Hey folks. How's everyone?
After Reggie Wayne and Andre Johnson what WRs do you think will have the best year Garcon Sims-Walker Britt anyone else?
Needs to be Sims-Walker for the Jags' sake.
What are your thoughts on "The Decision" tonight? Lebron may even be a bigger diva than T.O. and Ocho Cinco put togher.
I really don't have a huge objection to how he's handled himself. There was an expiration date on this thing from the start.
How much longer are the Titans gonna hold on to WR Paul Williams? I need some backups out here.
He's yours by end of preseason at the latest.
PK, I wanted to announce my decision in your chat first. I am quitting basketball to throw my support behind the Finley Kuharsky campaign for Governor. I plan on riding his coattails all the way to the White House.
Fantastic news. I will call the news desk.
Why does the national media paint the Jaguars as a horrible team?
Because they don't sellout. Where are you, exactly?
This is my first time asking a question but Ive been reading for quite awhile. I really enjoy your work and quite impressed of how nuetral of a writer you are. How do you feel about Curtis Painter backing up Manning? I thought he was a great value when drafted but wasnt impressed with what I saw last year. Painter did face tough defenses while the Colts rested starters. Also, with next years draft being deeper in QBs, what are the odds the Colts draft a high profile QB to groom?
Glad to hear from you. Way too early to worry about Manning's heir. And if he gets hurt one season, they'll just be out of luck. Most teams are like that if they need to rely on the backup to their best player.
Paul, we know Jeff Fisher has his fans & critics. Whenever someone calls for his head, it seems the automatic repsonse is " who are they are gonna get " ? Other NFL teams have fired coaches and found new ones. Why is the line of thought that the Titans cant find another ? Or has Bud Adams just gone insane ? The way Fisher mis-handled last season, and saying before the season started " he wasnt worried about the return game " ( Was he kidding us ? ), and having a 1-6 playoff record since the '99 season... isnt 15 seasons enough time to prove your a great coach ? How can a coach with his talent
Fisher had probably his worst year. He's an underachieving playoff coach. Still, Dallas would hire him in a second and Bud doesn't like the idea of him beating the Titans as a Cowboy. Sure Atlanta or Baltimore has hired a good new coach. But how has it gone in Cleveland, Oakland, St. Louis or Tampa? Isn't a known quantity better?
Is Chris Johnson going to get paid or what?
He should take the $2.5 M on the table and be happy. Pot of gold awaits next year.
I know it's very soon but you stated Damian Williams could be a potential number 1 receiver, you think he has the hands to be a solid number 2? It would allow Nate to play a wes welker type role and not have to rely on his hands to much. Thanks Paul!
I didn't state it, Reinfeldt stated it. Williams won't be top four at the start of the season.
Can I finally get a left tackle to finally replace Tarik Glenn? Or will someone new be starting at Left Tackle come opening day?
I think Charlie Johnson is your man, Pey.
Paul, What type of season do you think the titans expect from Vince Young to reasonably go forward with him as the franchise qb? Playoffs? Super Bowl? etc
At least 14 games, no off the field drama. Productive.
Can someone please put in a doggie door?!?
OK, I'll check on you.
PK, It's time for the real Kevin to take charge. I'm tired of Costner being the MVP and star of yoru chats. Costner wasn't in Footloose! There's not a game where you can connect Costner to any other person on Earth in six moves!
What's six degrees for you and Costner? What have you done about the oil spill? I won't cross over so easily.
Hey Pops, we gonna stay up and see this Lebron thing?
If by we you mean me, then yes.
The other day Matt Willimason said that he thinks Garcon is going to have a break out year this year. Are you as high on Garcon has Williamson is? (I think he also said Garcon will be the Colts #1 in 2011)
I like Garcon a lot, but probably not quite as much as Matt.
In David Climer's chat today someone asked if you were a gent he laughed and shrugged it off; when pushed further he said something about an older gentleman at the Steeplechase? Can you clarify this please.
