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Titans: Don't read much into this one

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Dec 28, 2008.

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky<img align="right" alt="" height="80" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/ten.gif" width="80" /></em> <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- Read a lot into the Titans' third loss of the year at your own risk.</p> <p>Here's what they had to say about <a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=281228011" shape="rect" target="_blank">the 23-0 loss</a>, which, just to note, dropped their per-game scoring average less than I imagined it would -- from 25 to 23.4.</p> <p>Running back <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9631" shape="rect" target="_new">LenDale White</a>: "If everybody is experts like they say they are, you know, then they should be smart enough to understand what took place. We had 20 reserves maybe, out of the 22 you can have or 18 out of 22 [in the lineup eventually], I mean come on. If we wanted to win this game, if we wanted to go out and win I think everybody would have been activated and we would have went in and played like we're capable of playing. Everybody would have been playing, Kerry [Collins] would have played the whole game, CJ [<a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11258" shape="rect" target="_new">Chris Johnson</a>] would have been activated, everything. But we're trying to get some guys healthy and rest them up because this is a big game for us coming up. We want to win through the playoffs, this game had no meaning to us really."<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> Cornerback <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9801" shape="rect" target="_new">Cortland Finnegan</a>: "We look forward to the playoffs. It's got to come through LP Field. Our fans mean a whole lot to what we do as a defense and offense. We rested a lot of guys, we're getting guys healthy. And I think that's when we're going to make our push."</p> <p>Defensive end <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1767" shape="rect" target="_new">Jevon Kearse</a>: "It's just one of those games where you wanted everybody back when it comes time for the big game. It was good for the young guys to go out there and get some experience so we can go into this thing together."</p> <p>Nickel back <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8522" shape="rect" target="_new">Vincent Fuller</a>: "I think it was more important at this point in time to rest guys who needed to be rested. We fought hard for 16 long weeks during the season, so to get the opportunity to have a bye and to rest some bodies to make sure they are full strength two weeks from now on Jan. 10th or 11th, I think that is more important. We know we can't turn it on and turn it off, so this week and next week in practice are definitely important. But this Sunday I think it was more important to rest the guys."</p> <p>And coach Jeff Fisher said he's doesn't buy into the idea that resting guys can lead to a loss of momentum:</p> <p>"I think it's ridiculous, it's absolutely ridiculous," he said. "You rest guys, you go into the playoffs, you win your game, and you're a genius because you rested your players. You lose the game, and you lost it because you rested the players. It makes no sense to me. These players are professionals. They've taken care of themselves. And they'll be ready to play."</p>

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