Do the Titans draft a QB or make a trade for a Carson Palmer or a Kevin Kolb?
Greetings all. Thanks for coming. Let's dive in.They intend to get a veteran and draft a QB.
Will Bill Polian address the depth of Colts this off-season?
Always. But you can't say the Colts weren't deep. They were very deep. They had third stringers play well enough to win the division.
Hello Paul!I feel the Titans top priority (aside from QB) is a shut down CB like a Revis/Asomugha. OR a stud LB. What do you think? Thx!
Linebacker is a way bigger need. So it strong safety and probably defensive tackle. They just drafted a bunch of corners, and two of them are pretty good.
Paul do you see Titans going after Matt Flynn,Orton, or Palmer. And what seams to be the prices for them? I certainly hope we get Prince Amakumara as McShay has projected instead of first round QB. Your thoughts
Palmer and Orton will be pricier than Flynn. Second rounders perhaps? I am anti-first round quarterback because the first four are far from sure things.
So far no one in here reads the blog!
will the titand trade for haynesworth to boost their d line and would they draft cam newton i think he would b good with cj kenny britt and jared cook
Primary connection to Haynesworth is gone with Washburn's move to Philly. Trades can't happen until there is a new CBA. To me, Newton is another running QB. And the Titans need to go away form that.
How much are the Jacksonville Jaguars in danger of moving the team out of Jacksonville?
Not much in the near future. They are doing fine. Look to SD, Oakland and Minnesota for teams on shakier ground.
Do the Titans improve with Munchak?
Who's the quarterback? Until I know that, I can't tell you a lot. I like the early indications. But I can't rush to judge.
Do you think Peyton Manning is greedy because he wants a record deal?
I've heard the Colts say he will get a record deal, I never heard Manning say he wanted it. And no, he should get what he's worth.
As a Colts fan, should I be concerned at all about the Colts and Manning finding a solution to a long term deal?
I wouldn't be. He goes somewhere else, he's got to spend a few years building it up, and they could be the remaining years of his prime. I think he thinks about things like his legacy in one place and knows the grass isn't greener.
Dinger's comments on Moss: True or Covering his own Butt?
In three weeks they knew Moss wasn't going to help them. Still, if you have him, you HAVE to force it to him with no excuses until he shows that no longer works.
Do you think it is possibe; that the Jags might bring in Heimerdinger as QB coach for this season? Who would be better choice for the Jags: Koetter being OC and QB coach (as you suggested) or someone like Heimerdinger or Zorn?
I thought about that. Florida might be a bit of a lure, but he's scheduled to make about a million. Better to make that and recover and be ready or to work one year with David Garrard, who could hurt you? I say A. Jags QB coach is a big demotion from what Dinger was.
Who could the Bills trade with to get down from the #3 pick if Fairley's not there...
No idea, but Fairley will not be there.
Owens to Jags?
No. T.O.? Are you unfamiliar with Jags' GM Gene Smith and their emphasis on character?
Where will Hermidinger end up?
On the bench for a year. Then with Fisher.
Do you think the Colts two biggest needs should be OT and DT?
I say OT and WR.
Paul...if you're the NY Jets do you invest in Cro, long term, or sign Champ and use the extra cash to invest in a pass rusher?
Champ is more expensive than Cromartie, not less.
From one Paul to another....can the Jags ever catch the Colts. Wouldn't this year have been the year to do it.
This would have been the year for any of the three to do it. Hard team to chase. Jags also have to worry about staying in front of Houston and Tennessee. Wild Card may be best option for three challengers.
Paul, I love that Munch brought BRRRUUUUCCEEE back to TN, any word on possible Offensive and Defensive Coordinators they're targeting/interviewing?
Jerry Gray is DC if he wants it. Some names coming out today for OC, but I've not been able to confirm them.
Would Billy Volek be a good veteran option for the Titans to play while a rookie QB develops? Or has his bridge in Tennessee been burned?
I think probably burned. But with new regime, not impossible like with old one.
Will Peyton Manning ever end up in Music City, USA?
He comes to Nashville all the time, plus once a year for work.
Why are so many people high on Fairley? He's a one year wonder.
Go ahead and draft a bunch of guys ahead of him.
Hi Paul, to be open, I am a 49ers fan. For which teams do you see Carson Palmer as a good fit? Thank you.
Arizona is probably best. I think Tennessee should pursue.
Paul,Do you see Arian Foster having another great season next year, or is he going to go the route of Steve Slaton?
More like Chris Johnson -- in that he won't match excellent season, but he'll still have a good one. He's way better than Slaton was.
