Friday, December 19, 2014

How Bad Was the Titans-Jaguars Game Expected to Be? Check Out Don Cheadle's Thursday Night Game Intro! [VIDEO]

The best part of the Tennessee Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars game was not a scoring play. It was not a sack or a turnover or even the Jaguars mascot doing something stupid. It was the intro by actor Don Cheadle that kicked off the game. What was so special about it?

It was pretty clear that even Don thought the game was going to be pretty bad.

WATCH: Tennessee Titans RB Leon Washington With the Sweetest Moment of Thursday Night's Game

Leon Washington at one time was the guy you wanted to watch every time he got his hands on the ball, but that's not the case so much anymore. He's not lightning in a bottle like he used to be, but he is still a capable return man/running back. H just needs a chance to prove it.

He got just such a chance Thursday night against the Jaguars, and even got the Titans on the board first with a nice 8-yard touchdown reception.

WATCH: Jacksonville's Jordan Todman Breaks Off Longest Run By a Jaguars RB in Four Years

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been in need of something--heck, many things--for some time: a running back. They thought they finally found one in Denard Robinson, but with him out for the season they had to look elsewhere Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. They got it from the combined efforts of Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, and Blake Bortles (174 yards combined).

They got 62-yards of it on this beauty of a touchdown run by Todman in the fourth quarter that gave the Jags a 21-10 lead.


WATCH: Jacksonville Jaguars Toby Gerbart Does Sweet Roll to Score Go-Ahead Touchdown

For years the first few years of his career Toby Gerhart had to be satisfied with garbage time and giving Adrian Peterson the occasional rest. This season he left the frozen tundra with hopes of actually playing and proving that he was a marquee running back in waiting. What better place to do that than the offense-starved and running back deficient Jacksonville Jaguars?

So far it hasn't worked out the way he had hoped. Occasionally we see signs of the guy folks got to know at Stanford years ago (and Minnesota had hoped to get)--like on this play when he scored a touchdown off a sweet little roll:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WATCH: Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington is the Crazy One Talking To Himself on the Sideline

The NFL thinks that people would love to hear what is going on from the player's perspective during a game so the league will often mic'up a few players during the game. Sometimes it is pretty cool; often times all you hear is a guy breathing hard and grunting a lot. Then there are those times where you have to wonder if a player is just doing it for the mic.

Like Nate Washington.

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New Orleans Pelicans Big Man Anthony Davis Doesn't Fear the Beard But... [VIDEO]

But after this rejection the Beard (James Harden) may fear the Uni-Brow.

WATCH: Jacksonville Jaguars DL Sen'Derrick Marks Makes $600K Sack to End Game

Thursday night's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans was not as bad as most people expected. I wouldn't call it a good game by any stretch of the imagination, but it was competitive. So competitive that with the final seconds ticking away Clipboard Jesus, aka Charlie Whitehurst, had the Titans within reach.

That is, until Jaguars defensive lineman Sen'Derrick Marks made the game-ending sack (which also happened to be worth $600,000).

WATCH: Hardest Hit of Thursday Night's Tennessee Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars Game

Yes, this was the hardest hit of the game. If you don't believe me if you can find someone that watched the whole game (good luck with that) they will back me up.

It's also a waste of a good cake.