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September 18, 12:39 PM ET
Chat with Paul Kuharsky

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:04 PM)

Helo everyone, how are we doing?

Joe (Buffalo)

Hey paul, who has a more solid team the titians or bills? GO BILLS!!!!!!

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:05 PM)

I think they're pretty close. The Titans have more experience having been to playoffs last year and will wind up tested more by Colts and Jags, I suspect...

Jonathan (Chattanooga)

Hey Paul, how permanent do you think the Tulloch lineup insertion is?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:05 PM)

If he plays well, it's for good. We just talked to Fowler, who did well to convey he's upset without rocking the boat...

Jim - Cleveland

Why isnt Phil Savage getting any heat is the guy who brought in the overpriced players and he is the guy that cant draft anyone past the 3rd round that can play. Dont you build your team through the draft in case of injuries? He has had 30 picks and 13 of them are no longer in the league and only 7 are starters.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:06 PM)

He thought he was a couple veterans away from finishing the project. He should be getting some heat. But I don't think the Browns should really be judged until we see what they do in 2009...

chesapeake va

do u think the redskins have a chance to win the east.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:06 PM)

No I don't...

Trevor (NYC)

Hey, who do you think is going to have a bigger week, LT against the Raiders or Fred Taylor against the Texans?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:07 PM)

You're actually considering sitting the first overall pick in your draft?

Chris (Raleigh, NC)

Hey Paul, thanks for the chat. I'm traveling to Nashville in a few weeks. What BBQ joint is a can't miss on the tour?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:08 PM)

I'm more of a Texas BBQ guy myself. I'd get to Swett's, which is a famous meat and three. Be ready for hardened arteries thgouth...

Joe (Buffalo)

Paul just a reminder, the bills beat those Jags in jacksonville!!

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:08 PM)

Don't have a rematch, however...

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:09 PM)

LT is a better option than anyone every week. Do you want to have him on your bench when he has his 200-yard, three-TD game?

Aaron (Nashville)

Paul, what's the deal with Alge Crumpler? It seems they take him out quite a bit on mid-range third down plays, and those should be where he earns his paycheck

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:09 PM)

It's a good question. If they were losing it'd be an issue. They're winning so it's not that important. And he may be less significant for Kerry than he would be for Vince....

Jeff (Rochester)

Read a rumor about Gonzo wanting out of KC... any truth to it? (Would love for the Vikings to get another Chief)

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:10 PM)

He said he could see himself finishing his career elsewhere is all. Of course he can, since it looks like it will take years to rebuild, particularly if they refuse to go get a real QB....

JB (TX)

Why is everyone looking at the Titans as a "surprise" team? They made the playoff last year and started w/2 division games at home and the Bengals. I'd be more surprised if they weren't 3-0

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:11 PM)

Because they started the season with a bad QB. They are 3-0 and things are going great and so we have to still find something to complain about in the way they are covered/ perceived? If you're a big fan, here's what's most important: how you perceive them...

Matt (Columbus)

Did you vote on ESPN's poll on which state has the worst NFL teams? Ohio or Missouri?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:12 PM)

I didn't vote. But I'd vote Missouri.

jay (cleveland)

well Paul who wins the Ohio toilet bowl Sunday?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:13 PM)

Browns would be my pick...

Richard (Knoxville)

Have you heard anything about the Titans calling around about receivers? It would seem a good receiver could be the difference between 1st and 2nd in the division.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:14 PM)

This thing where they trade for some super WR during the season is a pipe dream. When's the last time you saw a deal like that in season?

Steve (Memphis,TN)

Who is more likely to have the better productive afternoon: Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:15 PM)

Did you draft Peterson second? If so, why would you ever sit him? Why do people look for reasons to sit their first round picks?

Steve (Hendersonville, TN)

Hi Paul - miss you at the Tennessean - what's your take on the Titans run D against the Vikes Petersen?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:16 PM)

Thanks. But why are you missing me? You can just read me here... I suspect they will do OK. Hold him down enough to win...

JJ (Atlanta, GA)

Just last season...Chargers traded for Chambers. He's certainly no Randy Moss, but he helped them a lot.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:17 PM)

Good example. Also very rare...