Regarding draft trades -- harder to move than ever if there is no CBA, because including players in deals won't be allowed. For teams to move down, they have to find willing partners, and most won't give up a ton to make a big move.
PK what are your thoughts on the Texans move to the 3-4 Tennessee Jacksonville and Indy all have faced it and had problems with it. Do you see it as a strategic move...(Wade Phillips has coached 3-4 and 4-3)
It's not a bad idea considering how bad their personnel was in a 4-3. If you have good 4-3 people, it can take too long.
Do you like the direction i have taken so far?
I have no major objections. And I think your new DC may help you fire a few more guys. Not in love with the Frank Bush idea.
Do you think Pierre Garcon is the Future at WR for the Colts?
Not as a No. 1, no.
With this being a weak QB draft. Would it be smart for the titans to draft defense and find a serviceable QB already in the league like Flynn.
Draft defense at 8, draft QB in second or third. They've said there will be a veteran and a pick.
Let's pretend you're Bill Polian and get to pick one RB from any other team in the division - do you take CJ, MJD, or Foster? Just wondering how you rank those backs.
CJ, MJD, Foster. Tough call for Colts. But the way the value speed, can you imagine Manning getting the ball to CJ on screens and such? I'd lean that way. But MJD and Foster would both be great at getting those third-and-1 conversions. Question of the day leader.
Why would Cecil have gotten an extension back in December but not Washburn?
Washburn knew he'd have great opportunities as a free agent, so he didn't sign his. Cecil knew he was in trouble, so he jumped to sign his.
Did you know Maude Flanders from the Simpsons is a Texans' fan? http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post?id=21337
Donald Brown - even if his contract is attractive, is he worth a roster spot given his performance thus far?
Of course he is. You don't think Donald Brown had more value than the 53rd guy (or 80th) on the roster?
Better player: Jason Jones or Terrance Knighton?
Different. Like asking ice cream or cake.
Assuming the CBA talks turn more into My Super Sweet 16, potentially into the summer (after the draft, etc), what do you do blog in the meantime? 8 hour chats....???
Wouldn't those be fun?
At this point, I'm just curious...what is the market like for a guy like Dinger?
There isn't one. Only team without a coordinator is Cleveland, and Shurmer will call his plays. Dinger wouldn't fit West Coast anyway. Dinger told Wyatt he doesn't expect to find a job for 2011.
Does the NFL draft happen before the expiration date of the current CBA and a potential lockout? If so, what guarantees the rights of teams to claim any draftee since no team is going to sign them to a contract until a new CBA is in place?
The draft is part of the expiring CBA, the last official piece. Players will be drafted, then not signed until there is a new CBA. What guarantees the right of the team to guys is the agreement between NFL and PA that covers this draft still.
I'm drafting Prince A with #8 and trading 2nd round for Palmer what is our record after the season?
8-8... Unless you spell out plans at linebacker.
Would it be wise for Munchak to start implementing Ringer more, and saving some wear and tear on CJ?
It would be wise for him to begin to admit that Ringer isn't all Fisher insisted he was.
Titans best case scenario - abbreviated season, lose all games (in the short year). Draft Andrew Luck! Love that guy so much, its worth a horrible year (especially if its short). Thoughts?
So silly. So much changes in a year, no one can play to lose in order to line up a draft pick.
Is Fairly projected higher then Peterson, if peterson runs a 4.2 40...Being that that this is a passing league, and a top flight shutdown corner are in demand. I know CB's arent usually taken first but neither or DT. Is Fairly that much a better prospect?
Who were top picks last year?
PK, if it was up to you, which veteran QB should the Titans take Matt Flynn or Alex Smith and why?
Certainly not Alex Smith. He's proven he stinks. At least Flynn has potential upside.
We will get a new CBA worked out before training camp....real question who should we (me and the commish) decide on for SB halftime show?
Coldplay seems logical to me, has broad appeal, very good live, Indy will be cold...
Paul, What am I to do? Have you seen all the PSL's for sale?
Also have seen the waiting list. It's a long way off before selling tickets becomes an issue.
Didn't Jacob Tamme show that they need to find sets that include him, or is he relegated to special teams next year?
He'll get some offensive snaps. But while he was good you aren't going to play him in front of Clark if you have a choice.
Do you find it strange that Maude Flanders is rendered as the only Texans fan when she died years before the Texans inception?
It's a cartoon. I'm told she still comes back sometimes. But you're being a little literal. Perhaps she likes them from the grave?
If the colts draft an OT should it be Gabe Carimi, or Anthony Castonzo. I've heard both as potential choices, but personally like carimi better, having lived in Big Ten country.
I's sure they will take that under advisement.
