Prioleau: “The first thing I remember telling him when we got back to the locker room was, ‘Man, you just balled out.’ I told him, ‘I ain’t never seen anything like that. You are the best I’ve ever seen.’ Now, I’m just an average special-teams guy. He looked me dead in the eye and said, ‘I’m trying to be like you.’ I was like, whatever. But it was more the respect and the preparation and professional side of it. I appreciated that. He’s 10 times a better safety, but the influence I felt myself and Ryan Clark had on him prepared him to be a pro. I helped him watch film, showed him little tips and keys how to read things on the field that required more than instincts.”
Quarterback Marcus Mariota’s hamstring is the injury to watch this week, and there’s a possibility that his status won’t be known until Sunday. He was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, throwing during individual drills in pads and a helmet. Coach Mike Mularkey said the Titans don’t want to put Mariota in a position where he could reinjure his hamstring, but the coach did mention that the third-year quarterback doesn’t need to fully participate in practice to play Sunday. Mariota’s injury is minor, but hamstring strains tend to linger, and it would likely affect his mobility if he did play. Matt Cassel would get the start if Mariota can’t play. — Cameron Wolfe
Cam Newton isn’t playing well behind shoddy pass protection and will be without at least one of his top targets. That gives New England’s lost pass defense a much-needed break. There Cheap Ice Hockey Jerseys are plenty of good matchups for Tom Brady, back to being a quarterback possessed, to Cheap Ireland Rugby Jerseys exploit in the middle of the field and deep against Carolina’s defense.