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Fisher oversold plan for starters

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Fisher said throughout the season that he intended to play his guys through the season, even in a game that didn't have playoff implications.

On defense, I guess that means safeties Donnie Nickey and Tuff Harris, cornerback Tyrone Poole and linebackers Ryan Fowler and Colin Allred qualify as his guys.

I won't count anything on the defensive line against him, as the Titans are without the injured Albert Haynesworth, Kyle Vanden Bosch and Dave Ball. But among the healthy guys in the back seven, four -- Michael Griffin, Chris Hope, Cortland Finnegan and Keith Bulluck -- have already been pulled.

This is fine and probably the right thing to do. I just wish Fisher hadn't spent so much time and effort selling how he wasn't going to do it this way this quickly.