JB (TX)

PK, as a fan I'm happy. Happy CJ and Jason Jones aren't busts, happy we have a coach that knows how to handle in games situations AND the media, and happy we're playing the AFC north and NFC north. I predicted 11 wins preseason may bump it up to 12 since Indy looks so shaky

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:18 PM)

Let's not put them in the Super Bowl yet. Could easily lose four in a row starting Oct. 27.

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Hey Paul, sorry to join the party a little late this week....why hasn't VY spoken to the media lately - personal decision or Fisher's orders?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:19 PM)

Organizational decision. He's just like any other backup QB. Except they hide him in the booth on Sundays and he doesn't talk...

Richard (Knoxville)

Last year: The Chargers traded for Chambers from a team winless and desperate for draft picks. Just like the Lions are right now. Touche.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:20 PM)

What have you ever seen the Titans do that suggests they would be bold and give up the kind of draft picks and contract it would take to get Roy Williams?

Jason Chicago

Paul I miss you desperately at the Tennessean i didnt always agree with you but you seem to be much more fair and even handed then Wyatt & Biddle

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:20 PM)

I'm still writing regularly about the Titans!

JB (TX)

What are the odds Tully stays at MLB? I never thought Fowler was anything special.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:21 PM)

Ninety-nine percent...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Can Slaton handle the featured back role over an entire season?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:21 PM)

I don't know, but I think they have to risk finding out and not hold back with him...

Steiny (NYC)

Do you think Jason Whitten is a good play against Washington?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:22 PM)

Again I am confused. What TE could you possibly have that you would consider playing over Witten?

Patrick (Glenwood MD)

Any thoughts on the Ravens early success and how Cam Cameron's offense is keeping the Raven's D off the field?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:23 PM)

I am not a believer yet. I need to see them against the Steelers and Titans

JC (W.Memphis, Ark.)

Who's faster? Collins or Frerrote?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:23 PM)

It is a race I would love to see!

Anthony (Houston)

Go Slaton! Kubiak said he held up very well with all the NFL beating that he was taking. But what do the Texans do with Ahman Green and his big contract at the end of the season?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:24 PM)

Eat it and find others to better compliment Slaton who will be able to stay healthy....

Ryan (LA)

Is Cutler the best quarterback in the NFL right now or does McNabb or Bress get the nod?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:25 PM)

Rivers should be in the conversation too, and probably Warner...

Steve (Memphis,TN)

Paul, that wasn't a fantasy question. I'm just asking with two strong defenses if Peterson or Johnson will have the better afternoon?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:25 PM)

Can't say. I think they will both get some yards. Peterson will get a lot more work than CJ, I would think...

Mark (Bham, AL)

Would you rather have Hasselbeck or Greise for the rest of the year?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:26 PM)

Hasselbeck, by a lot...

JB (TX)

Kubiak is not a very good in-game coach. He cost his team 13 pts last weekend: 6 by going on 4th instead of kicking, and 7 by not throwing the flag on the bomb to McCariens. Agree?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:27 PM)

He did not have a good game at all, no. Has to throw the flag when the Titans hurry to the line. Can't be that aggressive on fourth...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Is "Purple Jesus" the best nickname in the NFL right now? (Adrian Peterson's nickname for those of you not in the know)

Joey (Rochester, New York)

You would think with Kearse, Haynesworth & VandenBosch on the line getting all the attention that it would free up Tony Brown to have a monster year making more plays. Agree?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:28 PM)

Kearse isn't playing so well that he draws special attention. And Brown has been solid -- was great in the opener -- but is very much a product of playing next to AH...

Mark (Bham, AL)

What about the combo or Anderson/Quinn vs Greise? Thanks!

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:29 PM)

Anderson/ Quinn will start every game. Griese can be benched at any time....

JJ (New Jersey)

What are the chances the Eagles play Dallas a third time in the conference championship game and beat them to go to the superbowl?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:29 PM)

I like the Eagles a lot. Probably my Super Bowl choice for NFC right now...

