone but him that something had to be changed. I'm convinced FG Fisher would have stuck with Collins had Bud Adams not gotten involved.
In fact Adams had to tell FG Fisher in no unceratin terms to start VY. "I have been wanting [Fisher] to play Vince Young more because [Kerry] Collins has been having his problems out there," Adams told The Tennessean last week. "I just think we need to find out how well [Young] can do.
"If you don't play the guy and lose all your games, it is hard for you to see what he can do for you. Vince has won a lot of games for us.''
It still took Fisher 2-3 days before he would announce VY was the starter.
I figured after FG Fisher did announce VY was the starter he would look for the first sign of him not doing the joband pull him, but to VY's credit he hasn't given FG Fisher a reason to take him out. From the looksof the sideline last night, FG Fisher is his biggest fan, you'd never know that FG Fisher and the coachig staff had lost confidence in VY.
Keep up the good work VY and again, I was wrong.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Why did it take Fisher so long?

Vince Young is now 3-0 as a starter in 2009 for the Titans, and fans are wondering, again, why did it take owner Bud Adams telling Field Goal Fisher to start him before he went with VY? Did Fisher really have that much confidence in Kerry Collins?

Monday, October 12, 2009

0-5 and no VY

Peter King in his MMQB:
"Magic's over, Kerry Collins. It's Vince Young's turn."

Jeff Fisher:
"Kerry is our starter and when games get out of hand either way you play your back-up,' Fisher said. "Kerry's not the problem. … There are still a lot of games left. I am not going to speculate. What we are trying to do is try and win our first game, that's all. We've made out own mess, and we're going to find our way out of it.''

Coach, at 0-5 and heading to Foxboro, this isn't the week to try to find your way out of the mess; it's only going to get worse, probably much worse.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

VY time

After watching the disaster in North Florida, it's time to either start VY against the Colts on Sunday night. No he's not going to get the Titans into the playoffs but it's time to see if he is an NFL QB. Kerry Collins and every other Titan is proving that it's really hard to sustain winning in the NFL.

For coach Jeff Fisher this is an all too common pattern; great season disaster the next. The last time the Titans went13-3, they went 7-9 the next. They also lost in the first round of the playoffs that year too; to the Ravens.
The Titans have a very good chance to be 0-6 at the bye, they have the Colts at home next Sunday night then the Patriots. If that happens VY is your starter, you know what you have with Patrick Ramsey, a younger Kerry Collins, it's time to see if you invest more time and money into VY.