Australian fellow and I once had words over his terrible throwing motion.
I want to hire you to write for my website what do you think?
What's the pay?
Does T.O. end up in the AFC South?
What's up Paul I always like reading your blogs and analysis I feel you are very honest and upfront. I've never posted anything until now, reason being is I'm a titans fan and I'm truly worried about our upcoming season. Our defense is starting to scare me and I don't trust an offensive ran team with fisher ball...what are your takes
I think they are counting on too many guys to blossom simultaneously and I don't like the odds of it happening. Feels like 8-8 or worse to me. Going to be an offensive team.
Pete, dude, no one told me the chat was on hiatus last week. We haven't been communicating well and I feel left in the dark.
Generally, when I say I am on vacation I won't be chatting.
Paul we are both friends with Will Hoge on facebook. Big fan?
Love him. Nashville's best home grown rock and roller. If we consider Kings of Leon suburbanites.
Fisher said my skills have diminished and im on the downside of my career but arent I better than anyone on the current Titans roster? My numbers last season were better than any Titan even Britt.
The Titans have their best pool of receivers since they've been in Nashville, and have zero interest in you, chief.
Did Austin just refer to you as neutral? Finally a break from the beatings.
I am so biased it's crazy. Pump up Colts!
Optimistically, how do you feel about the titans and the playoffs this year?
Optimistically, I think they miss the playoffs. Realistically, I think they miss the playoffs by quite a bit.
You think CJ should take the 2.5mil? What happens if he goes out and gets injured this year, never gets paid for a record season?
Better to be sitting home healthy?
Two questions in one: who do you foresee/desire taking the bulk of the Texans carries in 2010-2011?
If they spend a second rounder on you, you better be able to contribute a lot and soon. So Tate.
Over under 18 ints Over under 26 tds Vince young
Including rushing? Still under.
Bacon and Costner make me laugh. I get things done.
Are you going to buy my book?
I will buy Jeff Duncan's book on the Saints when it is out. Still at Mardi Gras?
Do you think Coach Del Rio has created a double standard with players participating in radio shows? Or is his reasoning/logic sound?
I can't believe it's an issue, for him or for you.
BCC is reporting, via twitter, that the Jags magic number is 6,200 tickets. Do you see this as an ongoing news story as long as the Jaguars are in Jacksonville or will winning solve everything?
Ongoing until regularly sold out.
Should the Titans pay for my meatloaf or can I write it off as a tax deduction?
That's a lot of meatloaf. IRS might sniff that out.
Have you tried Firehouse Subs yet? It gives Jersey Mike's a real run for their money.
I have and it doesn't!
Paul, as much as i love Titans history don't you think it's time we take down some of the big HH Gregg pics with matthewt, whycheck, george, etc, and get some new blood up there.Just saw your Will Hoge responce he is great. maybe i will see you at a show
Yes they should. But that big VY banner isn't doing it for me either.
What is the latest update on Kenny Britt? He seemed to have been a major disappointment these last few months being held out of practices. Has he gotten himself back in shape and can he get to #1 by the season opener?
If he doesn't, it's a huge disappointment. I think he's woken up.
We would like to extend you an invitation based on your coverage of the AFC South.
No thanks. I pass on all things Atlanta, the way the Braves pass on winning World Series or fans pass on buying tickets to watch them not win them.
My man. Finally back. Best NFL blogger at ESPN for sure. Last year everyone thought that it was the year the Colts streak of winning 12+ ended, but they were sadly mistaken. Besides 1 game, we were the best team in the NFL the whole season. Tell me why the Colts could not be even better with a healthy Bob, Gonzalez, and Freeney (wasnt healthy for the 1 game we got outplayed).P.S. It's hard being a Colts fan in NY with all these Jets fans talking the Jets up so much. I don't need to talk to them, the Colts play on the field does enough of the talking.
I can't tell you why. I've written they could be better, though their schedule is worse. And I thought they'd win the division last year. Tell Jets fans that AFC Championship Game gap isn't so easily closed.
