Cardinals RB Chris Johnson’s life was saved by fluke timing

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Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson signed a contract extension with $30 million guaranteed in 2011 when he was with the Tennessee Titans. Whether you have 30 million dollars or 30 cents, it doesn’t matter one iota when a gun is fired directly at you. You have to read this frightening tale of how the smallest details in life and their coincidental timing can be a matter of life and death.

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Can the Packers avoid looking past the Tennessee Titans?

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Fresh off a significant division-clinching win over the rival Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers have their eyes set on a possible first round bye and home-field advantage in the playoffs.

Before they can start thinking about those amenities, they first must host and beat the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans enter the game as huge underdogs and will be highly motivated to sneak up on Green Bay and play a spoiler to one of the NFC’s Super Bowl hopefuls. [Read more…]

2012 Fantasy Football Preview: D/ST

Football fans, you’re Christmas is right around the corner. Preseason games have already started and the regular season is right around the corner. Nearly as important, the fantasy football season is finally here! In the coming weeks, we will prepare you ready for the upcoming fantasy season by breaking every position. First up, we’ll rank the top the top defense & special team units.

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Spreading the Blame for the Indianapolis Colts’ 0-8 Start

The Indianapolis Colts are winless for half a season.

Sunday’s 27-10 loss at Tennessee dropped the Colts to 0-8, a record they’ve not seen since 1997, and the final score has left Indy outscored 89-17 over their last four halves of play.

Everyone figured the Colts would struggle without quarterback Peyton Manning, but who thought it would be THIS bad? One thing is for sure, though: There’s blame to go around on all sides.

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Fantasy Football Studs, Duds & Sleepers: AFC South

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With the NFL lockout finally behind us, football fans can finally turn our attention from the courtrooms and onto the field, where it belongs. In the final edition of his preseason fantasy rankings, I rank the fantasy studs, duds and sleepers in the AFC South.

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Tennesse Titans Ready for Javon Ringer as Starting Tailback? Chris Johnson Holdout Continues

There has been no progress between the Tennesse Titans and standout running back Chris Johnson, one of the most valuable players in the NFL. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Johnson might demand a trade by mid-season. With the season kicking off in just over two weeks, it’s becoming ever more apparent that second stringer Javon Ringer, the third year product of Michigan State Spartans football might be the feature back; for awhile. At least for week one, as who knows what kind of game shape Johnson will be in once this ugly hold out ends.

It likely won’t be Jamie Harper; or any of the other RBs on the roster (Stafon Johnson, Herb Donaldson, Kestahn Moore), as those guys will likely never reach the two deep. Unless there’s a rash of injuries.

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In NFL Coaching, Solid Consistency Better than Momentary Greatness

Jeff Fisher has come under fire this season for his relationship with embattled quarterback Vince Young. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has an affinity for those players that come out of the University of Texas, so the coach is definitely on the hot seat at the moment. Fisher is in his sixteenth full season with the organization. He displays stability in the NFL, in an area where it’s otherwise hard to come by. Employment is a fragile thing in the league, but Fisher should be given the benefit of the doubt over a player who has demonstrated his penchant for instability through immature behavior.

Especially when you consider what Jon Gruden, Jim Fassell, and Brian Billick all have in common…

They all won Super Bowls this past decade, but are currently out of the league.

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