Derek (Minneapolis, MN)

Name game/order: A. Bryant, Engram, Galloway or Curtis rest of the year?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:30 PM)

What does "name game/order" mean? You can say it 100 times but if I don't understand the question I can't answer it...

Chris (Ole' Miss)

Andre Johnson blew it last week. Dropped two TD's, ran terrible routes. Does he rebound against the Jags for a big day?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:31 PM)

And if he does can his QB get him the ball? They have to get ot together...

Anthony, Nashville

Is Eddie George a Hall of Famer? Not 1st year. But eventually?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:31 PM)

No. And not close...

Ken (Nashville)

PK, in your opinion, was the Jaguars ability to run the ball last week reflect more on the O-Line coming together or just poor run defense?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:31 PM)

Poor run defense...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Why wouldn't a coach challenge a play if he sees the other team hurry up to the line to ensure that the play can't be challenged?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:32 PM)

Well just because you rush to line doesn't mean it's definitely wrong. And you can still cost yourself. Teams could fake you into challenging...

Derek (Minneapolis, MN)

Who would you want and in what order...Name Game: A. Bryant, Engram, Galloway or Curtis rest of the year? Thx!

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:32 PM)

I don't want any of them, but thanks for offering....

Todd LaVergne,TN

Paul I'd like to know not so much how long of a change by why the change at MLB for the Titans? They are winning?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:34 PM)

Very unusual move. I think McGinnis and Schwartz basically decided Tully is too good not to play and that things could be even better...

Colton(Lubbock, TX)

Is TO becoming a better "TEAM PLAYER"

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:34 PM)

Definitely. But if they lose two in a row, will it stick?

roger (alabama)

DO U THINK ALABAMA WILL PLAY FOR THE SEC THIS YEAR

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:35 PM)

My three football letters are N-F-L not S-E-C....

JC (W.Memphis, Ark.)

How do you see the Titans final regular season record?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:36 PM)

I go through remaining schedule right now and get 10-6...

George (San Antonio, TX)

Could Steve Slaton be the Texans feature RB? Many compair him to Brian Westbrook because of his size. Is that good/bad why?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:37 PM)

It's good if they throw to him like Philly throws to BW. He could be the feature guy, but probably couldn't hold up to 25 carries a game...

mike (la, california)

with mcnabb and westbrook questionable, do i start j.t osullivan this week?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:38 PM)

You'll get a better read Friday on McNabb's status. I would think he'll play...

mike (la, california)

would meachem be a good play this week over bryant johnson or roddy white?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:39 PM)

I'd have trouble making that move...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Trent Dilfer called the Titans the best team in the AFC and compared them to the 2000 Ravens, agree/disagree?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:40 PM)

I think it's premature. Let's see them against Baltimore and Indy...

Mike (Ohio)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how poor was Walt Coleman's crew in Indy last Sunday?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:40 PM)

They weren't robbed like SD vs. Denver. There is too much whining about the refs from losing teams and their fans....

SprungOnSports (Long Island)

What was wrong with Matt Schaub last week, and do you give his Texans a chance against Jacksonville?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:41 PM)

They have a chance -- they've done very well against the Jags. But he looks shaky. Needs better protection and early success for confidence...

Sammy (Niagara Falls, Canada)

What is your opinion of the Titans Receivers with Kerry Collins as compared to Vince Young? Better? Same? Worse?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:41 PM)

Better. Good enough to win with. Hardly great.

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Will Matt Millen ever work again in the NFL?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:42 PM)

That's a joke right? How could any owner ressit that resume. "Well Sir, I was 50 games under .500 but we were really close..."

Brian (Pittsburgh)

Will Braylon Edwards return to form or continue to struggle?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:43 PM)

Struggle, I think...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Why do teams play the no respect card so much?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:43 PM)

I hate it. It's fabricated motivation. And I think a paycheck and personal pride should suffice.

Louisville, KY

Why are the Titans using CJ as a decoy more often? I remember them saying he and LenDale would line up together sometimes...I haven't seen it yet.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:45 PM)

Why is lining them up together so facinating? Is a decoy better than Ahmard Hall blocking for the guy who gets the ball?