Netherlands v Spain. Who ya got?
Rooting Dutch. Expecting Spain.
To follow up on my Facebook question regarding AFCS QBs, who presently is sitting pretty if all four starters go down?
Titans are probably best off. And that's more a knock on depth elsewhere than applause for Collins.
What is your favorite sports book? Reading, not gambling.
Thanks for being clear. Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby is tough to beat.
How childish does the city of Jacksonville get if Denver beats Jacksonville week 1? (I don't see it happening by the way)
If Tebow scores, it'll be bad.
Will I get a deal done this summer or will I be the LeBron James of next summer?
Even without a contract, you're not going anywhere. There is zero LeBron possibility for you.
If the Colts can go undefeated deep into the season again this year do you forsee a re-play of last year's controversy or have the ignorant Colts fans who made all that noise learned what Polian learned many years ago watching Freeney play hurt in the SB?
Freeney didn't get hurt in the last two games of the regular season, did he?
Paul, do you see any AFC south rookies holding out for an extended period? Based on slotting, they are all in good positions for easy contracts, but do you think will want a premium?
Jags and on-time first-round contracts haven't mixed well recently.
Next time you come to my show backstage is where I go off the rails not on stage. Pay more for VIP access next time. Can you give me jamarcus russells home number? We have something private to discuss.
I don't know that I wanted to be closer. You looked good from my distance. And I didn't get wet with the water or kerosene you were spraying.
Every year I say I'm not going to read the preseason magazines and every year I buy 5 of them. They say Houston going to turn the corner this year (and last year and the year before that, etc) What do you predict? Houston AFC South champs? Or do they give Indy the game in the 4th quarter like the last three years and go 8-8?
I don't see them winning the division. How about they start with going .500 in the division? Maybe a Wild Card.
Project the stats for both of the TE's named Zach Miller.
Jags are dying to use him. Can he stay healthy?
Who will be the starting 3 linebackers for the Titans opening day?
Witherspoon, Tulloch and Thornton. Thornton for suspended McRath.
Most players seem to play better when they know they're playing for contracts, any chance Tennessee is holding off on CJ so that he has to earn his contract again?
I disagree with your premise, and think you are way over-thinking. They are holding off because he's under contract for three more years already.
In your evaluation of the revamped Jaguars defensive line, what were your observations/thoughts about Terrence Knighton (affectionately referred to as "Pot Roast" around here)? He impressed last year, at least for a rookie, and I'm hoping that he, combined with Kampman and Alualu and his quick first step will be a much more formidable force this year, which can only make the jobs of everyone else behind them a little easier. Agree, disagree?
Can be very good. Can also be very fat. Needs to watch it and not go overboard.
What do you think about my new beau, Brian Austin Green? I know you used to be a big fan of his.
Loved 90210. Once met Ray Pruitt's alcoholic mother in an airport line. You can do better.
I have this sinking feeling in my gut that we won't be hosting the Super Bowl because of a lock out. Tell me I'm just being paranoid!!!
I don't think a lockout will touch the season and if it does I don't think it touches more than four or six games.
No he did not. He got hurt in the AFC Championship game. But I am all for resting, if that's what they think is best.
So resting guys for the final two weeks of the regular season doesn't prevent injurries in the playoffs? Fascinating.
Keith Bulluck to the Lions,Giants, or slim hope titans?
Lions or Giants, whoever needs more help sooner. It's not going to be the Titans.
Does Daddy ever share his meatloaf with you? He always eats mine.
He's not a food sharer. Or a breakfast guy. Or a Bud Selig critic.
Who, in your illustrious opinion, will top the AFC this year? I've heard too many people picking the Jets (this years trendy pick... how did last years trendy team (Houston) fare?), and in my opinion, Mark Sanchez needs a couple more years before he's ready for the big game. I hate to be a broken record, but I think the Colts, again, have good chances. (of course, I am a Colts fan, too.)
