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Givens might not be ready for start of season

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  1. NE39

    NE39 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Old friend David Givens isn't sure he will be ready to start the season, according to this story:

    Yikes!:

     
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    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I kinda feel bad for the guy. He got his money but things havent been going his way since.
     
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    Wow. That is ROUGH. I hope good things for him. Glad he got his payday - and that this injury wasn't on our dime.
     
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    Amen. I don't think anybody can fault Givens for leaving -- it was just an incredible financial opportunity. And as situations like this show, you never know which contract might be your last.
     
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    Givens deserved a bump, and was a hard working guy that came up from the ranks from the 7th round.. I hope everything works out for him, but my guess is the Titans cut him after this yr..
     
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    I know, I shouldn't open back up this can of worms, but I definitely do and will always fault Givens for leaving. I don't wish him badly.
     
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    It really seems like players who leave this team are cursed. Wiggins and Vinatieri are really the only players I can think of who left and were as good or better with their new teams, but even Vinatieri had injury problems.
     
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    He played hard for us. I wish him the best.
     
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    Yeah. All the best to him.

    Nothing wrong with trying to make the most possible money, if you're honest and decent in how you go about it.
     
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    Greg Spires should have been superbowl MVP. Curtis Martin, Dave Meggett, and Irving Friar did okay for themselves, and so did Nick Buonaconti and Jim Plunkett. Shawn Jefferson, maybe?

    Who am I forgetting?

    Does Rich Gannon count? :D
     
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    I mean during the Belichick era. There are plenty of players who left and went on to have great careers elsewhere if we are spesking all time.
     
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    I too hope Givens can get back to what he was.

    He was one of my favorite Patriots when he was hear and is proof that it's not about where you get into the league but just that you get into the league.
     
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    Titans were good at the end of last season, but all the guys that got them there are gone. (Most of them anyway.) No Drew Bennett, no Travis Henry, no Pacman. Good luck Vince, you won't have all those guys to bail you out this year.
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out who he is going to throw the ball to. :confused:
     
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    Justin Gage and Roydell Williams... DUH! HAHA!
     
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    Looks like their receivers are going to be even worse than ours were last year.

    I really don't get what the Titans are doing. They let go of Drew Bennett, Bobby Wade, Travis Henry, and Chris Brown. They signed no one to replace those receivers. They did take Paul Williams and Chris Davis in the later rounds, but you can't rely soley on them in their rookie years. They have the overweight LenWhale White at running back as well as an underacheiver with a YPC that was barely three yards in college who they took in the second round. In the first round they took safety Michael Griffin and are converting him to cornerback. It makes perfect sense to take a safety whose weakness is coverage and make him a cornerback.:rolleyes: Maybe they know something I don't but none of these moves say "championship."
     
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    That's why I didn't understand that they didn't take a receiver in the first round. There were plenty of solid receivers in the draft this year and they went and picked up a safety in Griffin. Sidney Rice, Steve Smith, Dwayne Jarret, Anthony Gonzalez, Robert Meacham and Craig Davis were all on the board. I didn't understand that pick, especailly when they just signed a good DB in Nick Harper.
     
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    I was shocked when they picked Griffin. They're defense isn't very good but if they really wanted a corner then Chris Houston and Josh Wilson were still on the board or they could have traded up a few spots and gotten Leon Hall. All would have been better cornerbacks than Michael Griffin. They have such a huge need at wide receiver and Bowe, Meachem etc. were all available. I just think there were so many other ways they could have gone.

    A Chargers fan presented a thoery that the Titans picked Griffin because they knew the Chargers wanted him so they were hoping to use him as bait in a trade for Michael Turner. If that is true then it backfired because now they don't have Turner and they are stuck with Griffin.
     
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    They'll be one of the teams waiting to pick up our WR cuts!;)
     
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    If they're really desperate maybe we can get a trade.:D
     

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