Actually, I found this "writing on the wall":
http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/features ... ateChanged
"Titans coach Jeff Fisher said Billy Volek is his starter heading into the season. The Titans drafted Vince Young and agreed to contract terms with him Thursday."
So, to be honest, I can't answer your 2 questions, but I don't work for the Titans, either.
Next, with Tennessee's defense likely to be one of the poorest in the NFL again this year, I wouldn't be surprised if they were forced into quite a few shootouts, regardless of their offensive philosophy.
As far as the Mason-Volek connection in 2004, in the 5 games Volek started, Mason had 26Rec 335Yds 2TD, which plays out to
83Rec 1072Yd 6TD over a full season. These were below his actual stats that year. Volek actually connected well with Bennett in 04, who seems to be healthy and ready to go this year.
I guess the only way to tell what's going to happen is to wait and see. I for one (along with most of the others that contributed to this post) wouldn't be surprised in the least to see Volek start the season and put up reasonably good numbers...