I think Baltimore will be very good but am weeks away from making such picks.
Every quarterback that had the same passing and rushing yards as McNair is in the Hall of Fame, why not mcnair next?
Just that makes him a Hall of Famer?
We know you'll travel to see AFCS games live. So week 1, where will you be? Can't imagine Oak\TN carries any interest so is it intraconference with Ind@Hou or Den@Jax? Both could offer great story lines. But that could depend on what TT does in preseason.
Fully expect to be @Houston.
Can the titans finish second in the afc south this season?
Possible. Especially if 8-8 is good enough for second.
The Colts defensive interior line went from laughing stock to pretty darn good last year. One hit wonder?
Wouldn't call it a team strength still.
What does it take to stop us? Does Peyton have to have multiple rings?
A second ring would go a long way. But some will never stop.
does it make him not a hall of famer?
He's not a Hall of Famer. Players from his generation who are unquestionably better than he was: Aikman, Favre, Manning, Elway, Young, Warner, Brady. Should the (at best) eighth-best QB of his generation be in the Hall of Fame? No. It's not the Hall of Good.
The Kirk Morrison trade the best move in the draft by any team?
Good move. Not the best move of the draft. Anything that's good has to have "best" tried on these days.
When the hell am I gonna get back to form? I'm starting to feel like Adam Sandler here.
Didn't even see your last one about the big island vacation chief. Costner -- help him out.
Can Jason Jones move to defensive end if the Titans need him too? When healthy he is a sack machine.
Why do they need him to? They have Haynes, Morgan, Ford, Babin and Ball.
Is there any truth to the Titans-CJ2k getting close to a deal rumor?
Not a new deal, no. They've offered to add $2.5 million this year, moving an escalator from later in his contract into a bonus now. That's it.
Any chance Boselli's efforts to keep the Jags in Jacksonville can add fuel to the flames burning to get him into Canton? Gale Sayers is in with only 6 years of work. As you rightly noted, TB was dominant...maybe the most dominant LT during his tenure.
There is a burning flame? Boselli's not getting in, and work as a ticket salesman/promoter wouldn't help his cause.
Do you think Antonio Smith has underperformed on his contract thus far?
They like him a lot. Too soon to judge still.
Will the Jets overload on talent leave them flat like the Deion Sanders led Redskins?
I suspect so.
Training camp worth going to as a fan? or just stick to Modern Warfare?
If you like to sweat, see two good catches, burn, watch coverage teams work on how to run and turn, get dehydrated and see fifth string quarterbacks get yelled at, it's phenomenal. No, if video games are your other choice, you should get outside.
How far can Miami make it in a tough AFC east?
I'm not big on Miami.
Anthony Gonzo = Bust; Tony Ugoh = Bust; Mike Pollack = Bust; Donald Brown = Not looking so good. Has Bill Polian lost his touch?
How is Gonzo a bust? Hurt and busted are two different things. Ugoh and Pollak have one more chance now. Donald Brown has plenty of time.
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Exactly what I was thinking!
Do you not think a big youth movement for the Titans is a positive this year. A+ O-line, A RB, C QB, a defense that has to better than last year and they were two wins away last year. Some they practically gave away, see Mouton.
Cook, Stevens, Harris, Ford, Hayes, Marks, McCourty or Mouton and McRath are all going to get better and play to expectations this year?
Why is everyone so upset with me. I like football. That's what us hardcore soccer fans call soccer.
I am not at all upset with you.
If the Titans win the Super Bowl this year will you shave your head?
Also if they don't.
Brian F. was using imagery...of course there is no flame. I'm seriously considering putting a limit on your chocolate intake when you visit.
Limit me at your own peril!
I said VY would win many super bowls, do you think i will be proven right one day?
We talking Playstation or something?
what's the strangest, most off-the-wall question you've ever asked in an interview and/or answer you've been given?
My famous Al Davis moment deserves more than a chat line, so we shall save it for an even bigger occasion...
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