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Titans coach: We aren't dirty

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08:04 AM ET 10.05 | A day after Kyle Orton called them "cheap," Josh McDaniels and Jeff Fisher traded barbs about where the Titans stood on a scale between aggressive and dirty. "There's a way to play tough and physical without being excessive and playing dirty after the snap," McDaniels said. "There's a lot of teams in this league that play like that. Tough and physical but also within the rules." Titans Coach Jeff Fisher had a different opinion on Monday. "We play aggressive -- we don't play cheap," Fisher said. "If there's things after the whistle or during the play, players are fined for them. But we're not a cheap football team. ... I'd like to see them play harder, play more aggressive."

The Tennessean

Jeff Fisher , AP Jeff Fisher , AP
October 5, 2010  08:06 AM ET

Whatever. Arguing this point is just a pissing contest anyway.

October 5, 2010  08:22 AM ET

Any way to win. a "w" is a "w".

October 5, 2010  08:24 AM ET

Come to Dallas bro.

October 5, 2010  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Come to Dallas bro.

Who? J Fish? YESSSS.

October 5, 2010  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Come to Dallas bro.

He's supposedly good buddies with Jerry.

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October 5, 2010  08:37 AM ET

It's funny how some very highly respected coaches (Shanahan and Fisher) are pretty close friends and have little trouble with doing things that are either right at the edge of the rules, but a wrong thing to do (Shanahan with the designed crack back blocks below that waist that were injuring defensive players before they banned them) or tolerates overly aggressive defenses that slip into cheap shot fouls (Fisher). People tend to take this football thing pretty seriously and will do just about anything to win.

October 5, 2010  08:42 AM ET

McDaniels need to worry more about his offensive game planning going forward. It's unrealistic to think Orton can continue throwing 40+ times every game, especially with the weather changing, regardless of their lack of (or unwillingness to) running the ball.

October 5, 2010  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

McDaniels need to worry more about his offensive game planning going forward. It's unrealistic to think Orton can continue throwing 40+ times every game, especially with the weather changing, regardless of their lack of (or unwillingness to) running the ball.

McNasty's doing it again...he should get slight props for gunslinging with Kyle Orton.....

October 5, 2010  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

McDaniels need to worry more about his offensive game planning going forward. It's unrealistic to think Orton can continue throwing 40+ times every game, especially with the weather changing, regardless of their lack of (or unwillingness to) running the ball.

They're just trying to emulate the Colts!

Actually, I agree. The injuries have had a lot to do with it. Last week was the first time the projected starting O-line actually started, but Moreno didn't play and they were using Maroney. This isn't the zone blocking, plug in any running back and he'll gain 1000 yard any more Broncos. They're transitioning to a bigger, road grader type offensive line and, obviously, that work isn't done yet.

October 5, 2010  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Come to Dallas bro.

He is coming to Dallas this week come to think of it.

October 5, 2010  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

McDaniels need to worry more about his offensive game planning going forward. It's unrealistic to think Orton can continue throwing 40+ times every game, especially with the weather changing, regardless of their lack of (or unwillingness to) running the ball.

The Titans put some serious hits on him and to his credit he bounced right back after each one but you are right. He won't last the season slinging it that many times every week.

October 5, 2010  09:12 AM ET
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He is coming to Dallas this week come to think of it.

Good point...

October 5, 2010  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He is coming to Dallas this week come to think of it.

Lock up the women and children, Chuck Cecil and his furious finger of death are coming to town!

October 5, 2010  09:32 AM ET

It costs a lot of cap space to look that cheap.

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October 5, 2010  09:49 AM ET

Sorry Jeff, there is a consensus in the NFL that your team is a collection of cheap shot artists and I happen to be one of those folks who have seen it. The Titans have had a chip on their shoulder when it comes to playing the Patriots and we N. E. fans saw how Tennessee stepped over the line on many occasions during their games. That combined with some of the more celebrated incidents that weren't against New England make it easy to see for most people.

I have to admit that I like a defense that is mean and tough, but the extracurricular BS that is a staple of the team is cheesy.

October 5, 2010  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Come to Dallas bro.

Absofrigginlutely.

But I still wish we'd taken a flyer on Rex.

October 5, 2010  10:00 AM ET
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Lock up the women and children, Chuck Cecil and his furious finger of death are coming to town!

And his wallet is now $40K lighter...

 
October 5, 2010  10:00 AM ET
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They're just trying to emulate the Colts!Actually, I agree. The injuries have had a lot to do with it. Last week was the first time the projected starting O-line actually started, but Moreno didn't play and they were using Maroney. This isn't the zone blocking, plug in any running back and he'll gain 1000 yard any more Broncos. They're transitioning to a bigger, road grader type offensive line and, obviously, that work isn't done yet.

Yep, they're emulating the Colts, alright. Right down to our current .500 record...

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