Well, I sat for most of the morning Wednesday wondering what on earth to write a column about this week, and something very upsetting fell in my lap.
I was perusing the Facebook universe when I came across a post that said "Titans waive longtime kicker…" Now, I'm sorry, but I can't see who in the Titans' front office would want to release one of the few players on your team that has been consistently, not just good, but great for your organization.
Rob Bironas has had great years with the Titans, helping them to numerous victories and setting a few records. He is also a wonderful community supporter, helping many nonprofit organizations by hosting events benefiting area charities. I'm sad that the team felt they needed to release Bironas when they could have made a couple other more prudent decisions. I'm probably going to anger some people, but we have a quarterback who has not lived up to his potential since being drafted and we have a running back who, while he used to have explosive numbers for the astronomical paycheck he brings in, doesn't have them anymore.
It would seem to me like you would want to use your budget a little more wisely and try to get some production from two of the higher profile positions on your offense.
So I hope whichever team decides to pick up Rob, because I know someone will, gives him the credit he deserves.
On another note, I was happy to hear that we have signed Dexter McCluster, Michael Oher and a couple other new faces to help strengthen our team. McCluster has some explosiveness that I think we have been lacking recently, and Oher has not missed a game with the Ravens. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the rest of our free agency period goes well and that I will be comfortable this coming fall as I make my way into our nosebleed seats to cheer on the home team. I'll cheer them on no matter what, but it always makes you feel better when you're sitting up in the cheap seats with your teeth chattering and numb limbs when you are screaming for the winning team.
Kimberly Jordan is a general assignment reporter for The Democrat. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @wilsonnewsroom.