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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:28 am

Wow! Surprising move by the Titans. 8-o
O'Donnell has pulled them out of the fire more than once.
And who the heck is Billy Volek?
This could be the season right here.

QB O'Donnell among final cuts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2003) -- The Tennessee Titans needed more room under the salary cap to add help at defensive back, so they cut veteran quarterback Neil O'Donnell -- a move that raised eyebrows across the league.

The Titans released O'Donnell in February to get under the salary cap then, and coach Jeff Fisher stayed in close contact with the 13-year veteran during the next few months as the quarterback visited Minnesota, New Orleans and Miami.

Tennessee finally re-signed O'Donnell in late June. But three-year veteran Billy Volek played well this preseason, leaving the veteran too expensive an option for a team with needs for backup help at other positions.

Fisher said O'Donnell was disappointed and surprised by the decision.
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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:00 pm

Can't believe this thread didn't get more of a responce. 8-o
This a big, big news, IMhumbleO.

Love 'em. Hate 'em.
But a LOT of the talking head experts are picking the Titans for the Super Bowl this year, and given McNair's recent "health" problems - I find this move (1) completely shocking and (2) shockingly stupid.

The Titans w/ Eddie George and Billy Volek? If McNair goes down?
Kiss it goodbye.

My 2 cents, anyway.
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Postby Guttpuppy » Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:14 pm

Personally I hate Neil but he was a quality back-up for the Titans,I guess they figured after last year that McNair would be around for 16 games. :-o
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Postby slowkidz » Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:28 pm

i couldn't agree more weezy. i saw this last night on the ESPN2 Bottomline and my mouth just dropped. it was a very suprising move indeed and hopefully they won't have to realize the loss of this backup QB.
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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:38 pm

Slowkidz! Finally!

This is one absolutely HUGE roll of the dice by Jeff Fisher.
Mouth-dropping is exactly right.
Personally, I'da cut somewhere, anywhere else.
And I'm still asking.
WHO the hell is Billy Volek?
He ... (quote) "had a good preseason"?

This may all work out ... but MY money's on a lost SB
opportunity.
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Postby xbird » Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:10 pm

OK, perspective from a Titans fan. First of all, if Steve goes down
the Titans are toast-period. NOD was a perfect come off the
bench kinda guy, if Steve missed a few plays, however, there
is no way he could have carried the Titans for more than 1 or
2 games, too old and slow- something I think Jets fans already
know. Cutting NOD saves about 600k for the cap, which I think
the Titans will use to get some depth in the DB. Now, who the
hell is Billy Volek ? His main claim to fame, is that he kept David
Carr on the bench for 1 or 2 years while he started at Fresno
State. He has a cannon for an arm. Younger, more mobile and
a lot cheaper, and I hope like hell we never see him on the field
this year.
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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:25 pm

xbird wrote:First of all, if Steve goes down, the Titans are toast-period. NOD was a perfect come off the bench kinda guy, if Steve missed a few plays, however, there is no way he could have carried the Titans for more than 1 or 2 games ...

Well .... YEA. 1 or 2 games is exactly the issue.
"... NOD was a perfect come off the bench kinda guy" ... is the point.
I doubt seriously O'Donnell could carry the team for 14 weeks, thu the playoffs and the Super Bowl. But he's made a 4-year career of pulling the Titan's fat out of the fire on more than one occasion - including the Super Bowl year.
And now they're relying on somebody called Billy Volek.
That, in my opinion, is shocking.
And, fantasy-wise, effects the Titans across the board.
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Postby Slingblade » Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:21 pm

First, Wease calm down and read my sig.

Second, Volek played great and so did Gesser(who was undrafted and by seeing him play he could possibly be a star in the NFL)

Hell who cares? McNair plays every damn game anyway.

We dont need O'Donnel he is just a person who we never use that takes up cap space.


And the titans will win the Superbowl. Even with that tough schedule, McNair will carry us with eddie back to full form.
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