If you had been one of those who had tickets to the Super Bowl and didn't have the seat you paid for, would you accept the settlement of tickets to next year's game, travel and lodging, or would you hold out for more?
I'd want more. But it's not like I lost a limb or a loved one, so it shouldn't be as much as these lawyers will be asking.
Do the Titans try to bring back Collins as the vet or look for a new one while they groom a young QB?
New vet. Are you seeing the sweeping changes? Fisher and Dinger were Collins guys.
How were Roos and Stewart this year? Above average?
A bit. Inside troubles didn't help them.
I like ice cream and cake equally!
Like I like Jason Jones and Terrance Knighton equally, Garagi.
Do you still view me as an elite CB after last year?
Only a handful of elite, and you don't rank with them at all. You weren't even All-Division.
If there is a lockout, but an agreement is reached before the regular season, what happens to free agency?
There would either be a brief period, or built in salary increases with no movement for a year.
Penalty on Scott for the uneccesary yet ubiquitous Ringer/CJ wear-and-tear question...5 yds and loss of question
OK rate these as you think they fit Palmer,Flynn,Orton,Kolb
Kolb, Palmer, Orton, Flynn. But I thin Kolb will be too expensive.
For all asking what I think the Titans should do at quarterback, I refer back to this post: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/20703/palmer-heads-my-list-of-qbs-for-titans
Do you think the Jaguars will extend Mike Sims-Walker or they will let him test free agency?
I'd let him test, see his value isn't what he thinks, then get him at a reasonable price.
Who do the TEXANS take in the draft? Playoffs finally next season?
There is absolutely zero reason right now to say the Texans are going to be a playoff team. Zero.
I'm going to try to be "glass half full" going into 2011 but the holes on defense, while grand, are barely casting a shadow over the holes on offense. No true #1 WR, no real depth at TE and now an average QB with no coach. Can Jaguars fan honestly expect an improvement over last year, especially considering the AFC North is on the schedule?
Do I see the field next year?
I've cleared my schedule for Sundays approximately one year from now. It's now Irsay and Goodell's move.
Saw you on Letterman recently. You look about 100. Please stop smoking. And find your old groove. I see you doing the anthem or America the Beautiful. Not halftime. I don't know if you could go 13 minutes.
Who should the Colts be more concerned about next season in order : Jaguars, Titans, Texans?
C'mon, I have no idea who stays, who goes, who's added, who's drafted...
Seriously though, Pauly, once the draft is over and we get into a deeper lockout, do you see yourself blogging about negotiations, which has to be close to a saturation point? Or am I just underestimating your creativity?
I don't expect I'd have too many unique takes on labor stuff, especially when it's quiet. We'll see. I'll be writing something, I promise.
How quickly will I have my starter label removed in 2011?
Hopefully it was removed the day Fisher left.
The boss indicated he'll be more aggressive in free agency this year. Even though I'm not a free agent, will my contract be renegotiated so I finally get paid?
Finally get paid? You got paid. You got a good deal with good up front money. They aren't paying you on what you did, they're paying you on what you'll do. And more aggressive means with guys they bring in, not guys who are still under contract.
How is that Ipad working for you? Did you download that Confession Application?
Too much Angry Birds. It's cool. Saw the confession thing, but not where I am heading with it, I don't think...
Why your QB list doesn't include Donovan Mcnabb? With CJ in the backfield, Kenny Britt as a receiver, he should be better than Palmer I guess. And AFAICT, Palmer played way worse than Mcnabb last season.
I think Palmer has a chance to rebound with good coaching and behind a line that would protect him well. I think McNabb just had good coaching and bombed and doesn't like to stay fit and is pretty much done.
I know (besides Moss) it's not really in the mold of the Titans to go after big name free agents, if the CBA wasn't a factor, could you see the new regime targeting any? (Hypothetical, I'm not asking for actual players they would pickup)
A couple in the mold of the Hope-Thornton-Mawae offseason. They need guys with upside who can lead. But I don't see Nnamdi or any other huge-cost guy.
Who weighs more by training camp (should there be a training camp)? Mark Howard, Frank Wycheck or Albert Haynesworth?
1) Albert; 2) Markie; 3) Frank. At worst, Frank will always stay a pound under Mark.
Do you think Jerry Gray is a solid choice for DC? Why has he had lowly secondary jobs if he's so good?
Guys rise and fall. I've said it's not like they get to pick cream of the crop starting late. He's a good coach.Who do you want?
What really makes me angry is that you're not slingshotting me into crap right now. I'm so mad!
What are some other reasons for your anger, beside the eggs?
