Remember the Titans - not only a good movie, but something we should keep in mind for the rest of the week. Why you ask? Well simply put, come next weekend that is all they'll have...the memories.
As the 1972 Dolphins begin their annual sweat fest, I say calm down, get the champagne on ice, and get ready to bust the cork after Green Bay's thrashing of the 7-0 overachievers.
I didn't see anything last night that warranted a whole lot of concern. I'm sorry, but Indy is not an elite team this year. They can't run the ball, and Peyton Manning is a shade of what he was last year.
The Titans, although stout on defense, are simply a one trick pony. Take that pony down, and that one dimension becomes non-dimensional.
The Packers on the other hand, have never been in a better position to meet a team on what can only be described as a curious roll.
The Packers bye week came at the perfect time. On Monday, all but four players practiced, and two of those four will still be ready for the game. An injury report of fourteen now stands at four.
Let's see - we have Al Harris returning, Bigby is back, and James Jones finally feels like he can take the field.
Let's see what the Titans answer to eight in the box is. They don't have a receiver that can't be handled by Woodson, Harris, and Williams. We all know that Kerry Collins couldn't throw the ball forty yards if he tried - so worrying about over the top help shouldn't be a concern either.
Let's throw our guys across the line of scrimmage and force them to beat us through the air. As we all know, that game plan doesn't work against the Pack and I don't expect that to change.
Get ready to break out the bubbly Don - seven weeks is all the longer you will have to wait this year.
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