Joey (Rochester, New York)

Great great article by John McClain on the Texans support as opposed to the Oilers. Reading the forum posts they were asking for McNair to buy the Oilers name & logo from Bud Adams. My question is 1.) Will Adams ever do it for the right price (Which I doubt) & 2.) Will the NFL even allow it?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:46 PM)

The Texans are never going to change their name now. And the only reason Bud changed things here is because he was allowed to keep all the Oilers stuff...

Mike (Ohio)

Paul, I wasn't really suggesting the Colts got robbed like the Chargers did, but you gotta admit that the PI call on that last drive was pretty horrible.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:47 PM)

If the ball is in the air, you're not allowed to hit the intended receiver, intentionally or otherwise...

Brian (Pittsburgh)

As of now, who are your SuperBowl teams?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:48 PM)

San Diego and Philadelphia

Joe (Buffalo)

Paul can you see the Bills beating the Chargers and Broncos?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:48 PM)

How about 1-1 against them?

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Has the league considered giving a Thanksgiving game to someone other than Detroit?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:50 PM)

They've started a third game at night after Detroit and Dallas. ARIZ at PHIL this year....

SprungOnSports (Long Island)

It's one thing starting against the Bengals and Texans, but how do you think Kerry Collins will fare against the Vikings defense?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:50 PM)

He can easily play well enough for them to win...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

I've only seen the headlines so maybe you can explain a little better...the RCA dome's roof was deflated...does this mean there was an inflatable roof?? That sure doesn't sound right

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:51 PM)

Part structure, part bubble. So they began demolition by letting the roof down....

Benjamin Plattsburgh

Is Demeco Ryans overrated? Seems like he gets mauled at the POA and makes most of his tackles in space 6-7 yards down from the LOS.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:52 PM)

It's a good question. I need to see more of him, and he doesn't have a lot of help. A good player. Not sure yet if he's great...

Nick (Madison, WI)

Who wins the AFC South?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:52 PM)

Indy...

Nick (Madison, WI)

You're pretty gay for only answering certain people's questions when I've asked two. Try not being a dumbass next time. You people think you know everything, and look at Aaron Rodgers. He is out playing some good quarterbacks right now, and did a decent job against Dallas.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:53 PM)

Calling me names will always get your question answered. Why so angry? No question in what you wrote here...

Kamri (Oklahoma)

WHO will be the 1st undefeated team to loose their 1st game Titans,Cowboys,Bills,Giants,Ravens, or Broncos?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:54 PM)

I think Baltimore loses Monday night...

Chuck (Austin, Texas)

Bernard Berrian, Javon Walker, Donte Stallworth, Drew Carter and several other I can't think of right now. All free agent busts so far. With that and the Titans bad history in signing FA WR's can you blame them for staying put besides McCariens? They are better off long term building that position through the draft.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:55 PM)

Now all they need to do is draft before the fourth round...

JB (TX)

Have you talked to Wycheck about the whole donating his brain to science thing?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:55 PM)

Yeah. Wrote about it yesterday and we talked more about it on the radio this morning. Check the blog...

Anthony (Houston)

Do you think it's more likely that the Texans go 6-10 or 9-7?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:56 PM)

How could anyone look at them so far and answer 9-7?

Justin, San Antonio

Hey Paul, I also heard alot of talk about CJ being in the slot, have yet to see that as well. Is Gage gonna play this week?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:57 PM)

Gage will play. They'll expand things for CJ eventually and they'll be a game plan where all of a sudden he shows up in the slot...

Tommy (TX)

Who do you see winning the AFC east?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:57 PM)

Buffalo

Ian (Pittsburgh, PA)

Come on Paul, just a little information on the Steelers future from that great brain of yours...

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:58 PM)

I like them. But Ben can't get so banged up, they've got to protect him better. I think they win the divison...

Obama (next president)

What NFL PLayer do you think would win the presidential election if they were running against me?

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:59 PM)

Tom Brady for sure.

Alex Freehold,New Jersey

Your mean you don't answer my wondering questions.

