It’s just a minor thing…really…I don’t want to seem like I hate these guys or even dislike them. I’m sure they are nice men who would be gracious and kind if I ever met them. But I have to speak the truth and sometimes it’s not pretty and feelings can get hurt.
Recently Plaster and M.C. Farland were discussing the Titans and the players that would be gone at the end of the season. Now, in this case, they could be right but I have my doubts. Every single name they read on this list was immediately labeled as “GONE”. No chance of resigning any of those players. Players liked KVB, Bulluck, Scaife, White, Young, etc… The list goes on and on. Believe me when I say that many of these players will not be back next year, but their reasoning was that the Titans would not be able to afford any of them.
Let’s analyze that thinking for a second: If they don’t resign any of those players then they will be seriously under the salary cap. Fisher and Reinfeldt have built this team to remain stable from year to year and not overspend and get into “cap hell” like previous general manager Floyd Reese did. They have been and will be under the cap when the off-season starts. They will be able to resign some of these players – not all of them – but some of them. There is no reason they can’t resign a few of them that they feel will contribute in the future.
I sort of get what Plaster and Darren were trying to do. They were trying to show that the Titans’ future is very much up in the air – and they are right. But they were so adamant, so sure of themselves, and knowing their track record of being wrong 90% of the time, I am forced to disagree. It’s a matter of principle at this point.