As a Titans fan, I'd love to give Peyton Manning a record deal. Don't understand any fan who would think he should want anything else given his value to the Colts (that team is drafting top 3 without him).
They think it's his job to provide money for other players.
You don't acquire Kolb either because Philly won't trade him or you don't think he is a solution at QB. If you think he is good enough to settle the QB issue for 10 years, there is no such thing as "too expensive".
I tend to agree. I am not sure Titans will, however.
Springboarding off of Dan's question, does ESPN plan to keep you guys around during the summer and into a potential lockout?
I'm under contract and everyone is happy as far as I know.
Will Bob Sanders stay in Indy, or will he sign somewhere with an incetive-laden contract?
Yes. One of those.
What are realistic expectation for me last year based on what you saw?
I think you'll be very good.
me or Jerry Gray in TN?where's Dave Mc fit into all this/
You aren't a coordinator candidate, thankfully. Wyatt reported there is a scenario where Bush gets LBs and McGinnis stays as an assistant HC/defense.
You know what they need on this thing: Angry Squirrels. By the way, clip my nails because I'm scratching the glass.
Stay away from that. Tell everyone what a wuss you are in the snow.
I should do the Super Bowl halftime show!
I want an Usher/John Legend duet.
What do we do on sundays now since there is no football for 7 months?Also can you tell me a way to overcome my teams superbowl loss? Also, what are the chances nnamdi goes to the steelers?
Enjoy life. See my wife and son. Watch college basketball, MLB. Go for a walk in the park. Travel to visit family. All kinds of great stuff. I enjoy the offseason. I love the NFL. I love my job. But I'm not an addict.
And I feel sad for people who can't come up with something to do when there is no football.
In your opinion, what is the biggest need for the TEXANS. Corner, Safety, DE, or OLB? Have any thoughts on who you would like them to take in draft?
Replacing Eugene Wilson is my No. 1A item.
what high school did you go to
Rutgers Prep,. Somerset NJ. I was a four-star recruit.
Hey PK, late to the party and have been for weeks, I finally remembered. You said the Colts priorities should be OT and WR. Do the concussions to Collie and occasional butterfinger hands of Garcon concern you? I always viewed the WR depth as the one strong point this off season.
As Wayne starts to fade, they need a true No. 1 to come up behind him. Garcon and Collie and Gonzo are good players, but none of them is Harrison or Wayne.
I haven't heard one person say anything bad about Howard Mudd coming out of retirement to go coach in Philly. I think silently folks might blame him a little for not coaching Tony Ugoh better. Thoughts?
He deserves a share of blame. I can't imagine Polian wouldn't have has Mudd sign off on the pick, so he could be culpable there too. But you can't hit a home run with every guy no matter how good a coach you are. Randy Starks was bad with the Titans under Jim Washburn, and Starks was a Pro Bowler this year in Miami.
What trade value would Finnegan Have towards Picks 2,3,4 round
Once again: players cannot be traded until there is a new CBA. And generally, this idea that you trade a good player for a bunch of picks is baseball talk.
grown men shouldn't wear me...agree?
You know I do. Every day is not Halloween. Dress as yourself, not as some hero-worshiper.
I know that this is NFL talk, but just an FYI for your readers who wish to expand their horizons. Egypt's President Mubarak is getting ready to speak.
Thanks for the notice. I may go watch.
You see me on WWE Smackdown the other night? I was awesome, you think I have a career in Wrestling when football bores me?
I think wrestling is a joke and I laugh at participants and viewers. Turn on cartoons instead.
In Remember the (Former) Titans which actors play Jeff Fisher, Vince Young and Bud Adams... even though he's still the owner?
Tom Selleck for Fisher, Ernest Borgnine for Bud. No one coming to me for Vince, but it's a bit part anyway, right?
Paul, Some people are putting Cam Newton at the 8th spot for the Titans. They're releasing Cam's clone, Vince Young. Why would they draft the same type of quarterback?
I my opinion, they shouldn't. I think he'll be gone by eight anyway.
Non-AFC South question. Have you ever had a chance to talk with or be around Aaron Rodgers? While may be not as personable as Manning, he sure seems like a good kid.
Met him at Steeplechase, an annual horse race/ spring party in Nashville a couple years ago. I was with Packer fans. He was incredibly gracious posing for pics and signing for them. Very impressive.
Paul, if grown men shouldn't wear jerseys then what am I supposed to wear on casual Friday at work?
A button-down shirt. Try Banana Republic or J. Crew.
great chat, Paulie...take the rest of the day off and enjoy some snow-sledding!
That's it for the day, Paul has to go shoot the new Wranglers commercial. Peace out, and stay Angry.
Will do. Thanks for coming.