Paul Kuharsky
  (3:59 PM)

My parents live in Jackson, right next door to old Freehold...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

I'm going to my first away game ever (for any of my teams) to check out the Titans against the Ravens next weekend. Any advice?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:00 PM)

Eat at Obrycki's

Mike (Harrisburg,PA)

Who would you start alge crumpler or billy miller?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:01 PM)

I'd play Crumpler. But I wouldn't expect much from either....

Tony (West Africa)

Do you think the BILLS Can really make a run at the Super Bowl w/ this current Roster? and how long before Ashton Yobouty is a starter?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:01 PM)

Yobouty looked great in the Jags game. Super Bowl may be a little ambitious. How about a playoff appearance first?

Joe buff

Last undefeated team????

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:02 PM)

I'd need some time to look at each schedule, and right now I am in a chat. Send a note to my mailbag and I'll get back to you?

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Out of curiosity, did you play football in high school or college? I've always wondered what percent of NFL columnists are former athletes

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:03 PM)

I never played. Think it may be better actually, makes me ask more questions. I played soccer and baseball in high school...

TIM (ST.LOUIS)

Do you think Brian Westbrook will play Sunday night?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:04 PM)

I have absolutely no way of knowing that. I cover the AFC South and can't tell you which injured Colts will play week to week...

alex Freehold,New Jersey

Freehold is the best town in the whole world.

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:04 PM)

I don't know about that, but if you produce Bruce you're high on my list....

Steve (Indy)

Sleeper team of the week is....

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:05 PM)

Washington and Atlanta

Justin (Minneapolis)

Paul, do you think we'll see Vince Young back in the starting lineup this season?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:06 PM)

Hopefully not. If everything goes well, no. Maybe in select series...

kenny (md)

Why do Scouts put so much concentration into 40times when Game speed is what really matters? you have some player who have 4.2 40time but on sundays they run a 4.5 "What's up with dat"?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:07 PM)

Who is this 4.2 who's that much slower on Sunday?

Frank (GA)

Buzzer beater time....Give me an upset this week

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:07 PM)

I think WAS and ATL could win...

Anthony (Gainesville, FL)

In your opinion, what's the best NFL rivalry game to see in person?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:08 PM)

WAS-DAL. Second probably GB-CHIC. I've been to Oakland-KC, pretty good.

Richard (Knoxville)

Now that's just smarmy. You have no reason to say hopefully not. You should enjoy his storylines he gives you.

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:10 PM)

Clarification: Hopefully not, because the team is doing very well without him right now and if he's out it means they're still doing well...

Chuck (Austin, Texas)

What's your favorite old school NFL Stadium?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:10 PM)

Hard to top Lambeau. Arrowhead is a heck of a venue...

kenny (MD)

No one in particular just an exaggerated example but in essence i was just trying to point out that some player don't have game speed but they have timed speed....that's all.

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:11 PM)

Some people overrate 40 speed. Nature of measurables...

Jeff (Fort Worth)

So you like Philly beating the Cowboys to be the NFC representative on the Super Bowl?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:12 PM)

I'm not sure Dallas gets to the NFC title game...

Justin, San Antonio

What is Mike Heimerdinger's opinion on Vince Young? Should he be playing, or does he need serious work?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:12 PM)

Seems clear they collectively have decided he needs a lot of work....

Steve (Memphis,TN)

Then why don't they time the 40 in full pads? It would make more sense.

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:13 PM)

Because it doesn't measure new guy A vs. guy from last year B...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Do any teams have economists/statisticians on staff to help them with personnel and/or game decisions, somewhat similar to Billy Beane

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:14 PM)

Not to that extreme I don't think. But there are people with those kind of backgrounds, like Jim Schwartz...

JL (Hoboken, NJ)

Who's worse, last year's Fins or this year's Rams?

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:14 PM)

It's a game I wouldn't want to watch....

Paul Kuharsky
  (4:15 PM)

Well folks, I've enjoyed talking with you. Same time, same place next week. Enjoy the games....

Richard (Knoxville)

Paul, you just made it apparent to everyone you are a homer. I love it, however I bet Jags, Colts and Texans fans don't appreciate it.