One foot out: I am a Vince Young fan as well as Tennessee Titans’ coach Jeff Fisher, and admire owner Bud Adams for sticking with the same head coach for 17 seasons. But one of these two has to go. Honestly, I don’t think Fisher cared for Young from the time he was drafted third overall. How else to explain his knee-jerk reactions every time he thinks Young’s messed up, thus benching the guy twice in his four seasons? That will never do Vince Young’s confidence any good because it screams the coach doesn’t believe in him. Although Young is done for the season with the thumb injury Adams has some deep thinking to do going forward. Who do you think should go?
Let him go: the Minnesota Vikings are 3-7 so owner Zygi Wilf knew it was time to take a page out of the Dallas Cowboys book and fire Brad Childress as head coach, mind you, following a similar embarrassing loss to the Green Bay Packers (the NFL’s coach killer). So now that this team is free, will the team led by Brett Favre have a sudden resurgence on the road against the Redskins (a la Dallas Cowboys in New York)?
Saints-Cowboys: I’m expecting this to be a good game. For the first time, the New Orleans Saints get to play a Thanksgiving Day game. And what better stage could that be than on the one at Jerry’s World against a revitalized Dallas Cowboys team. Don’t focus so much on their records more than the play that you will see from the two. Last year, Dallas handed the Saints their first loss of the season in New Orleans; the last time the Saints played here in Dallas, then new head coach Sean Peyton embarrassed his mentor Bill Parcels and the Cowboys. Now the Saints march to a different beat as defending Super Bowl champions while Dallas is considered a ‘has been’ champion. But on the other hand, as far as being the only attraction during Thanksgiving dinner, the Saints are new to this and Dallas is true to it…and trying to miraculously salvage their season.
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