There is blood in the Water

and Jeff Fisher smells it.  I don’t care how many Colts fans write and yell their team is great, the Colts are crumbling. The Houston Texans are all offense and championships are won with defense. Jeff knows this. He is driving his team to the extreme right now. This Monday Night game is the defining moment for his team. There is blood in the water and time to roll back the eyes and speed to the strike. Hit hard from the backside and the victim won’t know what happened. Take David Garrard out. Draw the flag, but take him out.

The Titans defense is playing exceptionally well. Dave Ball has 5 QB sacks. Never heard of him? We will. Jason Babin, heard of him? 4 QB sacks. They play at the same time. Linebacker Witherspoon, heard of him? 3 QB sacks. Even Derrick Morgan is contributing more as a rookie right now than Derrick Harvey has contributed. This line gets to the quarterback. This line is being drilled right now to take David Garrard out of the game. Hell, take him out of football if you can. This is not a game for the weak. As Caesar said, come back carrying your shield of being carried on it. Don’t come back unless you succeed.

Tennessee will face the Jaguars as their first divisional opponent. They will not fail in this mission. There is blood in the water.

The only way the Jaguars can win this game is to think like the enemy. Get to the quarterback with everything you have and take him out. Kill, kill, kill. Kill Chris Johnson. Kill Vince Young. I am not talking about tackling, I am talking about hurting. Can you face the reality of this? Think I am over the top? What do you think Jeff Fisher is talking about every day? What do youi think the bounty is for taking Maurice or David out?

Forget normal sensibility. Forget humanity. Forget everything you hold dear as far as morals. This Monday Night game is not for the squeamish. Stay home, don’t tune it in, forget even reading about it. The Jaguars need to be killers this week. They are facing the assassins of the NFL. They need to prepare to fight with equal measure.

Jaguars – come home carrying your shield or being carried on it. Don’t you dare leave anything on the sidelines. 

- Terry O’Brien

Topics: Jacksonville Jaguars, Jeff Fisher, Tennessee Titans

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  • http://jagsonville.com Joey Marchy

    Derrick Morgan is on IR with a torn ACL. I don’t think he’ll be doing much more this year.

    • http://www.blackandteal.com tkopa

      You are right, but he was playing well in that defense. Jeff Fisher was getting a lot from him. The Titans smell Division title.

  • dagjax

    I couldn’t agree with your point more. This defense has got some energy, but I have questions about their toughness(at least on a titans level).I wanna see Derek Cox karate chop Nate Washington in the throat! I wanna see Alualu drop the Samoan knee on Vince Young’s ribs right after the whistles blown. But thats just me.

  • rad

    Take a deep breath. It is a game. Don’t wish injuries upon anyone. What happens if we lose? We play another game.

    • http://www.blackandteal.com tkopa

      Seriously, I don’t wish anyone hurt as a long term injury. This game will be hard fought and derservedly so. I really disagree with the thought that “oh well, there is next week”. Football is not baseball where there is always tomorrow. This is a game the team must be up for to win. That is how the Titans will approach it, with a killer mentality.

      I guarantee after the game the Titan players and Jaguars won’t meet to do each others hair.

  • jagsoldier

    Now this is my type of story! Take no prisoners from start to finish. The Jags must avoid a bad start. VY is not an elite passer and you want the Titans to play catch up the whole game. More passes from them means less runs for Johnson. This one is gonna be on the D line and the LBs to stop VY and CJ in their tracks.

  • Patrick

    Here’s a question, since this is the Titans would you rather keep Harvey in the game with more reps than Mincey? Seeing how Harvey is the better run stopper. I think we will be fine, or offensive line is looking better (with Vinny back in it, did he win the job or is Smiley hurt?). The sacks from this last game weren’t really sacks. so that’s one game against the Colts pass rush and Buffalo with 3 sacks, 2 being crap. How is there O-line, not as good with the shuffling they have been doing. The QB has to go down and it will be VY.

    • http://www.blackandteal.com tkopa

      Patrick,

      My point is this… The Titans are the best defensive line for attacking the QB the Jaguars will face. Better than the Colts. The motivation for the Titans is huge since they see Indy failing. Our O-Line has to be very very good and our D-Line has to be mean as all get out.

      This will not be a game for the weak. This is a game for dominance. Houston may still win it all, but not without a price to pay.

      I would leave Harvey in rotation with Mincey. Mincey has something to prove and I would give him the chance. I would start Manuwai. I would also amp up the atmosphere to danger level right now. A Del Rio team only fights when the back is to the wall. They will find out real quick how much Tennessee wants this game.

  • surteal

    Terry,

    On a totally unrelated note, what do you think of Alex Smith?

    • http://www.blackandteal.com tkopa

      I am going way beyond my knowledge here, but it strikes me as another David Garrard situation.

      The 49ers are rebuilding their O-Line. The right tackle Anthony Davis is giving up a lot of pressure and the left tackle Joe Staley is holdinghis own barely. The guards are good.

      That means Alex Smith looks good sometimes and other times he doesn’t. Against New Orleans, he had a great day. Against Romeo Crennel and the Chiefs, he had a nothing day. Against the Falcons, a nothing day. He is throwing 2 interceptions a game. So is he trying to make things happen by himself with no help at receiver and a leaky line (David 2008) or does he stink? I really don’t know.

      If Shaun Hill can do better in Detroit than Alex Smith in San Francisco, I guess I have to say some of it is on Alex. I guess I wouldn’t want him starting for us.

      Sorry, a horribly uninformed opinion, I haven;t seen him play. What do you think?

      • surteal

        sorry it took a while and i had a much longer comment but the internet cut out

        I think alex smith is a solid quarterback. I would keep him if i was san fran. Everyone should remember that he led what would have been the game-winning drive at the end of the 4th quarter on MNF against the super bowl champion saints, except the defense collapsed. That’s a good sign in what really is a young QB.

        Now, his INT’s are bad. But i recall both of his not being as bad as they seemed this past sunday night. I remember in particular that his deep ball is actually not that bad but his wr’s don’t seem to know how to play it.

        All in all, i think he can be above average, but he needs consistency around him and it looks like it is on the way. Except for the new offensive coordinator, but they seems to be working. He’s never had consistency in that dept.

        He’s made good use of crabtree, who i felt wasn’t worth the 10th pick, and i still agree with myself.

        OH! and he’s got that look in his eyes!